Happy Saturday everyone!
Well, I took my second dose of MTX last night.. will see how I do.. last weekend, I got a migraine on Sunday, but not sure if that was the MTX or allergies or what.. so I am interested in how tomorrow will work out..
Weather is kinda screwy here.. was hot and sunny this morning.. now is cloudy, windy and cooler.. we've got weather coming in, so I'm in for the day/night.. I can already feel it.. yuck..
Things are going ok here.. I have an appt on Tuesday to meet with my Primary and find out what is going to happen with my Medical Board stuff.. am curious as to what she's going to say.. oh well.. what will be, will be..
How is everyone else? So good to see you guys on here.. I read the posts daily and you guys crack me up.. Quite the family we have.. I need to read the other threads and then I'm off to take a bath and soak this old, but not so old bones.. talk to you guys soon..
It's nice to see a post from you and glad to hear you are doing well.
Not much to report here..I had a cold during the week so decided to wait on the Enbrel that I normally take on Friday evening but by tonight I hurt so much that I HAD to take the Enbrel. I'm curious if this has happened to anyone else that has had to postpone a dose? Did you find that you hurt something terrible the day after your dose is due?? Even my horrid hip pain was back.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
So far so good with the headache.. maybe last week wasn't the MTX? Let's hope! Today the weather is cold, cloudy and breezy.. but I can't let that slow me down, I've got my son's birthday party today at The House of Bounce. It's a pretty cool place.. and yes, like a fool, I will be jumping on all the stuff! So I'll pay for it later, but he'll only turn 9 once.. So it's worth it to me..
Yally, we have a Wii.. my kids are spoiled.. We have a PS2, my daughter got a Wii for Christmas and my son is getting a XBox 360 today.. But I haven't played much with the Wii.. I have however; gotten my butt kicked at Guitar Hero.. mommy just doesn't have those skills! ha ha ha ha
Ok, I gotta run and check the other posts and start getting stuff together for the party.. see you all this afternoon! Much love!
this must be the weekend for parties! We ended up with one at our house last night too, VERY unexpectedly, but fun. You see, Friday was hubby's birthday. We went our to dinner(just the two of us), came home had a small cake with one of the boys. I thought that was it....but apparently hubby didn't. All day yesterday he was looking for clues that I was planning some kind of surprise for him(which I wasnt'), and about 3:00 in the afternoon, he came in with a snit-eating grin on his face and asked when everyone was coming over, because he had figured it all out, and knew I was up to something (which I really wasn't). he was so proud of himself, and looked so happy....I had no other choice but to throw together a "surprise" party in all of 3 1/2 hours! Put out the SOS call to family and friends, ordered pizza and wings, got a cake, FAST, and thankfully, had about 20 family and friends show up to "surprise" him. No matter how many people tried to tell him that this really wasn't planned, he just KNEW that I had this in the works for weeks! Bless his heart, don't think I will ever tell him the real story, but the rest of us will remember this forever. Hubby was so happy and thrilled, it was worth every bit of it. His birthday, but I was the one who got the surprise I guess. Whew.
Oh cheesecake, Yally.....yum, that's one of my favorites...but the "fools" thing??? I am offended, I resemble that remark lol!! The boys all love those video games, never tried them myself. They really LOVE Guitar Hero, and they also all get together online and play 360. Pretty cool since they are scattered around the country but can still play a game together and chat. Have fun at the party Ducky....we went to a party at one of those bounce places a few months ago, the kids all had a blast....even all the big folks got involved. Seems like forever since our kids were 9..I miss those days!!
Got enbrel shot #2 in Friday night...high hopes so far.. really think it's helping. No stinging or burning yet....I think I probably have so much fat in my tummy, just can't feel it lol.
Time to go, a friend and I are going to help my mom finish cleaning our her place so she can get the realtor over....praying it wil sell quickly, which these days will defintely take ALOT of prayer.
Hugs to you all...hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday.
Jody...That is so sweet for your husband! Bless his heart..waiting for the party to begin..Yikes! Good thing you were able to round up friends and family
Yally..Hopefully the MTX won't give you too much trouble now that you are on it..Thats strange that the Enbrel doesn't really last the week but maybe the longer we take it? who knows with these meds? However, I would gladly take your pred!!! By the way I love cheesecake.Yummy!
I woke up this morning and could hardly move...It feels like someone has been punching me in the shoulders and ribs, and I can't really lift my arms over my head. Just when you think you have had all of the symptoms..you get a new pain in a new place now the hands are hurting from typing. I guess I waited too long to take the Enbrel and when you are supposed to take it at the same time each week thats what it means. Sheesh!
Ducky..that does sound like fun..sometimes we just have to be fools I hope your son has a wonderful birthday.
Sounds like you have a really good rheumy..I have never heard anything about tylenol and plaq? gosh I hope not since I take tylenol on a daily basis (tylenol pm along with my lunesta). I hope your pain starts to subside and its good that you can be honest with your doc.
For me, I guess I can return to my rheumy and ask what to do when you are on plaq, MTX, and Enbrel and still hurt? What do you take then? In my mind I should be pain free..
Ok,I'll see your enbrel and plaquenil and raise you two Celebrex lol! Seriously..not trying to make a joke of the pain we're all in (well, maybe a little joke, doesn't hurt to laugh, right Yally??)...but really isn't it amazing how many different combos of meds are out there and how differently they work on each of us? Feels like sometimes it's just a roll of the dice until they find the right one. Mom, when do you see your doc again? I don't know what they told you about enbrel, but mine said that it could work in as little as two weeks, but can take as long as three months...I know it's discouraging, but try and hang in there! Maybe for you it will be more of a gradual improvement??? You've had a tough time of it with the pain on top of school, the kids, and all the driving you do....don't know how you do it, really. Even though I do see improvement over where I was two weeks ago, I certainly am not pain-free. Wonder if we really can expect to be? Sj, never heard that about the tylenol with plaq either....I take the arthritis-strength type here and there when I need to, cuz it lasts 8 hours. My rheumy told me that was ok along with the plaq and Celebrex. Interesting...... Joan..good luck with the tens unit, dear, I have heard that those can be very helpful.... you've been in pain for such a long time, I really hope this works for you!!
The lady that does my hair went to my rheumy today..she was diagnosed with psoratic(sp?) arthritis...poor thing(gosh, are we contagious??), her hands and shoulders are so swollen...I have no idea how she keeps working! Looks like mtx is in the mix for her, and she's kind of scared, too..but hopeful that she'll feel better. Going to tell her about all of you guys here, maybe she'll check out the forum, too.
Well, hugs to you all...hope you all have had a good Monday!
Everyone seems to have been busy posting this weekend. Yally, to be honest with you, the snow is not pretty anymore!!!!! If I see anymore fall I'm going to lose it. I haven't seen this much snow since I was a kid in the like late 60's early 70's.
Was gone to the Toronto area this weekend, daughter had a basketball tournament. It's a six hour drive each way so it was a longggggggggggg weekend. I gotta tell ya, the kids in our area are so much smaller ! Our girls are 12 and 13 year olds and out tallest is about 5'6" (1 player and the rest are under 5'3")and some of the teams we played against this was the height of their shortest. We need to put our kids on stretching machines over the summer.
Gonna go and catch up on the posts. Having my first Cortisone Injection in the spine tomorrow. Babyplace, I will e-mail you after that appointment. Hope it works!!! Say a prayer for me everyone.
It's hump day again!
Going to be a rough one, I just know it...you won't believe how this day started! Went out to put some mail in the box before the kids started to arrive...and I got hit right in the middle of my chest with the biggest blop of bird doo-doo ever! It was so big and hard it actually hurt~! What are the odds of that??? I am used to having to change my shirts due to baby messes...but this is for the birds heehee....I guess I'm just hoping it was the "bluebird of happiness" lol.
Will let you know how the rest of the day goes.
Believe it or not we had snow today. Not a lot but come on, its April.
Bear, don't get rid of the satellite package yet, the playoffs are about to begin. They don't end until some time in June.
I started getting cortisone injections in the lumbar spine on Tuesday. Went well but will need a few more injections to get some relief. Even then I only have about a 50% chance that it will do anything. Not sure why but since the injection, I've been peeing alot. My blood sugars have been fairly good, only a little spike and I've had a bit more energy. Not sure if it's a coincidence but I'm not complaining.
Stay well everyone and have a good weekend,