Tuesday, January 26, 2010

One Thing After Another....

Wow, I haven't actually updated this in SO long. I feel like it has just become more of a chore than an enjoyment. I don't know why, it just seems that way. It's weird really, because when I first started this thing, I absolutely loved it and used it all the time.

Anyways, I left off right before Christmas. Dan and I went to my parents' house for Christmas, which was nice. It didn't feel nearly as much like Christmas as it usually does, and I think its just because I am growing up, and while Christmas is still nice of course, it just isn't the same as when I was younger.

While I was there, I started having some extreme pain in the left side of my face, which I thought was my trigeminal neuralgia flaring. It was beyond painful, and NOTHING got rid of it. I actually ended up in the ER once because the pain was just THAT bad, and they gave me hydromorphone (which is like synthetic morphine) and even that didn't work, that's how bad it was. After like a week or two of being in pain, it was finally discovered that it was actually TMJ, and that it was setting off my trigeminal neuralgia as well. My doctor put me on short-term prednisone (which made me soooo sick) but calmed it down, and it's been better since, thankfully. That was such bad pain.

So a little bit more time goes by, and I'm feeling horrible, so exhausted, sick feeling, etc. I thought it was just the fibro acting up, so I just let it be for awhile. But it got worse, and got to the point where I knew it was more then just fibro, so back to the doctor I go. Turns out I had gotten mono somewhere along the line. That was just wonderful. Let me tell you, fibro plus mono is absolutely horrible. I have never felt so exhausted or so sick in my whole life. It was so intense. Actually, I think I still have a bout of it, but I do believe that it is getting at least a bit better. While I'm def still tired, it's not as bad as it was.

Sooo there's that. But then this past Friday, I fell on the ice in my driveway on my bad knee (the one I hurt back in August). The pain was so bad. I ended up going to the Brighton FirstCare on Saturday night because the pain was just so intense and I knew something must be wrong. So they referred me to an orthopedic doctor who I saw yesterday. He thinks I might have torn *insert medical jargon here.* I don't know what exactly it was. But anyways, I have an MRI next Wednesday to figure out what exactly is wrong, and then we will see what needs to be done. I may need surgery or I may not, we don't know yet. In the meantime, I'm in a knee immobilizer and am supposed to be using crutches if I'm gonna be on it alot. Oh fun.

Oh and I have a cold now too.

So this is my life....see what I mean when I say it's one thing after another?


  1. Sarah, I help moderate a new patient community of people living with fibro. It's part of a network of patient-to-patient support communities called Bens' Friends (http://www.bensfriends.org. I hope you stop by the site and say hello.

    The community for people living with fibro is http://www.livingwithfibro.org.

    Warmest Regards,

  2. I hope your knee will be okay and that you will feel better soon!

  3. So sorry to here about you knee. I truly can relate as I am waiting for my fourth knee surgery. Replacing the ACL and getting a meniscus replacement. I hope you knee can just heal or be something minor. I know any surgery is hard to go through with fibro.

    I too am getting stuck with my blog and I have a tone of time on my hands. Just in a writers rut with my divorce going on.

    Take care and rest up,


  4. I know how you feel.. I did this huge blog a year or so ago, then in a fit of depresion deleted the whole lot. Wish I had some of it now. Yours is a good read. Keep it up!