Saturday, May 19, 2007

More on colours, pain, and shopping

Thank you for your comments and feedback on the colours in the photos. I'm not going to please everyone, I'm afraid, but I would like my items to look appealing to someone looking to buy things like mine. I've retaken some photos and tweaked some others; what do you think now? I tend to think that coloured backgrounds are preferable to white backgrounds, because the white goes grey in the photos. However, I'm having trouble with the colours, as you can probably tell.

So, here are some more questions for you, if you don't mind: have I got the "right" colours? I like the colours I'm using as background, but I'm wondering if they're the best they can be. Do you think very light primary colours or very light secondary colours (for either paint or light) would work better? Or some other colour combination, given the colours that I usually work with in my jewelry - pink, aqua, purple, and green. Thanks for any feedback you can give me; I'm very grateful to you for any help you can provide.

I spent the afternoon shopping; I had wanted a few new tops for the season. I went to Winners, where I bought two dresses: I have one of them in black already (it's a t-shirt dress that is super-comfortable and looks nice) and I bought a duplicate in pink. The other dress is brown and flowy and looked really nice on me. I wandered over to Mark's Work Wearhouse afterwards and bought seven tops, all on sale. Finally, I bought some Physician's Formula makeup because it's 40% off at Shoppers Drug Mart this week :) Whew!

My pain is better controlled than last week but not entirely under control because I do have spikes of pain occasionally. They aren't as prolonged or as painful as before, so I'm not taking percocet for them. Realistically, I should take the percocet because I have breakthrough pain. Thing is, I don't like the percocet; they make me hazy and stupid. I don't really know what to do to get this pain totally under control; my doctor said that the pain should go away and that I should be able to start lowering my painkiller intake. Ummmm, the pain is not going away. Sigh.

I have stopped taking the clonazepam at night, I'm drinking more water, and I am establishing a regular routine of going to sleep at about 10:30pm and getting up about 10:30am. I'm having about a half a cup of caffeinated coffee at 11am; I expect this to go down. I am finding that I'm less sleepy during the day (taking into account the increased painkiller, of course). There are a couple of other things I want to try, too. I like being less tired.

3 comments:

Sylvia said...

I love the new backgrounds. But...
for the Aqua and Pink dangles, the pink is lost - I actually had to go to the description to determine that, yes, it did have pink in them.

My advice would be to hold the actual earrings to the photo on the computer to ensure the colours are coming through true with the new background.

And, yes, please do keep us informed of your travails and pains otherwise we wouldn't know about.
Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Is there a medical reason why you want to cut back on coffee? Is it because you don't want to be dependent on a stimulant, or is it unhealthy for you? I'm asking, because I wish you'd give yourself a break...

Many many many people need to drink multiple cups of coffee on a daily basis in order to function 'normally'. I know you're tired a lot of the time (from your pain therapy and probably from the illness itself, right?) so maybe if you want to have 12 good solid hours of wakefulness, caffeine may need to provide some assistance. Or even a LOT of assistance.

I'm sure it must be very discouraging to feel like your energy levels won't bounce back. And it must be terrible to have such awful pain for those times when you ARE awake. So, if the Drs. don't mind, can't you give yourself a break and chug some java? Dr. Vicki is giving you the RX sister!

Love,
Vicki

Anonymous said...

i don't like the peach background.

love,
vicki