Hope you are all well...and feeling a bit better...things have been the usual hectic pace here, and I know owe a few of you e-mails..please bear with me, I'll be catching up over the next couple of days. The weekend was a bit scary, my mom fell in the bathroom and had to go to the emergency in the middle of the night Saturday. Thankfully, she is ok, had to have her forehead "super-glued" and her knee x-rayed, but other than that and some nasty looking bruises, she is alright. I guess it was the rest of us that took it the worst! All I could think of was how so very glad I was that she wasn't alone at her house anymore! I thank God that she was with my sister, and that someone was within "yelling" distance. We spent the last couple of days pampering her, until she got sick of all the fussing and told us all to leave her be. Lol. Gosh, I just don't like this time of my life...mom looks so small and frail..I get choked up just thinking about it, not ready for this stage her (or my) life.
On a lighter note, the paint is all bought, and next weekend, our family room shall be the color "peanut butter". Best part is that I don't have to paint it!! One of the daycare parents offered to paint it for us for a ridiculously low price, and we jumped at the chance. No offense intended here, but my family teases me that I paint like Helen Keller. They always tell me to buy twice as much paint as I need, and just start out by sticking both arms in the paint up to my elbows. and dumping the rest over my head. I must confess that they are absolutely right, cuz that is exactly what I end up looking like.
Went to the rhuemy yesterday, and she was very happy with the improvement since starting enbrel. Wants to leave everything as is, and I will see her in 6 weeks. I told her that I had tried unsuccessfully to cut the Celebrex down to one a day, and she wants me to stay on 2. Says it's too early for that yet, that the enbrel needs more time before I should try to start cutting other things back.
Mom, about the back and kidney pain, can't say I have noticed that but I do find that come Sunday night, I have more of an ache in my hip...I don't know if it's the enbrel, or just that fact that my latest dose hasn't really kicked in yet. Or, is it just that I'm busier on the weekends? Maybe it's one of those "chicken or the egg" questions. But, seems like I remember you feeling similar when we first started the mtx???? Hope your presentation went well...been thinking of you!! hey Yally, how did the party go?? What a menu you planned, girl! Bet it was fantastic!!
gotta go tend to the littlest one....hugs to you all...Joan, Mary, Raven, Ducky, Erin, CaMama, Bear, boo, sj, hope I didn't miss anyone..take care all.