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Ducky
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   Posted 5/9/2008 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah   yeah yeah Previous thread can be reached here.. please keep moanin'! yeah yeah yeah
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babyplace
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   Posted 5/10/2008 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   

Only 15 minutes until Mother's Day...so wanted to get in here quick and send my usual hugs (of course!!) and wishes that you all have a beautiful, special holiday..Anyone have any special plans?  Spouses or kids spoiling you rotten I hope??  We are having the family over, like always.We all chipped in and got my mom a beautiful curio cabinet for her to use at the new place...hope she likes it.Hubby is cooking a ham and grilling salmon and kingfish..should be good.

Hey!!!  I'm really celebrating..I just realized it's the weekend and I'm not sick...yeah!! Spent today running around like a crazy person (no surprise there lol), all the usual errands, no fun stuff at all. sad  But, hey, I didn't have my head over the toliet bowl, so this was a good day!  Still no peanut butter family room sad , the guy who was painting for us spent three days down with the stomach flu, so....maybe next weekend??? If he still can't do it, I just might have to break down and try it myself...yikes...I already told you how good I paint...but I am really getting anxious to have it finished. So, instead used my "baking therapy" and made a HUGE batch of cookies..no not peanut butter lol, oatmeal raisin  this time. I feel better now.

Oh!!  I have to share a wonderful story..this is a real upper.  One of the mom's I do daycare for, just donated a kidney!!  She is only 28 years old, has three young girls, and the mother of a friend of hers had severe kidney problems for years.  Well, she had a donor lined up, and for some reason it didn't work out, and it wasn't looking for good for her.  So, this young mom just felt she was supposed to be tested, and if it matched, then that would her answer.  Needless to say she sailed right on through every test, and last week the transplant took place.  Everyone is doing fantastic.  I just  think she is so incredibly brave and selfless. Her family tried like crazy to talk her out of it...but she was determined.  I can't imagine doing something like that.  Of course for my kids, I would in a hearbeat, no question, but for someone not even related to me??  I don't know.  I've got some cellulite I wouldn't mind sharing....anyone would be welcome to some spare thigh or stomach....but my vital organs???   I just think she is one special person, and I'm glad I know her..she's really made me re-evluate my own perspectives.

Ok, I have REALLY babbled on too long....much hugs and love to you all,  Jody


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   Posted 5/11/2008 4:00 AM (GMT -7)   

Happy Mudder's Day one and all!

Jody, now that is a brave woman!  What a testament to faith and loving humankind!  WOW!

We have a B-day party (swimming) for our 10 year old grandson this afternoon (if hubby feels like going) and all our kids will be in town.  It will a worn out day for him but we're going to try.  He's still moving very slow and in pain but making small increments of improvement every day.

I came home to water damage the other day.  I noticed shingles in my front yard right before Tommy got sick and of course didn't remember to call insurance company (or my name).  So now I need a new roof, new sheet rock, new ceiling, etc.  I think that was the last straw for me.  I just sat down in the floor and cried.  If I'd had a beer in the house I would have popped the top and had a pity party.  Adjuster came out and I'll have a check in a few days.  Some of Tommy's cousins have put a cover over the damaged part so if it rains again before it's repaired we should be ok.  Thank God for family!  I'm so tired of being a grown up.

Dumping session over for now.  I'm going to attend to my body today because it needs some attention.  May just get into the pool today and have some water therapy.  Been trying make an appointment for a massage but something always comes up.  OK now he wants to to church.  Ugh!  TTYL   Boo   


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   Posted 5/11/2008 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
(((((((((((((hugs Boo))))))))))))) you need a vacation in the islands! you take it easy lady ya' hear! nono make sure to put aside even a small amount of time even if it is to only plop on the couch & pass out. tongue
                                                                    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
jody thank you for all your kind support the past few days. you're the best.
my Ducky i'm thinkin' of ya toots.  you've been through the mill too with what's going on; i have you in my prayers each night babe. :-)
 
where's our Bear been?
hiya' Yally gal!
 
{i've gots to call a few of you guys}
 
wish i was sleeping! hey, where's my Camama!?! my insomniac late-nite chitchat pal. LOL.
 
ever since erin went whacko she can't freakin' settle down at night! aaaaaaaargh!!!!!!!!! mad   i'm so darn sleepy & tired but i'm not falling asleep! Joe's in there choppin' wood right now & i'm green with envy! once everything is completely quiet i just can't turn my brain off!
oy!
 
brighter note: my hands are a hellofalot better lately. the past week and a half they've been the best they've been since last summer. :-)
look at the writing i've done! darn good improvement.
 
peace/love
erin
p.s. some new music "Band of Horses" and 'My Vampire Weekend"  A+ ...also the new Robert Plant & Allison Krauss album....beautiful.
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yalinda
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   Posted 5/12/2008 12:20 AM (GMT -7)   
erin your posts are so pretty! makes me feel good that all is getting back to well again for you.... well as well as well can be that is! lol

boo i have been thinking about you all weekend hopeing you were spared from the terrible storms in oklahoma! sounds like you were on the edge and life keeps throwing things in your face.
were you far from some of the devistating tornados? crazy weather huh?

babyplace- what a women giving her kidney! maybe if i were 70 and a stranger needed it but now? that is a special lady! good thing is with all our meds and illness we wont ever have to be put to that test whew.
so no pb and j yet.... thats ok good things come to those who wait and wait and wait and wait ,...... hahahaha as long as you have it done by the time i come to florida! by the way my daughter keeps asking when her and i are going to visit you! lol she is desperate for a trip to go with me to a strange ladies house - no offense - and visit for a weekend in forida! lol

so duck you hanging in there with your last week of work? any plans developing? new career choices? what stress you must be going through. hugs to ya chickie. ya know i love ya!

well it is 3 am and i have een up since 130 am so i best get back to sleep cuz orning will be here soon and mondays are a bite in the butt for me at the office all day with meetings and paper work ugh!!! i hate mondays!!!!!! but here no matter what

oh happy moms to day all belated! my was great! busy weekend i did the arthri*** walk in rochester.... who would think walking hurts your shoulders? but i guess you swing your arms and i am here to tell you it does! got a vibrating neck thingy from my kids for mommies day! well nite nite my friends yals

sjkly
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   Posted 5/12/2008 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Erin, I am so glad your hands are getting better-I hope you can start sleeping better as well. Reading your posts always brittens my day.

Yally, walking always made my back and shoulder hurt too until I started the mtx. I am finding that all kinds of things I had started to think of as normal don't stand up to the multitude of drugs I am now on.

Boo, sorry to hear about the damages, I completely get it about not always wanting to be the grown up-every now and then I want to emulate my three year old nephew and throw a big sobbing pity party. (Much less attractive in an adult than in an overtired three year old)

Hope everyone enjoys their evening.
Sj

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   Posted 5/13/2008 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everybody,
 
It's cold and rainy here today..yuck! I hope everyone else is having sunny and warm weather.
 
Jody sorry to hear you don't have your painted room just yet..maybe this weekend? I'm supposed to be spring cleaning my house on my one week of vacation but can't seem to get into the swing of things...I had planned on doing everything that there wasn't time for during the busy semester but that doesn't seem to be the case eyes   I seem to be procrastinating..not good!!
 
Boo...what a mess..you poor thing, but at least the insurance company will come and fix it, but it's still frustrating!
 
Yally..my back and shoulders hurt when I walk too and I always thought it was because I didn't excercise or had poor posture..maybe it is the arthritis like Sj says? I have never really thought about it either and its amazing at how much you just live with and accept.  Congrats on the walking by the way.
 
 
My son is home with a stomach bug and has been kind enough to pass it along so I will try to check in later.
 
I hope everyone has a great day.
 
By the way has anyone heard from Bear?
 
 

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   Posted 5/13/2008 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, it has stopped raining here but turned cooler. Flood watches are expireing this evening.
The extra folic acid has made me feel so much better and hopefully the labs will confirm that so I can keep taking the mts (amazing how my attitude toward this drug has changed in six weeks) my shoulder feels so much better and that is something that 5mgs of pred every day did not accomplish.
I had to participate in the anual Interdisciplinary Team Meeting for one of my clients today who has alzheimers-just six weeks ago we were having difficulty controlling his behavior now he is confined to a wheel chair most of the day. It sort of puts things in perspective for me. The people I work with have bigger challanges then I do and sometimes much better attitudes. I have a lot to learn from them.
Hope everyone has a moment of joy today.
Sj

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   Posted 5/13/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   

We missed the bad stuff a few days ago but TONIGHT....the circulations were just a few miles from here.  Watched the tv helicopters circling just over my house following the storms.  There were some bad ones. 

Insurance company came through and we will be getting the repairs dones shortly.  I'm just so tired.  Hubby is getting a little better every day.  This will be a very long process though.  Hemoglobin not real good but he lost an awful lot of blood.  At least his numbers are slowly going up and not down.  I worked all day today.  Almost in tears when I came home.  It will get better.  He sleeps a lot still (pain meds) but he has an appetite.  Gained 3 lbs.   Aches and pains (me) but have to keep moving.  I'll fall apart later.  Thanks for being a sounding board.  Don't know how I'd get through without ya!  Boo


yalinda
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   Posted 5/14/2008 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
hugs to ya boo. you know we love ya. glad you have been spared from th big storms.

so where is my joan and ducky and raven and so many others i miss. i hope evryone is ok????

have a long drive today but i am going broke paying for my gas and driving hundreds of miles all the time. i dont think i can keep this up much longer..... i dont make big bucks as it is and now it sems i am paying to work. oh well hope all is well ..... hugs to all. yally

momto3
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   Posted 5/14/2008 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi everybody..

I managed to recover from the stomach bug I had yesterday and the enbrel shot probably didn't help it any!! I posted a question about having a lot of bleeding after my injection but I guess nobody has ever had this happen? My husband told me I had hit a vein and that is why I had the bleeding..it's a good thing I'm not a nurse eh?? eyes Today I'm in a flare and just hurt all over, hubby has prednisone left over from his visit to the ENT and told me I could have it, I may use it!

Boo..big hugs to you, I"m glad to hear your hubby is on the mend, but it sounds like you my dear are working yourself to pieces, and not taking time for yourself..you don't have any help do you? Of course you can always vent here, we are always here to listen.

Yally...the cost of gas? I was listening to the news last night and they had families on where one lady was a single mom and she had stopped eating breakfast (down to two meals per day) to gain extra money just to buy gas!!! outrageous! My husband and I commute and he puts right around $43 a fill up in his tank, every 3 days, it just makes us sick and you feel like you just can't get ahead.  Between the two of us it's insanity what we are paying out at the pump.  Meanwhile the oil execs are making how much money per minute?? Gosh I'm getting really riled mad Sorry didn't mean to go off on such a tangent!

Jody? are you anywhere near the fires? I saw the news and thought of you right away.

Ducky, Joan, Bear and anyone I missed hope you will post soon and that you are well.

Happy Hump Day by the way.


babyplace
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   Posted 5/14/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Happy Hump Day to you all!!

So many of you to send hugs to, so little time lol!!  Boo....I am SO glad you are safe! All the storms you live with must be so scary...life on the edge...I would be a nervous wreck...glad also to hear that Tommy is getting better, but like everyone else, I worry about you, too.  Please take care dear, sending you much love and prayers. Mom,  Yally, hear you about the gas prices.  I am so thankful these days (I think) that I work at home..but know so many others that are really in a bind. My brother is a single dad trying to hang on to his home on just one income...it's really hard for him, feels he's getting hit on every front with all the rises in gas prices, food bills, utilites...no end in sight. Sj..so glad you are noticing improvement from the mtx!  All these meds are so very scary....what a balancing act we have to do between our fears of side effects to the need for an improvement in our quality of life..and you are so right...the biggest thing is our very own attitude about it all.  Can't remember who said it but there is a quote out there that says something like "Life is 10% circumstances and 90% attitude"  I know Im not quoting that correctly, but you get the drift. Trying really hard to stay postive, but some days it can be difficult.

The saga of the Florida animal farm continues!!!  I swear we should be a wildlife refuge!  There has been a stray cat hanging around...looking so scrawny and weak, just broke our hearts.  Well, hubby gave it some water, some spare cat food.(He's really a big marshmellow, even though he tries to act tough).  Anyway...Monday he was working in the yard, and comes in and says "Well,I know why that cat has been hanging around ( yeah, we're feeding it! I thought)..there are two baby kittens in the carport." . They are adorable!!  Two little tiger-looking babies..so sweet, about 4 weeks old I'm guessing.  Erin, want some more babies????  Don't know what we're going to do here, we already have one inside cat, and he's about 15. Oh!! Guess what the momma looks like??  She's chocolate brown, with peanut butter colored spots...no doubt she was meant to be here lol!  Think I call her Hershey or Resse heehee.

No, mom, fires not around here, thanks for thinking of me!!  They are on the other side of the state from us..by tomorrow they say we will be effected by the smoke though...our oldest lives over there, so far, he's not in any danger.

Rattled on too long here, once again, gotta go...Five kids all day each day this week..I'm already beat....days go fast, but boy can it get crazy when they all start fussing at once.

Hugs to each and every one of you..missing all of you who haven't been on...hope you are all ok!  Jody


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   Posted 5/14/2008 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jody,
 
Glad to hear you are not in the line of fires and will be thinking of your son...the kitty sounds adorable :-) I know what you mean about critters..we have two dogs and two cats and not sure what I would do if one came to our door!
 
Sj,
 
It does take time to adjust to the MTX and I have been taking (it seems forever) and I still have rough days with it, but you seem to be doing so much better :-)
 
Took some pred today (10mg) hoping to get rid of the flare that I ended up with after yesterdays stomach bug..I have come to realize that no matter what med I'm on it doesn't matter, when I get sick thats it!! A flare is sure to follow sad So now I"m using my hubbies pred since he only took it for one day, he didn't like it and said it made him feel like his heart was going to jump out of his chest..I guess he needs to take it as often as some of us have.  It doesn't seem to bother me like that thank goodness, but I have to say, I do get things done after I take it!! tongue
 
well enough of my babbling, time to go get the kiddos..and fill my car with gas :-)

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   Posted 5/14/2008 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
oh my glob! jody, YES CALL IT REESE!!!!  hmmmm...yeah it's kitten season; i'd suggest trap, neuter & release.  especially the mom cat.  i'm still workin' on the female from last year...she had FIVE kittens last month.
i have an Olivia...she's 16 & my mom's cat.  i'm thinkin' she'll kick soon (sorry...but Olivia is a hot mess) so i can bring  1 of the new babies in.
 
it's a sad & frustrating situation because 4 turns into 25 real fast!
my county stinks when it comes to animal control; shelters are packed; and to neuter is very costly.  if we want to trap neuter & release there is no one to help you either! 
 
Boo ((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))
we always say it but i really wish we were all neighbors at times like this.
 
whew...gotta go, i got stitches today & they're startin' to scream (derm took a biopsy of some funky blisters on my arm).
yally needs a jet pack to fly to work.
Duck (((((((((((hugs babe))))))))))))
take care

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   Posted 5/14/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
momto3,
I feel so much better-I am not having side effects anymore. The extra folic acid is great. I see my rhuemy in a few weeks and I will tell her then about the extra. I am really tempted to start dropping my pred before that visit just to see what happens. The only thing stopping me is that we haven't done SED or CRP since I started the mtx and my last one was really high even though I felt okay.
All of you kitten finders are making me wish I was a cat person. I love playing with kittens as long as they belong to someone else but once they jump on my bed while I am sleeping or get on the kitchen counters... Besides my 70lb lab would either eat the thing or be eaten by it. (He pretends to be this big brave dog and my neighbors are afraid of him but really he is a wimp and afraid of everything).
The flood watches that expired last night have been reissued for tommorrow. It has rained so much here that I want to turn into a duck.
Erin, my prayers are with you I hope you feel better soon.
Everyone else I hope you bring joy to someone in the coming day. ( I know you all bring joy to me just by being here for each other).
Sj

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   Posted 5/15/2008 3:40 AM (GMT -7)   

Sorry, Jody.  My Lab/Dalmation eats cats.  So no one ever comes around here.  I love cats but am allergic. 

I'm wishing the rain would stop but we'll be praying for it in August.  Patch job didn't hold.  It will sure be hard to find repair men right now.  Gotta get on the horn and find one.  Don't need mold on top of every thing else that's going on.

I get a massage today.  YIPPPPEEEEE!  Long overdue.  I'm going to relish every second of it.

Time for me to give the rheumy a call too.  I'm thinking it may to time to move on to the Methotrexate.  What's that do to your innards?


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   Posted 5/15/2008 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Moanin everyone! well i had a sad cat day yesterday...... saw this black cat cross infront of me on this country road. then i saw this stripped cat on its back swinging its arms at the black cat as he approached on the side of the road. i first thought how cute but then the brain kicked in i turned around and pulled over and found the striped cat lifeless. it must have just gotten hit from the other direction and the owner was outside but didnt see it because of a hill. i felt so bad and wished i could have saved it but i couldnt. it was a barn cat but they fed and named it. i love cats always had one but hubby is very allergic so i always tell him as soon as he croaks i am gettin me a cat! sj my cats never went on counters or tables they can be trained. you get the right cat and it is full of personality and love. hey did you hear about the guy who trained his goldfish! pretty cool!

well back to moanin rain here too and the knuckles are swollen and my hands stiff. but today is enbrel day so i guess that is what i need to do!

where are all the peps???? joan i havent heard form you in a while and miss you great sense of humor! and ducky! is today your last day?
well heres to everyone. hugs to you all. yally

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   Posted 5/15/2008 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
All this talk about cats! We have two, a Persian and a Calico and the Persian pretty much rules the roost and both cats fight over who is going to sleep with my daughter and if the Calico gets there first at night..Look out!!! The Persian gets very put out and doesn't hesitate to tell you about it! He will sit at the end of the bed or worse at the door of the bedroom and pout and complain eyes He just has to be first tongue Dogs are so much easier, kind of like boys :-)  I'm more of a dog person, and we have two of those, a lab/retriever cross who is very large and mellow, and then what we thought was a black lab but turned out to be a lab/terrier cross and is a bit high strung. Both are sweet dogs :-) although the golden lab does tend to get pouty if she doesn't get her way (will turn her back and face the other way!) and can get depressed if the kiddo's are gone from the house too longers (summers are difficult) I would choose the same breed again for sure.  Although no cats on counters, our cats don't do that..cat hair yuck!
 
Erin that is unfortunate that your area is that way with cats, and it was that way in Kansas too.  In the area of Colorado where we are, vets will do it at almost no cost in order to reduce the number of cats. It's sad that cats are left to just breed like that over and over and not even have homes..we had a neigbor once who took in three cats for her little girl and then ended up with 15 cats!! and she was really unable to feed and care for them and they just roamed the neigborhood, the situation got really out of hand, and I never really understood why she got so many if she wasn't going to be able to get them spayed/neutered, and the thing is she could have for almost nothing. Crazy!  I agree with you it is very sad and frustrating.
 
Yally, it is supposed to rain a bit here too at some point today...hubby had to sleep with the windows open last night and my joints were already hurting..its not really warm enough yet for open windows, so ouch!  Good luck with your injections and I'm sure you won't have the same fiasco that I did :-)
 
Sj, So happy you are feeling better.  I think you just had to get over that hump, and it is rough for some of us!! I hated the MTX for a long time, but it gets better.  Just try to stay as healthy as you possibly can, that is the only thing I really noticed with it.  I wash my hands even more, especially after using someone elses' pen, or keyboard, just things I wouldn't have normally thought about pre-mtx..My daugther even put one of those liquid purell's on my key chain bless her heart and I use it quite frequently. After I had a really gross eye infection that got out of hand, I became much more dillegent :-)
 
Boo...Gosh not sure what it does to the innards and I try not to think too much about it, I'm now on to the Enbrel and I worry about the whole combo..It took me awhile to get past the fear of the MTX, if you read everything about it, its hard not to start flipping out about it (side effects) and I fought the MTX for a long time until finally the nurse on the phone asked when I was going to start it, because I was on the phone whining about my pain but wouldn't do anymore about it..and it was in my file that we had talked about it. I finally just gave in..It's like a lot of these meds, you just end up giving in to the next one and the next one! Are you on Plaquenil??The MTX did work for me in combination with the Plaq for quite awhile, and if you need it, it will be okay, I know it's scary!! If you're in pain sweetie, go see the rheumy plus you have been under so much stress, not good for your body or your RA!
 
Okay well it looks like I really babbled today...no classes and too much time here at home..I'm a bit bored, sorry!!!
 
Have a great day everyone!
 
 

babyplace
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   Posted 5/15/2008 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Ha Ha! The cat people are taking over!!! This is turning into the "meowing" thread heehee.. I really do love our cat, and these kittens already have my heart, can you tell??  But like the others, NO cats on the counters or tables..our house cat is very well behaved...a black and white spotted one..Oreo is his name.  We also have two dogs, Max, a black retriever/border collie mix we got from the pound 6 years ago, he's a real love, so gentle and sweet.  But HE"S the one who will grab stuff off the counters!  Close to 60 pounds, he can reach whatver he wants.  Then we also have a little Yorkshire Terrier, Bailey,also a sweetie, but from his attitude you would swear he thinks he's as Rottweiller...sounds real tough..but he's  chicken. I think the terriers are just normally a more hyper, high-strung breed. So, around here it's kids, cats and dogs...and geckos, and possums, and racoons, and...
Gosh, I'm so sorry about all you with the rain problems..we're so dry here, thus the wildfire danger. We are praying for rain!  Isn't funny how that goes....Yesterday was the day of spewing children...got peed on, pooped on, threw-up on..Yuck. that stomach virus seems to keep re-circulating, hoping it misses me this time..but I'm scared.  I just want clean clothes!!!
 Time for lunch...will talk to you al later,
Hugs!!!  (after my shower heehee)
Jody
 

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   Posted 5/15/2008 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh..PS...Boo, enjoy your massage, dear, you sure deserve it!!  Reminds me, I have a couple of certificates for free massages from my birthday way back in September.  Think I better get them out and make an appt.  If they put you on the mtx, you know we'll all be here  to help. haven't used it for a while now..but so many others do, once I got adjusted to it it really didn't bother me at all....though I did have more sinus infections, wondering if they were related to the meds, cause haven't had any real issues with that since I went off. Hard to tell since my sinuses have always been an issue for me anyway.  enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!!!

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   Posted 5/15/2008 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, the only animals that will survive around here this week are the fish and the ducks. Yet another flood watch and heavy rain on the way.
My Lab who will roll in, swim in or splash through any and all standing water no matter how gross hates to be rained on. Getting him to go out to relieve himself is difficult.
Boo, no one faught the mtx harder than I did. My doctor had to trick me (or more accurately let me trick myself) into believing I needed it. Six weeks in I feel great and can't believe I put up such a fuss. If you decide to give in and take the stuff just keep in mind that folic acid is a water soluable vitamin-meaning you can take it without risking a bunch of side effects-it has been studied with mtx at doses of 7mg of folic acid per day-it totally took away my side effects. (of course you should check with your doctor for advice on how much to take I intend to tell my doctor any day now that I am taking three times what she prescribed).
There is a whole thread of mtx stories (just ignore the posts of me whining).
I hope everyone finds a moment of peace today.
Sj

Raven67
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 155
   Posted 5/15/2008 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey everyone,

Just been catch up on the posts.  Sorry I haven't written.  We had a crazy mothers day weekend.  We had about 25 peeps over for brunch.  Everybody and their mother you could say!!! Boo, are you going on MTX. It took a while for me but I am now taking about 22mg a week (I take it by injection, so its a 1cc syringe full) and with the folic acid I don't really have any side effects other that a little tiredness.  I had a lot of nausea at first but I think it was the plaquenil.

As for the cat situation, we have two. A calico named Patches.  He was actually a stray.  We live in the country so we see a lot of them.  We've had him neutered and declawed (front paws only) and he is the best cat I've ever had.  Now my tabby.  She is a real "B" with an "itch".  She is so anti-social and she is 11 years old now.  She only likes my daughter.  It's the dog that keep them all in line.  He is poodle/terrier mix but he thinks he is a german sheppard. 

By the way,  The injections I had gotten in the spine,  the party is over,  more pain again.  Not sure whats next but I'll wait and see.

Take Care all

Raven

 


When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!!!!
 
Current Diagnosis-Rheumatoid Arthritis, Insulin Dependent Diabetes, Osteoarthritis right knee, Osteoporosis. Stress!!!!!!  New diagnosis of Fibromyalgia 04/08
Current Meds-Methotrexate 24mg s/c weekly, Plaquenil 200 mg BID, Celebrex, Folic Acid daily, Cesamet1 mg @ bedtime, Oxycontin 20 mg 3 x day, Lorazepam 2 mg dly Actonel weekly, Insulin-Humalog 35 units TID and Lantus 40 units BID, Calcium, Vitamin D


Boo
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Date Joined May 2004
Total Posts : 724
   Posted 5/16/2008 2:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Raven, I sure hate to hear that. Dang! How long since the last injection and can you have any more?
I had the most wonderful, glorious, relaxing massage yesterday. Came home, ate soup and fruit, took a shower and went to bed. Now that's what I call a good day!
I get to take off this weekend due to a wonderful employee (it's about time) and I'm closing the place next weekend for Memorial Day. Looking forward to some relaxation.
Have a good one, Boo

Boo
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Date Joined May 2004
Total Posts : 724
   Posted 5/18/2008 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   

I've done gone and went crazy.  Took my VW Bug in for some reapirs and ended up trading it in for a convertible.  I am a smokin' hot wild older woman.  Man!  It looks good on me.

Hubby not oh so happy with me as he wanted a new truck.  Heck, he won't even be able to drive for another month.  I'll worry about that one later.

Does anyone have to take Actonel or Boniva or something for bone density?  I'm supposed to start on Actonel but haven't yet.  I take too much stuff and worry about what it's going to do to my GI.   


erin.K
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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 3148
   Posted 5/18/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  moanin' my people!
GOOD FOR YOU BOO! yeah U R HOT2TROT yeah you keep that car & don't let anyone tell ya' otherwise.  oh Boo, the Boniva stuff...do talk to your rheummy, if ya' gotta take it TAKE IT!  it's a very important issue to address, the osteoporosis (and preventing it too).
don't worry 'bout the GI stuff.  that thing they say about "do not take if you cannot sit or stand up for 30minutes" crap? that's just b/c YOU CAN'T LAY DOWN immediately after swallowing the pill.  like any med basically; it'll reflux...so it really needs to have the help of GRAVITY to get digested & absorbed.
and when they say "if you have trouble swollowing...this may indicate a serious blah blah blah"...they're talking about acid reflux/ haital hernias/ trachea problems, etc....people take Actonel & all a sudden "Oh my God there's something wrong! I have severe heart burn..." or they feel like their throat aches or they get reflux...and they never KNEW they had issues.  and of course your doc will tell you all of the important things.
 
Duck (((((((((((((((((MISS YOU!!!!!!!)))))))))))))))))))) be on the lookout for something from ME!
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