by Aimee on June 25, 2008

I am sitting in a hotel in VA waiting for, I don’t know what. I can’t sleep. I originally logged out hours ago. I am going to try again in a few minutes, but since I was sitting here I figured I would give a non-update on the knitting – I finished a bunch of sekrit knitting this week, so I allowed myself to work on Eiffel. I even took a pic this morning with plenty of time to blog it. Then I realized that my stupid cord was at home because I didn’t think I would actually work on the damn thing while I was gone.

This week has been rather trying for me. I got here on Tuesday and I am leaving tomorrow after full days of meetings which means that I haven’t gotten anything done. And I am feeling a little off. Monday at the gym I almost passed out after over-heating. This hasn’t been an issue for me in the past – well, last week, but I thought that was due to dehydration. This week I made sure I was well hydrated and had a snack and went to meet Super Trainer Aaron. STA is FREAKING AMAZING and I felt well enough after a few rather embarrassing moments to finish up my workout. I have not, however, done a lick of exercise since. I haven’t felt up to it – I drove up here yesterday and was in bed and asleep at 8. I haven’t even really knit anything since Monday night when I allowed myself to work a few rounds of Eiffel. I had no issues on Wednesday or Friday last week when I went to the gym – or Tuesday – I was at the gym a lot last week.

I am happy to report that my med adjustment is going well. I am feeling a little better these days. Other than the stupid phantom kidney pain that makes no medical sense. I had a rather nasty infection in my right kidney something like 5 years ago and the stupid thing still hurts. Like fire. I go have it checked on occassion, but they can’t seem to figure out why it hurts, so I just drink a lot of water and deal. I don’t take pain meds as a general rule because once I start, well, I don’t think I will stop what with the stupid lupus.

That reminds me that I need to decide if I am going to do the walk this year or take this year off. With school and work, I am just not sure that I have the time to really fundraise the way I would like, but on the other hand, damn it, I need a cure! I am too tired to not have one.

ok – I have to be at a training at 7:30 AFTER stopping at the main office for a couple things I left – it is semi on the way and def more on the way then if I go back after when I want to be heading home. I am tired. I am freaking beat. I can’t wait to have a couple weeks mostly at home before I start this again – looks like I will be back here on the 10th and then I head out on the 17th for a week in CA. Anyone in SanFran want to hang out – I will be there from the 21st-23rd.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

LittleWit June 26, 2008 at 12:05 am

Phantom pains are the coolest. No really we should start a club. Perhaps your doc can give you scary meds that will make anyone who finds you passed out think you have a heart condition. :) (Remind me not to pass out with my meds, kthxbai)

Billi-Jean June 26, 2008 at 12:53 pm

I’m the same way with pain (and sleep) meds. I have a hundred good reasons to take them and that would be a slippery slope. So, unless I’ve had surgery or something, nothing stronger than regular Advil and not more than 3 or 4 times a month. I’d like to actually be present in my life and keep my kidneys and liver tyvm.

Michelle June 26, 2008 at 8:05 pm

Aimee, I lost your email address!!

Jane Prater June 27, 2008 at 9:25 am

See your doctor.

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