#ROW80 Check-in 7/22/15

Things have been a bit rough for me the past few days in terms of getting writing done. But I think I’m back on track, and that’s what counts!

The BIG HUGE HAPPY NEWS is that I finally have an answer as to why my eye has been hurting me for almost 3 years. It is a facial nerve condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia, and it can affect the eyes (well, typically one, as most cases are on one side of the face only). My new neurologist put me on a new medication that’s great for TN. Had a bit of a rough start (nausea), but 5 days in, my pain has decreased dramatically. I still get a bit, but so far it hasn’t been that bad or that often. My dose may need to be adjusted, but we’ll see.

I cannot tell you how happy I am to have an answer, and hope for my future. I blogged about it here if you want to read about it.

Okay, so ROW80!

Here’s how I’ve been doing:

Fireborn – Hit 20k today! 1,117 words written since last check-in.
Covenant – Broke 8k. 522 words written since last check-in.
Survivor – Worked on the re-outline this past Sunday and have been doing research.
Camp Nano – Still going strong! 8k!
Camera – Getting fixed within the next few weeks (as soon as things calm down!)

I’ve been more tired than usual – I suspect it’s the new medication — so I’ve been going to bed at the right time for the past three days (well, I was pushing it sometimes 10 or 15 minutes…but it makes a difference!) but I’ve still had issues staying awake while waiting for the bus. This is a bit worrisome, but I am hoping I can adjust and be more alert soon. Because of the fibromyalgia, I’m tired anyway so this is not good. But, 5 days in. We’ll see. 😉

We have 2 family birthdays + a weeklong camping trip within the next month so I will be busy!

Chocolate consumption report: Hardly anything! I got hooked on “fried bread” (basically donut holes) while camping last weekend. Because of the weather, there were no s’mores, alas. All I’ve eaten lately is my WW Sundaes and WW chocolate-caramel thingies. Guess that’s good on the weight losing side, huh? (But damn, I miss it!)

4 thoughts on “#ROW80 Check-in 7/22/15

  1. You poor thing. I can’t believe it took three years to diagnose your trigeminal neuralgia. I know a couple people who have had it and they were miserable. Glad the medical community finally has you on track.

    Looks like this isn’t slowing down your writing. It looks like you have had great success on those goals already. Best wishes for continued success.

  2. So glad they found you some answers. That IS big, huge, happy news! Sometimes the not knowing is as bad as the pain. I hope it continues getting better for you. Keep up the good work with the writing. It sounds like you’re making good progress.

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