Thanks for checking up on me! Yes, I guess the appt went pretty well. I really like my doc, feel real comfortable with her, never seems to busy to answer questions. I asked her about the lower back pain, and she didn't really have an answer for that , except to say the ra doesn't effect that part of the back, so we would watch it. It is much better since then. She feel the mtx is doing some good and wants me to continue on the 15mg for another month and then we will reevaluate if anything else is needed. She told me to take just one Celebrex a day in the meantime if I felt I needed it, to get me through. We'll watch the heart issues, but dosen't feel the lower dose whould be a problem. Did labs again, and said that the last ones were all good. She was very, very postive, felt that we caught this so early she has alot of hope that we'll get it under control. She did say she understands how hard it is to wait out these meds, she said the the mtx can take as long as 10 weeks to really kick in, but it's the fastest working in her opinion.Again, she's just very encouraging. Had to do another z-pack for a sinus infection, otherwise seemed ok.
Holiday was kind of a bummer for me, had a nice time for the most part, hubby and I went to some friends for a pool-party cook-out, and then went to watch fireworks downtown. But friend of mine at church lost her 21 year-old son on Tues, and it's so very sad. Her son was in youth group at church with my youngest, just a great, great kid, senior in college, she had raised him and his younger alone and did phenomenal job. He was riding a bicycle on campus and was hit by a car. They had to dissconnect life support this morning, after they did organ donations. I cannot even fathom the grief they are enduring, and my heart is breaking for them. At 19 this kid filed a living will because of the Teri Schivo debate, which that all happened in the same city I live in. So, they knew exactly what he wanted, but still would be an impossible choice to have to make. Anyway, almost wrote a book here, better sign off!Sorry to be a bummer, this is just really tough for me, I'm glad that they are such a strong family of faith, which will help get them through, but still ache for them all.
Anyway, hope all is well for you!! Did you have a nice holiday?
How are you feeling?