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January 14, 2008

Waiting, Recuperating, Reading

Filed under: Random — Little Miss @ 10:17 am
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Waiting – to hear on the job that required the background check and stuff. Still would like to have that contract for the security of the income for the next few months. I’ll be contacting them today to see what the status is.

Recuperating – from a nasty case of the flu. It feels like a convoy of Mac trucks spun donuts across my body. Flu compounded by fibro flare.

Reading – the new content from the previous client that needs to be rolled into their “book”. Boy is that hard to do when my brain is cloudy from flu and fibro. I need to be prepared somewhat for a conference call at 1. Yay.

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9 Comments »

  1. What is it with the fibro these days? I’m having a flare today too.

    I hope you get that job. It really sounds great.

    Comment by moonbeammcqueen — January 14, 2008 @ 5:26 pm | Reply

  2. Fibro on top of flu totally sucks. Can’t tell if the ache and leg spasming and buckling under me is from the flu or fibro. Well, the ache might be flu, but the other is fibro. ARGH. Hope you feel better soon too. Could it be cuz of the weather? Still waiting on the job info. They are checking up on it. It could take a while, you know, because they’ll have to sift through all that criminal background I have. JUST KIDDING.

    Comment by Little Miss — January 14, 2008 @ 5:54 pm | Reply

  3. Have you guys seen that a new drug to treat fibro pain just received approval?

    http://news.aol.com/story/_a/drug-approved-is-disease-real/20080114101709990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001

    Comment by Wendy — January 14, 2008 @ 8:23 pm | Reply

  4. Okay, I just finished that article (maybe I was too excited and sent it too soon) and I see that Pfizer is having to defend fibro as being “real” etc. Just so you know, I know it’s real. I included the link so you could see the drug, not the “is it real?” controversy. 🙂

    Comment by Wendy — January 14, 2008 @ 8:29 pm | Reply

  5. Wendy: You mean Lyrica? Moonbeam blogged about it a while ago, I believe. It’s really designed for something else, don’t remember what, but they say it also works for fibro. However, the side effects make it not an option for me: weight gain, swollen hands and feet. Um. Last time I took a med that had weight gain side effects (which they never warned me about) I gained 50 lbs in six months. Still haven’t lost that weight. And I already battle swollen feet with the vitamin D deficiency. Otherwise, I’d consider it if it would give me my life back.

    And I know you know it’s real. 🙂 I battle that among my family and friends. Because they can’t see it, they don’t like to hear “I hurt” because they don’t know how to help, or they don’t believe it all the time. I end up having to “push through it” and conceal the pain when in front of them.

    Comment by Little Miss — January 14, 2008 @ 8:53 pm | Reply

  6. Wendy: Oh, and that article is factually inaccurate. There have been studies – I found them at one point on my other computer – that link firomyalgia with trauma (car accidents, surgery) and stress. But you know that already, right?

    Comment by Little Miss — January 14, 2008 @ 8:57 pm | Reply

  7. Lyrica helps somewhat, sometime. I have a bunch of samples, and decided that due to budget constraints, I’d only take it on an “as needed” basis, instead of twice a day as they suggest. Sorta like taking an aspirin. It’s supposed to build up in your system, but I find it works just as well to do it this way.

    Comment by moonbeammcqueen — January 15, 2008 @ 7:21 am | Reply

  8. MB: Have you experienced any of the side effects? I may ask my doctor about using it occasionally like you are, since any relief today would be better than none.

    Comment by Little Miss — January 15, 2008 @ 9:08 am | Reply

  9. What I know of fibromyalgia is what I read on your blogs, and what I know from my friends who have it. I have three friends who have it and they’re all hairdressers. They believe it’s been caused from years of dealing with hair chemicals. But I know they all have trouble getting their families to understand their pain.

    Comment by Wendy — January 15, 2008 @ 7:21 pm | Reply


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