I'm sorry I didn't finish writing on Thursday or post anything on Friday, but I've been in the bed since then. It's my legs. The pain started on March 6 and continues to intensify. Even when I'm resting, the pain is nearly unbearable. Plus, there's numbness in my toes, pins and needles running up and down my legs, burning joints, stiffness, and they feel heavy. Since yesterday I've been using my salvaged college cane (without the rainbow ribbon), and I finally ordered a more stylish one since I will need to leave the house soon. Our need to get out of this place has moved from "would be nice" to "has too happen ASAP," so I wrote a letter to our landlady and hopefully she'll have a little compassion and release us from our rental agreement without penalty. If we had the money we would just buy our way out, but we don't. We don't even have the money to pay for the treatment... ::sigh::
And I should also mention my newest symptom. Last night, my eyes continuously went in and out of focus. This isn't really new, as it was one of the reasons I made the urgent appointment with Dr. Friedberg, but it's happening more frequently and I'm having longer periods of blurry vision. It started last night around 8 pm, we were watching tv on the couch and suddenly everything was blurry. I closed my eyes to try to reset my vision, but it would quickly go out of focus again. I wouldn't agree to go to the hospital last night, but I will make an appointment with my doctors and figure out if I need to be concerned.
To top it all off, I can't sleep. I'm always so exhausted, but the best I can do is sit still. During the day I try to get some physical rest, but I can't lay here all night. I've been taking melatonin each night to get some sleep, but I hate taking any sleep stuff so many nights in a row. Mostly I think it's the pain not allowing me to fully relax, but since nothing is helping the pain and it doesn't seem to be reducing on it's own, I guess my only option is the melatonin.