Friday, January 28, 2011

2010 New Year's Resolution achieved

I'm not sure I've ever taken New Year's resolutions seriously since the joke is that they are always broken. However, I publicly stated two last year and actually achieved one of them, to my surprise!

I planned to get my pain levels under control and succeeded. It's been several months since my last serious post but I know I blogged about my stress over switching pain medications (click here). This change was one of the best decisions I've made in a long time though. I can say that my pain is generally now ~2-4 on the pain scale on a daily basis. Of course I have my days, my injuries, and seasonal/hormonal issues that impact my general well-being, but I feel more in control of my life and less anxious about long painful days.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Obligatory "it's been a long time" post

I guess I got writer's block, or blog fatigue, or just lost interest since my last post. Really, I think I got EDS overload at the last conference, in a good way, but I also got socked with one month of insomnia just after the conference, which didn't help my desire to write on my blog. Got me off track.

Lots of changes happened at the EDNF since July that I'm still at a loss to understand, and I've felt a bit removed from it since it changed hands. Perhaps once they get the message boards going again I'll feel differently - more connected.

You know how bears hibernate In the winter? I think my hibernation period starts in August. I always get a little low around that time of year for some reason. Not like people with SAD because I perk back up in November. It's weird.

We went to Australia in Sept/Oct and yet I still didn't feel inspired to write. When we got back, I had a major work deadline for end of Oct. Then post-grant recovery. I found out two of my friends have breast cancer (one a rare type and the other has metastatic bc)- a heartache. Then we hosted Thanksgiving. Decembers flew by! I did most of my gift shopping online this year - wow, great feeling to avoid the malls! Went to my parents house for Xmas. At in-laws for NY holiday.

Now it's 2011. Time to start afresh...