Friday, September 18, 2009

Personal update

I haven't been crafting much lately. Normally I wouldn't put up a personal update, but felt that I needed to do so in case anyone follows this blog. I have Fibromyalgia and have been trying the newest medication approved for this condition. It's called Savella and is supposed to help those of us with Fibro. So far, I just feel more tired. I may have an interaction with 1 or 2 of my other meds which would leave me exhausted. Basically from what I understand, I would have a toxic combination and may have to quit this medication since I can't change pain medication. It's tough when you can't take NSAIDs. Also, it looks like my gastric bypass (2007) may be another problem. I have developed new complications and may have to have surgery again.
So, needless to say, I haven't been up to crafting much, although I am inspired to do so. I just don't have the energy to finish a lot.
I did recently enter an ornament contest through Creative Home Arts club. All the ornaments will be donated to Ronald McDonald Houses. I wish I had taken a picture of it, but maybe I'll get published in their magazine. Should I win even an honorable mention, I will share it here.
Well, that's about all for now. Hang in there while I work through some medical problems and hopefully get my groove back!

1 comment:

Jayma Malme said...

I somehow found your blog through twitter and then some blog surfing for craft blogs. But this post caught my attention. Have you been tested for gluten intolerance? I'm gluten-intolerant and after doing a ton of research have discovered it's more common than people realize...but most people are mis-diagnosed because there are 250+ different symptoms. (Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.) One "symptom" (or I guess reaction would be a better term) is fibromyalgia. A lot of doctors don't even test for gluten intolerance because there is no Rx for simply eliminate it from your diet (which is easier said than done). It took me about 7 years of debilitating migraines, depression, and many doctors to finally be referred to a nutritionist who tested me for it.

Anyway, I have no idea if that's what is causing your fibromyalgia, but I thought I'd throw out the idea in case you hadn't heard of it. It's a simple test that can be done.

Good luck!