I've been here two months (almost)... a status report
Posted Aug 25 2008 6:56pm
Haven't found a doctor to see here yet, but I think I'm doing pretty well.
For now, Aleve helps with some of the pain, and sometimes, I have my moments where I question my sanity about taking this job. It invloves a lot of sitting, and at times, I am in a lot of pain.
The thing I cannot get used to is the altitude. The city I'm in is not quite a mile high, but I've been exhausted nearly every day I've been here. Most people who have been here a while say that's normal, and that eventually, I will get used to it. My question is: WHEN?! LOL
It's been really hot here, with a weekend not too long ago in the triple digits. There's next to no humidity, so it just feels hot, as opposed to feeling like a limp dishrag because I'm sweating a lot. Don't get me wrong, I do sweat, despite the humidity, just not as much as I did living in Oklahoma.
All in all, I have more good days than bad. Is that a remission of sorts? I don't know. Perhaps I should check the local library for books on FMS. At any rate, it will at least give me something to read.
After I get more acclimated here, I'll start looking for a rheumatologist. I know I'm out in the middle of nowhere pretty much, but there has to be at least one rheumy here, right?