The weather has been killing me all weekend. It started Friday when the rain moved in. I have to be happy and chipper at work, so I just pushed through the pain. Saturday, I tried to do the self care stuff, like taking a walk. It wasn’t raining, but the weather was gloomy. That in itself was kind of depressing, which didn’t help things. Today I made sure to open the shades and windows to get some fresh air in. I didn’t go out for a walk because, frankly, I hurt too bad. I did some gentle stretches and took a long nap. I did get some work done. I did a load of laundry and fought with the drying rack (*sob* I miss the dryer). There really isn’t any room to set up the rack, so the hell with it. I’m going to send my clothes out to be cleaned. I have better things to do with my energy than laundry.
It’s a long holiday weekend. We would have had Monday and Wednesday off, so the school director gave us Tuesday as well. I’m going to take the opportunity to see my p-doc and rheumy. I have a sneaking suspicion that the big infection I had may have triggered RA. I had joint pain before with the fibro, but never in my fingers, hands, toes and feet. From some internet sleuthing, it seems like infection can trigger RA and I do have a family history of it. If it is the case and I do, well, it’s just one more thing. I swear I lost the genetic lottery big time.
24 hours of airports and airplanes will do that to you. I haven’t really cried from pain in a long time, but you’re damn right I did going across the Pacific. My tailbone is killing me. And for me, with pain comes the oh so fun nausea, made even more fun from motion sickness.
Oh well. I’m safely in Korea now. One day this week I’ll actually figure out where I’m living and the easiest way to get to my doc’s office. Or one of them at least. Getting there isn’t bad, the problem is getting home. I don’t have any idea what part of Daejeon I’m in.
My GP put me on Mobic because of the continuing pain, especially in my joints. I’m not sure if it’s doing any good so far, but it hasn’t been that long. The only thing it has done is given me a metallic taste in my mouth. It is listed as an uncommon side effect. And since I’m the queen of side effects, well, not much I can do. This isn’t life threatening, just moderately annoying.
I’m going to keep taking it until I see my rheumatolotist, probably early next month. I’m supposed to leave for Korea around the 21st.
To make things additionally fun, I think I have bronchitis. I felt kinda crappy all weekend and I really started to cough really bad last night. My chest and weirdly, the muscles over my hips hurt. conveniently, today was my doctors day off. Hopefully she’ll call back early tomorrow so I can get started on something. I was too tired to go out to get some cough syrup today. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll have a little bit more energy.