Hi Sharen, Emmi, Rosie, and Weleetka, thanks for your kind replies. I just would like to get a break, I hurt bad, but I am able to get up and out of bed a little easier lately, so that is good. I'm still in a lot of pain, but its not excruciating to get up and down, like it was and I"m a little less stiff. I broke down and took some muscle relaxers which usually make things worse because I have scoliosis so it throws my back out more not to have the muscles holding things in place. I'm trying to stay off pred till after the 13th when I see the new endo so my labs will be accurate because I think I have mild cushings. Anyway, I guess I'm a barometer now. These diseases just hit you out of the blue with the strangest things when you least suspect them, odd things that make you seem kookoo. They should write in the medical books, "causes a bunch of strange things to happen in any part of the body" because sometimes I think the docs think we are nuts. The bad thing is, I have such bad degenerative osteoarthritis, if I was a horse, I'd definitely be out to pasture or on my way to the glue factory. My boyfriend got an chameleon and it is the strangest thing, it looks like a big green leaf and has the funniest little feet and moves so funny. I don't like lizards, but have to admit this one is very cute and funny and smart too. What an odd little creature! It's nice to have things in the house to look at, I still can't go out and probably won't much after I depigment. Well, talk to you later and thanks for the shout!
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments