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ivy6
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   Posted 10/8/2008 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I am still quite behind in my housework, but I'm going to continue to limit myself to small pacts and simply aim to not fall further behind. Sometimes merely staying afloat is an accomplishment!

* basic chores - shower, make bed, do dishes, 2x5 minutes tidying.
* Crohn's & fibro care - exercise, 1 x stretching, small amount of strengthening, take meds.
* devotions
* and - ring a friend re going out tomorrow yeah
* and - email the city doctors with my Crohn's diary for this week (done)
* and - freeze the things I cooked on Tuesday.

Bonus points:
* wash the things I didn't wash yesterday
* do a load of laundry
* iron for half an hour
* run the vacuum over the wooden floors
* walk to the library
* 15 minutes gardening

Anyway. I am going to try to have a Good Attitude today, and smhair try to catch up. The more I do today, the more fun I can have over the weekend.

Have a good day, everyone,

Ivy.
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SydneyJo
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   Posted 10/8/2008 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I think Im finally starting to feel more human today so will be attempting to do very basic chores:
Sweep floor
tidy bedrooms
and that should do me, have'nt got much energy wise so that will be all I can manage.
Have a good day everyone
Jo - hoping to feel more human soon.

sjkly
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   Posted 10/8/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I think I overdid yesterday when I took the dog out-today I am all achy-so my pact for tonight is to enjoy a long hot bath, eat something healthy for dinner, (my rhuemy was impressed that I did not lose too much weight-I did not tell her that I had gained three pounds the week before from the pred or the numbers would have looked different).
I think I will relax and watch tv and go to bed early-then if I feel better tomorow then I can tackle my kitchen.
Sj

SydneyJo
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   Posted 10/8/2008 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Ivy,
I wanted to mention to you that I finally succumbed and took Imodium yesterday. I was having trouble keeping anything in me and my BMs where numerous and D so I took one tablet after a BM (You are supposed to take two but I thought I would start with 1) and I must say it has helped, since taking it yesterday morning I have only 'gone' three times but had quite an interval in between, hence me maybe feeling like a normal human today. It also got rid of the constant nausea and cramps which were quite frankly driving me insane. If you are having too many BMs you might like to give it a go, hopefully it might help you too. Jo

ivy6
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   Posted 10/8/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, Jo, that's really helpful and really good to know. Thanks heaps!

I'm lucky in that the d hasn't been too bad yet. The worst it has been this month is 10x a day and that's manageable. Will definitely try the Immodium, though, if I need to get down to the city.

Did it have any side effects, like sleepiness?

My 2pm update: I've showered, made the bed and done the breakfast dishes. I've also cleaned half the kitchen and half the bathroom and polished a few windows. I've run out of energy now, though, and have been resting and watching a video.

I only came onlline to see if there was an email from the city doctors and no, there isn't. http://www.healingwell.com/community/emoticons/mad.gif http://www.healingwell.com/community/emoticons/nono.gif I want my Humira!!!

I'm going to head off and make a hot chocolate and read Harry Potter for a while, and maybe get back into the housework when I get more energy.

sj, have you ever been tested for fibromyalgia? I wonder about some of your symptoms. Anyway, I hope you feel a bit better soon.

Jo, it's good to see you here again. btw, I'm halfway through writing your letter!

Ivy.
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SydneyJo
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   Posted 10/8/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Ivy,
OOH a letter - get a move on :)
The only side effects from the Imodium I found was I was extra thirsty, could also be that I was becoming very dehydrated so I cant really tell - no sleepiness though.
You seem to have a lot of energy, lucky you, Im trying to store some today for work over the weekend.
If you like the Harry Potter series you might like to read the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer - I found them as enjoyable as Harry Potter (who said adults can't read 'kids' books lol)
Jo

sjkly
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   Posted 10/8/2008 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Ivy-yes I Have been tested for fibromyalgia-I don't have enough trigger points to be diagnosed-most of these symptoms are related to my RA-both are autoimmune disorders and cause many of the same types of symptomes the main difference (my sister has fibro) is that my aches are inside my joints where I have collections of synoval fluid-my sisters aches are in the large muscles. The fatigue and random fevers and all the rest of the AI junk I am sure you are familiar with as Crohn's causes all of that as well.

ivy6
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   Posted 10/8/2008 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I've heard good things about the Twilight series but haven't read them yet. Thanks, Jo. I'd forgotten the name of the author.

btw, yes, I am lucky to have a bit more energy right now. I was even well enough to drive :-o yesterday. Not sure how long it will last, as I get mtx again tomorrow. I'm glad to have a chance to get back on top of things, as the house has been looking grimy and out of control. It's depressing living grime, especially when the sun shines and you want things to sparkle.

sj, I know what you mean about the symptoms all being similar. I'm sorry, anyway. I think sometimes that the fatigue is harder to cope with than a lot of the pain.

Anyway, off I go. Jo, have a good afternoon (go and watch All Saints! That's what I'm about to do) and sj, have a good evening.

I.
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eva124
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   Posted 10/8/2008 10:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been very bad today,had a list of things to do most importantly the washing,my boyfriend has no socks 0_o went out to with my friend to my friends grave (she got a headstone) and thats all no dishes,no washing,no tidying the house,no ringing the rental company bout the plumber...............guess illl b busy tommorow
dx 17 aug 2007
21 yrs old
13 dec 2007 resection/temp illeostomy 14 feb 2008 temp illeostomy reversed 
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3000mg pentasa


ivy6
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   Posted 10/9/2008 2:15 AM (GMT -7)   
8.15 pm. Yay! I've half caught up. I've dusted a couple of rooms and vacuumed and mopped one floor, as well as cleaned half the bathroom, half the kitchen and washed a few windows. I've done a load of washing and cleaned the litter trays etc, but forgot the crisper. I've also done 15 minutes gardening, so things look a bit more sparkly and presentable here.

Oh, and I also did some proper exercise. Nice to have some energy for a change.

Good luck to everyone tomorrow. Eva, it's nice to have you joining in.

Ivy.

PS. **Still** nothing from the city doctors. Grrr.
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