Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Fast and Furious

I don't know about anyone else, but my holiday weekend went by way to fast.  I had taken off Tuesday in order to go to a couple of doctor appointments, but other than that had no plans.  I just wanted a slow relaxing weekend, and I guess it started out that way.

My rheumatologist had given me a new anti-inflammatory to try and told me to wait til the weekend.  I don't have a good history with anti-inflammatory medications, so I agreed that was a good idea.  I took the first dose Friday night and I think because it worked and I was sooo exhausted that I slept til 3 pm Saturday. 

Bye Saturday ... Buh Bye Bye

Sunday, I ran a couple of errands and did some housework.  Monday was beautiful and it was cool enough that I was able to get outside a bit.  So my son and I washed down the porch chairs and painted them.  Then we scrubbed down a little round table and painted it too.  It took longer than I thought, but we had a good time just talking. 

My son did most of the work, I promise.

Later I did the grocery shopping and Buh Bye Bye Monday.

Tuesday I ended up having to cancel my appointments and taking Dad to a kidney doctor.  Of course we had to be worked in and waited 5 hours ...

well, it felt like 5 hours ...

it did ... OK, ok it was only about an hour and a half ...

that felt like 5 hours. 

He has to be scheduled to have a sonogram done of his kidneys and bladder, but he's ok.  Thank God.

As I walked out my front door this morning and took in the beautiful day, I thought, Why didn't I take this whole week off?  The weather this week is supposed to be beautiful. High's in the low 90's.  After more than a month of 100+ heat it feels a bit chilly in the early hours of the morning.  MMmmmmm, Love IT!


Anonymous said...

It's great that your son helps you with projects. I keep throwing myself into flares because I want to et so many things done. It feels great to get things accomplished but then my body screams and yells at me reminding me that I am not who I used to be. It bites, but I am not giving up, I just need to learn the art of pacing.

How are your anti-flammitories working for you? I take Aleve for that, not a prescription. Some days it helps, other days it doesn't. I have to take them every day though or else.

I don't see a subscribe button on your page, I might have to add you to my blog roll as I'd like to follow along with you. Would you mind?

phsymom said...

LOL, Ginger I just recently figured out how to open up the comments; I'm pretty sure I don't know where to go to allow people to subscribe, but I will look for it! :D Good thing my English teacher can't see that run on sentence.

As for the anti-inflammatory. I am highly allergice to naprosyn/naproxen, the main ingredient of Aleve. I seem to have issues with anti-inflammatories either antagonizing my gastric paresis or making me swell up like a toad frog.

The meds are doing ok, but they are making me puffy. As Gabiel Iglesias would say, I'm already FLUFFY ... now I'm fluffy and puffy ... LOL!

I'm very lucky that my son is still living at home (going to be 20 in December) and that he does help me a lot. I'm going to miss him when he moves, but I know he needs to get out, grow and become who he wants to be.

Please do add me to your blogroll.