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It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. I’ve been doing short bursts on FB because I haven’t had the energy to do anything more. A lot has been going on.
 

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Cutting jalapeno slices into smaller parts with a spoon may cause squirtage.  Said squirts may target your eyes.  Lunch was eaten with one hand pressing a cool, wet napkin to my right eye.  Lesson learned. 

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Wait, I did. Just last night, I had a brain MRI.
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Here I sit with a sore nose, stuffed ears and aching ribs - all from fours days of blowing my nose and coughing violently.  I felt it coming on Tuesday afternoon.  Wednesday morning at 3 am I called my boss to say I was staying home.  I really hoped one day of rest would do it and it felt like it almost did.  Thursday wasn't too bad, but yesterday was really, really terrible.  I had to go to work because I had two file reviews coming in and the other person who could have done them was leaving at noon.  I struggled through the day with my pockets full of kleenex and a cup of water with me at all time.  I had to have a sip of water after I'd had the "eyes popping out of my eye" kind of coughing fit or I couldn't talk.  I'm sure more than one person wondered if they should call 911. 

I'm trying to take it easy today, but, I have so much stuff to do.  I still need to clean[livejournal.com profile] dbubley 's house and I have laundry and the kitchen and dining room table really need a good cleaning.  Pippin would love some attention and I really need to work with her before the next class on Tuesday night.  Or I could just go back to bed with[livejournal.com profile] stonebender until he is ready to get up.   Which will probably be real soon because I'll probably have a marathon coughing session just after I lay down. 

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Yesterday it was one month since she went to the hospital with what we thought was a UTI.  And yesterday she finally left the hospital for the rehab center.  They removed her pik line, so she is now IV free.  The very hard work of getting her strength back now starts.  The day before they had her sit on the edge of the bed for the first time since the surgery and she was drenched in sweat from the pain and exhaustion.

Yesterday was hospital day,  [info]serenejournal had her surgery. [info]dbubley left room 823 at 2:30 pm for the rehab center and serenejournal came down from the recovery room at 3:30 pm and was put in room 829.  They missed being neighbors by an hour.  And because this is not enough medical crap in one day - I had a doctor's appointment at 11 am.  It was made before all this stuff started and was only suppose to be a basic check in to go over all my numbers, which were fine.  But (and there's always a but) I've had a shiny red swollen area on my shin for a few weeks, which I'd been ignoring for obvious reasons.  It hadn't gotten worst or better.  The doctor thinks it's cellulitis that my body's immune system has been able to keep in check, but it could "bloom" at any time and make me very sick.  I've been through this with [info]stonebender , [info]dbubley , and clever_doberman, so I know what I'm dealing with.  I have 10 days of Keflex and because I'm having alot of edema from my knees down, I have lasix.  And I have a damn cold - wheezing, coughing, stuff nose and ears - your basic miserable making cold.  I left a message for my boss at 3 am that I would not be in.  

And did I mention the toothache I have . . . I just had a crown put on a few weeks ago and almost immediately after two more teeth started to hurt.  I'm fairly sure I'll need crowns on those too.  But that will have to wait - I still have to pay for the one I just got.  I've stocked up on Orajel maximum strength.  

Mantra for the day (or maybe for my whole life) "This too shall pass don'tcha know." 
 

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Dec. 29th, 2008 09:10 pm
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I'm out of a drug called copaxone, an subQ shot I take every night for my MS.  I thought I had one more left, so I didn't stop at the pharmacy tonight.  This is only the 3rd time since April 2000 that I will miss a dose.  I ran out one other time and I just spaced on it another time.  I hate the shot, it's a fairly large needle and it almost always hurts.  I'm sure missing one shot will not be catastrophic, but I know I will be a little hyper vigilant looking for any sign of an impending MS attack for the next few days. 

On other fun (not) health news, I went to the dentist today for a regular cleaning.  I've had some pain in the last few weeks and when my dentist took a look, she said I probably have a little crack in an old filling.  So tomorrow I go in to have it removed, she will put a temp in and fit me for a cap.  My insurance is on the calendar year; she is squeezing me in tomorrow so it will go against 2008 and save the $$ for future needs in 2009.  She's a very good doctor with a very good office staff.  Even with insurance my % will be about $350. 

On the actual good news health front - Pippin went to the vet today.  He took a scrapping for the 2nd ring worm test, but he thinks she looks great and suspects it will come back negative as the first one did.  She'll start her puppy class on Jan. 13th - finally!

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