In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight

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The law of averages pays dividens

I was just thinking earlier today that things have been pretty good overall. It's hard not to do some self-assessment when you're faced with the aforementioned sad sack and I have to say that the checklist came out pretty positive. I haven't been excessively grumpy or moody or just plain down in quite a bit. I made the comment to a FB friend who was ranting about something or other than she was acting more pissy than I usually am, which was either something to be concerned about or a sign that I'm actually mellowing. She chose the latter and now that I've thought about it, I pretty much have to agree.

The funny thing is that there's not really that much that changes in my life one way or the other so it's not like I can attribute this happy streak to any one event. I will say that the trip to Disney World was much more and enjoyable then I thought it would be, and maybe some of Mickey's magic has rubbed off on me. Really, I was more chipper even before the trip though slightly irked about some of the complication of the diet. I should also be a lot more pissy about the health/drug front but I find I just don't care as much. The pain is more or less under control and if things aren't getting better then at least they don't seem to be getting markedly worse. The new pills are causing some unpleasant side effects in the form of dizziness and being lightheaded upon standing or being more tired then normal but I'm taking all of that with a more or less even keel.

Hmm. Since I seriously doubt that the unreported side-effect of any of my medication is contentment, I have to wonder if it's the elimination of most to all carbs in my diet that's been having an effect. I know that there's scattered reports of increased energy on low-carb diets (which I haven't experienced at all) but I don't think I've read anything about it causing a general sense of well-being.

It's not like it's all a bed of roses here, but maybe I'm just learning to adjust and accept.
Tags: chronic pain, diet, drugs

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