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ivy6
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   Posted 8/16/2010 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
OK. I've almost caught up on the dishes, but I have to do some SERIOUS tidying here, because things are on the verge of getting out of control.

I also have an appointment this afternoon to do with my big scary paperwork mess. I'm feeling thoroughly ill about it because ANYTHING to do with the scary paperwork mess brings on pretty severe anxiety, and an appointment isn't exactly something you can take time out from until you calm down / stop hyperventilating and panicking / etc shakehead but the good thing is that I will have made huge progress on the mess, if I can just get through the appointment without having a major meltdown.

House tlcs for me:

* keep reminding myself that house *is* tlc, because mess makes me miserable
* wipe out cupboard
* put milk away
* wash plastic container?
* tidying
* quickly vac lounge and back floors?
* make / straighten bed
* try to declutter five things
* some / all dishes
* bins out
* other bin in


Appointment tlcs:

* try to stay calm about it
* shower and dress
* tlc for body?
* think about letter
* quick bout of net research
* put papers together
* pack paper and pen


Otherwise:

* exercise
* spirituality stuff
* more needlework or mending, depending on hands?


I think that's it for me.


Ivy.
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ivy6
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   Posted 8/16/2010 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
11.15 am

* keep reminding myself that house *is* tlc, because mess makes me miserable - yes
* wipe out cupboard - yes
* put milk away - not yet: waiting for cupboard and container to dry
* wash plastic container? - yes
* tidying - yes
* quickly vac lounge and back floors? - yes
* make / straighten bed - yes
* try to declutter five things - yes
* all dishes - yes
* other bin in - yes
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Becky77
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   Posted 8/16/2010 11:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Go Ivy! You accomplish so much each day!

Tuesday for me to do:
*go to parents and print out info about low residue
*Walmart run for returns and grocery shopping
*Call GI about rx for B12 and Vit D, clarify test results
*Clean stovetop from cooking spillover
*Finish at least 1 load of laundry (I may have to rewash a load because I forgot it was in the dryer)

Extra TLC I might do:
Treat myself to a yummy Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha (the smallest size so it doesn't upset my tummy too much)
Sit and read outside in the sun

Can't think of anything else right now, but I'm sure I'll think of something.
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

chocholic
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   Posted 8/17/2010 2:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Tuesday TLC

* get dressed
* have shower, wash hair
* keep eating
* keep drinking
* tidy and polish in living room
* fry up cooked baby potatoes for my lunch

my hands are really painful so i may not get all of the above done. Been meaning to shower and sort my hair out for a couple of days now but each time my hands are so painful i cant do it. ggggrrrrrrr!!
Dx - Crohn's (2006), Depression (2010)
Currently - Humira fornightly, iron infusion weekly, B12 3 monthly, prenatal vits+minerals, 15mg prednisolone, calcium supplement, mirtazapine
Tried - aza, pentasa, questran, infliximab
No crohns' surgeries to date, Episcleritis for 3 weeks x 2, pains in hands, wrists, hips, lower back, knees and ankles

Allergic to Infliximab
Was at uni, but have paused the course to try to figure out my health!

ivy6
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   Posted 8/17/2010 2:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Chocholic. I am so, so sorry about your hands. It's so frustrating not being able to do the basics like showering and washing your hair, isn't it?

I've heard that it's possible to put talcum powder through your hair and then brush it out when a proper shampoo is impossible. Perhaps you could try that? I *think* the theory is that the powder soaks up the grease and leaves your hair looking cleaner.

My progress:

* appointment - DONE!!! And I am SO relieved that it is over. This stuff has been driving me mental and freaking me out for the last year or two. Still have lots to go, but one big scary stage is over now.
* appointment prep - done
* bins out - done
* dinner dishes - washed, dried, and put away. Still have to wipe down the sink though.

Choc, I seem to remember that you've injected your overdue Humira. Has it helped? It sounds as if your aches and pains have increased, which is what happened with me when I had to delay a dose... :-(
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Becky77
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   Posted 8/17/2010 3:09 AM (GMT -7)   
chocholic-this may sound like a stupid question, but I don't know where your joint pain stems from (arthritis, injury, etc.). Can you soak your hands in Epsom salt water? I get leg aches and I find the only thing that relieves the pain (besides pain meds) is a bath. I am having a hard time sleeping because of my legs tonight/this morning (it's 6am here) and took a bath a bit ago and it took the edge off. Granted it is not a permanent fix, but it helps give you a break from constant joint pain.
Also, they make dry shampoo. It's sold in specialty pharmacy type stores, usually ones around hospitals. Supposedly you rub the stuff through your hair, maybe wipe it with a towel to get the excess off, and *poof* your hair is good as new (or closer to new!)

Ivy-Do you mind me asking what the paperwork struggle is you're going through? Glad you got through a stage of it and have that behind you!

Since I'm obviously not sleeping anytime soon, gonna go start on the laundry and make a grocery list.
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

ivy6
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   Posted 8/17/2010 3:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Becky,

Inflamed asked a similar thing a few days ago, and I answered it in that day's tlc thread. D'you mind if I just ask you to read a few days back for the answer? I'm a bit too drained to relate it again tonight.

That's a good thought re the epsom salts and the dry shampoo. Also, Choc, you can get anti-inflammatory ointments, and they can help when hands hurt.
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ivy6
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   Posted 8/17/2010 3:27 AM (GMT -7)   
ps. Thanks for the compliment earlier today - made me smile :-)
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ivy6
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   Posted 8/17/2010 4:22 AM (GMT -7)   
OK. I had a really upset gut today and made the mistake of eating chocholate ice cream, which is great for settling the gut is but terrible for revving someone up just when she's supposed to be going to sleep.

I've been burning off nervous energy by doing extra housework (and have been watching How Clean is your House on YouTube and getting paranoid about germs :-) ) so have been pottering around here doing a few extra jobs:

* dealt with the mouldy patch I mentioned last week
* bleached the shower curtain, and will give it a final wash in the morning, all being well
* wiped down a few kitchen appliances with bleach to make them sterile (I told you; I got paranoid)
* vacuumed up some ants (horrible, I know, but they're everywhere and not going away)
* put away the milk


I think I might try to sleep now. Will come back later if I can't.

Night all. Choc, I hope your gut and hands settle as the day progresses.

Ivy.
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chocholic
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   Posted 8/17/2010 4:24 AM (GMT -7)   
aw, thanks guys. I would adore a bath but our boiler broke a few months ago so no hot water :(
I'll ask mum to swing past somewhere to buy epsom salts. I can give soaking them a ago. Humira was injected, havent really noticed too much of a difference. Although i have stopped needing to go in the night. Which is fab!
I havent had a 'diagnosis' of my joint pain. I assume its arthritis cos its in the family ect but my GI wants to blame the drugs, which i cant come off cos my crohn's will just get worse.

*does crazy happy dance* for Ivy for sorting out loads of paperwork stuff!!!!
Dx - Crohn's (2006), Depression (2010)
Currently - Humira fornightly, iron infusion weekly, B12 3 monthly, prenatal vits+minerals, 15mg prednisolone, calcium supplement, mirtazapine
Tried - aza, pentasa, questran, infliximab
No crohns' surgeries to date, Episcleritis for 3 weeks x 2, pains in hands, wrists, hips, lower back, knees and ankles

Allergic to Infliximab
Was at uni, but have paused the course to try to figure out my health!

ivy6
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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 10404
   Posted 8/17/2010 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
:-) Thanks, Choc.

Just so you know, I'm a fellow-sufferer as far as hand pain goes. If you ever want to talk / moan about it, here or offline, I'm here, ok?
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