Last week I had a pretty significant pain breakthrough so my rheumatologist put me on Prednisone [again] and gave me Vicodin [again]. We aren’t sure what is causing the random pain spikes but it’s beginning to wear on me. My [wonderful] boyfriend was trying to give me a comforting hug and accidentally squeezed me to tight/ hit a trigger point causing me to show how much pain I was actually in. I felt so bad, there was nothing either of us could have done to prevent it but he looked like he had accidentally stepped on his puppy. I need to be able to hug people without all of this crud going on. Seriously this is getting stupid. It’s also making my anxiety level really high BUT the anxiety will be helped once I have my very own emotional support animal! I spoke with my doctor about the possibility of getting an animal to help with my anxiety brought on by being bed ridden a lot of the time. She agreed that it could help a lot so I will be getting an animal [unsure if cat or dog] towards the end of this summer!
On a happier note: I got to go to Dallas to see my family and friends for thanksgiving! I see my rheumatologist in about a month so fingers crossed that we can get this all sorted.