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Sorry For Not Keeping Up With My Blog and Yours

Hello World. It’s Holy Saturday for all of us Christians alike. Masses here in southeast Louisiana are at the usual times, plus a the area Cathedral has also added an 11AM mass for the morning.

Yesterday Lauren, Becky, Kristie Lynn and I spent the day with my brother and his family. The crawfish was great, the company was better. The three kids did an Easter egg hunt, with over 5 dozen plastic eggs, plus 3 dozen hard boiled eggs, the kids hunted eggs for almost 45 minutes. Breaking open the plastic eggs to find the treats inside, kept the 3 kids busy for another 30 minutes.

 Tomorrow we are all getting back together again, for Easter Sunday, my brother is doing a barbeque. I am making a coconut cake, potato salad, and a macaroni salad. Becky has found a recipe for a chocolate and peanut butter dish, so she’s making that and a banana pudding with vanilla wafers.

I have been very busy trying to get the storage units cleaned out and organized. I have tons of fabric, I can’t create new items if I don’t know what fabrics I have available to me in storage.

For me, especially today, pain has been a true issue. Even with my maintenance pain medicine, the pain in my right knee is terrible. Earlier I took a tramadol and went prop up my leg. That helped alleviate most of the pain, but as soon as I put weight on the leg to get out of the bed and come into the living room, the darn leg was throbbing again.

I had no choice, I took 1/2 of a loratab, which when I prop the leg back up, does help with the pain. My issue with Loratabs is that my brain seems to race and I don’t sleep well for a day or two. I guess I can’t be too particular and expect to be pain free and gain sleep all in one day.

I be back later, going fix dinner for Lauren and I,
Thanks,
Reba

My Pain and The Diagnosis I Have Recieved….

For several years now, I have felt that something was wrong with me. Pain was almost constant, then would leave. I am only 48 years old, but some days I feel as though I am 88 years old. I mean, I have the desire (most days), I have the knowledge, I have the need, yet, the pain never dissipates.

I take meds everyday, not only for my diabetes, which is medically necessary for that condition, but pain meds as well, for the condition, that for so long I was told were just in my head. I even had one emergency room doctor tell me that I was faking it to get pain pills. I was livid, I ended up leaving without his stupid prescription.

I have seen family doctors, orthopedic doctors, neurologist, and now pain management doctors. Each one has a new diagnosis, where should I start. I have neropathy from diabetes, it’s a mild case. I take nothing for that condition, just try to control my diabetes better.

I have arthritis of my right knee and my left shoulder, I also have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and most recently chronic pain syndrome. My pain is constant, my life goes on, I am a single parent to a 16 year old mentally challenged homeschooled child. I have a house to clean, a child to keep up with, laundry to wash, groceries to get, and a life to live, yet the pain never stops.

The pain meds sometimes help to curb the pain, but the pain never completely goes away as I always have at least one body part throbbing in pain. So, as I type these blogs, I have never once mentioned my pain conditions, I didn’t want anyone thinking I was out for sympathy, but I have decided to follow bloggers who also have the same problems and be open and honest about my situation.
Now that I have shared this part of my life, I can now start sharing how I make it through the day with this pain, items that make my life easier, what makes my pain worse, and how I cope.

Thanks,
Later,
Reba