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ivy6
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   Posted 10/19/2008 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Just trying to stay afloat again.

* basic chores - shower (done), make bed, stay on top of dishes, try to get things a little bit tidier than they are, 5 minutes gardening.
* get the food I can't eat out of the fridge and put it in the worm farm
* make stock
* make pureed pear & soy milk paddle pops, to use up the fruit I can't eat.
* do a few bouts of five minutes exercise: preferably weight bearing exercise, because I feel that I'm getting weaker.
* make medical phone call (done)
* put in apologies for today's church group (a shame; I'd like to be able to go)
* get the clothes off the line, if they dry today
* devotions
* meds

Bonus points; completely optional:
* get hair off legs
* paperwork (I didn't do it on Saturday)
* clear my desk, which is the messiest part of the house right now
* do a bit of kitchen cleaning - my usual Sunday chore
* do a bit of bathroom cleaning - my Monday chore
* walk to the corner and back.
* phone someone / write letters or emails / send a note to a lady from church who is having a hard time.
* do five minutes ironing.
* journal
* start working on my inspirations folder
* do a bit more towards making pjs
* sow tarragon seeds
* fold the laundry


Have a good day, everyone.

Ivy.

ps. I left a message on the city doctors' answering machine over the weekend. Fingers crossed I hear back from them this week.
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sjkly
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   Posted 10/19/2008 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Ivy, I hope you hear good news from the city docs soon.

My sinuses are actually clear-20 days on Biaxin followed by 20 days on leviquin and a medrol dose pack along with the two alergy meds I take seems to have finally taken care of things. My sister is very happily 4 months pregnant and they think at this point she is no longer at an increased risk of miscarriage (she had some complications very early in the pregnancy and they were worried). So she is trying to think of names.

My pact for Monday is to work, perhaps start my billing rather than wait until the end of the month, and clean out my fridge-or at least make a start at that.

Sj

SydneyJo
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   Posted 10/19/2008 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Too weary for too much today so...
grocery shop
pay bills
catch up on phone calls
rest

Ivy - I hope you hear something back from Drs today - it's getting a bit much this waiting, for you, is'nt it.
Sj - glad to hear your sister is doing well and you finally got rid of your sinus problem - that would have sent me crazy!
Have a good day everyone
Jo

ivy6
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   Posted 10/19/2008 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like you're doing heaps to me, Jo.

sj, glad to hear your sinuses are clear again. It's a pain you had to struggle so much with the meds, though. and I'm glad to hear your sister is doing well.

Jo, I don't know if you heard the news headline on the ABC today that a large proportion of doctors reported being so busy that they felt they were giving inadequate care to their patients?

I've been hanging around until everyone in our pacting family showed up and now that they have :-) I'm off to do the dishes.

Hope your today is restful, Jo.

Ivy, with two of the basic chores done, and stock cooking.
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ivy6
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   Posted 10/19/2008 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
11.15 I've made and frozen the paddle pops and have done most of the dishes. Off I go again - I.
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ivy6
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   Posted 10/19/2008 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Yay! I've just been talking with the medical people in the city. My approval is through; they've faxed the prescription to the pharmacist; medicine is on its way. yeah Appalling that the govt takes two weeks to approve the paperwork, though: what to they think the patients will be doing in that time?? nono

Anyway, I am now doing a bit of a happy dance turn turn and am very relieved - I wasn't sure what would happen if this had been left for a few more weeks.

I ran out of energy and crashed this afternoon so haven't done more than get the clothes off the line. More than anything else, I pact to get it folded AND put away this afternoon so it doesn't hang around looking messy and unsightly. Oh, and I still have dishes to do... rolleyes

Hope everyone's day is going well,

Ivy (whooppee!!! turn )
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ivy6
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   Posted 10/19/2008 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   
ps. Looby, I hope your head feels better this morning, and good luck dealing with your work issues. Will you tell us what happens?

It's so nice to have you with us,

I.
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SydneyJo
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   Posted 10/19/2008 11:00 PM (GMT -7)   

WOW Ivy What great news - yeah yeah me doing happy dance with you! Hope this makes you feel more human again soon turn

Jo - feeling less weary tongue


Joie1
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   Posted 10/20/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Alright, I've read a few of these so here's a try:

Wake up.............done
Get out of bed.....done
Make breakfast....done
Shower...............
Lunch #1.............
Work...................
Eat......................
Sleep..................

I don't have a ton of things I should be doing. Every week, I just try to have the energy to work, and I usually only work three days a week. Maybe its that I'm unmonitored by a doctor...but its hard sometimes just trusting one.
27/f/CD. 4 CD related surgeries: 2 resections, 2 JP drains, 3 NG tubes, many absesses (including the one my most recent surgery scraped off my ovary) and fistulas.
Currently trying to figure out hip and knee joint pain.
Have lost in these surgeries: appendix, 8 in. intestine, R fallopian tube, gallbladder, 10 in. intestine
Dx'd: February 2007.
Pentasa (and much mental screaming)


Nanners
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   Posted 10/20/2008 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Woohoo Ivy so glad you finally got your meds approved. Now maybe you will be on the road to feeling better and can get on with a more normal life.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


sjkly
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   Posted 10/20/2008 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Ivy I am so happy for you. I hope the rest of the process goes smoothly and you can restart your meds soon.
Sj

ivy6
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   Posted 10/20/2008 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, everyone. I'm happy and relieved too.

The really ironic thing is that the government has actually LOST money by doing this to me. I've only missed two Humira doses, and it would only have cost them $1684 to keep me on the med and stable. Now that I've requalified, I have to go through the whole induction again. Six injections @ $842 each - ha; it serves them right for being so cruel and unreasonable.

Welcome to Joie and looby,

Ivy.
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ivy6
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   Posted 10/20/2008 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
ps. I got the laundry folded and put away yesterday, and have caught up on the dishes (finally!).
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ivy6
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   Posted 10/20/2008 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
pps. Joie, it sounds as if you're really struggling there. Do try not to feel too bad about yourself and think about the things you "should" be doing. Some days it's an achievement just to stay afloat. At least you *do* get up - it's more than a lot of people do when they're sick.

*hug*

Ivy.
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