Friday, April 01, 2005

Scattered thoughts.... 

I don't feel at all ready to go back to work on Monday, but my boss is trying to eliminate my position, so I should at least make an appearance. If I get laid off before this summer, I'll lose my long-term disability insurance and a disability pension. If people ask me if I'm feeling better, I'll just smile indulgently at them and say nothing.

FINALLY talked to the sleep specialist on the phone this afternoon. I'm still going to see her on the 14th, but in the meantime, I'm raising the dose of Neurontin to 900mg. I don't have much confidence that this will make any difference, but I'll give it a shot.

Guess who's allergic to Mederma, the OTC treatment for scars? Luckily, I only bought the small tube because this stuff's EXPENSIVE. I bought it for the huge scar on my neck from the lymph node biopsy. I started using it on Monday; my neck started itching on Tuesday, but I didn't think much about it at the time because I have frequent itching all over the place anyway. Then on Wednesday, not only did the scar itch, it turned bright red, and I figured out what the problem was and stopped using the Mederma. Yesterday, the itching got just about unbearable; I kept putting Benedryl cream on it to no avail. But today it is better. Whew!

Am having a friend over to watch a movie tonight on my last weeknight of "freedom". We're gonna watch "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", which I pretty much have memorized. I'm looking forward to the Tim Burton version starring Johnny Depp (what a hottie!) which comes out this summer.

Went to sleep last night with a moist heat pack on my hip, and it finally feels better. Amazing what little it takes to get dinged up, isn't it?

Tested my glucose level before and after a workout today. It only dropped seven points, so I think I'm ok. Didn't have any major dizzies today.

I think spring may be here already. There was a robin outside the bedroom window today. Hopefully it's not just a confused robin because it's not unusual to get snow here in April.

That's pretty much what's new in my little corner of the world.

Pain level: 6
Fatigue level: 7

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