Tuesday, March 16, 2010

RA is seriously messing up my life

I have nothing upbeat to write today other than I am out of the bed for the first time in two days. A flare has hit again right in the middle of so many things that have to be accomplished.
Still waiting for the methotrexate to kick in along with my Enbrel.
I am just extremely depressed I can't do so many things.
Just venting.
Hope your day is better.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Enbrel and Methotrexate

First I'd like to say I hope if you're reading my blog, ever, I appreciate your interest. Because of other bloggers I have found a lot of helpful information, the latest information has taken me back to my rheumy and back to methotrexate.

It seems I can't manage without additional medications. I tried Enbrel alone, off of everything else and it wasn't enough to keep big flare ups from occurring.

Three weeks into Enbrel and Methotrexate.

Just wanted to update.

I also want to say the commenter's, however many there are of you, posting porn links in your comments is just sad. Of course I hope I have blocked such idiots like you.

Anyone suffering with RA and related diseases I wish you the best.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Feb. 5, 2010

My New Year celebration for the last 6 years has started off with a bang of RA issues.

I was diagnosed 5 years ago this past week.

My birthday is tomorrow. I will be 52.

I went to my Dr. Wednesday and have decided I need the methotrexate along with the Enbrel. I hope I don't lose hair but at this point I just want to feel better.

My vanity is starting to look different. Age and medical issues will take care of that.

Monday, February 1, 2010

I have been away for a while. I just could not think of anything to write about. With it being February 1 and my birthday just a few days away, I thought I should put something up.

It has been a struggle with my last flare. I finally took the dose pack of prednisone to get some relief around the holidays. However, it has returned. The stiffness is worse than ever.

This week marks my fifth year diagnosed. I am taking Enbrel and I have an appointment with my Dr. Wednesday. I know I am going to have to try something else. I did not lose all of my hair with preds or metho but enough to make me unhappy. I hate to add them to my meds again but I possibly will.

It is so difficult to have a mind that wants to move in forward motion and I find I can hardly move from stiffness. I woke at 5 am ready to go this morning but my body was not ready.

It never did get ready today. However, I did finish 1/3 of the wall I have been painting the last week. That really made me happy. Right now I expect I will be spending a lot of my time in this room and it needs a new look. Going to downsize some material items I do not need and putting no dust collectors back in that I can live without.

Today, I have stiff thumbs. My hands and feet ache and are stiffer than they have been in a long time. A warm shower has been a highlight in my day.

Hoping Wednesday I will be more open to trying other meds if I need to.