Just a short post...I'm taking it easy today. I worked for two hours at a job yesterday; and despite my being careful, I fell twice. Re-learning to do things without the cane isn't always easy, lol. The first time I fell, I was getting down onto my knees and my ankle gave out. The second time I was getting up from my knees and my ankle gave out again. This time I twisted awkwardly when I tried to catch myself, and I strained muscles in my back, ribs and shoulder. I am loaded up with meds this morning and moving very slowly.
But it's still a good day anyway---it's warmer and sunny out. I'm heading out to the deck with my crocheting so I can enjoy it. Hope everyone has a good day! View Thread
I'm supposed to go to a job this morning, but it's cloudy, windy and in the low 30s. I think I'll wait and see if it warms up a little.
I'm feeling really stiff after all that hauling yesterday, and I'm slow to get moving this morning. The kidney infection is history, though, and at the moment (fingers crossed) I'm not flaring too badly. Hope it stays that way...the rest of the week is going to be busy! We have meetings every night through Saturday; I have two jobs, and DIL's surgery is tomorrow. She will be out of commission for at least two weeks, unable to lift, drive, or be on her feet a lot. So we'll be pitching in to help with grandkids, dogs, shopping and housework.
The two older GDs are both nursing ankle injuries---the middle GD may need surgery on hers but they won't know for a week. Their dad had a hip replacement a month ago, and he's still moving a bit slow. With mom going in for surgery, they will need the extra hands. Husband and I, while moving slowly, are in better shape than all of them.
I need to get this day started---hope everyone has a good week! View Thread
Checking in again---it's shaping up to be a busy week. Our middle GD fractured her ankle this afternoon during track practice. When we caught up with her mom, we also found out the the oldest GD hurt her ankle at track two weeks ago; and mom is going in Wednesday for an emergency hysterectomy! She won't stop bleeding, and they found her uterus is full of endometrial tissue. It is also partially prolapsed. They are going to need a lot of help for a while, with her and the two GDs on the mend; so I probably won't be around too much.
On the home front, Husband is recovering from his concussion. Today, though, he slipped on the stairs and twisted his ankle, and he's limping almost as badly as I am. I managed to strain my back hauling boxes up a flight of stairs, so I'm not moving too swiftly myself. Early bedtime for both of us tonight! View Thread
Good Morning, Mimi! I've been up for a while but now my eyes are finally opening. I'm not sure yet how I feel, aside form tired like always. I'm waiting for my first cup of coffee to kick in.
It's COLD! It's only 31 and windy this morning, and it will only hit the low 50s today. The wind is supposed to get stronger. Where has spring gone?? Part of me longs to get out and work; but the other part wants to stay in where it's warm. We haven't had a "normal" spring in a few years and we've gotten really spoiled. Last year by this time we'd already had a string of 80-plus degree days and everything was green. This year the trees are still bare.
I actually worked a bit last week, cane and all. I had three small jobs to do, and I tried not to push. But I am depressingly out of shape! I had to rest a couple of times during the hour, which is annoying. I''m trying not to complain, though, because it did feel good to be out. It's going to take time to build up to doing even part time work. In that respect, I'm glad spring is taking its time.
Not much else to say---I'm still trying to wake up. Maybe breakfast will help. Hope everyone has a good day! View Thread
Hi Mimi! Late check in today...It's been a busy week so far, and it's only going to get busier!
I've gone back to work, just a little bit. I can handle an hour or two a day and then I'm done. I had small jobs yesterday and today, and I have another one tomorrow. I'm sure I'll move faster once I don't need the cane any more. Right now I'm pretty slow, and I wear out quickly. It'll be nice to get back into some sort of shape! Right now I'm so stiff I can barely climb my stairs.
Thursday morning I have to drive mom in for her surgery. She has to be there at 9:15 sharp, and she goes under at 9:45. She will be there for 3-4 hours, omg. But I figure there's no sense leaving and coming back (plus I don't have the gas) so I'm bringing a lunch and my crocheting. It's going to be a long day. I have to bring her back Friday morning for a follow up visit too. So there goes the week. I think I'll be glad when Saturday rolls around and I can catch my breath.
I am coming down the home stretch on the antibiotics...I'm hoping this time is the charm. The kidney infection has subsided nicely and my energy is slowly coming back. This antibiotic has some annoying side effects, including depression, anxiety, irritability, sleeplessness (as if I don't have enough trouble!) and heavy sweats. I can tell the night dose has just kicked in because I am suddenly drenched, lol. Time to take off my pullover, whew...I can't wait until I'm done with this stuff!
So...that's my check-in. Hope everyone's having a good week! I am on the way to bed now---Husband's alarm goes off at 5:45 and I need to get some decent rest. View Thread
It's been warmer here, but the weather is unsettled. We're due for showers tonight and tomorrow afternoon, then heavy rain on Friday. After that it will cool off again. It's going to be in the 60s today, though, That will feel really good!
I have a very small job for a client this morning. She wants me to pick up all the sticks in her yard. It will help ease me into working again. I will only be doing part time this year while my leg continues healing, but it will feel great to be out and doing something. I haven't worked in almost a year and a half---I got hurt just before my season started last year. Would you believe this Saturday it'll be a year since I got hurt?
I'm also going in for a quick checkup...the bladder infection has settled, but I've been having pain in the lower right side of my back for a couple of days now. No fever or anything, but the pain refuses to settle, and my back is tender there. Husband tried rubbing it last night and I really yelled. So I'm getting tested to be on the safe side. I want to make sure I'm not starting a kidney infection.
Not much else to say...I have to be out the door in a few minutes. Hope everyone has a good day! View Thread
That is typical of Chronic Fatigue, especially if you have swollen glands and sore throats with them. Hope it settles down for you soon. ((((Soft hugs)))) I hear you on the "too tired to sleep" too! I thought I was the only one that happened to, and it drives me crazy!View Thread
Good Morning, Mimi! It's sunny, windy and in the 20s out. It'll get up into the 40s this afternoon. I'm not sure yet what I'll be doing today, as I'm feeling tired and foggy. I'm hoping that will pass.
Husband was up and out early. He has a weekend retreat with our church, so he will only be coming home tonight to sleep. Then he'll be right back out tomorrow. We were up early this morning, getting him ready for the day. Now I'm almost feeling like I could go back to bed for a while. I didn't sleep well last night because the raccoons are out now, and they like to fight right outside our bedroom window. Have you ever heard a raccoon screaming? It's really impressive when it's close up.
Not much else to say...I'm wondering what kind of trouble I can get into, lol. I'll have the house mostly to myself for two whole days! Hope everyone has a good weekend. And Mimi---congratulations on seeing your granddaughter. I know you guys will have a great time. View Thread
Good Morning, Mimi! I'm finally off the Cipro, and hoping the bladder infection is gone. The Cipro made me sicker that the infection did!
It's been a mixed week...I didn't get a lot done since I was feeling so crappy. But yesterday I got out and raked a bit of the yard. I'll be doing more today, without the cane. I'm trying to wean myself off it, because I'm ridiculously out of shape. I can walk two-tenths of a mile now with the cane before my leg gets tired now, but without the cane it's 500 feet. I'll get there!
This morning my van is in the shop. We had to leave it at the market last night and get a ride home because it refused to start. I'm thinking it's either a dead spot in the starter or a loose ignition wire, because it started fine this morning when I went back to meet the mechanic. I don't want to drive it too far, though, until I find out what's wrong. I'm hoping it will be an inexpensive fix.
Mom had cataract surgery this week, and it's looking like there's complications. Her distance vision is perfect, but her middle and close vision are both nonexistent. She is also having flashing lights in her eye. I was supposed to take her to the eye doctor this morning, and now I don't have a van. So that is a bit frustrating. I'm worried about her and hoping she'll be okay.
Aside from that, it's just the usual stuff...I'm enjoying a cup of coffee before I tackle the next part of the yard. Hope everyone's having a good day. View Thread
Good Morning, Mimi! I am starting to feel better---I had a bladder infection and have been on antibiotics since Friday. Today is the first day in over a week that I've had any energy at all, and that's good. I sure can't wait to be off the antibiotic, though.
The MD put me on Cipro...I couldn't handle the full dose and had to cut it way down. It's still working fine, but the side effects---omg! The list, along with the usual gastro issues, includes headache, sleeplessness, tendon damage, nerve issues, twitching, seizures, depression and (rare) suicidal thoughts. (From an antibiotic??) The warnings also say, "Tell your doctor before using if you have Peripheral Neuropathy". I do; and he didn't mention that. And did I mention the thrush? I've got a mouthful of the stuff. I'm glad my last dose is Friday!
It's nice to be feeling better, though, and not running to the bathroom every fifteen minutes. I'd thought I was dealing with a flare for most of last week. Then I realized by late Thursday it wasn't. It's hard to tell the difference sometimes. How do you really know?
It's warmer out this morning, but it's not going to last. A cold front is due to hit this afternoon, with strong winds, a brief period of heavy rain, and perhaps even a thunderstorm. Then the temperature will drop into the 30s and it will stay there until almost the end of the week. It will be in the 20s overnight, with wind chills in the teens. I thought this was supposed to be April??
Anyway, I'm waiting on a call from my MD; and I'm hoping he'll prescribe something for the thrush without me having to go and see him. I may get out and sweep the deck this morning too, before the cold hits. I can't wait until spring arrives for good! View Thread