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.

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