Ending a Horrible Year the Best Way

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I’m still pinching myself, I just can’t believe how much has changed recently, and all for the better. Wow…just Wow.

Our new home

I’ll start with the best news first, we close on our house on the 19th and we move in on the 20th! Yes, we will be in our new home before Christmas! I’m so excited I could squeal! and I probably have! hahaha We found the cutest house in the nicest neighborhood, I just adore it. It’s not exactly what we were looking for, but I just fell in love as soon as we walked inside. The neighborhood is focused on sustainability. The houses are all energy efficient, the neighborhood has a lot of walking and bike trails, it has it’s own coffee shop, and a few other little shops. It has the greenest school in the country that also ranks very high academically. It’s beautiful. The house has enough room for us and Dad, without being too big, and it has a little casita (a detached guest suite) in the back that’s going to be my studio. And I’m going to plant a lemon tree right outside my kitchen window. Perfect.

I’m able to enjoy all of that because my antidepressant is working better. I still haven’t gotten the approval for the ketamine, but we increased the dose of the Fetzima and it is helping more, I still feel like I have this black cloud over me, but it isn’t dropping buckets of rain and hail on me all the time. I can see the sun, maybe even a rainbow.

I’ve also had a few migraine free days. Yes! I really said that! The days aren’t consecutive, but I have had one here and there. I normally do not wake up with a migraine now, I get them in the afternoon usually. I’m not having as many severe migraines. They are normally moderate in intensity, when they are severe the severe stage doesn’t last as long. For example, I might have a migraine that last 9 hours, 2 of them will be severe. I did have a severe day one day this week, so it still happens, just not like it was. It looks like the Aimovig is doing something. Yay!!

The nerve block I got in my neck started helping, not completely, but I have been waking up most days without my arm being asleep or aching terribly. Every once in a while it will happen, but most of the time nope, it’s good. My follow up appointment was rescheduled because my doctor was sick, so I don’t know what the next plan is, I’ll find that out soon.

I had planned to post much more often but I’ve been so busy with all of the house stuff, doctor appointments, holiday stuff….I am so busy! I will try to post more soon, but I can’t promise anything, the next few weeks are going to be crazy busy! I have a lot of post written in my head, I just need to type them up.

Not everything in my life is perfect, but I’m feeling so much better I can’t think of a better way to close out a really crappy year and start 2020.

16 thoughts on “Ending a Horrible Year the Best Way

  1. Wendy, I can so relate this post – and having so many posts in your head that never seem to get written when life gets in the way. Your new home looks lovely and I am sure your family will be very happy – exciting for the festivities 🥳.
    You are doing so well to be able to see the little changes in your health and to remain so positive – so hard when living with chronic illness day in day out. So many of us out here “get it” and support you. Sending much love for Christmas and the year ahead, Claire x

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    1. Hi Claire, Thank you for “getting it”. I’m very excited about the little changes, but I’m very cautious and feel like I might be saying too much. I also get scared that people will think I’m all “better” when I say I feel better, when in fact I’m just making small improvements. They just feel HUGE because I’ve been so bad for so long. There are so many little things going well, I’m soooo happy. hahaha Even though I have a migraine right now. I’m glad you think our house looks lovely. You should see the inside! I love my kitchen!!
      I have started so many posts I’ve never finished too, bur many were time sensitive so they would make no sense now. Do you do that too? I’m really hoping I can read more blogs at least. With my head hurting as much as it has this year it’s been a challenge to read a lot so I have not been able to keep up with my friends. I miss people.
      Thank you for your very kind comment.
      Hope you have a joyful holiday season with much love, Wendy xo

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    1. You are so sweet. I hope your pain is better. I did find out that it can take a week or two for the shots to take full effect, so if yours isn’t doing the best yet, don’t give up hope. 2020 is going to be a good year, I can feel it. love you lady. xoxo

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  2. I’m so glad things are looking up! That was a way-too-long rough run for you! Here’s to hoping 2020 doesn’t suck. 🤗 (that’s a hug…or jazz hands. Whichever you’re in the mood for.)

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    1. In ASL “jazz hands” is the sign for excited, or Yay!! I’ll take that and the hug. I’m not back to where I was a couple of years ago, but I’m a heck of a lot better than I was just a few months ago. Thanks for listening to me bitch through it all….and all the bitching to come, I’m sure. LOL Now we need for things to turn around for you.

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  3. Congratulations, I’m so ridiculously happy for you guys! May your new home be filled with love, joy and laughter. What a way to end the year and begin the new year (and decade).

    Sleep deprivation and associated fogginess is almost gone so will have to have a good chat when things slow down for you.

    Again, congrats! ❤❤❤

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  4. Hooray for good news!! I am so happy for you Wen! I’m sorry you’re still having migraines but I am relieved to hear you’re getting relief!
    I absolutely get the thoughts about posting. I haven’t posted much this year. Between just keeping up with life and juggling stuffs I have decided to put my writing time into working on a book. Which means my blog collects dust bunnies. But I am truly happy to hear about your house!! ❤
    Happiest of holidays and loves and hugs!!

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  5. Wow… just WOW! I am SO glad things are going a little better. It’s been a long time coming! Amazing news about the house, and brilliant to hear you’ve had a few migraine-free days and that the antidepressant is working a little magic to make things a little more manageable. My fingers are crossed for everything to go smoothly with the house. Cherish all of the positives, I hope lots more come your way!!  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Caz xx

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