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19 May 2015 @ 10:21 pm
Life Happens.  
OMG, I have so many comments to catch up on and I was gonna do it today, I swear, but...then I didn't. It's been a crazy few days. On Friday I had one of the worst flares I've had in a long time, like almost went to the ER, took an entire pain pill, kind of thing. Made it through that, still felt pretty bad on Saturday, but went to see Pitch Perfect 2 - (so much fun, you guys!) - and then came home and got right into bed. Been watching a lot of baseball since it's on and I'm immobile, more or less. (Tigers are doing pretty damn good this season!). Sunday felt better and then bam...started my Awesome Time Of Month, which actually probably explains the flare up being extra bad. Then on Monday I had both PT and counseling and today I had a meeting with my social worker. I swear, being disabled is a full time job.

Also yesterday, my sister took off work to watch my brother's kids so he could have an emergency appointment and testing with his rheumatologist because he is having groin pain bad enough that he thought he needed to go to the ER. But his doctor just wanted him to come to the clinic. I guess they are worried it may be a kidney infection, IDEK. He couldn't even stand up. The kids were happy though - The Nephew got to miss school and they both got to play in the wading pool with my sister. Docs are sending my brother for a bazillion tests this week, like today and tomorrow, no waiting cuz they are worried and he is in pain and not really able to care for his daughter, which he needs to be able to do. I'm not overly worried that they will find something terribly wrong, but I do want him to feel better - he has too much on his plate to be dealing with this.

So, yeah, crazy week, but for the next two days I am just trying to take it easy and save my energy for my birthday trip to the zoo on Friday! So if I do get around to comments, it'll be from a spot on the couch!
 
 
 
lindahoylandlindahoyland on May 20th, 2015 02:54 am (UTC)
Hugs.
dodger_sister: thank youdodger_sister on July 2nd, 2015 11:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Hugs are always welcome!
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on May 20th, 2015 06:15 am (UTC)
Wow, a lot going on. I'm sending good thoughts your way, hun. Hoping to hear good news about both you and your brother.
dodger_sister: thank youdodger_sister on July 2nd, 2015 11:14 pm (UTC)
Wow, a lot going on. I'm sending good thoughts your way, hun. Hoping to hear good news about both you and your brother

Thank you, babe! My health has not really improved and the doctors are still shrugging their shoulders, but they are sending me to some specialists, so there's that at least. I am just kind of getting used to it, I guess, readjusting my life and expectations to my new level. Which is sad, but will be better in the long run.

As you know, my brother is still not well, still in pain, still has no answers. We are doing what we can for him and the family, which unfortunately, isn't much. Hopefully they'll have answers soon.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on May 20th, 2015 11:42 am (UTC)
I hope you feel better, babe!
dodger_sister: thank youdodger_sister on July 2nd, 2015 11:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Not really feeling better, but am getting better at balancing my new levels, which is something. :)
Shirebound: Sleeping Frodo - Mucun/Reishirebound on May 20th, 2015 03:43 pm (UTC)
*very gentle hugsnuggles*
dodger_sister: thank youdodger_sister on July 2nd, 2015 11:16 pm (UTC)
Hugsnuggles are exactly what I needed, thank you!
Jo Ann: Text:  Oh dear!   Winnie Poohyeuxdebleu on May 23rd, 2015 02:22 am (UTC)
Gosh, when it rains it pours, doesn't it? I hope you continue to feel better. Don't want you feeling poorly on your birthday. I hope nothing serious is wrong with your brother. Keep us posted, OK?
dodger_sister: thank youdodger_sister on July 2nd, 2015 11:20 pm (UTC)
Gosh, when it rains it pours, doesn't it? I hope you continue to feel better. Don't want you feeling poorly on your birthday. I hope nothing serious is wrong with your brother. Keep us posted, OK?

It does feel like my family has been having a rough year, health-wise anyways. I honestly don't think I will get much better with my own fatigue, since arthritis is a degenerative disease, but they are sending me to some specialists to make sure it isn't anything else going on in there. And as I just updated on my brother, you know he is still not doing well and they still haven't ruled out cancer, so my fingers are still crossed tight for him and his family.

I did, however, enjoy the heck out of my birthday! Even though I had a bad hour or so at the zoo of not feeling well, I rallied and enjoyed the rest of the day. It was a wonderful birthday weekend, thank you!
crucis01crucis01 on May 23rd, 2015 07:28 pm (UTC)
Happy B day!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
dodger_sister: thank youdodger_sister on May 31st, 2015 04:47 am (UTC)
Re: Happy B day!
Thank you! I appreciate it and I had a very lovely birthday!