Hi all. I've missed everyone, and can't even begin to catch up by reading previous threads. Yally--great news for you. Glad to hear things are going so well for you--lots of exciting things happening.
I want to change careers too, but it's a bit slower for me. I happen to be the primary breadwinner in my family, so I can't afford to take a big pay cut. Unfortunately, most of the careers I want to change to would require a substantial pay cut.
Still doing ok on tx, but routinely experiencing residual pain and stiffness (see other post). Not really complaining, but getting very tired of this whole game. I just turned 40 back in February, and I'm wondering how it's going to feel when I'm 60 (given that I have days where I feel 60 already). Have to see rheumy every couple of months, and so tired of it--but dare not cancel because of meds I'm on.
My twin daughters just had their 6th birthday--gulp--and it's been a very bittersweet summer for me. They are now old enough to play with their friends without constant supervision, but I worry nonetheless and spy on them frequently. We're going to disney world in October and we're so very excited about that!!!!!! I know I'll be very very sore, but so what--it's disney world :) The exercise will be good for me.
Yally--maybe you can share some of your stress with me. I have about 20 pounds I need to lose, and I'm having the hardest time losing them. And I'm not taking prednisone, so I can't blame it on that. I just eat too much of the wrong things and I'm having hard time exercising.
I look forward to catching up with everyone. Hope everyone is doing well.
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, nexium, tramadol, nasonex,Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan, zyrtec, zegerid, aciphex