Friday, September 17, 2004
Thursday, September 16, 2004
Monday, September 13, 2004
By way of introduction, I'm Karen, age 46. I've been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since 1988 and fibromyalgia since 2001 (though it probably existed since the early 90s). Since 2000, I've been off work due to the symptoms; I'm still fighting for Disability benefits because one doctor filled my records with lies, in a clear attempt to make sure I never got a cent. (For example, he ignored the diagnoses of two specialists and claimed I was "self-diagnosed".)
Had a sinus headache when I went to bed last night, and woke up with it still. A long nap didn't help. The other day at Target, I found some bath salts for colds, fragrant with eucalyptus, which seems to help a little.
So far today, I have not felt up to doing any stitching; I don't have anything at the mindless stage, so I have to be alert enough to count properly. The piece I've been doing lately has a lot of color changes in the section I'm now at.
Fortunately, I got some teriyaki take-out from the Kobayan Temple Fall Fair yesterday, so I had some good food that just needed to be heated.