Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Droopy eyes, muscle relaxers and Bloggers who can help you!



You know I have been doing pretty good with the pain management of my body since February.  Without all that crap in my body, i.e. yummy hamburgers, oozing chocolate, sloppy pasta.... (Oh gawd, would someone pass me a kleenex, I am drooling all over my desk), I have seen a significant drop in inflammation in my body which makes my fibromyalgia happy and my autoimmune disease happy which of course makes me happy which makes all those who tolerate me extremely happy.  Of course the downside is that I am starting to resemble a piece of cauliflower with broccoli hair, but it's all worth it.  Although, there are days I would kill for pickle!

With that said though, I have spent the last three weeks working like a trooper in my garden and needless to say, I have gained like 8 pounds of inflammation in my body within the last 3 days. Nope I am not joking, my body is crazy like that.  My fingers look like fat italian sausages, and I am walking around like the hunchback of Notre Dame! Needless to say I am none to pleased with this little setback I am experiencing.

When it gets this bad, I usually finally allow myself to succumb to my prescription muscle relaxers.  I hate taking them though because they make me ridiculously hungry (like jump over the table and suck the crumbs right off my better half's face hungry), I feel flat and unamused in my personality, I'm stupidly tired and slur my words like a drunk. And if that isn't bad enough and like I don't do this enough already, but I end up passing gas like a trucker. In general, I am Chet from Weird Science... Remember that dude, well I am his female counter part!  Ugh!

But today was the day of all days, literally I popped the muscle relaxer and instead of it working on my back and assisting there, the lovely muscle relaxer hit my eye balls.  They were so wonky that I could not for the life of me control them. I spent an inordinate amount of time today at work trying to get my one eye to stop swirling around and around and focus on the screen.  I eventually succumbed to closing my left eye and typing with only my right eye open.  Then when the bloody little yellow pill hit my right eye, I just typed with both eyes closed.  Oh yes, I am that mulit-talented my friends.

By the end of the day, my boss asked what was wrong with my eyeballs, and when I looked in the mirror, this is what I saw staring back at me:


Reminds me of how I looked for most of my 20's!
(except that I had more fun back then!)
Let's hope that the effect wears off soon
before other body parts start drooping!

In the meantime,
If you have get a chance, you should check out
two blogs:

1. Canadian Blogger Girl
as she is doing her own version of a Blog of Note
except she is Canucking you instead!
So go and nominate a blog you like or
nominate yourself.  Don't be shy
self promotion is good!

2. Simple Dude in a Complex World
He is selling for the low low low price
of a $1.99 an ebook he has published
on how to get your blog noticed and
to find new followers. If that is your thing,
you should check it out because he is the King
when it comes to self promoting his blog
and a bit of my hero that way (but ssshhh,
don't tell him that).

As for me, well I think I am going to lie down until I gain
full use of my body and personality again!

Cheers for now my lovely friends.

Tracy

24 comments:

  1. I wanna learn to type with my eyes closed too....Hope you feel better soon, sending you warm, calming, sweet smelling breezes from paradise :)

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  2. I didn't even know that could happen with your eyes! I hope you feel better soon, sweetie! Many, many hugs to you, my dear friend. *Hugs*

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  3. Oh, and I LOVE the look of your blog so much!!!

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  4. I have had that happen to me before with a pain killer / muscle relaxer before. It was kind of creepy feeling.

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  5. I hope you feel better much better!!

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  6. Fibromyalgia sucks! Muscle relaxants suck! I hope you're feeling better really soon Tracy. xo

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  7. You poor thing! I hope the inflammation goes away soon so you're not forced to relive the side effects of those pills any more!

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  8. Awww, so sorry you have to deal with this! I hope you and your sausaged fingers return to normal soon!

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  9. Sorry about your eyes but I just can't stop laughing!

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  10. My oldest daughter has been battling that condition since she was a teenager and she is 42 now. Stopped in by way of Mynx's link to say I really enjoyed your guest post and what I have seen here as well. You are one of the unique people that write in a way that make me want to never stop reading. I am sorry that your subject matter hits close to your pain level but you can also be quite entertaining. Have a wonderful day.
    Odie

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  11. I can't even type with my eyes open. Hope you are feeling a bit brighter soon.
    No fun feeling hungover when you didn't even party the night before

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  12. I do a lot better when I don't look at what I'm typing, so I guess that's kinda like typing with my eyes closed. Hope you feel better soon.

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  13. aw man, chet!?!?
    hope yu are doing better!

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  14. Hi Tracy. Came from your guest post at Mynx's place. After reading this we have much in common. I don't have fybromyalgia but I have a myriad of other painful conditions that cause me to not be able to work. I'm waiting on disability to come through. Until then, it's pain pills, anxiety meds, depression meds, nerve pain pills and blood pressure pills. I have a high tolerance to a lot of meds but I cannot take muscle relaxers. They make me look like Joe Cocker from Woodstock videos. Am following your blog and lookng forward to hearing more from you. Bouncin' Barb

    http://bouncinbarbs.blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks for all the great comments from every one and I am sorry Barb that you have so much pain! :( Hope it gets better for you soon!!!

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  16. Damn internet just wigged out and shut down on me after I typed a nice long comment about how I love reading your writing. Even when things are not necessarily going your way, the spin you put on things is always entertaining.

    And thanks for the e-book love! You continue to be one of MY blog heroes!

    SD
    www.TheSimpleDude.com

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  17. Sorry for your pain. My 16 year old daughter has chronic pain and the med combinations are always tricky. She says that she could read better if the words would just hold still!

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  18. Well, I don't know about your eyes or other dropping parts.
    BUT....I think your personality is still intact.

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  19. LOL... thanks Wendy! Sorry to hear about your daughters Odie and Laughing Mom... very sorry to hear it!

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  20. OH! how sad to hear it from you.
    your eyes is falling away in this post :D

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  21. You may just take a rest...I'm now currently practicing typing while my eyes closed....and everything goes perfect....Love that...

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  22. Thanks for sharing your experience. I hope you already found the best muscle relaxers that solve all your worries now.

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