October 28, 2006

Stuff and Things

Since croquet-day I have been pretty busy, first with doctors' appointments, then with school and a nice visit from my Uncle Tom from California. He's here quite rarely, and we had a couple nice sit-around opportunities, which do not always happen.

I finished my first week of coursework for this 1 credit research class I'm taking online via UMUC. Given that I have been feeling absolutely horribly, it works out well that this week's work was quite easy. It took me a little time to figure out a few options here and there, but I'm finished with week 1 with 3 or 4 days yet to go before I have to worry about week 2 stuff.

... and yes, I have been feeling really horribly. I've had mind fog like you wouldn't believe with joint and back pain to match. On top of that I am experiencing a scary symptom that hopefully will turn out to be a side effect from the Lyrica I've been taking. The drug seemingly stopped working just as fall hit despite increasing the dosage from the initial 50mg all the way to 200mg, which is why my reporting on it has been missing on this blog. I have been reducing my dosage this week, and hopefully my problems will disappear soon after I stop taking it altogether. It is hard to even wait it out to be honest, but I'm managing.

Posted by Andy at October 28, 2006 12:52 AM to the General category & Health category

Sorry you've not been faring well, and that what seemed to be a helpful drug has a bad side effect. I know you'd been hoping it would make a lot of things easier for you. Here's hoping you'll swing back soon.

Good luck with your online studies, too!

Posted by: DQ at October 30, 2006 05:14 PM

Happy Halloween and I hope you feel better and that the only scary thing will be the gremlins knocking at your door.

Posted by: Mei at October 31, 2006 03:35 PM

We always buy candy for them but they never show up. I bet they're laughing it up but good! Jerks! Maybe I'm overreacting here...

Posted by: Andy at October 31, 2006 05:42 PM

I'm so sorry you've been feeling so lousy. I hope you feel better soon, although I realize better is a relative term. Good luck with your course.

Posted by: Anna Venger at November 1, 2006 09:03 AM

Hey, I'll take "relative better" any day. :) I've been having a lot of medicine problems lately, but I'll beat 'em hopefully.

Posted by: Andy at November 2, 2006 12:13 AM
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