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So I’m kinda in a sweet spot. Hallelujah you say? You betcha!
I’ve been at 20mg of prednisone this week, and at 20mg the stabbing pains, the sudden screwdrivers and the constantly aching hands feet and knees [...]
So this is the conversation that I overheard. It’s pretty short and sweet, but it speaks volumes and explains EVERYTHING about why I was treated so badly this day, and what is wrong with doctors and ERs and hospitals.
I was finally in a bed. Finally warm, and as comfortable as one can be, in [...]
Warning, this is going to be long, even though I am going to try and keep it short. It also contains one of my most hated things – self-diagnosis. I have had time to go back over my lab work and CT scans and put that together with what the doctors told me at the [...]
It’s not as severe, but it’s there. It’s there enough to interfere with my thinking. To make my brain feel like a big pile of sludge that I have to wade through, waist high at least, to try and understand what is happening around me. The sludge becomes neck high [...]
I had an interesting discussion with the phlebotomist at my local pathology lab today. I was in a lot of pain, and I really had no business being up and walking around, but I needed the ECG for my impending Gall Bladder surgery.
We started talking about opioids, and she confided that without her [...]
The letter says I need to get an electrocardiogram (ECG) before my surgery.
What’s with everyone being all upset about my heart all of a sudden? Sure, I’ve been complaining of chest pain [...]
So. Today’s ‘to do’.
I am switching this to be blog, because I really need a record of what needs doing. My blog, in the past, has served as an excellent record of what things have happened, when they’ve happened, and how, and what treatments I have tried, and how they turned out. And right [...]
This is not the blog post I was planning to write this morning, but it’s what took over.
My son has Asperger’s Syndrome. This morning he had one of his classic meltdowns because he didn’t want to go to school. Yesterday he had his Physical Education elective. He does gym. He and the other kids [...]
It’s Saturday. I have been wanting to blog about my new challenge - my photography course – all week. But I haven’t been able to. Why? Because my pain levels and fatigue levels have been too high. I don’t have the energy. I don’t have the brain power.
So now I will try.
Firstly, I [...]
This is probably more of a ‘confession’ for me than for most, for two reasons.
One, I take medications that you should not drink alcohol with. Namely methotrexate and arava.
And two, one of the reasons I separated from my husband was because of his heavy [...]
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