I went to the doctor the other day and was told that either I’m having a viral flare or I caught a cold. She recommended that I take Valtrex for two days in order to help myself fight the symptoms. Even by yesterday I was feeling much better than I was the two days before that, and today, despite a lot of fatigue, I am feeling better too. The only lingering effect is a headache in the back of my head and some muscle pain.
On the topic of muscle pain, I went to the pain clinic again today and got a prescription for Low-Dose Naltrexone. We are going to be mixing tablets with orange juice for some reason and taking them as a liquid. I’m not quite sure why, but it is the recommended way of taking it for me. I’m not looking forward to having to dissolve tablets and then remember to take it, as the rest of my pills are in an organizer. I should be able to get used to it though.
David and I are trying to plan out what we want to do for Labor Day. There are a lot of things to do around here during that time, including a fair, hiking, farms with different types of produce (pumpkin farms, apple farms, berry farms, etc, all with U-pick), and then some festivals and farmers markets. We both want to go to the fair at some point this weekend but I’m afraid that I’ll pick up some sort of bug from there, as fairs aren’t the most germ friendly places, nor are festivals. So we’ll see. I don’t like getting sick on top of sick.
David’s parents are going to be in town tomorrow I think. I’m not as worried about them being around as I was. I’ve sort of thought through things and I doubt that they will be coming by unannounced anymore. I wonder if I might want to give them another chance. I’m not sure.
The other positive thing in my life right now is that I’m noticing that all of the riding in the car to and from appointments is helping me to feel safer in cars. I’ll look around while David’s driving and basically realize that there is nothing to be afraid of. This is really good for me I think and might help me to eventually feel more comfortable driving myself as well. I wonder if just being away from cars for too long brought out all of my old fears from a rollover car accident when I was 16, as well as some minor car accidents that David and I were in a couple of years ago, with no fault to our own. After those car accidents, it’s taken me awhile to feel safe again in cars. It does seem like de-sensitization is working though, which I’m really happy about.
Well, I’m pretty tired today so am not going to write a lot. Also, I started writing a fairy tale-ish novel today. We’ll see if I ever finish it!
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