Today my rheumatologist gave me my monthly lydocaine injections in my neck, shoulders and upper back. These are injections to help control my fibromyalgia pain. Sigh. So many medical diagnosis all jumbled together in one body, as is the case for so many of us with primary immune deficiencies. There are some weeks where almost the entire week is filled with medical appointments. At any rate, I am blissfully numb, but also woozy and am having difficulty typing. (And yes, I have to rely on friends to drive me to these appointments, as I would be dangerous on the road.) I’m also exhausted from redoing the site over the weekend. So I think I’m going to do what I would strongly suggest to any other person, but have trouble giving myself permission to do myself: take the rest of the day off. As in not pressure myself to do any chores, tidying, etc. Not even work on additional improvements to the site, which is hard, because I’m itching to do them. I’m too woozy to even read, which is disappointing, but there you go. Do I see a nap in my near future? This, guys, is me trying to do a better job of taking care of myself. I have to give myself a pep talk to do it.
Published by Hannah Keene
Author of ZebrasChild, a blog creating a community where those of us with immune deficiencies and other chronic health conditions can share our setbacks and triumphs. Photography, singing, writing, humor, and sometimes even denial are my greatest coping strategies. Also taking walks with my dog Zoe the miniature schnauzer and her best friend Teddy the labradoodle. View all posts by Hannah Keene