I saw both my cancer dr and my regular dr last week. I also got an eye exam and had STD labs done. Ordered new glasses and frames (some so cute cats eye frames!) and my STDs all came out negative.
No news on any of this is GREAT news. Happy for you.
Thanks! My new cute glasses are also ready. I hope Pixi and I can drive into Boston early next week to pick them up. Can't wait to do a vintage makeup and headscarf and put on my cats eye glasses and do some selfies to show off on my vintage lifestyle boards.
Hmm, so my medication journey has changed again. I saw the headache specialist yesterday, and as soon as she got an understanding of my neck bones and spine issues in general, she prescribed gabapentin, which is for nerve pain. Last week my GP gave me a prescription for cyclobensapirine, which, like my tramadol, is a muscle relaxer.
The cyclo plus my tramadol worked well for me last Sunday when we went to the beach. The pain from the strained muscles in my lower back went away and I was able to take a long walk on the sand. But Pixi takes gabapentin for her nerve pain, and when I'd tried it, it also worked for me! I guess I have both lower back muscle pain, and upper back, neck, head, nerve pain... sigh.... so confusing.
Anyway, I was told to take one gabapentin at bedtime for a week, see how I do. I can take up to 4 a day, depending on what I need, increasing once a week. I took one around 4:30 yesterday, instead of waiting til bedtime. Well. I was tired from it and went to bed around 10:30 and then woke up fresh as a daisy, at 3:30 am! This is going to take some adjustment.
The weird thing is, Pixi is supposed to take her gabapentin 3 times a day, morning noon and night, whereas my dr wants me to take up to 4, all at once, at bedtime. Pixi is terrible about taking meds though. I always need to remind her and practically force her to take her meds (hormones, antidepressants, vitamins as well as one gabapentin) at some point in the day. She was taking another gabapentin or two during the day at camp, just because she was working her body so hard, but now that she is home, she isn't really taking 3 a day anymore, just one. I guess she feels OK enough on one. She should take one at bedtime, but I am already asleep when she comes to bed and can't remind her, so she forgets.
So, this is all very boring to anyone but me, I am sure. It's just complicated so I wanted to write it out for my own benefit.
T found out yesterday, his car is toast. It's been declared totaled. Poor guy. He's going to have to buy a new car next week. Today is his moving day. He is borrowing another friend's SUV and Pixi will be using my Rav4 instead of her Scion. The move can't start until after T goes to the apartment at 2pm for a walk through with his new landlord. It's supposed to rain most of the day, but stop around 4. Unfortunately it's getting darker earlier now, so I don't know how that will affect the move of T's stuff from his storage unit to his apartment. Well, it's not my problem, I am not helping! Not with this back of mine. It will all work out in the end. I'm happy for him. I am also happy for his cats, who have been living in our guest room for 6 weeks! Poor kitties. They are afraid of our dog, and I am afraid for my Pyrex displays, so we haven't let them out of the bedroom more than 2 or 3 times.
Since we've had T here, and I started up with Kahlo, I've neglected my son and our friend K. (Since I am still lacking in energy, I don't feel able to be SO social.) But now that T is moving out, I am thinking of a plan to go play bar trivia at our favorite brew pub with them (and Pixi, but not T) next Wednesday, inviting Punk as well. I hope people want to do it. I wanted to invite Pixi's bf too but she doesn't think he'd go. Come on man! Get to know Pixi's family. It's been 4 years and he's still soooo shy.