Posted 11/15/2007 5:16 PM (GMT -6)
I'm so sorry you are feeling so bad now. It's terrible that you get so sick over a short trip, but sometimes you just got to do something you want to do. I had to take my son to the ER and some lady sat down next to me and started hacking and said, "Don't worry, its only bronchitis." and of course, I was the one getting the mask, no one else would. and someone else had strep and my son has a staph infection. I'm thinking positive though my throat is killing me and my brochial tubes feel funny and swollen.
And they've pushed these holidays up so fast, I mean christmas before halloween. It's all about buying. I hope you don't have to go in for thanksgiving. When I had my oldest son, my first baby and I was 19 and knew nothing, the ob was an old southern gentleman and really nice and looked just like Colonel Sanders from KFC, esp. the white coat and all. Anyway, he saw me two days before turkey day and said we should try to eat thanksgiving early because my son was due on thanksgiving day and then I wouldn't have to have an enema from that big dinner. So I went home and we all made a big turkey dinner and by early evening I was in the hospital being shaved and getting a nasty enema from a mean old bat. He planned the whole thing, the old coot, just sos he wouldn't have to deliver my son on Thanksgiving. I was glad though because then I had my new baby with me for Thanksgiving day. So that's my thanksgiving story. And, to boot, when old colonel sanders delivered my son, he forgot to hold something down and got a face full of pee. It was funny, Right when he was saying "It's a bo-o-o-y!" Right in the mouth.
Funny what we remember.
On the SSDI decision, my attorney told me they don't have forever to make a decision. It must be rendered in thirty days or sixty days, something like that. I would definitely call another social security attorney and just ask the question, not specifically, but just about the law. Your hubby or someone could do that. It sounds like your lawyer doesn't know what's up on that. My lawyer was really good and all they did was social security ad they used to work for social security. I believe its thirty to sixty days that's it. Redrose might remember, she just got it not too long ago. Maybe the judge is going to play games or something by saying he doesn't have all the paperwork or something, but your lawyer should be on that. Boy, you'd think they were giving you the Hope Diamond or something. They have to deliver a decision promptly, at least by government standards.
I hope you feel better soon and am praying that you will have this giant burst of strength and for once your immune system and body will work for you instead of against you and you will get good treatment for this stuff and get well for the holiday season, at least well-er!
I'm guilty of the same crime, living and not being a mushroom at times. Sometimes you just got to take the pain meds and steroids and just do things! There's only so much law and order or whatever other crap is on that I can take.
You are in my thoughts and prayers, Barb. I go to the endo tomorrow to find out if I have adrenal problems or pituitary problems to go along with my autoimmune polyendo deficiency syndrome. I feel like the final boom is coming here. I just am getting to the point of too much wrong that wont go away. I'm hoping that a daily dose of pred will make me well, or they can give me cytoxan for it I think, but my brain just feels fried and then I'm just hopped up and fried. and with my drug sensitivity and liver, I wont take the cytoxan. Hopefully the steroids will pull me out of this funk and actually fix one of my problems (the brain is hopeless, i think!).
Well, sorry for the ramble. I hope your family is doing well. Is there snow up north? It's 76 here but cloudy and dark. Just my kind of day anymore!
--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