The memory of smoke

The memory of smoke

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Boston feet, again.

Yup, toe broke left. Fasciitis right, point heel pain. Taping, exercising, icing, heel pads.

I needed a diagnosis more than a prescription, once I know what it is, I know what to do.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Heel, heal, real.

A week or so of increasing right heel pain, along with sprained little toe left, eased finally by capsaicin patch application. Why didn't I think of this earlier? Probably pain interfered with thought.

As it so often does.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

visual field loss

Wobbly, scintillating letters as I looked at the crossword at work, migraine aura. Finished the case, got help from coworkers to clean, I hurried home before I lost vision. About a third of left field smeary by the time I got home. Cocktail of drugs to forestall a full fledged attack.

With good care, doing better now.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Inconsistent skills, consistent pains.

Going bowling was going to create aches, I knew hand and foot back and shoulder.

On top of what I already have, hand and foot, back and shoulder.

And so I tend to hands and feet, back and shoulder, glad to have been among friends.

Got a few strikes, a few spares, a few gutter balls, I am content.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The right sort of healing

Free floating anxiety, the urge to sob for no reason, like a chill. A simple lack of downtime for too long. Lacking other, focused reasons, my body simply reacts as it always has.

So, I put my head down as though I had a flu, and listen to the wordless anguish.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Pains in vain

Got the trigger thumb injected by the Fellow on the 21st. Not feeling better yet, but no worse. Keeping foot wrapped in coban.

Tooth holding steady as well.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pain in rain

All my joints hurt, thumb left, wrists, every finger, toes, heels, shoulders, elbows, back inclusive.

Hands worry me the most, since I need to keep dexterity to work. I need to talk to one of my hand surgeons about what I should do. Thumb brace helps keep me working, no pain with it on. But without it, thumb is not getting better. Surgery out of the question until brace no longer works.

Oh, and I have one tooth going bad, possibly a second one. Work starting on that next week.

I won't let this stop me, but it is slowing me down.