It's been a long time since my last post and a lot has happened. My husband, Nate, and I have bought our first house! It's small, but it's ours and we're very excited. I pushed my luck the day of the move and the next couple days and overworked myself. I was just too excited and couldn't stand to sit there and look around and all that needed to be done. So, needless to say, I've been paying for it. I've been in a lot of pain the past several days. I spent most of Monday in bed. I've also managed to catch a cold. As long as it's gone before we pick up our puppy I'll be good. Yes, I said PUPPY. Nate and I are picking up a dachshund puppy we've named Cooper, on May 2nd. He was born on March 7. I am so excited about this little guy I could never verbally express it. (Nate still thinks that the main reason I wanted this house was because there is a doggie door in the back. hahaha)
I've also been working at setting up a group on Facebook for my artwork and crafts, as well as a blog for them. I wish I knew more about the internet and web design. Thank God for free web templates and layouts!
It's been a long time since I've seen any of my doctors due to the move and stress and pain. I see my pain management doc on Monday, though, which is good and overdue. I took a nap for what ended up to be 2 1/2 hours today. I know docs say that folks with insomnia should avoid taking naps, and yet I take one nearly every day. I can't help it. I love my naps. They save me. I take the largest dose of Ambien CR as well as Requip at night which should knock me out, but it's still always "if-ee" if I'll actually sleep ok or not. Hoping for an "ok" night sleep is pushing it. When you've tried as many pain meds as I have, they tend not to affect you as much as they do the "every day" person. I'm even taking 3 Vicodin a day for pain control. This is like taking Tylenol or Aleve for other folks. When I say that I'm in pain, I'm not exaggerating.
All in all, life is good. Days can be long and difficult, but I have my art, crafts, family, friends, and critters to get me through it. Fibromyalgia has also given me a different perspective on life. It definately makes you set your priorities. I've learned that if I have to seem a bit rude or standoffish to better care for myself, than I need to do that and not feel so horrible about it. I try not to be rude though. Just because I'm in pain all the time doesn't give me the right to be mean to people. The one thing that I still desperately need to work on is fitness. I've been given a home exercise program and I haven't been doing it. It's hard to push myself to do even 15 minutes on the bike when I'm hurting and so dang tired. But I need to convince myself that the effort will be worth it...and I'm going to be hurting no matter what....so I might as well take better care of myself physically. When we get Cooper, I'm definately going to be taking several walks a week which will be great. Maybe I should try to get back into Wii Fit. I did really enjoy that while I did it. It just got a bit old after a while. "Stop making excuses, Linz, and move your butt!"
Goodnight everyone! I hope you're already having sweet dreams or are on your way there.