Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Grandma Comes Today!

Hello, friends!

I'm sorry it has been awhile since my last post.  Between having problems with my right leg, and having my twitch come back to a minor fibro flare, I certainly have had my hands full!!
I couldn't even go to that pulomonary doctor consultation on Monday due to my leg being so painful that I just couldn't walk that far and I felt absolutely lousy on Monday, as if I were coming down with the cold that is making rounds around here!  And, as if that weren't enough, I've got a whole army of mouth sores on my lower lip and tongue and my twitch has come back!

Anyway, my pulmonary doc appointment was re-scheduled to next week and as for the twitch, I figured out that I was on way too much "serotonin."  I was on Paxil, which was recently increased from 20mg to 30mg by my primary doctor AND taking Savella, which deals with the two major neurotransmitters.  That dosage has remained the same.  I was also taking Melatonin sleep formula.  So, I cut in half the Paxil dosage, kept the Savella the same, and quit taking the Melatonin altogether.  After only one night of this, I think it already is starting to help.  My twitch is almost gone and I had a lot more restful night and could actually sleep without having to be woken up every five minutes with a twitch.  I'm soooo glad I figured out what was causing it and how to fix it before Grandma comes!!

Speaking of which, we pick up Grandma today at the airport!!  I'm so excited to see her as I haven't seen her since my mom died over two years ago.  It's been too long!!  She lives  with my aunt and uncle in College Station, TX.  She has been there since before Mom died, so she is ready for a good vacation back to Arizona where she has lived since she and Grandpa had retired.  I spoke with her last night and she is very excited, too, to see me.  :0)

Frankie, Jackie and I have worked very hard for her arrival.  We have it all planned out as far as sleeping arrangements.  Since she and I are no good at getting back up off the floor, my generous and sweet hubby has agreed to let Grandma have the bed with me and he will take the sleeping back into the other guest room.  Too bad we don't have our stuff from San Antonio yet,  we would have three beds!  Oh, well.  At least we have the one bed for Grandma and I.  It would be a scary sight to see us get up off the floor.  We probably would need the fire department to get ME off the floor.  Yikes!!

Well, time to close this post and go to the airport with Frankie and my father-in-law.  I will post again soon, I promise.  For newcomers, PLEASE JOIN MY GIVEAWAY!!  All ya gotta do is go to my blog archive and visit my post labeled "FOR CHOCOHOLICS" and follow the instructions listed.  I've got plenty of room and would love new people to sign up.

I will close this post with a cute picture I took of my "feline pharmacist."  He's got even more pill bottles to search!!  He is so incredibly nosy, it's adorable!!  This was taken the evening he would be going to the groomers.  I'll take more of him afterward.  :0)
God bless you all!!
Until next post,


  1. I can't wait to hear about the visit with Grandma! How exciting that she is coming for a few weeks to be with you. It has been a long time since you have seen her, about the same amount time since I saw my niece and nephew. I am glad you are sleeping a bit better. Makes a huge difference in me if I sleep well. I do hope you have a great time!

  2. So glad your grandma is here with you, please cherish every minute you can with her, as you know time is short. I would give anything (like you) to have one last word with mine.

    Hugs n Love

    Gina & Dad

  3. Have fun with Grandma and post when you can.


  4. Hi! Hope you have a fab time with your Granny. I bet she can't wait to join you. Have a wonderful time. By the way the photo is just lovely.

  5. I hope you get better soon and are back up from the flare soon. So rough...I'm so sorry. I hope you are able to relax and have fun with your Grandma!!! :) How kind of your hubby to let you both have the bed; so sweet!


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