I hope next week is better than this one

This week has been a trying week for me. I have not been feeling too good. I have been dealing with migraines and now I am starting to wonder if maybe these migraines are coming from the couple of teeth that were bothering me. I didn’t give it much thought and just figured that these migraines were from the change in weather. I am now starting to think that a visit to the dentist is in the near future.

My back is still bothering me and I have been trying my best not to hurt it even more than it already is. I have been trying to do my best to do arts and crafts with the kids and entertain them with books but pretty soon I am going to have to take them out for a fun day at the park or the beach. I am really hoping next week will be a better week than this one has been.

I hate feeling like this and I would fix it if I could

I am still feeling a little under the weather. I am starting to think that I need to go to the doctor and have them check my blood. I am starting to feel real lethargic and that usually happens when my anemia comes. I have struggled with anemia since I was young. I take the iron pills but they constipate me (yes I know tmi) I hate being sick all the time. I hate having to deal with back pain and whole body pain all the time.

I sometimes feel like the doctor doesn’t take me seriously when I tell him that my whole body hurts and that it is hard for me to sleep or move around sometimes. This is not something I want to be feeling or dealing with. I feel that I am too young to be dealing with such ailments. I have people look at me like I am crazy because I say that sometimes it is hard for me to move my arms or legs. I feel like such a freak sometimes. I know some of the people in my family think that I am saying I hurt because they think I want attention but that is totally not the case.

Right now I am trying to gather my strength to do a load a laundry because if I don’t do it no one else will

I am hurting bad

I am in pain and much more pain than I usually am. It was a mighty fine time for the dumb doctor who saw me to take it upon himself to decide what my pain level was and how he felt that I didn’t need the pain killers. I wish he could be in my body then tell me that the pain I feel is not as bad as he thinks. I just love how it was the first time he saw me but made that assessment about my pain.Even though he was my primary doctor he was never available when I try to make my appointment to go see him. He didn’t take the time to read all my medical chart all he saw was that I have been taking pain killers for a couple of years and decided that I am addicted to them.

Did he pain attention to my mri results.. I highly doubt it. Did he bother to read the results of the physical therapist who I am doing physical therapy with … nope because when he decided that I was addicted to the pills and took me off of them it was the last day of him working for that medical office. Now I have to wait to get another primary care doctor and wait to see if that doctor will give me pain pills or if they are going to find a way to take some of this pain away. I have had nothing but spasms and migraines and have had to stay in bed from the pain. My freaking blood pressure has even been going up from the pain level I feel. I really hope the next doctor who sees me can see that I am truly in a lot of pain and not trying to just be addicted to pain killers. I really hope he takes the time to talk to the physical therapist and goes through all my medical files instead of trying to get me in and out of the office in 10 minutes or less.

Our plans went out the window

I had great plans. I was looking forward to this labor day weekend but on Monday while I was putting up picture frames in my living room I went to step down from my two step stool and I must not have stepped right on the last step because I ended up falling and twisting my left ankle during the fall. The doctor said it was only a sprain and not a fracture but as many of you know a sprain can be more painful than a fracture.

I have had swelling on and off for the past couple of days. I have be told to stay off my feet as much as possible, but with 6 kids you can forget it. I need to take them to school in the morning and I have to be able to pick them up. I have tried to keep my foot elevated as much as I can and I make sure to take my pain killers when I can. I am a very impatient person so as you can imagine I cannot wait until my ankle is healed.

Going away for this labor day weekend is out of the question. There is no way I would be able to hike or be walking up and down any type of hill. I always say that even though you can plan things as much as you can they are never guaranteed to work out the way you want them too. Here is a picture of my swollen ankle 🙁

sprained ankle aug262013

It broke my heart

One of my biggest fears as a parent is one of my children getting hurt. I try to keep them safe by getting them helmets and pads before they ride their bike or scooter but even all those safety precautions couldn’t be enough to stop my daughter from getting hurt. My 11 year old fell off the scooter and broke her wrist. I think I cried more than she did on the way to the emergency room.

I knew before the doctor even took x rays that she had broken something because her wrist area just didn’t look right. After seeign the x rays it was confirmed that she broke the bone around her wrist area and in a cast it went. I wanted to get rid of all the bicycles and scooters but the hubby says accidents like these are bound to happen. I cannot stop them from ever trying anything because I am scared that they are going to get hurt. I understand where he is coming from but I just cant help but want to shield my children from everything.

Take a look at the x ray and tell me if it doenst look awful and break your heart.


What should I do

I am debating wether to go for the weekend out of town with the kids or if we should stay home and just have family time at home. This cold weather makes my back hurt more than usual and I can’t enjoy all the outdoor activities my kids want to do. I hate having to take pain pills just to get through the day when we do fun activities. I try to be a good sport but some days I just dont feel it.

My sis in law invited us to go spend the weekend at her house and to go out but I just dont know if I am in the mood to do that, I miss my bed when I am not at home. My back is sensitive and I am not comfortable sleeping on a couch or making a bed on the floor using a sleeping bag. I wish I had some kind of portable bed that I can take that was as comfortable as bed at home is.

I keep going back and fourth on this

I dont like cold rainy weather because my body hurts and aches more than usual. I always tell everyone that its going to rain because I can feel it days before but noone believes me. Everyone looks at me like I am crazy but when it starts raining days later they are like wow do you keep in touch with the weather channel.

I keep debating wether to have back surgery or not. My doctor thinks that eventually I am going to need to have it done. I am scared to get it done because everyone that I talk to who has had back surgery is still in pain and they dont feel any better. I realize eventually I am going to have to make that decision but meanwhile I am going to have to rely on my pain killers and some warm blankets.

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