Systemic Lupus , lupus nephritis , and a lot of other stuff associated with Lupus!
The Old Normal is no more so I and we have to find a New Normal...
Hey Amy! good to see you. Sounds like you got a good attitude. . I forced myself to get up and make porkchops and scalloped potatoes today. It would be so easy to stay in bed but I am so swollen i figured if I could move around it would be the best thing for me. I'm still on 60 mil. of pred. but I have about 20lbs of water in my ankles.
Docotr put me on 10/500. vicodin and 25mil phentylen patch. I havn't used the patch yet. It kind of scares me. It says only take it once every 72hours. I'll wait to take it when I am to sick to get out of bed.
well that is about it from here. I'll be checking the posts to see what everyone is up to. Sorry to hear about your puter Lynn. You must have had a couple bucks in your pocket. That's when my computer acts up. God forbid I might actually have an extra dollar.
It's been quite a while since I've posted anything, but I do read up every week on what's going on. I've been doing fairly well and just keep praying that I stay on this course that I've been on the last few months. I have noticed some joint issues with the changing of the weather. We have had a lot of rain here in the south and it seems like the temps keep fluctuating as well, so I truly believe the whole barametric pressure issue does effect me on these days, but I really can't complain for the most part. Had my yearly female check-up and everything came back good. My gynocologist has now put me on prometrium and cenestin as she feels I am approaching the menopause era (yippee) one more thing for us women have to look forward to. So far I really haven't had any problems with the hormones. I go get an eye exam this Thursday and go back to my rheumy on the 12th for a bone density test and check-up. Sometimes I really think I don't want to admit what is happening or what can happen in the future with this disease but I know I have to live with it the rest of my life and just hope for the best quality of life that I can have with my family. It kind of hit me the other day when I was reading some obituaries in the paper and so that a woman from the area had died from complications of lupus and she was just 50 which I will be in December. Live your life to the fullest everyday!! I hope you all have a good week.
Your southern diva,
DX - lupus and carpal tunnel syndrome
RX - plaquenil, etolodac, lisinoprol, folic acid, predinisone, prometrium and cenestin, flaxseed oil, fish oil, calcium and Vit D and a daily vitamin
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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