Monday, February 28, 2011
Went to work today for a half day. Yeah!!! I would have had MORE than four hours work but it took me over two hours to drive my normal 45 minute commute. I would drive a couple of interstate exits, and then I would have to pull off and sleep, then drive a couple more, and then pull off and sleep. Not entirely safe, although I felt I was able to judge the amount of sleepiness (I have had this problem before) and quit driving as soon as sleepy thoughts were crossing my mind. Going home I did not have this problem. Hoping tomorrow will be better.
My mom refuses to go to the doctor and she feels fine today so convincing her is even harder. I give up. I will wait for another time or other symptoms and see if I can get her to go THEN. Arghhh!
We had our weekly television viewing of Antiques Roadshow this evening. I don't know what we find so fascinating about that show, but it is the one television program we all enjoy watching. It is much more interesting to watch it in a group for some reason. We discuss different objects and comment about them like "I don't care how much that is worth, I wouldn't have it in my house" as if we have the type of home where you hang $100,000 paintings over the fireplace.
The duragesic patches are here to stay unless I have some drastic side effect that I can't anticipate. I know that the patch is part of my sleepytime problem. One of my bosses suggested I try working from home using Skype. Hadn't thought of that. Hoping my internet service stays up reliably so I can give this a try. My pain levels are up tonight but that is after three days in a row of increased activity, so bring it on I say! I'm so glad to get out and do something productive today.
Am hoping for two days in a row for getting to work. I'll be WooHoo'ing big time if I get that done tomorrow!
Today is rare disease day, and The Mastocytosis Society put together a really good video of what it means to have a rare disease, particularily Mastocytosis and mast cell disorders. I seem to have more than my share of strange, rare or unusual diseases so I am celebrating today as a good day to be alive!