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1904056_766322236734741_651887722_n“She said she has had enough. She opened her window and yelled out “I’m sick and tired and I will not take any more of the crap you people, who think you are God, want to throw at me!” and then she sat down and calmly cried. Well folks I think she has finally lost it. That is the Minion Breaking News for the day! Have a good day!”

    I am about at my wits end. So, what has pushed me over the edge? Pain of course. What else could do me in so fast? Since my last posting I’ve had all the usual stuff {fibro, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, gout, kidney stones,internal shingles and still on O2} and been to the doctor, ER, tests and more tests. I’ve jumped through every hoop I’ve been told to jump through and without a single complaint out of me. I’m dealing with all the extra medical bills that come with it and the super high power bills so far this summer {$400 to $500! normal $120 to $160} even though my SSD check is the same amount year around. The extra bill money must come from cutting back on some meds and food.  Bet you are thinking I’ve lost my train of thought and rambling. Yeah, admit it. You know it’s true and most of the time you would be right, but not today! There is a point to my rambling. It helps to set the stage for my mind blowing, pissed off, anger and frustration. Trying to get my pain meds filled is like getting Congress to pass an act of legislation. Some Pharmacists now think they are God and have become power drunk! It’s bad enough that the new DEA regulations make it extremely hard for people with chronic pain to get relief, but now CVS pharmacists tell me that even though the DEA says there is a 2 day window in which you can fill a prescription {before your last one runs out} that they  can refuse to fill the new one until the day that you run out of the old one! Excuse me but WTF? I asked “…and just how do you go about making that judgment call? Do you know the person? Do you know what is wrong with the person? Do you know anything about that person’s life or home situation?” NO! I was told they just look back to see if the med has been filled within that 2 day window anytime in the last few months or maybe if they think you might be abusing the meds {please let me note here that I have not asked for or been given an increase/change in my pain meds in several years, I use only one doctor to write my prescriptions and have used this one pharmacy for ten years but they are all new pharmacists}. So they know better than the doctor, the person and the DEA. Like I said power drunk.

     So, CVS pharmacists have been making my life hell. You see, I’ve tried getting my pain meds at other pharmacies but they cost twice as much and I really can not afford to pay that right now or for the next few months. Some months do have 31 days and a 30 day supply then runs out 1 day early {they do not account for that either I have asked}. I am home bound and the only place I go is to the doctor or the hospital. I have one son and his fiancé to drop off and pick up my meds which happens twice a month as I have two types and they run out at different times. They both work and go to college full time, so it is hard to find time for them to go when the pharmacy is open. Oh the pharmacy will not let them drop off the prescription on one day and pick it up the next they say it must be done all in the same day since it is a controlled substance. I try to wait until the day the med runs out but have then found that sometimes the store is out of stock and I can’t afford to pay more at some other place. So I have to go without or use more of the other pain med, but then that one runs out early and the pharmacy doesn’t care. Every time there is a problem it means extra trips for my son and that costs him time and gas money that he doesn’t have. So, I catch hell both ways. This leaves me feeling depressed, frustrated and crying in more pain.

     I am so very tired of feeling like I am some type of low life criminal.  The drug addicts and dealers abusing prescription meds are not the ones being hurt or stopped…… it’s us, the people, the human beings with chronic pain that are being hurt…… the very ones who should be helped.

     I am thinking of writing to CVS both local and corporate with a link to this post.  Maybe public views and opinions might help. Maybe it will just be a waste of my time but at least it will be my choice!

     Well, I feel a little better now that I’ve blown off some steam. I guess I’ll ask my little minion to take me by the hand and walk with me for a spell, tell me a few of his jokes and odd humor that I like so much….. and hope you can do the same until our paths cross again……… Lila 

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     I’m really trying to feel better! Been Raining off and on the last few days and looks like it will continue to do so for the next few days. Rain always makes me feel more pain and fogginess. Looks like I’ll be napping….. and listen to that little minion voice in my head saying “It’s ok, try to laugh and take that nap when you need to.”

     I really love these little guys. Why not take a little minion by the hand? Enjoy some minion humor until our paths cross again… Lila

 

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The Dance

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This illness and I are long time companions intertwined and inseparable partners in this dance we call our life.

Never to know any other partner again but we know one another better than any other.

Twisting, turning, stepping forward and back in perfect time, even faltering in step while never missing a beat.

So we will continue alone together.

Seeking comfort in our pain forever……..

I seem to have tried for so long to over come the depression that has set in and still only keeping my head above the water that wants to suck me down in to the endless depths of despair. Yet, here I am. Water logged but still here. I guess that has to say something about my will to keep going.

For those that don’t know what I’m going through here is a quick update:

My FMS is out of control, gout is stable but psoriasis breakout all over my body even my face, inside my ears and other private areas that are very painful to deal with and psoriatic arthritis is active in my hands and knees. I feel so tired all the time and the fog just won’t lift. IBS….. well I don’t even want to go there! My sleep apnea is getting worse. My last sleep study was many years ago and then it showed I stopped breathing on the average of ten times an hour with significant drops in oxygen levels. I can’t keep my CPAP mask on while I sleep as I keep pulling the mask off. I feel so bad that I now promised my family I would tell the doctor at my next appointment {end of this month} to have a new sleep study done. That way we can see about a new type of mask that I might be able to keep on through out my sleep. Insurance will not pay unless I have a new sleep study as it has been to long since my last one and my condition has changed and to be safe I need assessment for new pressure settings. So I shall see how it all goes. Maybe if my sleep improves my depression may decrease.

Yes, I’ll keep going and dance this dance as long as I must. I hope everyone else are dancing a dance of peace, joy and comfort until our paths cross again…….. Lila

 

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Living Hell

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     I am so very tired.  I’ve battled this illness for around 20 years now and those around me still don’t understand the nature of FMS.  My older son isn’t speaking to me anymore and my younger son is still here but for how long I don’t know.  My best guess would be only long enough to be able to afford to leave.  Just when I felt that I had made progress and come to terms with all my health issues and accepted my limitations those around me say that I have given up on life.  I should push harder, do more and not give in.  That I am wasting my life and being very, very selfish.  I can’t win either way.  I have sunk deeper and deeper into the pit of living hell called depression and anxiety.  I have nowhere to turn and nowhere to go.  Once again I’m stuck and dependent on others.  My family pushed for me to sell my car as I haven’t been able to get down the front steps to go anywhere by myself . So I sold my car to a friend who is now having trouble paying me. That was my last link to freedom.  Now, I must depend on others and am at their mercy.  Even now as a grown adult I am being told by others what to do or not to do.  I am so very tired.  I keep being told that I am in this condition because I have let myself get this way by not trying harder. I was told that when I have a stroke and need some one to “wipe my ass” it will be my fault and unfair to dump that responsibility on to my kids because I was selfish and they will “put me in a home”.  Well that won’t happen as I won’t let myself get to that point…..  I will not let myself become more of a burden that I already am.  I’m not sure when or if I’ll get back to post here again…. I am just so very tired….   so I hope one and all find peace until our paths cross again be it here or some better place……..  Lila

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My inner fibro kitty speaks out.

My inner fibro kitty speaks out.

     Yes, yet another trip to the doctor and a whole fist of new prescriptions to try to sort through….. you know…. will my health insurance cover it and how much will it cost….. can I afford the co-pay…. can I buy it now or must I wait to work it into next month’s budget or is it a must, must find a way to get it now…. like new antibiotic to treat yet another infection….. see why my inner fibro kitty is having problems….. oh yeah start back on anti-anxiety medication….. darn where did that kitty go? She took the prescriptions and ran off….she can’t make it very far…. it’s raining and she can’t move any faster than I can….. so it will be a very slow chase… unless I lose her in the fog…. oh well guess I’ll be looking for her until our paths cross again……. Lila  ;} 

 

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Its a learning thing.

"The Brick Wall"

         “The Brick Wall”

     MONDAY:  Get up out of bed.  Walk over to the Brick Wall.  Hit said Brick Wall.  Look at hand.  Bloody and bruised .

     TUESDAY: Get up out of bed.  Walk over to the Brick Wall.  Hit said Brick Wall.  Look at hand.  Bloody and bruised.

     WEDNESDAY: Get up out of bed. Limp over to the Brick Wall.  Hit said Brick Wall.  Look at hand.  Bloody and bruised.

     THURSDAY:  Slide out of bed.  Limp over to the Brick Wall.  Hit said Brick wall.  Look at hand.  Bloody and bruised.

     FRIDAY: Roll out of bed.  Drag self over to the Brick Wall.  Hit said Brick Wall.  Look at hand.  Bloody and bruised.

     SATURDAY: Fall out of bed.  Crawl over to Brick Wall.  LOOK at said Brick Wall.  NO change.  Look at hand.  Still bloody and bruised.  DON’T hit said Brick Wall.

     SUNDAY:  Sit on bedside.  LOOK at Brick Wall.  NO change.  Look at hand. Not bloody and healing bruise.  DON’T hit said Brick Wall.  WOW, I have made progress!  I can’t change having fibro but I can change how I deal with fibro.  If it hurts STOP trying to do what ever it is…… find a way around the Brick Wall…..

Oh hell, now someone from my peanut gallery says something stupid like “So, you’re not even going to try anymore?”

     What I have learned?    If I want things to change I have to remember I can only change myself…… oh and that it is against the law to kill someone in your peanut gallery……

     Hope you can find a way around your Brick Wall and have a pleasant stroll in the sunshine until our paths cross again…. Lila

 

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                      Eeeeeenough! OK? How can I form a truce with this fibro and psoriatic arthritis? Anyone know? Please one and piss the other off or so it seems.  At present, I think there is only one spot on the back of my left knee that doesn’t hurt.  My right hand, wrist and arm feel like hot coals are in all the joints and have limited range of motion, especially the wrist area. { The freaky weather changes are just about to drive me and my pain nuts!}  Now, let’s throw in an other UTI just for good measure. Oh, and don’t let me forget I had to have a cardiac  ultra sound done and by the time the technician was finished, I was bleeding under my left breast. I think that technician did mammograms in a past life.   I still need one of those too.  Come to think of it, the last time I talked with the doc he said I should have a colonoscopy in addition to all the other tests.  Wish there was some way to just drop my body off for all this maintenance work and repairs but my mind could be dropped into a loaner body, so I could go on a nice vacation until my body’s work was complete.  I do see a flaw in that plan now that I think about it…. yeah staying in the loaner body and running away and not coming back might be just too much of a temptation….lol… but that would be nice….. hmmm oooohhh  just think if we could all have a week each year in a loaner body to use as a vacation from fibro!  See, I’m not being greedy.  Just one week.  OK, now I’m sure of it, my brain has been effected…. probably from chronic fibro fog.

     I am now starting to get some mild relief from my pain meds but not nearly as well as a few months ago.  It really does feel like my level of chronic pain has increased and not solely from fibro.  I’ve not had to adjust my pain meds in a few years.  One more thing to add to my list of topics to talk to the doc about.  Yeah, I have to keep a list or I will forget everything the moment the doc walks through the door.  Anyway, maybe now I can find a comfortable position and get some rest.  I hope and wish all the rest of you out there can find your comfortable spot and get some rest too until our paths cross again…. Lila

 

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