Nov 07, 2010
Lately I’ve had lots of problems with pain from my pelvis down and then both hip joints. My thighs feel a bit swollen, my calves more swollen, and my feet are really visibly swollen. I don’t know if the problems with my legs and feet swelling are fibro, but I suspect it is, or at least has something to do with it. The problem with this hypothesis is that fibromyalgia doesn’t cause swelling. The swelling isn’t immediately visible, except for my feet, but I can feel my legs and feet swelling and it hurts badly. Perhaps I’m wrong and this has more to do with Ehlers-Danlos. I don’t know.
I’ve been having a really hard time staying positive lately. DH’s mom was in the hospital with congestive heart failure and now resides in a nursing home. The doctors don’t think she has very long. DH’s brothers are setting off to hitchhike to the next state over to live. They are bringing some of their pets with them while they hitchhike. DH is worried (as well as myself) about them, especially because they are taking their animals and that may keep them from getting there safely. I wonder if anyone will pick them up, what with three adults and two or three cat carriers. DH is really scared for his brothers, especially for my BIL#1 (Brother-in-Law #1). DH and BIL#1 were very close growing up. I’m really worried about my DH, too. Needless to say, my stress levels are very high and that’s not half of my stressors.
|Cox Hospital roof from the waiting room. This is where my mother-in-law was.|