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ivy6
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   Posted 9/2/2008 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm going to take things steadily but gently today, because I am tired and overwhelmed.

* basic chores - make bed, do dishes, 5x5 minutes tidying, 15 minutes gardening, shower
* Wednesday chores - vaccuum and wash as many floors as I can, starting with the back floor
* Crohn's and fibro care - exercise, stretching x 3, strengthening, stay on track with meds.
* and - bring in bins
* and - wash cleaning rags and hang them on the line
* and - put away chicken
* and - clean up after fostering the homeless cat
* and - phone the city doctors AGAIN to find out whether I'm eligible for more Humira. They're not returning my calls, which is not a good sign...

Things to do while sitting and resting:
1) wrap two presents; write two cards; prepare two parcels for posting
2) renew library books
3) devotions
4) read novel
5) read the book my priest lent me

Bonus points - longer exercise; meditate.

Ivy.
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sjkly
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   Posted 9/2/2008 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Tomorrow I need to research two possible contracts and send resumes. Clean my kitchen and walk the dog.
That will be enough.
Sj

ivy6
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   Posted 9/2/2008 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm back with a 10.30 am update. I've vacuumed a few floors and have washed the back floor. The back floor is a job I dread every week because it's big and uneven and very hard work to wash, and to do it properly I have to move furniture *yawn*. Anyway, it's done now, so I feel virtuous. I've also cleaned up after the lost cat I was caring for, and that's another messy job I was dreading. Am resting now, then heading off to do other chores.

Good luck today, sj.

I.
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sjkly
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   Posted 9/2/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Ivy-great job tackling that floor! I always dread big jobs and tend to leave them for last (hence my hatred of doing the billing). I hope they get your humera settled soon.
Sj

ivy6
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   Posted 9/2/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi sj. They have settled it. I can't stay on it and am going to be forced to get really sick, just to prove I need it :-(
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sjkly
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   Posted 9/2/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Ivy-I am really sorry-I wish there was something I could do-that is really horrible.
Sj

FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/2/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I guess..... I hope that you get sick *enough* super quick and that it works super quick to get you back healthy again. Sorry they are making you go through this. I wonder if they realize how expensive the hospitalizations will be if it comes to that. Maybe just missing one dose will be enough for your doc to say "she is going drastically downhill and needs it."
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/2/2008 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Ivy, what did you do with the cat? Oh and i changed my wish again. Although the govt would "win" this way, I wish that when you come off the Humira that you stay just as healthy as you were on it lol.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


SydneyJo
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   Posted 9/2/2008 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Im late today as I had my eyes checked and new glasses to order so...
Basic chores - wash up. make bed, sweep kitchen.
Son's assignment to help with
Rest as I am weary today.
Ivy - what became of the lost cat?
Jo

ivy6
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   Posted 9/2/2008 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
The vet went to the RSPCA. I was pretty teary about it, but didn't really have an option. He's a young male and hasn't been desexed. My cats are desexed but they are girls and, as the vet said, wouldn't appreciate having a new arrival "meddling" with them. The RSPCA said he shouldn't have any trouble finding a new family because he's such a lovely boy and, because it's not kitten season, he won't have to compete with a whole lot of cute babies when prospective families come to inspect their cats.

I've been outside planting the trees I bought on Sunday. It's a pretty therapeutic activity, given what's been happening today. I've also done most of the vacuuming and most of the basic chores. The rags are in the washing machine right now, and I'm wrapping presents and preparing parcels as I type this.

Jo, I hope your energy returns. Weariness is so hard to cope with.

I.
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ivy6
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   Posted 9/3/2008 4:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Back again with a 9pm update. Normally I'd just go to bed, but I spent so much time flapping about like a headless chook this afternoon that I vowed I'd check in again before bed, because otherwise I would waste the entire afternoon and evening.

I've done the basic chores and all the floors except for my bedroom, which I'll do tomorrow. I've put away the chicken and the meat, and I've also cooked two batches of sandwich fillings for the multiple 12 hour trips I'm going to have to make in the coming weeks, to see the doctors in the city. I've also done the parcels, the cards and the presents. Haven't done any reading, or the devotions (sorry, God!), or the stretching, but I have exercised...

argh... I have so much to do to get organised, because I'm pretty sure I'm going to be housebound in two weeks. I already struggle to get out of the house in the few days before my Humira injection. And I have so little time and so little stamina to do it all...

*sigh*

Ivy.
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