Well, Sherry...it's YOU whom we should be asking for advice regarding handling the "when it rains it pours" stuff because you've definitely been flooded with it over the years.
I hope all gets figured out with your uncle and g'ma's fever after the surgery.
Regarding your daughter's smoking in the house...if that's the house rule to not do so, then take away a priviledge. She/they can smoke outside I would think...maybe they just don't want to "mingle" with the older folks..lol. Make sure your husband supports you in that and that both of you stand firm on the issue.
I'm no help in the coping regarding all piling up at the same time except to suggest you have help to do other stuff if you need it rather than doing it all yourself. Prioritise.
Xanax I guess will help for you to at least get a good night sleep.
Regarding your UC....I can relate to the distress and flare relationship. I bet you have your period as well?
Hope things level out soon....add another 10 notches to the back of the toilet...you've certainly "earned" them.
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 8/5/2009 7:35:08 PM (GMT-6)