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Hoping the Fog Passes

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Another fun-filled day of doing absolutely nothing. Now normally, I would look forward to these coveted times of quietness and relaxation. However, after days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months of the same, it starts to get a little monotonous. Part of me wants to go out and tackle a to- do list of things I’ve never done, while the other part knows I can’t. I am either in pain or just plain exhausted. The pain seems to be slowly getting better from the vertebroplasty and I am finally able to move around like a normal person. I still have problems bending over or reaching, so I just don’t do it because I don’t want to risk fracturing another bone.

The past couple of days I have been in a twilight dozing in and out of sleep. It seems that no matter what time of day it is or what I am doing, I am just exhausted. I can’t keep my eyes open. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have opened my book to read and next thing I know I am waking up four hours later still sitting up with my book and my head rested on the back of my neck…not a comfortable position to be in for four hours. I’m wondering if the sleep has something to do with some of the new medications I am on. It’s almost impossible to tell which is causing this because I have so many that we have recently changed. Some medications don’t kick in until two to three weeks after taking them. Next time I meet with the pain doctor at CTCA, I want to go over the list of medications and see what I can take out of the mix from before. I think at this point I am probably taking some medications that are close to duplicate and at this point my body has been trained to tolerate the dosage.

It is about that time to go back to bed now…I have slept all day except for a couple of hours to take care of paperwork and eat. I’m hoping tomorrow this fog passes.

Link to blog: http://themelissawaller.wordpress.com/2009/07/02/july-2-2009/

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