I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Please buckle your seatbelt...it's gonna be a wild ride

I swear when I decided on "My Roller Coaster Life" for my blog eight years ago, I couldn't have chosen a better theme. This week has been one heck of an example:

Saturday: Usual day...hurting but functional (on the cane of course), and went to a concert with a friend. Had a great time.

Sunday: Woke up to the most horrendous charlie horse I've ever had. My leg was so drawn up that I couldn't even put my foot on the floor. I binged on potassium and calcium to no avail. I was on crutches in agony the entire day.

Monday: Things declined rapidly when I woke up to projectile vomiting (TMI but you are all aware that I tell the whole truth on my personal blog here, no?) to the point of dehydration and nearly losing consciousness. Even the Phenergan I was prescribed for these occasions didn't help. My uncle thought I had the flu, but I knew it was just another attack of Periodic Paralysis (it DOES act/feel like the flu at times). Pushed more meds and more fluids, but saw no improvement.

Tuesday: Woke up and managed to put my foot on the floor. Lots of pain and prayer, but I did it and the 48 hour charlie horse of doom subsided by the time I left for school. Bypassed the crutches (which are still in my car) and returned to the cane. I was still sick to my stomach but not only made it through the day, I stayed at school later than usual and was doing WORLDS better by mid afternoon. Blew my mind that only 24 hours prior, I felt like I was going to die and almost had to go to the ER.

So, yeah. I'd say roller coaster is an accurate description of my life.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Major attack of myotonia

I woke up this morning to the worst charlie horse in the history of the universe. It has yet to subside, even with meds, seven hours later. I'm currently on crutches and can only sit in a few positions to tolerate the pain.

I need your prayers, friends. This must cease. I have Art With Heart business tomorrow, and school on Tuesday. I absolutely cannot miss school. I just can't.

Will give a real update soon.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

New Painting and Henna Tat

"Night Light"...teaching this one on the 19th

Practicing henna for future commissions

More to come!