Nope – Health Update

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Well here’s another update in my continuing health saga since getting the Flu back in December of 2019.

Had to return to the doctor a week and a half ago because you guessed it, bronchitis and sinus infection were still not gone. This time I knew I was going to have to change to a different antibiotic and for me, this is a scary thing. You see, back many years ago when my body starting freaking out because of contracting Lyme Disease, suddenly I had food allergies and medication allergies that I never had before. They’ve stayed with me all these twenty-five years.

I am on antibiotics a lot because of my RA. Most people believe that Rheumatoid Arthritis is just pain but it’s so much more than that. It can affect every organ and system in your body. Over the last four years or so I have stuck with Zithromax in liquid form because of my Achalasia . Check out the highlighted word to see what that is. I guess in December my body decided that it has had enough of that medication and it seems to have only partially worked. I am more than likely almost immune to it now and when that happens it means hunting for another that I can tolerate.

I chose Biaxin in liquid form because I remembered years ago I was on that for Lyme Disease and I didn’t seem to have an issue with it then but I also had to keep in mind, back then I was able to take it in pill form. I figured it doesn’t matter because my only concern is that I’m not allergic to it. Turns out by the grace of God I am not and I was able to take it. I was on for about five days and the side affects set in. The nausea was off the charts and lasted all day and night which I was dealing with because after all it was working. Next came the lousy taste in your mouth this medication seems to produce. That also stays with you and it makes everything you try and eat or drink taste funny but again, I dealt with it because I needed too.

Lastly came the abdominal pain. This is where I reached the end of my tolerance for this medication. I normally have a lot of abdominal pain and this just ramped it up one hundred fold. By day six ? I couldn’t handle the pain anymore and so I stopped it. For now, I seem to be better. I never realized what a strong medication that is so I am praying that all I needed was those five to six days but I guess we shall see. In the meantime I will research drug classes and see what else is out there that I can possibly tolerate.

That’s it for now. I will have a new post up soon.

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This is my Friday Face

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Yep and thats exactly what I look like too! 

Phew! It’s been some week.. Of course everything I did and everything that happened was unexpected. I’ve been told by some very holy priests that the Lord only gives His toughest battles to His warriors. Well this mama is one tired warrior.. 

I had not planned on going out today as I am still fighting this nasty sinus infection / virus thing that seems to be going around. My husband has had it for over a week and is on round two of antibiotics and I only started antibiotics this past Thursday so yeah, I have a ways to go yet. My plan was to stay in today, do as little as possible and rest. 

Ah.. the best laid plans of mice and men… Of course that didn’t happen. I ended up walking out the door at 8:45am. First stop was the bank, next was Walmart. Oh how I dislike going there but my husband insisted on me getting these compression copper gloves to see if they would help with the pain and swelling in my hands and fingers. Mainly the right hand. Well, I don’t know what these magic gloves are supposed to do but I didn’t feel nothin…they’re going back. 

Then it was off to Dollar Tree. I needed to get some cards, and a few small Valentine’s day gifts for friends and the hub plus he wanted me to pick up some more of those cookie sheets that they sell for a dollar. Have you seen these???? I am pretty shocked at the good quality they are for a buck. I only bought two because I didn’t know how many he wanted. He wants like ten, so I’ll have to go back which is okay with me because while there I saw that they had this rubber matte that you can put under small rugs to hold them in place. I should have grabbed it because I need one for the little rug near my front door but I forgot to get it. 

Then I saw this cute little crate and took that because I needed something to hold my eye shadow palettes in. What I originally had them in I am using in my office / guest room. The crate holds them all and doesn’t take up much room on my makeup table.

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Lastly I needed to run down to the vet and pick up some more medications for Toby and Sarah. We still don’t know what kind of parasite they have as the test that was sent out on Tuesday still hasn’t come back but hopefully this medication will slow down the diarrhea. Yep, TMI sorry about that…Then it was on to home where I had to clean up the kitchen,  vacuum and wash the floors, and load the dishwasher. I took about an hour and a half nap this afternoon and when I got up, I sat for a bit had a little something to eat then had my mid afternoon coffee with some chocolate chip cookies an colored in my adult coloring book. Yes, Im 45 and I still like to color. Don’t judge!

Before I knew it, it was five PM and time to feed the four leggeds and cook for the hubs. Easy dinner tonight. Cheese dogs and onion rings. One of his favorites. We had so much rain here the last two days there’s a lot of mud outside so once again I had to vacuum the dining room and kitchen floors and run a wet swiffer over them. I cleaned up the dishes and washed down the counters and sink and now, yes I am tired!.

As for the rest of my night, I am going to watch the local news at six pm, spend some time with the Lord, take off my makeup and try and make a dent in the book I just started which by the way is a good read so far!..

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Hope ya’ll had a good day!…

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