Third day now waking up with a migraine but one dose of meds seems to clear them right away. Getting around now after the gallbladder surgery and most the pain from that is gone. I have been going through a lot of stress on a personal level and I noticed a spike in arthritic pain twice after talking to a stressful person yesterday. I have never noticed this correlation before and maybe its just a coincidence, but something non-the-less to pay attention to. It was also a raining day and I am certain that contributes to my pain.
Raining today but feeling just fine this morning, which is good, I have work to do before I go visit my grandmother.
Feeling a little better from the gallbladder surgery every day. My son is home with a cold today so I am back in my room avoiding germs.
The few migraines I have gotten in the last week or so have pretty much gone away with just over the counter migraine medicine, a mix of aspirin, ib, and caffeine, equivalent to excedrin migraine I think.
On days that I am getting around at all I am extra tired and achy in the afternoon but for the most part my arthritis seems to be much better. I had some chest pain/jaw pain, which is part of the psoriatic arthritis last night. It came in waves but the pain level never went red on it. We have Been enjoying wonderful meals that the PTA ladies have brought over nightly.
Slept rough last night; the few hours I slept being full of violent nightmares. Woke in a full blown anxiety attack but doing fine now. Its interesting that both times I awoke my senses seemed over stimulated and senstive. I could hear the freeway at 2 am, and its miles away, the ceiling fan had five different sounds it was making, the air on my skin almost burnned. I will have to pay attention to anxiety attacks and see if this is the norm.
I was speaking to a microbiologist friend of mine about my immune system and how paranoid I have been and it was her professional opinion that I would be just fine wanderng my own house since all the microscopic creepy crawlies (my term, not hers) are things I was already exposed and resistent to before I went into the hopital. So I am now only confined to my house and not just my room.
This new freedom came at the perfect time as I am starting to finally feel better. The pain is mellowed enough that I haven’t had to have a pain pill yet today. I figure I will have one if my pain level goes above yellow. I was able to get up and make lunch for the kids today, as well as clean out the fridge. Then I sent the girls out to do some grocery shopping. I wore myself out a bit but it feels so good to get something done. When my husband gets home I might talk him and the kids into getting the halloween decorations out of the garage, and I can sit comfortably and give orders.
No migraine today. Been getting a small amount of ice pick headaches, seems like one every other day or so. Arthritis feels alright. I am really hopefully the Remicade might be working. I haven’t had any trouble with acid reflux much either but I am determined to no longer ignore that, when it returns. Still having stomach problems but I read that can happen right after a gallbladder surgery, because the body isn’t used to regulating the bile. Eww..gross enough of that talk.
My energy level is up and looking forward to life back to normal…or maybe even life a lot better than normal. A new better healther normal.