Hey there I miss chatting with you all but well. . . life kinda blew up at me in a crazy but good way.
Some of you may remember I was freaking out about
starting the Remicade because I already have monthly Iron IVs and not the best veins in the world to work with. They are actually so poor the Remi takes me 4+ hours because they use a gravity drip and not a pump. On top of that I had a 19 month old with a broken leg. . . .things weren't fun.
Well freaking out or not the Remi seems to be working. I go for my 3rd iv next week, I responded within the first week of the first one. I have almost no pain and cramping now and an average day is one maybe two trips to the bathroom and formed . . .that's something I haven't seen in over 10 years now. It's like gaining life back again, I'd forgotten that I could do so many ejoyable things. I'm able to eeat things that I stopped eating because they aggravated me so much like milk, garlic and lettuce. . . .I actually ate a salad for the first time just this Monday and I didn't suffer for 3 days because of it. . . I was ecstatic!
I am not as tired anymore so I'm out doing more things and just to prove my stamina I took on making a quilt in a week . . .successfully too! The house is actually starting to look clean and less cluttered instead of "just picked up" because I have the energy to get ahead of it instead of barely keeping up with it.
I just wanted to really thank you all SOOOO much for listening to me and giving me advise. None of my family really understood what I was dealing with and it's great to talk to people like you that do. I'll still be around and probably a little more than I have been the past month now that the planning on the work budget is over for this year.
*hugz* missed you all!
~ Mom of Nathaniel aka "Peanut" 20m (8/08)~ Married ~ 36
"The List "
- UC dx 8/2000 - 1st Remicade 8/20 - 2nd coming 9/10- Align 1x day - Prenatal Vitamin
Colazal,6mp, pred asacol
- CKD Stage 3 (Chronic Kidney Disease) - Lisinopril 7.5mg - Still have 27% function!
- Anemic - Ferrlicet IV monthly
- Allergies - Zyrtec 10mg