Catalog of Complaints

For my own purposes, I have decided to detail my various ailments, from head to toe.

  • Painful, weeping sores on my scalp from chemo.
  • Blurry vision and extremely dry eyes. It’s difficult to keep contacts in for long.
  • Constant tension and pain in my neck and shoulders.
  • The right shoulder aches constantly.
  • Red, bumpy rash on my upper chest, neck, and shoulders.
  • Pain from nerve damage in my breasts and chest wall.
  • Left wrist pain and popping that requires a brace. Gotta look into this bullshit.
  • Stiff, painful fingers.
  • Constant battle between constipation and diarrhea with some hemorrhoids for extra fun (and bleeding).
  • Right lower back/hip pain from bone damage related to dead tumor.
  • Bilateral knee pain from psoriatic arthritis.
  • Left ankle pain, especially when walking, from psoriatic arthritis.
  • Muscle pain and stiffness throughout entire body from psoriatic arthritis and side effects of cancer treatments.

wednesday woes

I’m not feeling super well today. My arthritis and fibro are flaring. I’d like to stay in bed all day, but I have a root canal procedure (ugh) in an hour.

I was up a pound on the scale today, and I know it’s from inflammation. I can feel it AND see it. My left knee is huge.

I’m going to be gentle with myself today. That’s all I can do.

rheumatology update

I spend way too much time at Barnes West Co Hospital.

My knees are all swollen, but we can’t switch up the meds, so I got cortisone shots in both knees. Damn those are a bitch, but they have worked well in the past, so it’s worth the pain.

I’ve been told I can’t run again until Saturday, which sucks because I’m past my NOPE weight according to the doctor’s scale. Ugh. So I guess I’ll just work what I can control: portion sizes, what I eat and drink, water intake, and tracking. That’s all more effective anyway.