Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Running on Empty

It's 6:31 AM as I start this entry. I have been awake since yesterday morning when I awoke with joints so swollen that I appeared to not have joints in a few places. I took the anti-inflammatory, rubbed on the topical of the same drug, did stretches and moved around. Nothing. By the time the boys came home, I decided it was okay to take a few pain pills, which made me sleepy, but did not lighten the pain enough to allow me to sleep. And I've been on a cycle of pain pills since then; still with not enough relief to sleep. So at this point I will attempt the "just stay the hell awake until dinner" maneuver. Though I may break up the day with a long, warm, smell-good bath and a short nap. I do have to take Ethan for a haircut, so that will force me to not nap straight through dinner and then be awake all night again. Hopefully, this plan will come off without a hitch.


Shady Del Knight said...

I'm so sorry you're having a difficult day, Kayly. I have experienced chronic joint pain for many years and I can testify that it's no picnic. My thoughts are with you. Please take good care of yourself, my friend!

Vicki said...

Hope you feel better and get some rest soon. :( Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Hope it wasn't the late-night carousing @ Ethan's party that did it to you. XOXOXOX

kaylynuke said...

Honestly, I think the sitting in the car and gripping the steering wheel for a total of 5 hours was the problem. Because it's hands, wrists, knees and ankles.
I can be productive with this kind of pain but not with this level of sleepiness, so there's a bit of a Catch 22 at play, I guess.
But I'm POWERING through, folks!

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