Well, I've had quite a month. And despite my best efforts, it seems as if I can never get this blog on track or even follow other blogs with any kind of consistency. I'm kinda hoping that will change over the next month or so, however.
Anyway, over the past month, I've been doing the following:
- Changing meds. Hint: never try to change two meds at once, and listen to your body when it says to you, "Stop taking that shit; it's seriously fucking you up."
- Changing RDs, since my old one is moving to -- gack -- Indianapolis.
- Fighting with the insurance company about a $3K test that they don't want to pay for.
- Starting to work with a new physical therapist.
- Trying a new mode of treatment (epidurals) to deal with lower body pain issues.
- Unexpectedly attending my brother-in-law's unexpected wedding (no, pregnancy was *not* involved).
- Dealing with insomnia, fatigue, dry and itchy skin, and the hot flashes associated with menopause, which makes me very grumpy. (It seems grossly unfair that women have to go through significant hormonal issues twice: once during puberty and again during menopause. I consider this issue -- like farting -- to be a design flaw, and I intend to take it up with the management eventually.[And the reason I consider farting to be a design flaw is because of the odor. Couldn't God have made it so that we expelled unnecessary gas without the accompanying foul odor???])
I guess two positive things have happened recently: my 17 year-old kitty no longer seems to be quite at death's door; and we are leaving for a two-week vacation to MAUI tomorrow! Yay: sun, warmth, snorkeling, and hot pool boys to bring me cold tropical drinks! It's definitely worth the ass-numbing nine-hour flight to get there, although I intend to buy a helpful donut cushion once we're at the airport. Here's hoping the Enbrel stays cold on the trip over....
I'll try to make a couple of posts (with pics) from Maui. I know that last year, the climate over in HI didn't seem to affect my RA. But back then, I drank a lot and my RA wasn't as "wonky" as it is now. Since my age is catching up with me and I can no longer drink like a wahoo (a fish that can drink more than twice its weight), it will be an interesting experiment.
C U L8R!