Saturday fun

I dread cleaning our bathrooms, specially the bathtub. It’s so hard to get it all white and shiny. So I surfed the net to find an easy way to get it cleaned.  I found many recipes on Pinterest and decided to try one out.  It was real easy. All I needed was vinegar, baking soda and dish soap. Here’s the recipe:

  • 1/2 cp vinegar
  • 1/2 cp dish soap
  • 4 tbsp baking soda

Heat the vinegar in the microwave for 90 seconds. Allow to cool slightly or you will have a volcano on your hands when you add the baking soda. Add the the dish soap after. I poured the paste recipe all over the bathtub then used a sponge to evenly spread it. Then let it sit for a couple of hours. I was amazed at how great it worked.

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Fibromyalgia

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My fibro has been so bad lately. I don’t really know why. Maybe it’s because I’ve been so stressed out from working so much. I’m not used to working Mon-Fri 8-5, coming home doing everything around the house and whatever else that needs to be done. My husband doesn’t really help around the house much. Ok, maybe that’s not necessarily true. He does help a little bit sometimes. Just a little tho.. He still has a long ways to go. I have spoiled him…

I had a patient today tell me that one of her doctors told her he didn’t believe in fibromyalgia. Unfortunately it’s not uncommon. I’ve had to change doctors once because of the same reason. If it’s not real then why do we have pain?! It’s not in our head. It took three years for me to get diagnosed with it because they couldn’t figure out what it was until one day my primary doctor went on vacation and I had to see another doctor. It didn’t take him very long to figure out what was wrong with me. But now we are still trying to figure out what works for me. I’m now taking gabapentin and norco. I take the gabapentin three times a day and the norco when I’m at home.  It’s really not working like it used to so we’ll have to figure out another plan. Every time I wake up in the morning I feel like someone beat me up. My whole entire body is sore! The only thing that really helps it is taking a nice warm shower. Medication helps a little but I really can’t take it if I’m working. It makes me groggy. I’m getting a massage tomorrow. Hopefully it will make me feel a little better. I usually get one every two weeks. I’m so glad my husband’s work has great medical insurance or I would not be able to get my massages. I’m also signing up for yoga again. I’ve always loved yoga. It makes me feel better every time.

I’m going to see my youngest daughter this Sunday to get my hair done. My mom and I usually see her every month or so. Mom and I really need to get our hair done. We both have so many grey hairs. My daughter does an amazing job with our hair. Afterwards we go out to lunch. It’s about the only time I get to see her these days. She’s so busy with work just like we all are. It’s crazy.

Have a great weekend!MS-01

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Don’t Give Up

“It is not easy to live life sometimes. To face the world with a smile when you’re crying inside. It takes a lot of courage to reach down inside yourself, hold on to that strength and know that tomorrow is a new day-with new possibilities.

But if you can just hold on long enough to see this through and trust that you can survive this; you’ll come out a new person-stronger and as long as you don’t give up and keep pushing forward, no matter how hopeless things seem, you WILL make it.”

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~Positive Thoughts

Saturday shenanigans 

The hubby is coming home today after being gone for a week. He’s been in Austin, TX for work. Is it bad to say that I haven’t really had a chance to miss him? I have been so busy at work. By the time I get home, I just don’t want to move. I’ve been living on fast food all week.. I know, I know! It’s not good for me. But I’ve been lazy to cook or eat healthy.. I’ve gained so much weight lately. I have not been healthy at all. To top it off, I hurt my left ankle.. I need to make an appointment to see my doctor but I really can’t take time off from work.. We’re so short staff and I’m still a probe.. What’s s girl to do?! But seriously, I need to start getting back to exercising and eating healthy. I’m so proud of the hubby. He recently joined a boot camp. He’s been exercising and eating right. I’ll do it after my ankle heals..

Got into cleaning the house today. I shampooed the carpet, washed clothes, cleaned the kitchen and bathrooms. I feel so much better with a clean house. I’ve been putting it off for awhile. Like I said, work has been crazy.. All I want to do is sleep. I actually take naps now.. I’ve never done that before.. I was always so jealous of everyone because they could take naps..

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Buddy helping me clean the house….

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Withdrawals

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I recently ran out of my medicine Pristiq last Friday. What I didn’t realize was that I ran out of refills. The pharmacy had to contact my doctor before they could fill it.  And on top of that she was closed on Fridays. The pharmacy finally filled it today, but the last few days I have been sick to my stomach because I’ve been going through withdrawals. I swear I just wanted to die. I have been throwing up and feeling so nauseated. I left work early yesterday because I just couldn’t make the feeling go away. It was actually kind of funny because when I was getting ready to leave one of the doctors said I hid it really well.  Didn’t really know what to say when she said that. Stayed home today and slept until noon. Picked up my medicine after I got dressed and took one.  I’m still not 110% but I am feeling a little better. Hopefully I never go through this ever again. It’s not a good feeling at all.  The hubby hates it when I’m not feeling good. He says I’m the worse patient in the world. He’s probably right. When my doctor decides to take me off this medication, she’s going to have to do it slowly.  The side effects is absolutely brutal.

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God Complex

Today was such a crazy day! I had to work with my least favorite doctor.  He’s amazing with his patients but awful with his employees,  specially the new ones. He loves to intimidate and patronize me. I wasn’t suppose to work with him today but he’s regular MA was sick. He always makes me feel like I’m an idiot. Just a couple of weeks ago he yelled at me for something he thought I did wrong. He yelled so loud, everyone heard him. And come to find out it wasn’t even my fault. Did he apologize? Hell NO!!! He thinks he’s too good for that.  He’s got that god complex. I also found out it’s not the first time he’s yelled at an employee. I understand that it’s his practice but I don’t think he should be treating his employees like shit. I truly believe you have to treat people the way you would want to be treated because if you don’t it does come back to haunt you.  Actually just today one of his patient’s husband made him feel like shit during a procedure. I wasn’t in there when it happened but it didn’t sound good. I couldn’t help but think that KARMA is sure a bitch!! I’m so thankful I don’t have to work with him all the time. The other three doctors that I normally work with are pretty amazing. They’ve been so patient with me while I’ve been learning. They’ve also taught me so much. I’ll be working with them the rest of the week. I love my job.

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