A Bit of Bragging and a Bit of Blue Toes~

Lately life seems to be moving a hundred miles an hour. Jumping from one thing to the next without any time to absorb anything, down days follow every event out of the norm, then another event happens and then more down days. I’m spinning.

The events happening are not even bad, they are just energy required, therefore depleting.

Anyway, time for some bragging…

Monday was a huge milestone for me. To know me is to know that I fear driving, as my cognitive skills deteriorate my fears just increase. I’ll go for months without driving at all, when I do drive it is a short distance with a familiar route and it could take days to psych myself up enough to even make that trip. *By short distance I am talking 1.5 miles to the nearest Walmart or 2 miles to Walgreens.

Well, Monday I drove myself to the doctor, 45 minutes from our house. Thank you Siri! Siri tried taking me a different unfamiliar route on the way home so in my disagreement with her I did get a bit lost, but I didn’t have a panic attack.

However the stress depleted my Cortisol and I spent the rest of the day in bed.

But I made the trip! Alone. And survived!

So I guess that’s enough bragging! Now for the blue toes.

With the cooling temperatures outside means the Raynaud’s phenomenon is in high gear! I think it’s been years (if ever) since my toes were anywhere near this bad! I’ve tried socks and wrapping in blankets and yet the circulation is not there! A heating blanket helps, but that’s only after about an hour of cold sweating toes. My toes turn a grayish blue, and hurt- omg they hurt.

I’ll be mentioning this to the doctor on Monday when I go in for my most recent lab test results.

Oh speaking of tests. I’m really curious what my Cortisol will read because 3am Monday I forgot that I wasn’t supposed to have my morning meds (which always makes me sick) and I took 2.5 and went back to bed.

I will keep you updated.

I hope you are all doing well!

Ps- if you have a topic related to chronic illnesses you’d like to chat about please let me know.


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