Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Finally Some Pain Relief

I've had an interesting year in terms of health...we won't go there today! Since our move, I've battled with some really bad recurring headaches...had went a little over a month without one and then they started up again at New Year's. I've also battled stiffness in my fingers, arms, legs and neck since the end of November. I just figured it was a mixture of everyday living, stress and me getting older, so I kind of just went along in life. My hubby got me to go to the doctor last week, as I've never been one to have a lot of headaches...we had a friend earlier this fall who started having really bad headaches and it ended up being an aneurysm...he beat the odds and survived it, but it has changed our thinking in how we look at a lot things.

So my doctor told me I have a virus...I didn't really think a virus could survive that long in your body, but apparently it can. I couldn't get my medication though, as with the move, we didn't receive our health care stickers...apparently I could have got it and submitted stuff, but I was stubborn and waited for the sticker to come in the mail. So I have this anti-inflammatory to take...it makes the pain go away extremely fast! The downside, as with a lot of medications for me...the side effects...I get them...so I guess I'll suffer through them and hope that in two weeks, the pain will stay away.

I guess today is a venting post...it's funny how people say that I'm not telling the whole truth because I don't always say how I'm feeling healthwise. It's not that I choose to "lie", but that I've learned to tell people what they want to hear. I've learned to realize when someone is truly asking how you're feeling and when someone is just asking because it's the right thing to ask. I've had my share of health battles this year...I've seen more of a doctor's office than I really cared to and more than I had in a long time...I don't like to be sick, don't like the looks you get when you say you're sick yet again and just figure it's best to say things are going as good as can be expected. If that's lying, then I guess I'm guilty...sorry, but until you've seen the eye rolling looks over you being continually sick, then you probably won't understand the logic behind it!

I'm going to end with quotes today...I like to have calendars with quotes and scriptures around, so I can draw from God's words, but also gain insight from others as well!

"We can do no great things, only small things with great love."
--Mother Teresa
"Each one of us is God's special work of art. Through us, He teaches and inspires, delights and encourages, informs and uplifts all those who view our lives."
--Joni Eareckson Tada
"The Lord your God...will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."
--Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)
"Be content with who you are, and don't put on airs. God's strong hand is on you; he'll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you."
--1 Peter 5:6-7 (MSG)


Anonymous said...

cinder, i will be praying for your recovery and relief from all these. take care and get well soon.

God bless.

Cinder said...

thanks pia...sorry to vent, but yesterday was an up and down day...i hope things are going okay with you today.

God bless.

Kc said...

Cinder my wife Corry has RA and can sympathize with all you've said here. Her blog addresses many aspects of being ill and you might find something there that could help.

We'll pray for you all in all of your trials and hope this year finds you well soon. ;-)

Cinder said...

thanks kc...i actually went to Corry's blog this morning...we'll continue to see how things play out...my doctor hopes this medicine will have me on the mend in two weeks...that would be a good thing!

i hope you don't mind me having you as a link on my blog...thanks for visiting mine!

Kc said...

We'll pray that the meds offer some relief.

I was honored to find you linked to me and will add you to mine unless you object. ;-)