Meh. That pretty much sums up today. I went to bed fairly early last night so that I could get a good’s nice sleep and be up super early for my eight AM class. That plan didn’t go well. I spent the entire night alternating between sweating from just a sheet and getting horrible chills when I threw the sheet off (often within seconds), in addition to nearly getting sick. I managed to find my thermometer on my night stand (with minimal knocking of things off, for once) to monitor myself during the night. Average temperature of the night: about 95.8 degrees. What?!
I really, really don’t understand my body. Incredibly low temperature…but sweats at the same time? The chills make sense, the sweats do not. My temperature has gone back up a bit over the course of the day, but it’s still a degree or so lower than usual (I’m normally at about 97.9-98.4 degrees). It feels like I have a fever, but I don’t. I’m really low. I just don’t get it.
I’ve also been having neck pain on the right side for the past day or so, and have thought that it might be lymph-node related. It hurts with my pulse, and comes and goes in waves. Feeling around a bit, it feels like that side might be a bit swollen around the muscle, but I’m not very good at judging those types of things. I’ve also had a bit of intermittent flank pain (right side) and cloudy urine for the past week or so. I almost brought up the cloudy urine with my doctor, but I was already unloading a bunch of things on her, so I thought that one was less important and pushed it aside for the moment. Perhaps I shouldn’t have done that. I haven’t noticed anything in my diet that could be causing an increase in the cloudiness, and I’m worried that it could be protein. I dunno.
I’m strongly resisting going to the student health center. For one, they’re completely incompetent. The last few times I’ve gone for things, it was a total waste of my time. But, at the same time, this could be something a bit more serious that I shouldn’t ignore (especially considering the cloudy urine and bit of pain). I’m usually a “better safe than sorry” person, but there’s another factor. If I go in thinking that I could have something like a kidney infection, this will be I think the fifth time I’ve had a false alarm on kidney-related issues. Every other time, I’ve gone in with kidney infection-like symptoms and they’ve found nothing. I feel like it’s worthless to try to go in again. They’ll just find nothing and send me home with instructions to use my heating pad. I hate that feeling of being sent away with no answers and more questions.
And my fibro is also flaring up again. I’m worried that this reduction of my meds is going to cause a lot of problems. I spent an hour or two feeling like my right arm was in a vice and being stabbed. It’s abated for now, but who knows where it will roam next?
Meh. I dunno. I guess I’ll see how I do tonight and in the morning, and then decide whether or not to make an appointment. In the mean time, I’ll just keep watching television (got to see all of Fried Green Tomatoes this afternoon — love that movie! — and am now watching I (Almost) Got Away With It — again, meh), sitting with my heating pad to try to put a stop to this horrible fibro flare-up, and fretting about the classes that I’ve missed today. I tried e-mailing my professors to explain the situation and try to figure out what to do about the drawing and the paper that I had due today, but I’ve gotten no replies. Hopefully my assignments will be accepted, and hopefully I’m getting worried about nothing health-wise! I just really need someone to force my body back in line and stop this nonsense. Kidney infections? Ain’t nobody got time for that.