Hi, I am a professional nail tech that lives in the beautiful country of New Zealand. I also have CRPS -- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
I have a love for anything Kombi and love the beach, and dream one day of owning my VW Beetle and a cottage by the sea.
My marriage may be on the rocks but I am doing ok - I feel like I am coming back, after a few months feeling in the dumps and hating life, things are looking up....
Today I went for a 1.75k walk, so nearly at the 2k mark, then 3k's then 4k's and so on, I am also up to 6 minutes on the exercycle - yip to most of you that may seem like nothing, but to me with CRPS it is an amazing achievement.... I used to get down about doing small bits of exercise, today I am proud of my achievement :)
I have been playing around with my make-up and the make-up desk in the bedroom, and loving taking pride in myself now... tomorrow I get my nails done so tomorrow night I will put some nice nail polish on them. I am trying to learn how to put liquid eyeliner on my left eye, with a CRPS hand/wrist/arm it is not an easy job, the right eye is perfect but I always muck up the left eye, so everyday I am practicing the left eye, one day it will happen :).
Tomorrow a week, I will be reducing the methadone another 1/2 tablet, so far no real withdrawals symptoms, the pain has definitely increased, but it is still at a level I can cope with, I just make sure I do more meditations and use the tens machine more. And if you have been following this blog for a while you will know I have had issues with constipation, well as the methadone reduces, it seems to be helping with the constipation as well, so I feel like things are really starting to look up.
As for my marriage, I am not going to stress about that for now, I just am going with the flow and later in the year I will see where things are going, I am just trying to live in a harmonious house, and do not put myself in positions where there could be stress.
Anyway thats it from me for now, catch you all soon :)