Friday, September 17, 2004

Bonds. B Bonds. #700

One blessing to my being so sick for so long is that I have been home, in bed, resting, and thus watching all of his milestone home runs, live, instead of only on the 11 PM news.

It never rains but it pours! I'd just spent several hundred dollars on a larger hard drive and a CD burner to back up my computer, and today needed to spend another bunch of money replacing the power supply. Most definitely NOT what I was planning to do with that much money.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Found out that both my friends in the path of the hurricane came through with just minor damage. I hope this means I'll sleep better tonight, not worrying about them.

Monday, September 13, 2004

The bath salts helped! I was able to do a few minutes' stitching this afternoon. No day is wasted if you have stitched. I wish I could stitch for hours as I used to, but at least I'm improved from last year, when I couldn't stitch at all for several months.

Sept. 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.