Sunday, October 26, 2014

October 26th, 2014 - Sunday

The weather is starting to turn colder and and the days shorter so my days grow more and more painful.  I need my meds today.  Pain scale 9 3/4.  Not much else to write about today.

Friday, October 24, 2014

October 24th, 2014 - Friday

For years the words "Thank God It's Friday" have resided the on lips of those that have had a long week, or they just need a day or two off from the hustle and bustle of their lives.  While its true that I have uttered those same words, today, this Friday, is not one of those days.  My neck has decided to flare up again and my arm has been a constant for its level of pain.

I had a fall almost a week ago in which I landed on my arm in which has given way to the fear that I did "crack" or fracture the stupid thing.  It did swell and there was some bruising that was present, and it was my bad arm so I'm not sure if I just aggravated the crap out of it or if it really was broken to some extent.  All I know is that it gave that little extra "special" shot of pain that has exacerbated the whole pain scale.

As for my neck I still believe that the pain that I have in residence there still makes me think that the CRPS has migrated or expanded itself.  I've had those episodes that we all have had whereby it hurts to turn your head and this does have similar symptoms but this has lasted far to long.  I'm not sure what to think any more.

The pain level today is about a 9 - 9 1/2 in the arm and a good 9 1/2 in the neck.  Awesome.  TGIF my rear end.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

October 19th, 2014 - Sunday

Quite the day today.  Despite the fact that the Bears lost and my son called incessantly about printing his homework (just four times in 10 minutes) and our dog paced over and over to the point of his exhaustion as he searched for my Mom's cat to play with, the day was marred with an event that happened the day before.

On Saturday, October 18th, 2014 our daughter had her Senior pictures taken and we had some family pictures taken at the same time.  As the session ended, I had a fall and I stuck my left hand out to break my fall, my bad arm.  I say that I "Humpty Dumpty'd" and that is a pretty safe analogy because I crumbled like an eggshell when I hit the ground.  My wrist is in so much stinking pain right now, I want to cry.  It's swollen, black and blue a little and it throbs like one of those cartoon thumbs that would swell up when it was hit with a hammer.  I have a horrific week ahead and the last thing I needed was this to happen.

Pain scale is damned close to a 10 and my night hasn't gained any relief from the stupid injury.  The EMT in me and my own ability to downgrade injuries of mine are at odds right now.  I need my pain meds, and sleep but my meds keep me awake so...  Sleep is but a mere dream which is ironic if you really think about it.  My neck still hurts, I have to be careful how I turn it and how fast I do so as well.

Friday, October 10, 2014

October 10th, 2014

A few days have passed between now and my last post.  Not many changes really, I just hurt.  I'm fighting every day trying to feel better and I added even more on my plate by going back to school.  Its online but that is another dimension to my world.  Its getting colder, frost warning tonight I hear but its not only the cold that affects me, dampness, humidity those are my nemesis's I fear.  The neck is still hurting too.  The problem is that when I turn my head it feels like a screwdriver is against my neck and when its turned I can barely take it.  Pain is remaining at that 9 1/2 realm still.  Awesome.

Monday, October 6, 2014

October 6th, 2014 - Monday

Interesting day.  I need to get some writing done and I'm in a terrible place pain-wise right now.  I slipped getting out of the shower and I effectively smashed against my arm, my bad arm.  Its not bruised yet but my sweet Irene does it freaking hurt.  So to top it all off my neck still hurts and is limiting my mobility (turning my head).  It hurts like a bear.  All together, 9 1/2ish today.  Happy October.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 1st, 2014 - Wednesday

Pain is still having a blast with me.  Its still its same old static 9 1/2, it was at least.  I had a fly aggravating me and I swatted at it and I hit my bad hand.  Its like licking lightning, its a freaking killer.  My neck hurts still but I can turn it at least.  I'm going to try to do a little writing I think.