I hate the unpredictability of my illness. I can feel great for a good period of time, and then wake up in so much pain. It’s like the good spate doesn’t count for anything. I can eat well, get lots of rest, keep warm and avoid allergies and scratches, and something happens with my body to quickly make it sore. Never a dull moment in my life.
Today was one of those days – I woke up suddenly sore. I did go out with Heidi for dinner last night and I was feeling tired and a little sore sitting on the chair – constantly moving to find a more comfortable position, but just put it down to my thumb. Fortunately I didn’t get an infection in my cut thumb. The painkillers are making it feel better, and though it’s still painful and I cannot write with it, it is healing quite well. I woke up with painful skin on my legs this morning – the skin felt like it was stripped of its protective top layer, and was so tender, throbbing and I felt very cold. I lasted just over two hours at work. I went home and cocooned myself in my warm bed. It’s amazing what a sleep and in a warm bed can do – and my painkillers for my thumb have helped a little, too.
I am going to get a long night’s rest now – the night seems to go longer with Tramadol (I swear this isn’t a sponsored advertorial for my painkillers!) and hope to wake up fresh and less sore tomorrow. I have a job interview tomorrow so I better feel well 🙂
I hate that I can’t control the pain. But I know with some positive thinking I’ll be ok!
And someone said I looked pretty today, so that was a really nice thing to detract from the pain.
PS: if you want to help a family in need, head over to Nico’s Toybox – an auction to raise money to buy special toys for a very special little boy. Karin from Sleep Deprived Mum wrote about the financial struggle to get a special toy for her little boy Nico, who was born 24 weeks early and has a severe disability. Toys are around $400, and the family has one on loan. Nico’s Toybox has been set up by a group of Mums who want to raise money for Nico. With the help of community spirit and donations, Nico will be able to have some toys to keep and play with.