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   Posted 7/6/2010 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
* dishes, dishes and more dishes
* make bed
* tidying
* shower
* order and get prescriptions
* appointments
* exercise
* meditate
* one item off the big scary paperwork mess (I gave myself two days off because I was a stressed wreck, but now it's time to get back to it)


* go down the street - post office & library
* swim????? (brrrr!)

I started sorting out my family tree a few days ago as a way to distract myself from health and other stressy stuff that was going on in real life, and now I'm obsessed... So, it looks like one bit of tlc has worked, anyway. That's one of the "something fun for me" challenges that I've been listing for a while now.

Inflamed, it's so wonderful that your little boy is home, especially as there was a danger he wouldn't make it. I'm so happy for you, and am sending you lots of good thoughts for the days and weeks ahead.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 7/6/2010 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Wednesday TLC

Important TLC

* Dishes
* Research new washing machine
* Rest
* Fill anti depressant pescription

Extra TLC

* blow up gym ball
* do 10 minutes of pilates
* figure out how to explain to my mom that just cos i'm on the pred and looking well, doesnt mean i feel well! She asked me to do the dishes (which she used then left!) and i replied that i would do what i could cos i feel unwell after an iron infusion last night. Well that just isnt good enough apparently. She then asked me ' if i felt up to it', if i could google a new washine machine and get prices for her. How flipping condescending. She wouldnt even look at me while she said it. She knows she's out of line. But she works, so its my job to be the slave of the house! I didnt even say NO, i said i'd do as much as i could.
Why is it no-one ever understands? I mean i look like hell, i certainly feel unwell. I even told her my blood results last night, (Hb - 28, ferritin 94) so they are WAY low, but no no no, i have to do the dishes! COS ITS SUPER IMPORTANT!!!!

Sorry guys, turned into abit of a rant, just so frustrated at her never understanding. If she cant, then why should anyone else?????
Dx - Crohn's (2006), Depression (2010)
Currently - Humira fornightly, iron infusion weekly, B12 3 monthly, prenatal vits+minerals, 25mg prednisolone, calcium supplement,
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!

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   Posted 7/7/2010 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmm, looks like dishes are looming for all of us. I have a sink full

First outing with the kids
Baby book
Ordering pictures
Thank yous


Ivy -- thanks. It feels so good to have him here.
Chocholic-- Rant away, nobody understands like us. I have similar issues with my hubby. How I'm feeling apparently always relates to how I look. If I bother to put on makeup, I must feel good in his mind. I can get hurt feelings though if he assumes I'm sick and I'm not. I must look really bad for him to notice. Oh well, he does sometimes.
Mom to a healthy Pentasa baby and pregnant with #2. 5+ years remission, woo hoo!

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   Posted 7/7/2010 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Chocholic, that's exasperating. I know it's a cliche, but I think people really do need to be in our bodies (and minds) to know how we're feeling. It doesn't help you at all, but we've all been there in one way or another :-(.

A tip for you: if you fill the sink with hot soapy water and just leave the dishes to soak, they may not need more than a quick wipe and rinse to be clean, and you can do that a little at a time, whenever you happen to be passing through the kitchen. It's not ideal, I know, but it is a start. :-(

Where did you go for your first outing, Inflamed?

Me - yes to the basics; yes to the paperwork mess; yes to the library and post office; yes to an extra errand.

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Medications for Crohn's ~~ Diet and Nutritional Therapy for Crohn's ~~ Dealing with Abscesses and Fistulae ~~

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