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.