Thursday, October 29, 2009

Shot #12 has come and gone

I don't feel too bad this morning. 800mg at 4 and 9, 300 at 1 and 5. No fever, no real aches.

The solumedrol is definitely wearing off and I'm noticing changes in my balance again. It is very interesting to feel my symptoms come back slowly. Nothing too terrible but I'm getting 'tossed' into walls and door frames again and when I'm working out, the balance line, step-ups, stuff like that is getting much harder, quickly. My fatigue is starting to come back, but mostly exacerbated by exercise, I feel like I'm fading more quickly.

I have an appt. with Dr. W (neuro) next week. I guess we'll see what he has to say, although I'm not holding my breath for anything profound.

The shots, while I'm 'getting used' to them, the are getting harder to inject. I don't know why, but my mind is having a harder time withe the needle stick. It really doesn't hurt, and I have to keep chanting that over and over to myself. It took me 15 minutes yesterday to give my self the shot which should take 3 minutes tops. I don't know what to do, but that is going to get extremely annoying, oh wait, it already is.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Need to get my alarms tested

The 1am and 5am did not go off again. Took more Ibuprofen at 7:30 when I woke up, but it has left me feeling tired and kind of groggy. I don't hurt too much and I didn't wake from any fever so that is fantastic. Hopefully today will be mild at work. :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Another day

Just another day. I haven't posted in a while as there does not seem to be any changes of note. I think the IVSM is not as 'alive' as it was at first, my balance issues while standing are creeping back. My fatigue levels are starting to come back, but I can still stay off of the chair to dress and my arms have not had any shaky feelings.

I went for a EKG yesterday as Dr. M wanted a baseline for future reference (as my checkup was great) in case anything declines. I am to have a chest x-ray for the same reason, because my breathing is great right now.

Shot #11 I think is tonight and I have no inkling that it will be bad. I think my body really is finally getting the hang of this. I am very glad for that.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Alarms didn't go off

So I didn't keep up my Ibuprofen levels overnight. I didn't have the fever so that was nice, but I feel simply terrible. My bones hurt and I am exhausted. I took 600mg at 7:30 and we'll see how the day progresses.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

BOSU Baby!

Great workout today with Marsha. Got back on the Bosu and did it! Balance with curls. The first set she was touching my back a bit and that helped, certainly for confidence, but it helped me know where I 'was'. The second set I did mostly on my own, but had to step off once. Not too bad considering I've not been able to do that for a loooooooong time, more than a year certainly. Overall really good workout.

Shot #9 was tonight. Starting to feel like a normal routine a little. It is still hard to stick myself but it felt like a normal thing to be doing (an odd thought indeed). Keeping the Ibuprofen regimen from three weeks ago since it has worked for two weeks.

Hanging stuff around the house tonight. Towel bars, mirrors and such. The house looks like it is starting to come together.