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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Keeping it consistent

I'm trying to get into a habit of posting here more often. We'll see if that happens. :) In the meantime, things are moving along. Monday was a wonderful day as I went through most of the day with no pain. No shoulder pain, neck pain, or arm pain. By none I mean it wasn't enough for me to take note of-it fell under the radar.

Today has been tougher. I've had a nasty kink from my right shoulder blade to my neck since I got up. I've tried stretching, "cracking" my shoulder/neck, but all that really helps is laying horizontal. I'm thinking it might be from leaning forward at the computer. I'm notorious for that. I guess it might be time to ease the resolution on my computer at work. Ah well. If that fixes anything I'll be thrilled.

My crochet has been suffering lately. I generally don't bother most nights b/c the kids get up so much. This week I'm trying something new-staggered bed times. Didn't help yesterday-the kids were still up til midnight. Tonight I gave Ian more "quality time" with me until I thought Connor was asleep. Ian was less reluctant to go to bed and has only tried once to wake Connor. I was able to head him off on that b/c I heard Connor's "who's waking me now?" whine and got him back down before he truly woke up.

So far so good...

If that works, then maybe next week I can get back to regular stitching. Meantime, I AM planning to go to my crochet club meeting tomorrow at SAS. That'll definitely help me get motivated again. Right now I'm working on my first crochet tank top, so I'm excited to make some progress before fall. ;)

Monday, July 14, 2008

It's been a crazy couple of months and I've found it near impossible to find time for all my blogs. On top of that, I'm a little shy about posting some of the things I am feeling. I've been dealing with an incredibly increased level of pain lately. In particular, my neck, right shoulder and right arm are on fire over 50% of the time. I can't sleep comfortably or work without pain. I feel like by the time I'm in the car on the way to work, I've expended half my spoons.

It takes all my willpower to go to the gym, even though at least I've accomplished something if I do. Then I usually feel a little better, too. I generally get a spoon back after a workout, though I have to lose one just walking to the gym (1/4 mile). By the time this is over, I'm racking my brain trying to recall what I'm supposed to work on that day. I keep lists, but details get lost in my head. I've been taking ginkgo biloba and that has been helping. Some of the fog is lifting enough for me to at least have an attention span worth noting. ;)

Unfortunately, I can feel the depression trying to take hold of me again. I had a great vacation over the 4th, but now I'm back to dirty house, too much laundry, and three nights a week when I'm on my own putting the kids to bed and trying to clean. Not to mention a night of getting sent to the back on my own. I feel exiled to the bedroom. As soon as my recorded episode of Rachael Ray is over, I'm hitting the bath. For now, Mommy is needed.