I have been in the midst of a flare up this past week. It usually consists of extreme fatigue, waves of crippling pain across my abdomen and back, nausea and headaches. Along with a host of other unpleasant side effects. I make do with over the counter NSAIDs, but the doctors tell me that they’d not be surprised if I need something stronger, often offering prescriptions for potent narcotics. I avoid them for now. I had several good weeks in row, so I am optimistic that this will subside as some work stress is resolved.
When I’m having a rough week or generally feel like hell, I make myself some pistachio pudding. I’m not a huge fan of pistachios, but I love pistachio pudding. This last week has definitely been a pistachio pudding kind of week. I have done some serious dog-cuddling and reading (The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics) to recover.