Saturday, July 19, 2014


Hi everyone! Today is the first day I have felt up to blogging. It has been a tough week. 

My RSD has been really bad. We had my father-in-law's memorial, two doctor's appointments and four chiropractor's appointments since last Friday. All week my wrists and hands hurt too much to type. The doctor gave me a stronger pain medicine and I woke up with a bit less pain today. It still hurts but I did want to blog a bit. 

My left knee has RSD and you can see the left leg is smaller than my right.

The RSD is making my body shake. The Lyrica has calmed that down some and I am thankful to be taking it. 

These thoughts and pictures are in no particular order. 

I made my own bed! Isn't it pretty?
I am loving these silk pillowcases. My husband "stole" one and is using it on his bed as well.

This is my new medication. It is a patch that contains pain medicine. I am up to 50mcg which is making me somewhat nauseous and lightheaded but it is helping with the pain.
I have tried a lot of things to distract myself from the pain this week including doing my nails. The bright pink color was sent to me from one of my readers. Thanks Jen!

My legs get cold and so I need to wear socks. But walking around the house without shoes kind of hurts. And so I look like this. Ha.

My ebay inventory is down to just 7 bins and most of those aren't full. I haven't been able to list in awhile.
My doctor's office has this gorgeous original Fiestaware. Isn't it stunning?

The headstone of my father-in-law & mother-in-law.

We visited the grave where my mother-in-law was buried and sprinkled my father-in-law's ashes there this week.

This is my new bed. Obviously I have sheets over this pattern. But the other night I woke up and had swirls imprinted on my arms. I must have been sleeping pretty hard.

This week includes two doctor's appointments including one with a new doctor. I am hoping to have the pain medicine work. The RSD is now in my left knee, back, both wrists and hands and possibly my right hip. There is no real cure for RSD but it is possible to have it go into remission. And of course God could heal it which is what we are praying for. 

If I am feeling well enough an ebay post will be written this week. Thanks!


  1. You poor girl! I feel so bad for you and all you are going through! I will keep you in my prayers!

  2. Thanks for the prayers CindyLou! I really appreciate them. The pain medicine has helped a bit and I am very thankful for that :)

  3. I have been thinking of you often and praying for you! I woke up in the middle of the night the other night and thought about dragon dictation, which I used for a little boy with CP in my kindergarten class. I'm pretty sure the app was free, at least the version we used. I don't know if you have an ipad, or something similar, or if you could get it on your computer, but it works great so that you don't have to type, just talk and it types for you. The ebay app also has the speaker function so you can make your listing by talking instead of typing. I use it when my tendonitis in my hands makes it too hard to type. You might have though of those things already, but I just felt like I should share that with you. Then at least you could still blog and list if you wanted too without so much pain, and kill some time as well. Hope that helps! Praying for you!

    1. Melissa- Thank you for mentioning the Dragon program. I have seen it on QVC (or HSN or one of those) a long time ago but then kind of forgot about it. Does it really work? I read the reviews and it seems like there is a learning curve. I am really hoping that the doctor's can get the pain in my fingers, wrists and hands under control since it is a "new" thing (within the last month) but it seems like a good idea.

  4. I am from India and I am not sure if it works but did you check if there is any cure in AYURVEDIC medicine for RSD? Its slow, massage oriented and diet based but the results are permanent for most stuff that other Allopathy medicines(regular doctor) cant cure. Please check that....most can be found in India.

  5. I'm sorry you had a tough week. I completely understand why you haven't been updating. I hope medication has been helping to ease your pain. Anyway, the bed looks wonderful. It looks like it's been helping you get some good rest. We're praying for you, Mellissa. Keep us updated! :)

    Dante Storey @ The Healthy Bed Store

  6. Ramya - Thank you for the information. I have it bookmarked in case my current treatments don't help.

    Thank you for the thoughts Dante. Yes, the bed is awesome. :)


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