I've tossed and turned all night, waking every 1-2 hours from 10:30 pm to 4:10 am. I've been awake since then. And no matter which way I turn, or which pillow I lay on, I cannot get comfortable to go back to sleep. Every single muscle & joint in my body aches; some feel like they're being squeezed between vice grips! I have burning and stinging and tingling in both arms and legs, and from the tailbone down to the left knee; the location changes with my position. But worse than that are all the pressure points that scream "I'm here and you can't lay on me!!!" 😦
I took my tramadol at bedtime with my regular meds. I took Tylenol arthritis an hour ago. Any improvement? Zero...zip...zilch! 😞 So back to tossing and turning I go ... 🙏🌼
Between my tossing and my husband snoring, we've been sleeping in separate rooms for the last five years on and off. But this year it's become more permanent due to my increased pain & issues. It makes me anxious if I can't sleep because I'm tossing & turning, that I'm keeping him from a good night's sleep. Of course the other night he should have been in a baby crib... He fell out of bed! Lol. He's fine but literally the news this week had a story about the number of accidental deaths due to that. I told him I'm buying him two bed rails! 😉 Lol
Flappy, I think my pain is worse than yours. ha ha. In fact, I think we should all have a competition today who should have the worse pain because I think last night was the most miserable night on earth. So maybe we should put a couple of judges out there and have people put money in a pot and we all tell our stories and see who wins. Because there would be some really pathetic stories about last night. I was in pain all over, I was sore in my joints, the parasite problem was bad because I could feel them moving at times. But to top it off, my air conditioner is not working. I am writing this from a McDonalds down the road. I just can't take it in my house. I wish there was a pain make a wish foundation. I know I shouldn't make light of that. That is serious. But being hot and in pain is miserable.
Now by no means is this part of my relating to you all what is going on my submission of my story. That would give me the opportunity to embellish and give it more flare. I did well at writing. I may not win at merit but I could tell a good story. lol. I hope all of you are feeling as well as you can. And that the temperature is agreeable to the relief you need.
Profiler that is funny, but also not really a true picture so it would be biased. If judges can't see our pain we could all be embellishing! My boo no is worse than yours. Although I had another rough night, coughing and post nasal drip, today hasn't been so bad. We did our usual Walmart run and then a new meat market. I kept giving out of energy and breath. When we got home my hubby asked if I had checked my spirometer. No, because it didn't dawn on me. I am in an asthma episode and slate fly have been for the last 7-12 days. I've used my emergency inhaler twice to get my breathing back into the green. And I'm doctoring for the cough and on drip. Lol I'm going to blame it on my memory lapses, about the spirometer. I should have guess when I asked my hubby to bring me a stool so I could sit to dry my hair. Duh! That's what I feel like...😮
Flappy, I was just kidding. My pain was in fact not worse that yours. The pain I had was magnified by the humid hot heat which just kills me. No a judge truly has to feel our pain and they still can't scale it for us because they wouldn't know the differences in our other pains Have a good mornings. I hope you get to feeling some relief. You are a kind person flappy. I enjoy your post. I wish mine were as positive. Sometimes I can be a downer.
I understand how you all feel about the no sleep thing. I even try sometimes during the day to get a nap and if that lasts me for 15 minutes, I consider myself lucky. Last night I went to bed at around midnight and turned on the TV (It's actually always on) and sat watching and hoping to fall asleep... Well, I did, at 5am only to wake up at 5:45 to pee... Damn!!!! That was the end of that, I was up the rest of the day and I haven't been right since. Now, the humidity has come and it is doing a number on me, just as I know that it does to all of you. And guess what.... My air conditioner broke and I can't afford another one until next month so I am sweating and crying in front of the fan and hoping that the weatherman is right that the humidity is supposed to calm down after the thunderstorms we are supposed to have today... In the meanwhile, I hope that you all get some rest, relax and have a peaceful and less painful day. You're in my thoughts and prayers.... And, Profiler, you are NOT a downer!!!! :c)
Wow, you & Profiler are both without air in this weather? Lord willing it won't last long!
I was wide awake last night after midnight. I'm thinking maybe the knee injx I got Friday caused some of it. Anyway, I was so tired I took half an Ambien and slept all night, waking twice to potty. I sooooo needed it! Hope y'all get the air fixed soon. Praying we'll all get a weather break very soon. Have an enjoyable restful evening all! 🙏🌼
God Bless all of y'all so y'all may get some sleep and have a restful night. I' m doing right the opposite today and it looks like tonight also. I woke up at 8 am rook all my meds, drank a cup of coffee. Fell asleep reading, woke up at noon, sat in to ker covered up and went back to sleep until 6pm. I'm back in bed trying to stay awake if I can but it doesn't look very promising. The only thing I can think of is I didn't use my CPAP machine through a lot of the sleep cycle. This is crazy. Love y'all hope everyone has a good night.
I hope you'll start gaining more sleep as time goes on in your recovery Amanda! I was just like that from 2010-2014 following my mass surgery. I guess there's something about the process of surgery combined with pain that throws our bodies off track. Prayers for a good sleep for you on a permanent basis very soon! 🙏🌼
Flappsy, I am hoping to be able to pick up a new a/c this weekend. I was or rather, am, trying to wait until this credit card month will close and I can buy it with a zero balance card. At this point, it really doesn't matter since it is going to be 85 degrees on Saturday and then in the high 60's on Sunday. All this week it has been very humid, cloudy, rainy and varying in temperature between the 50's and 60's. I'm glad it's been cool but, OMG, the weather changes and the humidity being in the 80-85% ration is a nightmare as you all know. I guess I should just say screw it and get the a/c. It makes no real sense to wait since one way or another the money will be in there to pay for it. Maybe they have a PC Richards Credit Card and then I can just make monthly interest free payments and have it all done. Hope everyone had a good day, peaceful and with less pain than usual.
Our weather is doing the same. I believe this has been the wackiest year so far. My back's been hurting since last week. I got an injx in my left knee last Friday and was doing well until today. I've not stepped wrong or anything but it hurts all around the knee a lot worse than before the injx. And it's not delay from the injx. There's 2 areas pinching and spotting pain. It just hit me... I wonder if it's because I walked funny all day yesterday, like I was a puppet on strings (herky jerky)? If it's too blame I sure hope that doesn't return! My hand has been mild-moderate-mild throughout the day. But I'm fighting exhaustion!
I know what that knee pain feels like. Sometimes I have it feel like it is slipping almost like the top part of the joint is slipping off the bottom of the joint. It sends horrible pain shooting up my thigh... I know at this point, I have bone on bone in both knees, especially on the left one. The meniscus was shredded and the the right one is no better but after I got the horrible infections I had after my last surgery, I don't want to risk it. I'm afraid. I just don't know how long I can keep walking with that kind of pain and I will NOT use a cart or walker or wheelchair. I keep pushing through because I have had too many people tell me that basically, I need to just deal with it and that I can't give in to it. Well, they should walk a few feet in my shoes and then tell me what they think. At any rate, I feel for you, Flappsy... I hope it doesn't come back and I hope you can get some rest for that exhaustion. Have a blessed day.
Flappsy, Alwayz, and Amanda I know what y'all are talking about. I can't ever remember the weather doing this, it's not rained in about a week and half hear.but the humidity and mosquito 's is horrendous. You walk outside and feel like you are smothering,then get toted off by the little blood thirsty crtitters. Lol really serious now I am worried that we are going to have a lot of health issues cause from getting bitten by mosquito 's. I expect a rise in West Nile, as well as other diseases. I hope that I am being paring about the whole thing.