Well, February has been a bust for me. Literally since day 1, I have had some kind of pain causing some form of incapacitation. At the start was a old problem of mine, which is a pain in my upper back. I’ve had it since college and it has always felt more like a strain than pain. But on February first, it spasmed and cause my entire torso to seize for a few hours. After that, what was once a mild strain became the pain of a railroad spike being twisted and twirling my muscles like spaghetti on a fork. It spasmed again, the day after the terrible snowstorm down here.
After that came the tooth infection. I had one before last spring and i knew it might happen again since the problem lied in the fact I had two filling overlapping and the it no way to make a complete seal that way, and by being immuno-surpressed, infections I might have fought off have a better chance of being a problem. Now, while this was painful, the thing that worried me more was the the side of my mouth that was infected also went numb. And I tell you it’s not easy trying to find a dentist on short notice when you have no one to offer suggestions. But we finally did and a root canal was ordered and performed last Thursday.
But then there was the next day, Friday, or as I dub it, “My Extreme Horror Makeover” day. That morning I awoke, drenched in sweat, to pains coursing through and pulsing over my body that rival depictions by some of the masters of splatterpunk and extreme horror. Tylenol helped some, but it was easy to tell when it began to wear off and usually did about an hour before I could take more. On Monday I went to urgent care and they did some tests and every came back normal, except my sed rate and my c-reactive protein tests. Both were quite high, though my sed rate takes the cake at being 88 when the normal range is 0-15. There are some wondering how I’m even able to move right now. I’m just glad I can. Unfortunately, we can’t figure out why this is happening, which is delaying an actual treatment other than ibuprofen. I’m waiting on another set of tests taken today–making my total number of vials of blood drawn in a week a grand total of 15–so March isn’t going to be starting of too great either.
It sucks on a lot of levels, but one is that it screwed up my plans for writing, working on the blog, and working things for other people I said I would do.
So, right now I’m taking a med leave of sorts. I’ll try to do somethings if I can, but I’m not going to push myself since I really can’t when I’m a curled ball of throbbing and stabbing pains.
I just wish to thank you all that follow me either here and/or on the other social spaces. I’ll be back when I can.