((Alicat))) I too am sorry for your loss. You can come on here and "ramble" on as you call it anytime you need to.
I had the vaccine done last Sept. and it was truly no big deal for me.
Good luck and stay in touch.
Thanks everyone for your expressions of sympathy. I live in Mass. and my nephew lives in Vermont so I haven't had a chance to see him yet because of the weather. I have talked to him though and they are coping pretty well. My sister-in-law has been staying with them for awhile and trying to get the house in order, meals etc until my nephew can work out a schedule on his own. The oldest boy left yesterday to go back to college. The younger boy will be 16 next month but has learning disabilities and probably the maturity of about 9 or 10. My nephew has to get him into counseling as he has very bad anger issues that have gotten worse since losing his Mom. Life just isn't fair but we all have to learn to live with was is dealt us I guess.
Also thanks everyone who has gotten the H1N1 vaccine for your input. Still waiting for a clinic here. They are giving them at some of the local drugstores but I'm waiting on my new insurance card as I had to go on Cobra the first of the year.
As for me, so far the Humira is still doing it's thing for me and making my life a whole lot less painful.
hope you are all well - and finding what works for you
Glad to hear that your nephew is coping well, sounds like he has some good family support there to help him, although it would still be hard for him.
Also glad to hear the Humira is helping you. I started Humira in Oct. and it works well for my Crohn's Disease and is just starting to kick in for my AS.
Hows your husbands knee now? Less painful I hope
Do you still have a stuffy nose? I find that I have persistant nasal problems (including sores ) and I blame the meds I take, although when everything else is inflamed why not the nose too
Hope you stay well
I like that motto 'It is what it is' - seems to sum up being chronically ill doesnt it
I hope the Humira kicks in for your poor hands asap. I would be too scared to miss a dose at the moment in case I fell apart again .
Take care and keep posting.
Post Edited (EmmaRose33) : 1/29/2010 4:53:18 AM (GMT-7)
I'm so sorry about your grandaughters. It's hard enough losing loved ones when they've live their lives but unbearable to lose young people. I lost my Dad 8 days before Christmas in 2005. He was 86. Five months later lost my older brother who was only 63 and then one year later my Mom passed at 86. She tried to rally after Dad passed but then when my brother died she sort of gave up. I miss them all every day and life just won't ever be the same. I have one younger brother left. He lives right down the street but we don't see much of each other. I invited them for Sunday dinner and am happy that they'll be able to make it. Looking forward to Spring when I can get up North to visit with my older brother's wife and her kids. We don't get to see them much either but stay in touch with emails and phone calls. Family is everything.
I did end up getting the H1N1 shot as I've never had a problem with the regular flu vaccine. So far haven't had a problem and it's been three days since I got it. I guess all of us have different allergies and reactions and a lot of it is trial and error. Sorry you have so many problems but glad you find relief from some of the natural remedies.
Thanks for your advice and hope to hear from you again