It doesn't look like Vol 10 is locked yet....
Erin, I hope you start feeling better soon. I have no idea what tortilla chips do.
Everyone, I hope your Monday went well and a good week is ahead for all!
I'm gonna pay some bills and do the checkbook tonight - wish me luck!!!!!!!! May the Gods of Checkbook Balancing and Simple Math be on my side tonight!
had a nice vacation @ home with my honey. miss em' now that i'm back @ my own home.
here's to better tomorrow's
Erin--it sounds like you're in a lot of pain right now. Sorry to hear that. Good luck with your doctor appointments. You better get that hand looked at soon--I think joint destruction and deformity can be stopped but it has to be caught early. I hope your doctors get to the bottom of it right away.
I've noticed that the enbrel seems to make me think clearer. Have any of you enbrelers had that effect? I'm very clear-headed and on top of things the first 3-4 days after an injection, and then my brain starts hurting and I get foggy around Wednesday (I take my injections on Saturday). I think it's probably just fatigue creeping back in towards the end of the week--I get up too darn early for work. Joint-wise, I think I'm getting a bit worse because my shoulders have even less mobility now than before. Rheumy said arthritis would probably get worse before it gets better.
I'm very excited about my girls' first dance recital on Sunday. They are 3 years old and have absolutely no idea what is going on. One of them dances with the rest of the girls in their class; the other stands there most of the time with her arms crossed. When she does dance (and she dances beautifully when it's her idea), she doesn't sing the words like the rest of her class, but makes sound effects consistent with the dance moves. It is hysterical. I have no idea what they're going to do when they get in front of an audience for the first time. I hope it doesn't traumatize them.
Have a great Wednesday everyone!
Erin - I hope you feel better soon. I'm sorry you are hurting so bad.
Ducky - I spent too darn long on HW that night AND tonight and STILL have not hit the bills (i'm gonna be late if I don't get on it!) Last night the family went out....so I slacked off altogether! I'll let you know how it goes.
ElCamino - have you ever tried acupuncture? my husband is a cashier and had some horrible problems with his arm and mobility. He found a really good acupuncturist and she surprisingly helped him out quite a bit.
I needed a haircut 3 months ago!
Ahhh, the lottery! Then I could spend the money to invent me a self-typer, just THINK what I want to say and the computer types away at it.....my poor fingers would get such rest!
No Kidding! I wonder how well it works.
Technology never ceases to amaze me.....but I'm still waiting for Star Trek medical technology - THAT I'd like!
Well, I was supposed to have a rheumatology appt tomorrow, however, my referral had expired, and my insurance company hasn't approved a new one yet, so I have to wait... again... So frustrating... but what can you do?
How have you all been? I'm sorry I haven't been around lately... but rest assured even if I am not posting, I am still reading all the posts...
I think it is great that we have gotten some new members! Very cool! And a big thank you to our devout members that post daily!
Hope all is well with everyone - I am off to soak in a hot tub, TS Alberto has kicked my butt and my joints need a rest...
How is everyone? We haven't checked in in quite a while.
Erin, I'm worried about you? Are you ok? How was your lovely weekend?
I'm the same. I think my medications are doing something, but not nearly enough. Also, don't know whether it's the plaquenil, the enbrel, or the combination of both of them. I'm hanging in there, but completely losing my patience with this whole mess. I realize it could be a lot worse, but I am just so tired of it. And then, not having a definitive dx on top of all this. The good news is that I've been carefully tracking pain and stiffness in my joints everyday now for the last 3 months. I've charted the data in connection with the enbrel injections and guess what? There doesn't appear to be any connection at all. I can show the charts to my rheumy and see what he says, but I think enbrel may not be the right drug for me. Unless I just need to add mtx to the mix. Don't know what the next step might be, but rheumy did mention kinaret. Don't really want to go there because he said that not a lot of people have a positive response to it. But we'll see. I don't see him for another couple of weeks.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week!
Dah! Das furloin Camama must see doctor Freud dah? LOL.
Ooooh, this is the evening post of "Moanin' HW"! at the witching hour it is! Awe, Camama...you've got it in you, you know you do. But once...once you start to drop and it goes down and down....you'll get it going. In illness the body kinda goes into "crisis" mode & sometimes clings on to every darn calorie to fight disease because it thinks it need to. And add on any extra bonus you might have to make things harder...well there you go. Not excuses, but we've gotta know what where dealing with. Might not be able to lose weight the way a normal healthy person does.
So I watched a cute film. "The Millions" & "Shadow in the Sun" both very nice.
Camama, that was soooo peculiar you mentioned the other day "The Enchanted Cottage" my mom & me watched it that Saturday morning on TCM!
Wishing everyone well.
Too funny. The Enchanted Cottage just struck a chord with me, you know? Strange.
I have tried and tried in the past to loose with absolutely no luck. The doc basically said, 'your liver, your metabolism - it's all screwed up after all this...it's gonna take a long time with a LOT of hard work to get your body going..." So, needless to say, after all I've been thru, I just don't want to do it as I get so darn frustrated after TRYING so hard and not seeing even a few pounds drop. This old dog just enjoys her mood food and I'm gonna regret it in the end. I have children who need me and I need to do it for THEM if I can't at least do it for ME and tell myself those dang doritos (or whatever) will still be there next YEAR and convince myself, 3 months of dieting and not loosing more than 2 pounds is not a reason for giving up. I really do NOT want to die and I have too many close calls these last 3 years to know I'm not ready to leave just yet.
CaMama, you're really going through the ringer here. Hope your recent bloodwork shows something. I guess you know, though, that Lupus symptoms often show up years prior to your bloodwork showing anything. The important thing is taking care of your symptoms. I understand about joint pains in addition to everything else going wrong--it just becomes overwhelming at times.
Now, as a psychologist I can offer you psychological advice for just $300/hour! What a deal! Wheen das depression descends on yah, do dah following:
1) Redecorate dah house--start weeth weekend marathon watching dah HGTV
2) Make dah 5 prank calls
3) Send dah tunafish sandwich tru interoffice mail
4) Go tru dah 10 items or less line with 30 items
5) Sing "YMCA" as loud as you can at dah local Y
6) Valk backwards weeth a grocery cart while doing dah veekly grocery shopping
7) Call me eef all else fails--but geeve me your credit card number first!
I should walk into that old pediatrician's office now & drop my trousers! Shame on her...I'de give anything to have my Linda Hamilton biceps back. Funny thing is my 8 year old nephew weighs more than me now. And even at 100 pounds like now...I still can find things to say "ewww" about. Did the same at 90 pounds! Strange how women's issues like this is.
BUT...WE ALL ROCK!!!!!! And you're loved for what you do for other's.
A healthy lifestyle will come...just don't give up.
Erin, you're right. That pediatrician should be flogged! Keep in mind that the issues regarding weight resided with her, and not you. Chances are she failed to resolve the oedipal complex. Or was that penis envy?