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momto3
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   Posted 11/5/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy Thursday,
 
At least I think this is thread V69? My apologies if it isn't! My memory is so terrible anymore, I couldn't remember once I started the new one.
 
It has been so quiet, we are all so busy!!
 
Jody...I hope you are doing well.  How is the Enbrel, is it working any better?? I know you were still having some pain last time I read your post.  Yes, we did get my son and we found a school of sorts for him to get into, it wasn't easy with him coming at such an odd time, but the program really has been a God send for him and it is really working out all the way around.  At this point, we are just trying to figure out transportation as he is depending on my car to get around, so we are sharing.  So now, I have two boys needing to take turns, one is learning and one is already driving.  But I have to say it is nice to be able to send him on errands tongue Other than that it is just taking time for family members to adjust, it is a change for everyone involved and my daughter is having a difficult adjustment, but it is to be expected.
 
The weather has turned cold, so winter is here to stay and I think I'm going to stay stiff.  It seems my mobility with walking is more limited than it was last winter at this time, so when I go to the rheumy in December, I will see what he says.
 
Not much too report, Thanksgiving is getting close and Christmas is right around the corner it seems, and I just can't believe it!! It seems the school year just started.  Where has the time gone?
 
Jody, Camama, and all the others, I hope you are all healthy and doing well.

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   Posted 11/5/2009 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Our weather is all over the place it was summer Monday and Tuesday and today we're back to a cool spring day.
Sorry to hear your arthritis is playing up, it sounds as if you need a new med thrown into the mix. I'm still in this horrendous flare, my wrists are getting me down. So hard to do anything, I'm wearing my splints full time but they just hurt. Swallowing pain killers has made me constipated so now I'm dealing with cramps as well. Both my knees ache... I won't go on its just boring. I started HRT last Wednesday, I'm hoping it will do something.
My kids are exam ridden, all next week my two elder kids have exams. I'll have to stock up on fruit and treats! Keep them going. My youngest has his end of year concerts coming up so he is dancing and singing his way around the house annoying the others. Joys of family living.
He does make me laugh though, lives in another world half the time.
Looking forward to a less hectic weekend.
Lovely to hear from you, golitho

momto3
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   Posted 11/6/2009 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Golitho..Bless your heart! So sorry to hear you are dealing with joint pain and the side effects of pain meds, I know those all too well.  I hope the HRT helps with any symptoms that you may be experiencing.  As for the kids? That sounds all too familiar, if it isn't one, it is another! I have come to realize there is always one child stirring the pot, or at least it seems that way at my house this week! We have a dog (terrier) and she doesn't do well with loud noises (kids) so she was barking and running around and so were the kids. It seemed as if my house was getting smaller and smaller! Hoping for a peaceful weekend as well! I hope you are able to rest.

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   Posted 11/8/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Rest! Whats that? We survived, kids at school doing their respective exams.
I'm running round trying to decide on front door designs and water features. House in a mess. Just spent $375 on food shopping!!! I'm going through the bill trying to work out what I bought, I can't believe how much food is right now. We eat alot but that is so excessive.
I don't think the HRT is working, I feel worse!!!
Humira due tomorrow so hopefully that will do something with all this swelling, what is going on?
My youngest would love a dog. I don't know if I'd cope! But I'll think about it once we move back in, new house, can't wait.
I've never lived in anything new, I still can't believe it everytime I walk around the house, I'm in a daze...shame I can't invite you over for a barbecue.
Best wishes, golitho

momto3
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   Posted 11/8/2009 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I have to laugh about the rest! Friday night husband snored like a freight train, and I was literally awake from 4am on...and then up early since my daughter had an activity that we had to be ready for fairly early.  On top of that I woke up with the most painful cyst ever, couldn't lie down, sit down or walk around it was horrid.  Thankfully one of my pain pills I use for the RA took the edge off and I was able to get to my daughters presentation.  The remainder has been spent on housework, homework and spending time with family.
 
Our dogs our wonderful, but I don't care for all of the dog hair that we have to keep on top of almost daily!!!! We have large dogs, so they tend to shed hair everywhere even though we try to bathe them on a frequent basis.
 
That is wonderful about your new house, and I remember that feeling when we moved into our first new home a few years ago.  It was fun painting all of the rooms and decorating it just the way we wanted, and the kids  finally had their own rooms.  How exciting for your family :-) I know what you mean by spending too much on groceries! Last week I spent $270, and did the same thing, went over the reciept to try and figure out where I over spent and what I could have done without.  This week I did a bit better, but everything is just so expensive, it is difficult going to the grocery store sometimes.
 
 
 

babyplace
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   Posted 11/12/2009 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi guys!!!

I'm so sorry I haven't checked in!!  I kept looking at the other thread...waiting for someone to come on after my last entry...and just today realized that the thread had been "locked"!!   DUH!   So, I went looking and found you here...don't have time to write today....lots going on...you know, alwasy is at my house!   But, hopefully either later tonight or tomorrow I shall return.

In the meantime....

Hugs to all!!!

Jody


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   Posted 11/13/2009 1:00 AM (GMT -7)   
How are you feeling Jody? Have you got any relief yet? I'm feeling pretty sore still, trying to give my gut a break with no pain killers today so thats not helping. Stupid HRT is very slow to kick in, made an appt for next friday to see my local doctor see if she can throw some light on my poor overlapping conditions.
Kids have finished their exams, one of them off to camp next week so that will ease the household food bills. Hes 14 and eats everything in sight!!!
Hope you're getting some joy from the embrel, golitho

momto3
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   Posted 11/13/2009 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jody! Life sure has been hectic hasn't it?? I know it has been here as well.  I seem to meet myself coming and going it seems, and there just aren't enough hours in the day! Is the Enbrel working?
 
Golitho..I'm sorry to hear your HRT is not working as well as it should be, did the doctor say how long it takes to kick in? I know my friend used a patch after she had her hysterectomy and she said it worked well.
 
As for the kids and eating..I know I'm in for it when they get into the car at school and ask the age old question of "whats for dinner?" it is literally the first thing that come out. My daughter can eat as much as a teenage boy, and my oldest son who is almost 18 never stops eating either. Between the two of them, I'm always at the grocery store shakehead My 16 year old son concerns himself with "portion control" his words, so it is an interesting mix in our family!
 
Cold weather and snow coming my way, and the joints are stiff and painful already.  Jody, I would love to trade you, if you are still having that warm weather in Florida? :-) Happy Friday everybody!
 
 

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   Posted 11/17/2009 2:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mom,
The HRT was suppose to take 2 weeks, its over 3 now and I feel worse! But its stressful doing all these assessments and the "house"!!!

Its hot here, the heat seems to upset me as much as the cold, especially sudden heat.

I'll stop moaning. The sun is beautiful and I sat out in it on Sunday in the park and had a lovely catchup with some friends. Great to have the time to enjoy it once in a while.

Sending you some warming hugs, golitho

babyplace
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   Posted 11/17/2009 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy Tuesday guys,
I'm going to try and get a post out here while the little ones are eating breakfast....not many quiet minutes these days!  Started a new little guy last week...he's only about 11 weeks old..SO SWEET!!  But, I think someone forgot to tell him that he is LITTLE..because he is flipping over already!  I couldn't believe it!!   There went my whole theory f taking a new one because, at least for a while, they stay where you put them..haha.  All in all it's been good, but has been a LONG time since I've had an infant, over 2 years, so it takes some adjusting.  Had to climb up in the attic and get out the swing,the bouncy seat, etc...so now there is baby stuff all over the house again.  Still, nothing sweeter than cuddling up with a baby while they sip on the bottle, or curl up in your neck ...LOVE the smell of them ( well, if they do't spit up, that is haha)
Thank you both so much, but yes, I think the enbrel is FINALLY kicking in again...still have my bad days, (don't we all?)  but I think  that just comes with the territory.  I'm back to exercising again, that helps me SO much..as much with my attitude  as anything else.  Although, I made some toffee last week for a church fundraiser,and the constant stirring took it's toll on my wrist. I am praying that doesn't mean that I will have a hard time with all the Christmas baking and candy making!
Golitho, I am SO sorry you are having such  bad time of it!  I was so praying things would settle down for you...and that the HRT would help!  When do you see your doctor again?  Is this the week your kids are at camp?  I had to smile at your description of all the end of the school year activities, and the one singing and dancing through the house.  Two of our boys were so into music..and I have to tell you, I really miss those days, now that they are so long gone!  Even though I have the babies every day to care for, I miss the busyness of having our own children here with all their games, concerts, etc.  I am not a good "empty=nester" at all, and our youngest is 24!  You would think I would have gotten over it by now :-)   .    
Mom,  are you counting the days until the end of your school?  I also laughed at your "eating machines"  that's  what they seem like sometimes, isn't it? I'm not surprised your daughter can eat as much as they guys, she is so active! I used to figure that each of the boys would eat at least as much as my hubby and I put together..so I always had to cook for an army..seems like I can't get out of that habit either!  I still cook like they are all home ( wishful thinking?)..now I end up having to give a lot of stuff away...haha.  Luckily my  brother who is the single dad lives fairly close, and I send dinner to him and his kids a couple of times a week...I get to cook more..and he doesn't have to stress over dinner...it's a win-win. 
They are going to try and do my mother's lung biopsy next Tuesday...starting to get nervous all over again!   She's been on some meds for puemonia, and had another chest x-ray on Monday, waiting to get  the results of that so that they give the decision about whether they will procede with the biospy.
 
Well, looks like lmy time is up!  Got to get the little guys cleaned up and outside to paly for a bit.  eather has been beautiful! Although I would like a touch of fall, just a little!  We've had to keep the air conditioner running some days...too late in the year for that!   But, am so thankful for the sunshine...and that we don't get snow! Just can't handle that stuff anymore...
Hugs to you both! 
Jody

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   Posted 11/17/2009 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ladies,
 
Golitho..oh dear, going on three weeks?? I'm so sorry it must be miserable sad Can the doctor increase the dosage? or switch to a different method (pill vs patch)? I can imagine that the stress you are under at the moment isn't helping any, but was happy to hear you were able to spend some quality time with friends! Thank you for the warming hugs, they are much appreciated at the moment as winter has set in here for the next few months.
 
Jody...A baby? How sweet and adorable :-) I'm sure he makes the days very enjoyable! Also, I'm happy to hear that your Enbrel is finally kicking in, what a relief for you! With the holidays just around the corner I bet you are super busy just like we are here! I can't believe that Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, time is flying by too quickly!
 
Yes, I'm counting the days until graduation! My daughter is very excited about the upcoming day! I'm not sure if it is the stress of finishing up my degree or what, but I have been having lots of tummy issues, back pain with low grade fever for about a week now, just feeling crummy. I'm hoping it will pass soon so that I don't have to trek to the doctors office, as I hate feeling like a hypochondriac rolleyes
 
Anyway, not much news to report.
 
Camama..hope you are doing well!
 
 

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   Posted 11/17/2009 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I love little babies, Jody, go guey at the thought. So cuddly, can just eat them up. Put a smile on my face, how are your wrists coping with the lifting? So good the enbrel is working.
Mom, I know what you mean about being a hypochondriac, everytime I see my local GP I feel I'm whining about something. How sick of it I am.
My gut is upset too, I went on nexium for awhile and that helped awhile back, but just hate swallowing more meds!!! We can't win.I see her again, Friday.
I'm a woman on a mission, so just a brief note to let you know I'm still here, golitho

momto3
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   Posted 11/18/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Golitho..I know what you mean about not wanting to swallow any more pills *ack*.  That is part of my problem.  I can't really whine about some of my health issues because I don't take the medications (horrid side effects) so really what else is there for anyone to do about them. I'm having an awful flare, and when my husband came home yesterday and gave me a kiss and commented I was in a flare, I guess I must have been really warm.  I went on a field trip yesterday with a class of mine and ended up with shin splits just from walking shakehead How pathetic is that???? tongue
 
As for you though...A hysterectomy is a huge deal and it is critical to get your hormones regulated so that you feel well. I would be a woman on a mission as too!! When our hormones are out of whack, we just don't feel good shakehead and for most it is a gradual shift, but with a hysterectomy, the shift is too sudden, especially in younger women.  I have an ovary that produces cysts often and when I've gone to the urgent care for treatment. sometimes there is the same nurse there and she always asks why I don't just have my ovaries removed, and I tell her I'm not ready for menopause. I'm really afraid of all that would go into the surgery etc (I'm 38) and so I just stick it out! Best wishes at your appointment on Friday, please let us know how it goes and I hope the doctor will be able to solve what is going on, and help you feel better.

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   Posted 11/18/2009 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey all! I've missed you! I kept thinking 'where is everyone, why haven't I gotten a post notification?" and had the same results as Jody...finally finding time to log on today.
 
Life's been crazy the last 6 weeks...I can't believe the holidays are here!
 
to you all (limited time to go back and associate names with items-LOL): congrats on the new house; enjoy the new baby in  your daycare; i hope the doc can find the right HRT for you; wow, growing kids, expensive groceries, and graduations...all exciting thing (okay expensive groceries we could do without).
 
I've been not great, but I'm tired and hurt, so I will moan another time...I'm just so happy that everyone hasn't left, I was getting worried and missed you all. Take care.
 
 


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   Posted 11/19/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Camama..So good to "see" you :-) I know what you mean about the holidays..Thanksgiving already approaching! I just don't know where the time is going!  I'm no where near prepared for Christmas.. There seems to be so little time, even to "moan"! So sorry to hear you are tired and in pain, and if you are super busy that probably isn't helping with the pain/fatigue either.  Not much going on here, but school, kids, and endless amounts of stress to the point I wonder if I have IBS or some such dreadful stomach issue! I told bickering kiddo's this evening that my stomach could not take much more stress and I wasn't kidding shakehead Post when you have more time, and please try to rest if you can.

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   Posted 12/4/2009 1:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,

Well I saw my doc and she set a whirlwind change in motion. So I'm being taken off my humira and put on remicade. I have to go through the hoops of changing meds, get bloods, swabs, permission from our Medicare authority, blah blah blah but its all happening now. I really hope it helps.

She knew my wrists stright off, exterior carpi ulnaris tenosynovitis or something like that. I seem to have swollen in more wrist locations since I saw her, but the prednisone has taken the edge off so my pain killers can work now. Just as well, Christmas is so busy. I feel like I'm spinning half the time!

Wishing everyone a very good weekend ahead, where we all get some rest and treat ourselves to something. Something not upsetting to your tummy, Mom! Something relaxing for you Camama, a de stress treatment and Jody, hope all is well with your littleuns and the new baby is settling in for you, best wishes, golitho

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   Posted 12/5/2009 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, I hope things start getting better for you. Remicade often helps people quickly, I hope that is the case for you.
 
Hope everyone had a great T-day. I got sick 2 days after and am still ill. Had one thing then another, I think...or so it seems....it's has not been a fun few months. You know, Fall is always a rough time for me health-wise and joint-wise, this was no exception! It all started with those awful bug bites I got on my leg in August...I probably should have gone to the doctors to get them checked out. They scared my thigh.
 

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