I know it's been a while since I updated this blog with the progression of my own struggle with FMS. But frankly, there hasn't been much to update. I still experience pain on a daily basis, though somewhat reduced (yay!!), still take my infamous "three hour naps", and stay up way too late at night because it's too uncomfortable to sleep. Aleve is my best friend, as far as pain relievers are concerned.
I'm still not seeing a rheumatologist, because I still don't have the money or the health insurance to pay for one. Hopefully, when I get the job I hope to get here in the near future, there will at least be money to pay for regular treatments. Lord knows I need to see someone, or more correctly, a number of someones, to keep this under better control.
I do, however, have a swollen gland in my neck. It doesn't really bother me painwise, and Dr. Brother-in-law says it could be related to the mononucleosis I had 30 years ago when I was 12. It only bothers me because when I turn my head, it is noticeable. Just another thing on the list to have checked when I get the opportunity to do so.
Prayer and activity do help, but there are just some days I just don't want to get out of bed. And, coupled with the RA I was diagnosed with around the same time as the FMS, it's not a fun ride. Tolerable, yes. Fun? Not even close!
I'm also looking to change the look of my blog somewhat... jazz it up a little, or something. The thing I'm thinking of requires an artist, as I want to change the header to something other than just it saying the title of this blog. I know several artists, and maybe one of them will do the drawing I'm thinking of for free.
Oh, and I was reading over my stats the other day, and there were a couple that got folks here asking about cat health. This blog isn't about cats. I love cats, I've had a few of them. I lost my FMS diagnosing cat in January (Columbus RIP 1999-2006). But if you're looking for advice about your cat's health, contact your vet.
And that's the update. I'll still post articles about FMS/CFS/CFIDS when I run across some good ones.
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