Sunday, December 12, 2010
Polka Dot Winny
I have been on a downward roll lately. I hope that I have reached the nadir of my bell curve and am hopefully starting the long climb upwards again. I am going to see the neuro practice tomorrow and then try to go back to work tomorrow afternoon. The sun will be shining, the weather will be great, and my body will be cooperative!
Tonight I am hiving, polka dotted all over. I don't know how many of you have hives, but sometimes they actually hurt and sting before they pop out. Today has been one of those days. Almost like being bitten by ants here and there, but there aren't any ants. I did eat some animal protein today, but it was a piece of turkey bologna chopped up with some pickles to make a low fat mixture I put in a sandwich. No mammalian meat, so I can't blame the polka dots on that! I don't think the cyclosporine I am taking is doing the job. I have another appointment with Dr. Calm the week after Christmas but not sure if the spots can wait that long before instigating another anaphylactic episode for a non-mammalian meat reason! I will anti-histamine up this evening and see what is left of my spots tomorrow. Maybe I need to stop all milk products???
The pain is constant now from The Legs and pelvic areas. I am off any pain medication or muscle relaxers at the moment, having tapered myself off. I have also been very careful not to aggravate my issues by doing much with The Legs the last two weeks. My brothers even went grocery shopping for me! So nice of them (especially in this cold!). I'll see what NP for Dr. Kildare the neuro says tomorrow. I can't do Cymbalta or Lyrica (Cymbalta think Rocky Balboa sweating during a heavyweight bout, Lyrica think Linda Blair in the Exorcist) and have not tolerated neurontin. Elavil and that class of medication aggravate my myoclonus (apparently I was born with that) so I won't take these. Not sure if there is anything much left for nerve pain in these classes. Real pain medication I have the real issues of itchiness and hives, and the fact that The Headache really doesn't like it. Arrrrgh.
I simply just won't think about it now. I'll think about it tomorrow. After all, Tomorrow Is Another Day!