Progress Update: Yesterday was Horrible

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The title says it all. Yesterday was horrible! Crap! I knew from the very beginning my day was going to suck because when I woke up I sat up in bed and let my head drop down in the dark. I was so tired but I knew I had to get up! Then I felt something wet on my leg… I stayed still wondering what the heck I was feeling. Drip, drip, drip… It got faster and faster and so I put my had down in front of the thin stream of liquid that was falling upon my leg and realized that it was coming from my nose… It was blood. I have only had a bloody nose once in my life before so you could imagine why it took me so long to figure out what the heck was going on.

So I jumped up holding a puddle of blood in my hand and carefully flipped on the light to my room. I grabbed a bath towel and let it soak up everything it could from off my hands and face. As I stood there holding my nose with my bloody bath towel I realized I had also got blood all over my blanket and dripped a bit on the carpet… Great… That’s NEVER going to come out… After a while it finally stopped and that was that. What a great way to start the day!

As the day progressed I started getting really achy… Not muscle aches but joint aches… Much like when I got off my Prednisone for a while… My shoulders hurt, my neck, my elbows, my lower back, and my knees… Everything… It got to the point where I couldn’t even sit in one spot comfortably… It was so painful… Finally I cracked and gave in to the pharmaceuticals… I hate using pain killers because they can get so addictive if your not careful but I couldn’t help it… I popped a couple of Norcos (Vicodins) and half an hour later I felt fine. Fine might be an understatement haha but let’s just leave it at “they worked”. I have no idea why I got all achy out of nowhere but I hope it doesn’t come back. Today I feel fine so it must have just been something random wether it had to do with my MS or not.

Today I made sure to wake up at a decent time rather then sleeping in as that tends to make me feel yucky all day. I got up around 8:30am and ate a light breakfast, took my pills, and worked out for about half an hour in our home gym. Did some walking on the treadmill and then some light weights. After that I showered up and gave myself my daily shot while watching last nights episode of the Daily Show with Jon Stuart. Haha… Bin Laden… Hmmm… I’ll try to avoid the politics here on this blog…

Today started off much better then yesterday. I have been much more productive as well. Yesterday I did nothing and today I was able to set up my apointment for my next MRI (on MOnday) and I have been working on my photography assignment all day. Thats what the random picture is above, just one of the random shots I have taken so far for this assignment which has to do with capturing motion. No post production allowed: Can only use the camera functions haha so yeah, a little rough, but that’s how you learn.

Anyways I forgot to mention, my left leg was really weak yesterday as well. It kept buckling in every once in a while as I was walking around. I didn’t trip or fall but man did it make walking difficult! Today I feel much more well balanced, not great balance, but good compared to yesterday. My leg feels a bit stronger too. I’m hoping that if I keep getting up at a decent time and doing a quick workout in the morning that my days will continue to go well. I’m going to try my best to make this a routine.

Well got to get back to my photography class assignment plus I have some more writing to do today, got to finish the latest draft of my novel already! Taking me way longer then it should!

2 Responses to Progress Update: Yesterday was Horrible

  1. Brad says:

    ohh Matt, I am so sorry. The intro to your blog was shocking. But you speak your own truth, and I admire you so much for that. Sometimes, I have a humidifier in my room, next to my bed. It is very possible that the air in your room is too dry. But, it might be withdrawl from meds. gosh, i wish u didn't have to go thru this.
    I just looked on Amazon. They have a REALLY good humidifier for $49 dollars, but they have a less expensive one for $28 dollars.

    I was wondering about the photos on this blog. I gotta say your photos are so beautiful. You have such an amazing talent.
    I could seriously just look at a blog full the photos you take. haha

    I am glad today was a better day for you. I am feeling alright now too. A little weak, but much batter than last week.

    It will be hot the next few days here in so. cal. so be careful. 🙂

  2. Matt Allen G says:

    Yeah I have no idea what was up with the nose bleed but I can't do the humidifier thing, drives me crazy!

    I think it was just random.

    Haha hopefully soon Ill have a new car and the ability to go out and take some GOOD pix, not these last minute photo class BS shots haha. If you scroll all the way down on my blog there are two links to two of my photography sites, my professional site and my personal blog but I have not touched either in like months!

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