Monday, January 31, 2011

Things That Bug Me Mondays

  • Nerve pain all through my teeth and right side of my face.
  • Super sleep deprivation times ten.
  • Feeling ostracized sometimes.
  • The fact that I have been laid up in bed for too long.
  • Snow.  I'm tired of snow.
  • Not being able to wear my nice clothes anymore as so many of them cause me pain.
  • The fact that the shower droplets feel like little rocks against my skin.

(Images from WeHeartIt - I don't know where the middle picture originated!)

I am currently gapping out to a pile of candles, while thinking too much about my doctor's appointment tomorrow.  I hope they can help me.  My failing health is getting harder and harder on my mental health.

What is getting under your skin this week?  Help me feel less alone in the world.



Peter said...

I'm feeling adrift as I struggle to find a job. Its disheartening being told you're almost good enough but not quite.

Baffled said...

I have the same facial nerve pain as you. It comes and goes. It got so bad at one point I couldn't eat or even close my jaw. Luckily it has subsided and is only tingly now.

This week the thing that bugs me most is that I'm so sensitive to meds. I tried a new med for pain at the lowest dose they make and got nerve pain that felt like sunburn all over. I also couldn't get out of bed at all. I only took two doses and stopped but now I'm having rebound depression from stopping the med. Ugh. I wish they made really low doses of meds so someone like me could take the stuff.

Rebecca Bradley said...

This week is a rough week for me. I'm on early starts, in fact, it's 06.08 am and I'm out the door after I've written this. I feel like crap and just want to crawl into bed. I can't do early any more. It's making it so that I actually just want to phone in sick, but I can't.

You are definitely not alone and I hope at least some of your list eases soon, even if it's just the snow so it lifts you a little x

desparapluies said...

things that bugged me this week:

- the inane pain management psychology class i just started taking
- my dog running away and crossing the street on her own
- bedbugs being found in my apartment complex
- friend misinterpreting something benign i said and freaking out
- having to make the choice between sleep and pain... meaning i accomplish nothing
- perpetual headache from new medication
- pain dr's nurse being unable to compute math
- regular dr's giving me a refill for the wrong dose

so many things!!

ps, my shower spray was hurting me and i finally tried out a new fancy shower head with adjustable spray. now it doesn't hurt. for $30, worth a try?

Annie said...

Awww, all of these replies mean so much to me.

Peter, I know the same feeling with the job. I struggled for years, and then seemed to get so sick as to require disability. I hope it looks up for you soon!

Baffled, it sucks that we have the same nerve pain. It's not fun. Also sensitive to meds, but I'm sending you all sorts of good wishes!

Rebecca! 6 a.m. shifts would be soooo hard when you don't feel good - fingers are crossed that you get through them without hurting too much :(.

And desparapluies - that is a heavy list so I hope your week looks up. As for the showerhead...definitely going to have to check it out!

Wacky Lisa said...

-snow making it hard to make and keep appointments
-not being about to eat enough Potassium and the consequences
-nausea and bloating
-feeling like what I say isn't always being understood as I meant it

I'm sorry that many people are having rough spots. Tho it is nice to know I'm not alone.

Lauren Elyse said...

Is it sad that the things that bug me the most on Mondays are always that fact that it's Monday?

Aside, I've given you an award over here:

Alison said...

I'm starting to get to that point too, my clothes are hurting my skin. No more lace anything. No more acrylic or wool sweaters. I need a new wardrobe, all silk and cotton.