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Rough Week Physically

July 21st, 2018 at 03:27 pm

My rheumatoid arthritis started flaring up on Tuesday and steadily got worse through the week. On Wednesday I started fighting off a migraine, successfully with medication, and on Thursday I strained some muscles in my low back because I had to pick the green beans and apparently I stayed in one position too long. I also started seeing floaters in my good eye. Yippee. Who needs to be able to read clearly? *sighs*

I need to pick green beans again and I am just really not wanting to. DH worked on my back for a couple of hours last night so I am doing better, but I'm afraid if I pick them it will go back into spasms.

Just to add to the fun, DD started throwing up blood, so Wednesday night was an ER visit, and it seems like on top of all her other issues, she has an ulcer. We will follow up on that after she sees the endocrine doctor and I see the surgeon for a follow up on my toe next week. At least is wasn't a bowel obstruction. They took x-rays.

At least things are going well for DH at work and things are running smoothly on the financial front. Since going full force onto Dave Ramsey's plan, I can really see the difference in the budgeting and accountability, as well as the intensity to get this last debt paid off. I try to watch at least 3 of his live streams each week and I have read three of his books now and one of his daughter's books.

I am currently reading Zero Debt by someone else. It is large print so that helps with the eye issues. I am also working my way through The Tightwad Gazette. I had to turn it back in once because someone had put it on hold, but I got it back again a couple of days ago.

I have been reading a fiction book, too, but I'm about to give up on it, even though I am halfway through. I don't really like the main character that much. She's hard to empathize with. I may just stubbornly forge on as I hate not finishing a book. I don't usually read mystery novels, but when I do, I expect to be more interested in the outcome than I am here. I've been trying to read this book for 9 weeks. The only reason I checked it out was because the title was a funny pun. I should probably stick to sci-fi and romance novels in the future.

I wish I could read more, but my eyes can only handle it for so long with these stupid floaters swimming around while I try to focus. I am feeling a little negative because of the amount of pain I am in and the amount of swelling that is going on in my body right now. I would appreciate prayers for healing and for a more positive attitude.

6 Responses to “Rough Week Physically”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Sending prayers for your physical and mental health, as well as for your daughter. I'm glad the finances are going so well, definitely important to focus on the positive.

  2. Sue Says:

    I am so sorry - I have osteoarthritis which is HORRIBLE and I know rheumatoid is much worse - I am so sorry for your pain. My ds has lupus so I'm really afraid that is going to turn into ra in a few years. My dh has the floaters which drive him nuts - his doctor calls it a "migraine aura" but at least he doesn't have the pain. Poor dd, shes been through more than anyone that age should ever have to go through like my ds....it breaks your heart you can't just make them better or out of pain!!!

    Hang in there - this will get better and if the green beans don't get picked, it is ok for 1 year!!!!

  3. mumof2 Says:

    Sorry that your health isn't so good right now, having chronic illnesses I know how debilitating it can be..so just take the time to heal. Hope your daughter is better soon..glad that things are on track financially that makes a difference when your not feeling well...just a thought if your son is home schooled can he pick the beans??

  4. Jenn Says:

    Life's too short to read a book you don't enjoy. Just abandon it. It took me a long time to adopt that mindset, but it's liberating. I also don't finish movies that aren't enjoyable, no matter what we paid. We call it the walk-out rating.

    I hope you all heal soon! Try a round of green smoothies with your fresh produce.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you start to feel better. Prayers for your health.

  6. Deb Says:

    Two things: I just found out this trick, and am so impressed : for a great ice pack that doesn’t drip and get clothes/furniture/bedsheets/etc. wet, use a clean disposable diaper that has gel. Apply one cup of 70% isopropyl alcohol inside diaper, then fill it to full with water. Put it in the freezer. You will have hours of COLD relief that does not drip. It stays in the diaper. The alcohol keeps it from turning into frozen ice water. And it is reusable, probably forever.

    Second thing: I, too, was determined to finish any book I started. Then I read on the website Goodreads that if you can’t get into a book and are not enjoying it, give up on it and find another book. The are so many to choose from, and life is short. Having a site I respect give that advice actually made me feel VALIDATED to stop reading what I didn’t enjoy. Sometimes I just need validation and for someone else to tell me it’s ok and that is is not a sign of weakness or failure.

    Good luck to you and your DD for your health problems.

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