Hot Flashes

Posted by Connie on Monday, June 1st, 2009 at 10:12 pm and is filed under Chronic Illness, Healthy or Not, Loving Life.
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I can’t belive the hot flashes that I’ve been having lately. They hit me at all times of the day. The worst time is at night.

I’ve been sleeping with a washcloth on my head and face to try to cool down but it does very little. To make matters worse is that heat makes Myasthenia Gravis worse. I am going to have to bite the bullet and go to my doctor to talk about this as it is causing other illnesses including Fibromyalgia to worsen.

I feel weak and shaky during them and for about an hour or so after. Add this to the heat of Florida! I’ve taken to keeping a small battery fan with me.  I feel like a tourist in my own home state! I’m thinking of all kind of hot flash jokes too. Do you have any to share with me to make this time in my life go by a bit easier?

Swine Flu Fashion

Posted by Connie on Monday, May 18th, 2009 at 10:10 pm and is filed under Healthy or Not, Loving Life, Shopping.
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flufashionmaskIt’s good to laugh, especially when it’s laughing at something that is pretty ridiculous but is probably making someone a lot of money. What would you think if you saw someone wearing a bandana mask like this from FluFashion? They are real respirator masks but “decorated” to look hip and gangsta. Did I just write that?

I’m sure we’ll be seeing them on planes and trains since VP Joe Biden made his famous statement a few weeks ago. Or maybe not.

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Time is Flying By

Posted by Connie on Monday, March 2nd, 2009 at 10:03 pm and is filed under Chronic Illness, Healthy or Not.
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After being in a bad flare since the beginning of January, I have to admit that I am feeling depressed. As time is flying by, I still feel stuck. I try to stay upbeat, pray, do all I can to keep my mind busy, but I still feel down. I am feeling a lot better, but not back to how I felt before.

When I saw my Psychiatrist, he recommended that I start counseling again. My meds can’t be changed or increased and he believes that this depression is reactive to my health issues. When I talk to him, it’s nice to not have to explain any of my medical conditions to him. He is a neurologist as well as a Psychiatrist so he understands what Myasthenia Gravis is, what symptoms I have and how it affects my life. He keeps up to date on medical issues and knows the medications that I take and what they are for.

Although I speak to him for a good twenty minutes, it is only every 3 months. So now I’ll be adding counseling visits to my plethora of doctor visits. I do think that this is a good thing for me though.

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New Body Parts

Posted by Connie on Thursday, February 19th, 2009 at 10:15 pm and is filed under Chronic Illness, Healthy or Not.
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Remember the Bionic Woman and the Six Million Dollar Man? I often think about being able to replace my non-working body parts as easily as they did. And it sure would be great to be able to replace them with better performance parts.


I’d get new joints for most of my body, new muscles for the ones that hurt from Fibromyalgia, and new tear ducts and salivary glands that actually work. I’d even see if I could get a re-made neuromuscular junction so that I’d no longer have Myasthenia Gravis.

I’m sure there would be a lot of upkeep with these new parts, but it wouldn’t hurt to fix them. Plus there’d be spare ones if there was a big problem. Ah, the joys of imagination.

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Shopping While Sick

Posted by Connie on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 at 9:02 pm and is filed under Healthy or Not, Shopping.
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I try to save money and try to save time when shopping. When I don’t feel well I love to shop online. It’s easy and painless. I don’t need to find a ride to the store and try to feel energized to look around stores for what I want. The other thing I like about shopping online is it is less work to look for a sale. I can look for promo codes, online coupons and check on comparison websites.

What are some of your favorite places to shop online? Does it help you when you’re not well to use this method of shopping?

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No Please Not This

Posted by Connie on Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 at 9:00 pm and is filed under Healthy or Not.
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I can’t handle getting sick now. I mean I already feel overly tired and think I might have anemia. But I don’t want to get a stomach virus now. My stomach hurts and I feel sick to my stomach. I didn’t feel well enough to eat lunch and tried to eat dinner, but it didn’t happen. There’s no need for diet pills here.

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The most upsetting part of this is that tonight is the premier of Lost. I have this whole routine for watching Lost and was ready for it tonight. It includes popcorn and now I can’t even think of smelling it, never mind eating it. So it’s going to feel like something’s wrong for sure.

Please not a stomach virus now on top of all this other crud.

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