Posts Tagged ‘Brain Fog’

Glad My Head Is Attached (love that saying)

I think I need a babysitter for my 30+ year old self!  When it comes to brain fog, this is truly a condition that is scary.

ImageAbout 7pm I turned on the a pot to heat water so I could have my mint tea.  This is the only tea that I have found that will calm my stomach after I eat.  Then I sat back down to continue to watch a movie.  Thinking then, that I should go get some hot water.

Apparently the thought did not motivate my muscles to move in any direction.  Since I then got up about 8p to get the phone and walked into the kitchen to then find out the water was now just warm and needed to be heated again.  So I turned it back on, got done with the phone call and came to see my friends that live in the computer.

Looking at the time it clicked in my head that it is now almost 9pm and I still don’t have my hot tea.  My stomach is hurting very bad and I am beyond thirsty!    It’s been about 3+ hours without anything to drink.  And yet I am tying a blog about it, but did I get that hot water?  Nope!

My mother bought me a tea kettle that you plug into the wall to heat the water.  That was very nice of her as I know she was looking out for me.  Why?  Well, lets just say that I have left the a pot on the stove to heat water, all the water evaporated and the minerals stared to burn.  Not just once, but I have done this many times.   Once there was fire – that got my attention! 

My conclusion is I need a baby sitter for my 30+ year old self!  I can’t even trust me enough to stay hydrated.  Which would explain the headache I have at the moment.  I am going to click the ‘Post’ button and get my hot water…even if I have to stand in the kitchen until it is ready!

PS:  I should have the tea pot that whistles when it is ready!

 

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My Journey – Part 2 (Life after my job loss)

Continued from:  https://melissagpfight.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/my-journey-part-1-parting-ways-with-work/

Heartbroken with the facts, I headed home to think about what to do.   My husband and I decided that maybe on unemployment we could get by.  So, I approached the company with a ‘deal’ and they agreed after several weeks of lawyers.   However, I never did get my unemployment.  That is in another blog:  https://melissagpfight.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/damn-unemployment/.

Yes, I fought it and lost both times.  In the end they feel that I am too sick to work.  Which I am, but at least wanted to try a low stress part-time job to make ends meet.  I really don’t think that would have even worked out for me, but I will never know.  My GP hasn’t been good enough to even try at the moment.   Image

So, we sold our home (3,000 sq ft) and are now living in an apartment (800 sq ft).  All the extra stuff (big items) were sold off and some of the smaller stuff that couldn’t come with us was taken to a charity.   This new adventure began May 1st.   So it is still kind of ‘new’ to us.  Most of the boxes are unpacked and we are settling in.  Never been in an apartment before and my first time renting, so this is kind of a new world for me.

The house profit is supplementing what we are short every month.  It’s a good thing I don’t eat much!  But life is slowly turning around.  And I have an application in for disability.  We will see what happens, but I had to try.  Even a car ride will send my GP into something very bad.  I can’t take medications to help control some of the symptoms better, so it is all on me to figure out what works: diet (I hate to call it that), supplements, rest, exercise, metal health and so forth. 

In no way do I intend this to be negative. 

On days like yesterday/today when I feel so crappy and take the nausea med that makes me sleep all day (blog here: https://melissagpfight.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/amitriptylin-and-me/) I am so HAPPY that I do not have to: go into work, stress about keeping my job, deciding weather to call in sick (if any other employee is out that day), or just try it (they always sent me home about 45 min after I get there…then it was a 30 min drive back to home) and most importantly the luxury of not having to tell the whole office my list of symptoms and hearing their feedback of what they think is wrong with me and their treatment options.

On the flip side, I am missing the daily face-to-face interactions and distractions from the GP Life.  I get a little board from time to time, now that the move is 98% done.  Hence, the blog!  On a nice day I sit outside for a little bit.  People seem nice here, but they are in their own worlds.  Luckily I have my parents and can visit with them and a few friends that are in the area.  But, those days are very limited.  Not on their end or my desire to go.  But because the GP decides to interfere. 

Time will tell what happens.  In the mean time I am staying as positive as I can and want to be there to help others travel down this GP Road! 

Thanks for reading!!

The PAIN of Constipation (TMI Warning)

As I mentioned before, I am going to copy over some of my Notes on my Facebook page.  Here is the 1st one.

Following is a copy of my Facebook Note of April 8, 2013 (edited)

For a few days now, I have had more than normal side pain.  Today the pain moved lower.  As a female, I thought maybe it was a different issue.  Nope.  There is also a feeling of having ate a whole buffet!   The thought of food makes me sicker and liquids do not want to stay down.  

The self diagnosis begins…. did I try anything new?  Medication, Supplement, Drink, Real food?  Nope, nope, nope and nope.  Dang, what is wrong with me?  Just a flare?  Maybe.

As the day goes on the feelings of tired and depression hit.  Hmm, is this just the start of a flare?  Did I over do it?  Thinking back, ‘no, I don’t think so’.   Then what is it?!  

ImageFor some reason the word ‘constipation’ came to me.   The wheels in my head slowly turn, thinking about any BM’s I have had recently.  I can’t think of any in the recent past.  But if I am in ‘brain fog’ mode, who knows what I did just a few minutes ago!  For reality sake (this time), I recall not having a BM in the last few days.  Honestly, it could have been a week or longer.  I have been very bad not keeping my journal, so I have no way to know.  And a week is not unusual for me. 

Since my body hates coffee and it gives me diarrhea, I am drinking a cup now and am hoping for some relief.  This has always worked for me.   It is my hope that this will make me feel better.  Since right now the escalated pain, full feeling, no desire to consume anything, irritability (clothing hurts and everything in general), tired (didn’t want to crawl out of bed), headache, depression along with the smallest activity hates all my energy, is getting on my nerves!   I want ‘me’ back!

Good days are yet to come.  It was may fault for not keeping better track of my over all health (BM’s included) to prevent this from happening.   I am now onto day 4 with out a shower, so I will do that now.   Hope everybody is doing better today.   I have read a lot of you are in the hospital fighting -again!  My thoughts a prayers are with you all.

==== Yes, the coffee worked and I am keeping a better eye on my BM’s to stay away from what I went through! =====

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