Thursday, June 13, 2013

I'm Back! And Why It's Been Radio Silent Around Here...

It's been all kinds of quiet around here lately and much of that is due to the fact that I just don't feel good.

And we aren't sure why.

It all started about four weeks ago when I had a falling out with this guy.

And by falling out, I mean I stepped on him.  And fell.

It wasn't a bad fall, and in fact, I was holding onto the wall most of the way down.

From his high chair, J-man shouted "uh-oh," and actually used the phrase correctly for once.  (It's usually yelled when he purposely throws something across the room.)

I laughed, got up, and went about my business.

My ankle that took the brunt of the fall was swollen and my wrist that I had landed on was tender, but that was to be expected.  Soft tissue takes forever to heal.

A week later, my other ankle was hurting and my other wrist had some weird inflammation. The doctor thought it was related to the fall, so home I went with some anti-inflammatory meds.

But I know my body, and something wasn't right.  This pain was new and weird.

Over the past few weeks, I've gotten up each morning with different joints aching and new inflammation spots.

Much like the rest of my life, it doesn't seem to be very predictable.

Bloodwork has been taken and it's come back a little wonky.... my primary doctor is sending me off to the big city to see a specialist.

If left alone with my thoughts, I could wrote the Worst Case Scenario book for my life pretty quickly.

But, let's be real, I'm not left alone in any sense of the word most of my day.  J-man follows his 19 month-old call of duty and makes sure that I am always assisted no matter what I'm doing or where I am in the house...if you know what I mean.

I'm thankful it's not debilitating pain, and I can still function on a fairly normal basis.  But I have two babies to hold, snuggle, and chase after on a daily.

Ain't nobody got time for this.

So that's where I've been.

Wish I could have said Hawaii instead.

I'm sharing this in hopes that maybe my symptoms might sound familiar to some of you out in bloggy world?

I'm in my mid-30's and for this just to spring up has been a surprise.  And not in a "hey, you've won a million dollars!" kind of way. . .

Not expecting (or necessarily wanting) a diagnosis from anyone, but would love to hear from you if you've been dealing with these symptoms too.  Want to head to my specialist with as much knowledge as I can.

Hoping to be back to writing regularly again soon.  Have missed y'all!!!


  1. Oh no! I hope you'll get back to normal fast! You really don't have time for that!

  2. Reminds me of my Rheumatoid Arthritis . . . which is not the death sentence it feels like some days. Praying you have answers soon and will be following along!

  3. Sounds like Complex regional pain syndrome. I will add you to my prayer list. On the simple side could be Lyme disease....if you been outside a lot this summer a tick bite could happen.

  4. That's no fun! I hope it gets figured out soon!

    Are you taking a new medicine of any kind? I had something like that happen to me when I was a teenager and they couldn't figure out why. They did blood and urine tests and were about ready to diagnose me with Lupus. Then, they figured out that I had been taking a new medicine and I was probably having an allergic reaction. They took me off of it and I've never had that problem again.