Updates

The insurance came back early and not with good news.  They aren't going to pay for anything with my scooter.  I could fight it but don't really feel I have the time.  I'm waiting for my doctor to get back from vacation to see if he will write a letter for the folding scooter in … Continue reading Updates

Five Vials of Blood

Five vials of blood - my rheumatology appointment got moved up to this week.  Of course she ordered blood tests and x-rays.  After seeing her, I went to have all this extra work done.  They took five vials of blood from me.  I asked the woman if she was leaving any which made her laugh. … Continue reading Five Vials of Blood

No Shortage of Tasks

The last two weeks have been rough for me with pain.  The weather is causing my arthritis to grumble (or scream).  Yet I don't have time to wallow (well maybe a little). May 2 I started a new novel.  I couldn't get the words on the page fast enough.  By May 11, I'd finished the … Continue reading No Shortage of Tasks

Weekend Options

The weekend looms in front of me with a large list of things to do.  It is pay week so that means all the normal errands.  In addition, I want to go to Michaels for their sale.  They are having a sale on crochet cotton which I use a great deal of.  It's on sale for … Continue reading Weekend Options

Keeping the Boredom at Bay

My arthritis is bothering me, making me cranky and ornery.  Pity Ken - he has to put up with me when this happens. Yesterday he ran out to get me a variety of things to attempt to make me feel better.  I can cross Aleve off my list, it didn't touch the pain I felt … Continue reading Keeping the Boredom at Bay

Gout Equals Pain

Monday my new doctor called to tell me my uric acid levels were double what is considered normal.  I could have told him that just from the pain level I've been dealing with.  I went to work late on Monday after taking my drugs - gave them a chance to ease some of the pain. … Continue reading Gout Equals Pain

Medications and alternatives

Since my pain med was taken off the market by the FDA, I’ve had a difficult time finding pain meds that work and that doctors are willing to prescribe for me.  My ortho says – pain meds should be maintained by the GP.  My GP says – if you are on delauded then the doctor … Continue reading Medications and alternatives

Shots …

Today I got shots in my knees.  This is goo that goes in to help cushion the joint in an effort to replace the fluid that the arthritis has gotten rid of.  This is a three week treatment to help reduce the amount of pain I’m in.It was painful getting the needle shoved into my … Continue reading Shots …