Had a sStudy Club meeting to go to at 10:30 am Weds. Was really having a hard time getting a move on to get ready to go out, not sure why so much more difficult than usual. Just no ambition there!
Did get there, had an interesting discussion with 17 present. By 11:30 I was feeling very weary and anxious to move on, so I subtely guided the discussion to a stopping point. We had reservations for lunch at 12:15.
We all went to the Gulf Course Restaurant, had a nice chicken stir-fry with lots of brocolli and red pepper strips, and of course, more chatting and giggling, as we related Christmas stories since our last meeting.
When we left there at 1:45pm, my friend who was driving, suggested we stop at the Dollar Store, as they had some good sales, and we both had said we needed to get some birthday cards. At that point I realized I had not taken my "endurance meds", meaning Tramadol, Nerontin and Vicodin, due at 12:00.
I thought we should be back home soon so I'll wait til then.
Got back home at 3:00, now really hurting, could hardly put one foot in front of the other, despite the walker, and my nose was kinda tingley and itchey and needed to clear my throat, then coughed, oh crap that hurt, so guess I must be harbouring a virus which explains why I felt so crummy earlier.
Told my friend I was ready for a nap, she brought in my bags of sales stuff, and went home. I took the meds, changed from dress clothes and got in bed for desperatley needed nap. 5 mins later, the phone rang, I had left the portable ones in the living room and kitchen , so had to get up to answer the corded one. It was a political survey and I hung up, rather ferociously! My nose is dripping profusely, guess I am getting a cold, which I so rarely ever do- been atleast 3 years.
Got the housephone, some tissues, and the cell phone, got back in bed for that desperatley needed nap. Drifting off---the doorbell rang. It was friend bringing back the box of leftovers from lunch we had left in her car. OK...put that in frig,, got more tissues to catch the dripping nose, took anti-histamine tablet and got back in bed. About an hour, hadn't really slept, so got up to read the newspapers, get the mail, and have a nice hot cup of coffee.
All evening I am being overtaken by the progression of this new disease. Obviously, the immun system is out of order! My nose feels like there are living creatures crawling and squirming in there! And the nose drips constantly. Used all the pressure points many times, directed at stopping the itching sneezing and creepy crawlies. Sneezed and scared the heck out of Bridget- she left me to go lay on the floor with one of her cat-nip critters.
Decided to head to bed by 11pm. Read through the blogs and other email, Facebook, might have left some comments and went to bed at 1:10am.
Never really went to sleep. looked at the clock at 2,3,4 am. Thought to get up and go blogging, but was too limp, had no strength to move that far. The computer desk is right beside the night stand. Suspect the anti-histamine was keeping me awake. But it had opened and dried up my sinuses! Layed there willing myself to get up and go make coffee, so finally did at 6:55 am. It was like somebody was holding me down, I was so weak! Soon as I finally stood up, my head was stuffed and nose dripping, breathing fire from both nostrils, then they swelled shut and I breathed fire through mouth. Crap!
Supposed to go to hospital for standing lab work before seeing Rheumatologist on Monday. Have no desire or strength to go anywhere.
MTX is due Friday night. I know it's OK to take it, not sure if the usual day of tiredness following is going to add to what is already here! Yuck!
Will call my daughter-in-law and see if she was planning on taking me to the hospital lab later this afternoon. Should get some nasal spray to open my sinuses before I go. It's now 11:50, so in the last 24 hours I have managed to go from a lovely meeting and lunch to this miserable, red-nosed, teary-eyed mass of decrepancy.
Might as well go make some tea and crawl back in bed. Would be so lovely and comforting to have someone bring it to me!
This time I won't forget my "endurance meds"
PS: How long does this thing last? Is it longer because of our MTX and other immune suppressing drugs? Wishing you all well, Love, Loret xxx