Lemme me know when and I'll try to be there!
Guess I got a last post in b4 v26 got locked down...but I'll say it again - I love those days chocolate does me good! At least when I'm able to enjoy it's goodness! ha ha Ahhh, there is just too much sadness in the world right now....we all need a little smile.
It's seems sorta like a Peace and Love signature week with all the woes in the world right now. So:
Peace and Love to you all!
Hey, no jokes here (well, not too many, that is!) I may live in SoCal now, but I'm originally from Mass (and the family spent some time living in Vermont before moving to Northern CA)! I do remember the cold, the snow, the humidity, etc. <shudder!>
I just made the kids (okay and I had some too!) Chocolate chip pancakes....I thought I was going to start loosing weight.....maybe after Spring Break????
Oh good Lord, Erin!!! Did you really do that!!! Your poor sister! Holy Cow. What abuse!
That was Yalinda asking if it was you chewing on the branch, but I love how in your sleepless mode you always think you're talking to your Camama!
Sadly, I'm gullible enough now at my too-close-to-37 to think about it age, that I'd be chewing on bark now if you told me it tasted like a chocolate shake!
Oy, I'm in smiling mood right now...I think it's a grimacing smirk actually - my foot is hurting in an "I'm gonna get you" way.....
Erin, I hope you get some sleep tonight!
Post Edited (erin.K) : 4/22/2007 11:35:31 AM (GMT-6)
Hi everyone! Still here. Saw my new primary on Friday to ask about local GIs. He gave me 3 numbers immediately, and told me not to go to a PA. Evidently PAs are all the rage in my area, and even specialty offices now staff them. He said I was too complicated for a PA--wasn't sure if that was a complement or not. Come to find out, my ID doctor called my primary ahead of time and asked him to set me up with a GI (or call my old GI to get me in earlier). Well, it worked. I now have an appointment with one this Thursday (too darn fast for me). I have a horrible feeling I will get scoped again (both ways) because they all insist on collecting their own data.
Stomach is still a mess. It had gotten better once my ID doctor took me off two of the tb meds, but recently it has kicked up again. And that's what it feels like--someone is kicking me in the stomach over and over again. Very different from acid indigestion (although that is certainly very painful in and of itself). I think these tb meds, combined with the mtx, are just not very good for my poor GI system. Plus, after talking with primary on Friday, it is possible that I have a bleed somewhere in there, although I would imagine it's on the mild side.
Joints are not all that great, but they've been worse. My wrists are killing me. They're hot and red and swollen. I dropped out of handbells (I play for my church) for the rest of the season (there's only two performances left) because my wrists just can't take it. Fingers aren't swollen, but my hands ache horribly. Only thing that seems to help is the heating pad (or a hot bath). Ultracet helps a bit, and I do take that daily now. Ankles, and my heels of all places, really hurt as well. I'm pretty sure I have spinal arthritis of some kind, and the feet and hand pain is just a little bonus :) My lower back is killing me every single morning until around 1-2pm, and I can't raise my arms above my shoulders if my life depended on it. I've been getting very creative with the blow dryer. I've never really had a problem with my knees. Also, at weigh-in at my primary's office on Friday, I've gained 5 pounds with changing absolutely nothing? I'm now making myself walk every single day; when my joints get a bit better I'm going to start walking with light weights.
Enough moanin. Back to work and a bottle of rolaids.
Hey everyone. I'm in a much better mood today. Tummy still hurts like heck, but I have my appointment with the new GI tomorrow morning. I will not leave his office until he does something about my stomach; the rolaids are getting old. And no, I'm not eating the fruit flavored ones--they started making me nauseous, although I have a feeling the nausea really comes from whatever is wrong with my stomach to begin with.
Yalinda--sorry to hear your mom is giving you such a hard time. Erin's right, though. At least she has you to look after her. If it's any consolation, my dad is the same way. He has severe ulcerative colitis, diabetes, and RA. He lives in Brazil most of the year (he's retired) and he NEVER sees a doctor. He's on 15 mg of mtx/week, insulin daily, and he keeps a steady supply of prednisone handy in case his UC decides to flare. I'm like, Dad, don't you think you should have some bloodwork done once in a while? I saw him about a month ago, and it scares he how frail he's actually become. I think it's the RA; it's getting out of control, and because of his diabetes and UC he's limited in what he can take (I think the tnf-inhibitors are out).
Erin--glad to hear your knees are doing a bit better, but sorry you're in such a gloomy mood. Perhaps my bad mood from yesterday was contagious. I recall voltaren, for me, working immediately! I'm disappointed for you. I thought it was a good drug, just didn't agree with my stomach (again) or colon.
Momto3--good for you for getting on the treadmill. When I make myself walk, I always feel better. I may pay for it later, but I get immediate benefits from exercise. I'm just careful not to overdo it.
Boo--I've always been one to believe that your mental health has a BIG effect on your physical health. I'm a psychologist, although I'm a researcher, not a clinician. Minimal stress is best for everyone, but especially for us AI folks.
Everyone else--I hope you're doing well. I'll let everyone know how my GI appointment goes.