Category Archives: comfort

Autonomic neuropathy,nerve pain and feet and SUGAR

I am really tying to understand the whole nerve damage thing. Apparently while nerve damage can be caused by diabetes there are other blood sugar problems that don’t show up on tests (or the right tests are not being done) that can also cause damage to nerves. This is the reason that I started to […]

My Tilt Table Test Experience

After so many years of being sick and knowing that something was very wrong with me, I finally found a doctor that did not dismiss me out of hand. Actually I can thank my GP for referring me to a Neurologist that had no idea of what to do with me but he knew one […]

Dysautonomias,POTS, FIBRO,IST, CMPS and hypothyroid / low adrenal function

Ok, so I have POTS, IST, Fibromyalgia,chronic myofascial pain,hypothyroid, nerve damage which is causing the POTS and IST. All of that means my autonomic nervous system is’t working right. When I stand up my heart races and my blood pressure rises then drops so sometimes I drop with it. I don’t pass out because i […]

Power Recliner? Who knew?

Not me that is for sure!. My parents gave me some money back in December to buy a new recliner because I spend so much time in mine and the spring broke so it really hurt to reach the button bang it in and then rock the chair to get it to recline. So off […]

The flu sucks!

I haven’t actually had a flu for years so I should be grateful I guess. I have had the flu for a week. My throat hurts something awful. Swallowing is really painful. I always ache all over so thats no new but its still not fun. My leg pain is gone but i cant talk […]

Its always something

today my hand hurts something awful. I didn’t smash it in a door or anything. Usually that might be a reasonable assumption but not this time. I have had gout in the past and I am a little worried that this is that all over again. I sure hope not.If you have ever had a […]

beautiful weather equals feeling terrible

never fails. The weather is gorgeous. I have waited all winter for this. But since it has been so warm my ability to be upright has gone way down. I sat outside waiting for someone for 20 minutes yesterday and have been nauseous and feeling faint ever since. If I stand up I start to […]

What is your goal today?

It seems to me that I have stopped making daily goals like I used to. So I am going to make some now to get back on some kind of track. I have been trying to walk Abby. I have managed to get to the end of my street and to the next telephone pole […]

long car trips

I don’t know how a two hour car trip affects most people but for me it is a perfect way to make sure that my pain levels especially in my neck go sky high. I took a car trip yesterday to pick up my new puppy / dog and there was also walking and standing […]

Heat packs , mmmm nice

Sometimes there is nothing as nice as a hot rice bag or heating pad on a sore spot. I make all kinds of hot packs usually filling them with rice or corn or the best, split peas and then sewing it up,heating in the microwave and applying to whatever hurts most.For the really lazy just […]