Saturday, April 30, 2011

Have you seen this?

In case you haven't seen it, I wanted to show you all the tattoo I got for Fibromyalgia awareness. A purple ribbon with the word HOPE also in purple. We all need to keep hope, keep hope that one day there will be a cure. And of course, we all need to keep hope in general.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Well, I still seem to suck at updating this blog. Go figure, right?

So, my heart murmur is gone. Apparently it was the Trazadone that was causing it. Isn't that a scary thought? A medication that they gave me to help me sleep was screwing with my heart. I always knew that medications could be dangerous, but wow, I've never really had it happen to me.

A lot has gone on this month, and there is a lot that I really just don't want to talk about on here. Some of you know what's gone on, and I really want to thank those of you who have been there for me through it all. I really appreciate it. You all are the best! And in case you're wondering, I'm pretty sure things are getting better.

My friends Nicole & Jess came up this past weekend and it was a lot of fun. They live in NY/NJ so I don't get to see them very often. We did a lot of touristy stuff and had a good time. Boy did I pay for it afterwards though! I think I'm STILL in a bit of a fibro flare from it. But it really was worth it. I think that sometimes we have to do what we want/need and then pay for it later. I can't live my life doing nothing. I really think I would absolutely go crazy.

I'm starting back into counseling. I finally found a place that will help me out with my ridiculous copays. I met with Jodi today for the first time, and she seems awesome. She actually has Crohn's Disease herself, so she understands chronic illness, which is amazing. Not that I'm happy she's chronically sick herself, but it helps so much that she completely understands. I'm going to be seeing her weekly, and I'm actually happy about this. I hope to get myself feeling better.

Well, I guess that's it for now. Hope everyone is doing well!

Friday, April 1, 2011

There's Always More.

Well, I've been having more issues, but really are we surprised here?

I ended up having to go to FirstCare the other day because I was quite sick. I was dizzy, lightheaded, nauseous, unsteady, weak, felt dehydrated, etc. The doctor first thought I had developed diabetes, but my blood sugar was in normal range, so they then decided it must be side effects from the trazadone, since it had only been a week since I started. So on their instruction, I stopped the trazadone that night. Since it didn't really help with my sleep anyways, it wasn't that big of a deal. I felt better the day after, but now I'm starting to feel like that again. I have no idea what is wrong with me this time. And to be quite honest, I don't think anyone else does either. Back to my regular dr I will have to go at some point, oh boy.

Also at this last appointment, the doctor discovered that I had a heart murmur. He obviously must not of thought that it was anything to be overly concerned about, because all he told me to do was talk to my regular dr about it. But still, seriously, another thing wrong with me? *sigh*