I called in sick today. I started having a fibro flare that manifesting as full-body nerve pain yesterday. Actually, it's more like nerve overstimulation that feels partly like pain, and partly like an uncomfortable vibrating of my nerve endings. If that makes any sense. I felt decent enough when I went to sleep, but I woke up in the middle of the night because this pain was about 5 times worse. Fortunately that only lasted about 10 minutes before subsiding enough to let me sleep again. This type of pain is pretty rare for me - I usually only get nerve pain maybe a few times a year, and it doesn't usually last more than a day. But when I get it...ugh. And unfortunately, nothing I can take or do makes it better. Moving hurts. Not moving hurts. It SUCKS.
To those of my friend with fibro - do you guys get this kind of pain, the same or similar to how I described it? Any advice for dealing with it?
So when I woke up this morning with the same pain as yesterday, I couldn't take another day at work with this pain. I decided to rest all day, and take care of myself. And hope it goes away by tomorrow.
I finally have health insurance (YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) so I really have to see a doctor and get my fibro/sleep under control. First I have to FIND a good doctor around here, preferably one who understands holistic medicine, since my current doctor is out-of-network and in PA.
While laying about today, I watched an episode of Globe Trekker. This show is great, I love watching it. I'd love to travel all around the world the way they do - on the fly, not spending a great deal of money, avoiding alot of the "tourist" stuff and instead experiencing other cultures on a more personal level...but right now I have neither the time nor money, nor my health under control, to really do any traveling. So I watch this show instead, and live vicariously through its traveling hosts.
I'll have 3 weeks of vacation time accumulated by the end of next year...maybe by then I'll have saved up enough money to scratch my travel itch a bit. Maybe no trip to an exotic locale like Greece, but perhaps hike some of the Appalachian trail, or go back to Bamfield for a long weekend, or take a roadtrip somewhere with some friends?
B just got home and had a brilliant idea - order pizza for dinner. Considering I don't really have anything in the house for dinner other than fish sticks and leftover soup from lunch, and I don't have the energy to cook, I'm digging the pizza idea. Mmm. Guess I should go rustle up some cash.