Sunday, March 11, 2012

Checking In

Hello again. I really never meant to abandon this blog. Maybe I can get back to it again someday. Most of you follow me on FB so you are still in touch with me anyway. This blog is just for deeper, more private thoughts, and apparently I've not had the energy to express any of them. ;)

I just read my last post, which was from just over a year ago. Wow. Unfortunately not much has changed. My house is still a horrible mess that I struggle to try to fix, but never succeed. I think that at the time of my last update, I had been diagnosed with undifferentiated spondyloarthropathy. (I think that's where we were at that time...can't remember WHEN things happen very well.) But at some point, I think last spring, my doctor decided that was not a good diagnosis, as I wasn't responding to the medication. I'm now diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which seems to fit much more. I have 16 out of 18 tender-points, and several other spot-on symptoms. I started out trying to deal with it with no meds, but I've since added tramadol and now gabapentin, both of which are really helping. But I'm still not very active and my house is still a mess. I need to make more of an effort.

I am still at the same job and I still hate it. But I'm in the process of getting hired as a permanent employee instead of a temp, which at least will get me a little more money.

I am GOING TO ENGLAND! Which anyone who might read this will already know from my FB and the WD. I'm very, very excited about it. I'm excited about seeing my wonderful WDers (some for the first time, some AGAIN). I'm excited about seeing England. I'm excited about finally doing something FUN. I think the last time I went anywhere (save a day trip to a local convention in Boston) was the Firefly convention in November of 09. That is far too long to go without doing anything fun. But being poor and sick will do that to you. So, in conclusion, EXCITED!

I also just realized that Blogger is now attached to Google+. I've just deleted something more private I was going to talk about, because this blog is probably much more findable than I desire.



Annika said...

England! Yay!

Angela said...

I am so excited for you that you are going to England. You all have to hug each other for me, ok?

CosmicAvatar said...

Heyyy, you're back! It's been too long.

I'm glad that you've at least got a diagnosis that makes sense. I know how frustrating it can be to not have the energy to do even basic housework sometimes, not to mention a condition that seems to go on and on and on, but we must both hope that an end will come sometime.

In the meantime, PARTAY! So looking forward to seeing you.