Post Edited (Marius123) : 9/19/2006 4:51:25 PM (GMT-6)
Well Howdy ya'll..
I am so pleased to see "Good Moanin' continuing. Hope everyone is doing well. How are my girls, camama and Erin?
Everyone take care
Hi all. Just got confirmation from the pulmonologist's office for my appointment Friday morning. I can't wait until it's over. Arthritis-wise, I'm doing fine. Enbrel and plaquenil have decided to provide me more relief, and it's lasting long throughout the week (rheumy said enbrel would gradually last through the week). I no longer cringe when I stand up on my hips, and I can raise my arms above my head (except first thing in the morning). Still have respiratory issues, though. Allergies, probably mold allergies, hit me first thing every morning. I cough all morning long so that by late afternoon, early evening, my chest is sore. I've had a steady diet of hall's cough drops for several months now. I'm really sick of them, but the menthol in them really clear out my nasal passages and the airways in my chest. Regular cough syrup won't do that. Plus, when I smell like Hall's, it virtually guarantees my own seat on the metro :)
Husband is sick, so I'm trying to keep my distance. These days, I catch everything (probably because of the enbrel).
Hope everyone is having a fine Wednesday--it is hump day! And I'm taking off Friday afternoon to go to the local fair!
Good Moanin' all. Yalinda, Camama has a point. Do you think you might have a yeast infection? If you don't want to bother rheumy 'cause it's not an emergency, etc..., why don't you give your PCP a call. What can it hurt to have a doctor look at it. I know if I called my rheumy, and he felt I needed to be seen to figure out exactly what it is, he would tell me to go see my PCP 'cause I wouldn't be able to get an appointment with him right away. Yeast infections in the mouth (thrush) can be a sign of immunosuppression, can't it? Again, perhaps the upped folic acid will take care of it, but you may need additional medicine if it is a yeast infection.
I bet food tastes horrible!
I hope everyone else is doing ok. The lower humidity here is wonderful. I can actually breathe for a change!
Off to the pulmonologist this morning! And then to the fair this afternoon!
Happy Friday everyone!
Glad to hear that you're being seen, Yalinda. Let us know the outcome. Didn't know you were from Buffalo. Hey, is it true that Buffalo really does have the best chicken wings in the world? Our neighbors have relatives up there, and everything they come back from a visit, they bring some buffalo wings (no, I haven't tried any).
What a bummer you didn't get answers! I'm sorry. They were stupmed with no answers.
You know, I wonder if allergy medicine would clear it up. Long ago, I remember them giving me benedryl or something to swish and spit - it numbed it, but it also doubled as an antiseptic.
Good luck. I hope it clears up soon for you.
Overcast and yucky today...feeling it in my hands and wrists, shoulders as well....guess that's better than my feet and knees (shhhhh, I better not think that too loud....)
so so sorry guys!
as a few of you who i've spoke briefly with already know, i got sent back to the "slammer" friday. it was a mess, but i fought my way out of being admitted for FIVE DAYS! yeah, PCP wanted me to serve 5 days inpatient. NO WAY MAN!
so...on more steroids, trying to relax, and this week i'm going to have to make a lot of changes in terms of RA treatment. it's just too umpredictable, the flares are uncontrolable, getting ZERO sleep, and just not a happy camper.
i missed a day of clinical friday for school, bummer. but hey...it's one day i missed in a month! not too bad for the shape i'm in. my supervisor was an angel about it. and i have my ER papers so i can't get in trouble about my absent day.
i need a few days...so i'll be laying low. come wednesday things should quiet down more. just trying to keep my head above water & not fall too behind with school & get my legs good enough to get through the week.
everybody be good! hang in there & talk with all soon. i'll be catching up shortly.
Erin, hang in there! We're all rooting for you! Feel better soon!