Saturday, August 4, 2007

(Un)Comfortably Numb

It's Caturday!!!  Yay!

The barbecue at my cousin's house was wonderful!  I miss Leslie so much, and seeing her hubby and the babies was wonderful!  There was tons of food, the kids went swimming, it was very nice!

The only draw back was the 90 degree heat, but I spent enough time inside that it didn't mess me up too much!  I also drank a lot of water.  The babies were so adorable and are getting so big, so fast.  Well, that is what kids do!

I wish I could say that things are great, but, not so much.  I haven't said much on here, but the headaches are more than just headaches - it is facial neuralgia, and on my right side. 

I am not sure, but it may be from the brain tumor.  It is in the right location to cause it.  It may just be inflammation from the Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. 

I doubled the feldene which is an anti-inflammatory, and it has helped.  Also, the vicodin at night kind of helps when it gets the worst.  Add that to swollen and painful hands, elbows and feet, and you have a not fun situation. 

BUT, Tuesday I will see my rheumatologist and we will see what we can do.

Until then... I am doing my best to manage my pain and my life with a smile!!!

Here is a meme for you all...

1. What are five TV shows that you love to watch?

In the summer my list is Big Brother 8, So You Think You Can Dance, Mythbusters, Last Comic Standing and Dirty Jobs.
2. What are the last five books you have read?
Harry Potter #7, The Professor and The Madman, Last Words, The Golden Ratio, and Hannibal Rising.
3. Name five friends from your childhood.
Kathy, Fred, Bob, Ilene, and Lisa. 
4. What are your favorite five bath & beauty products?
Dove Sensitive Skin Soap, Aveeno Hand treatment lotion, Eucerin Extra Sensitive facial moisturizer, Bath and Body Works Coconut Body Spray, and my Tweezerman tweezers. 

5. Name five things about you or that you have done in your life that might surprise other people.

     I ran 35 mm reel to reel projectors at a movie theater
    I assisted in an emergency office surgery, where an allograft (pig skin) was being used on an open hand wound.
     I was Red Cross certified to lifeguard.
     I did some volunteer work with severe developmentally and physically disabled children, through Kathy.
     I never changed a diaper before my eldest son was born,then I didn't stop for the next 7 years!  LOL

I hope you all had a good day and stayed cool wherever you are!

be well,


deshelestraci said...

I love skeptical cat!
Glad you managed the picnic ok!  
I love Last Comic Standing too.  That Digiovanni chick is hilarious!  And of course, I just finished Harry Potter too!  I'm in mourning over the series being over.
I had a friend Kathy and Lisa.
Ok ok I'll just go do the dern meme.

mleighin21st said...

Dawn,  I'm so sorry to hear that you're feeling so badly.  I hope you can find some relief after your doctor's visit.  I'm glad that you had such a wonderful time at the BBQ.  That cat is adorable.  We had one, Peanut, that would attack the paper, or a magazine while you were trying to read.   Hope the rest of your weekend goes well.

sugarsweet056 said...

Hate to hear your in pain. Saying a prayer for you.

tenyearnap said...

I haven't seen but a couple episodes and bits and pieces, but I like that guy that does Dirty Jobs.
Sorry about all you are going through physically. I hope the doc has answers for you on Tuesday...and more drugs would be nice too!
Hmmm...skeptical cat really does look skeptical :-) Cin

stillh20z said...

I'm so glad ya'll had a good day. (Where's my plate??) I hate that your face is acting up--may I be an overstepping friend and say I hope ya' already took the dang Vicoden? Bet you wanted to sit down and post first--lol.  Aside from the busted toes, my feet (both) have been giving me a really, really hard time lately. Note the two reallys.

Put yer feet up, missy!


nightmaremom said...

glad you had a good day and could escape the heat... feel better soon... I'm hopin the doc can give you a little added something to ease the pains

nay0114 said...

Sorry you're not feeling well. Try to stay cool in all this heatwave. I'll try to do this Meme.
Take care, Chrissie

astoriasand said...

I hope you have  a better pain free Sunday.The heat don't help at times with swollen feet, it makes mine  worse .Glad you had a great time at the pool and plenty good food.Take Care Prayers being said for you.God Bless Kath

jibaro6543 said...

So glad you all had a nice time at your cousin's is always good to be around family........I so hope that whatever is going on with your face stops....please know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers....

toonguykc said...

Many of your journal entries are a combination of the joy you have with family and friends  -- mixed with physical pain.  It breaks my heart.  I wish you at least a whole week where you can just have joy without health complications.  How about a whole year??!!  I wish that for you very much!


gazker said...

Dawn, I hope when you wake you feel a bit better than you did writing your blog. I will be thinking of you. Good luck next week too!
Gaz xxxx

erarein63 said...

Dawn, hoping you are feeling better.  Smart to stay out of the heat and still drink lots of water.  Hope your doctor can help you find something that works better for you on Tuesday.  Enjoy your Sunday.  De ;)

eml625 said...

Dawn, I hope today will be better.  Take it easy and stay cool! I worry about you , and think of you often.
Big hugs,

pharmolo said...

Hope your headache has subsided, Dawn. Enjoy your Sunday!

cacklinrosie101 said...

Dawn, please do get that pain in your face checked out.  You are always so upbeat that I forget that you have problems.  I will keep saying my prayers for you.  Hope you get some relief from this on Tues.  Love n Hugs, Chris

klconard1 said...

((((((((((((gentle hugs))))))))))))) I am sure sorry you are feeling this bad dearheart.  When do you go to the doctor to get this checked out?  I am praying for you.
loving you

ksgal3133 said...

I hope that your headaches go away soon. I am so sorry that you are feeling this way. Sending you many hugs and prayers!
I'm glad you had a good time with your friend :)


emabecmar said...

I'm glad you had a nice time at the BBQ. But I am sorry to hear your not doing so well. Please get that feeling in side of face checked out. I will keep you in prayers. (((((((hugs)))))))))

sdoscher458 said...

Glad that you had a great barBQ. Hope that you feel better, Sandi

coelha said...

Stay cool today!  :)  I think I got a little too much sun yesterday too.  It was in the 90's here yesterday, then we went to my brother's for his barbecue, and it was in the low 60's...  I was freezing there..  :)  Take care- Julie

randlprysock said...

Love the answers to your meme... great job on all that volunteer work.  It is so important that we all give back to our community when we can.  It sounds like you had a nice time at the BBQ and being with your cousin and her family.  Swimming and BBQ's are great summer fun!!!  Hugs,

randlprysock said...

PS I hope you feel better!!!!!!!   Prayers!

ktkamanski said...

Hope your spirits are lifted and your feeling better soon! Take care of you and yours always!

glensfork4 said...

I do hope you get to feeling better soon....It has been hot here in KY also, muggy and hot...


psychfun said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!

rdautumnsage said...

Dawn your an inspiration. You live with pain every day of your life but It doesn't slow you down or keep you from being one hell of a mother to your kids. Your 10 times the mother I had. I wish I had , had someone like you when I got off that bus to run to. My life would of definitely been blessed with love and affection. (Hugs) Indigo