Saturday, March 07, 2009

Catching Up

Once again, I've been a bad blogger. I didn't realize how long it had been since I blogged last until I went to read some of my favorite blogs today. I hate it when I get so far behind, but I have a feeling that it's going to be the norm for a while unfortunately. I also got a little behind in my 365 Days Of Photos as well.....I'm still taking photos everyday, but I just haven't had the time to upload them everyday & then I've been forgetting what picture is from what day once I do upload them. The picture above is of a basket that my dh picked up for me at Target. I'm still debating what to put in it, but I'm pretty sure it will end up in my scraproom :) I'm just posting a few of my recent pictures here.....you can see the rest of them on the link over there ----->
Here's a photo of a beautiful Cardinal that I captured just as he started taking off.....it's a little blurry, but that's because he was in flight :)
Here is my newest toy.....a Polar F6 Heart Rate Monitor. Now I just wish I would start feeling better so I could get back to the gym to use it! Tuesday night, I started getting a headache in the back of my head.....by Wednesday after bowling, it was a LOT worse, so I called my PT to see if she could see me. Luckily, she had an opening & told me to come on in. At that point, I told her that my shoulder was doing really good, but now my neck was starting to hurt again. Thursday morning, I woke up stiff everywhere plus I started having some chills, so my first thought was.....I have the flu! Great! By this morning, I wasn't feeling any better & to top it all off, my right thumb was swelling up, my left shoulder is now hurting again, I have a sharp pain in my ribs on the right side & my right knee also hurts. So I called my family doctor & he got me in today. He ruled out the flu & ran some blood tests on me. With the pain & symptoms that I described to him, he thinks that I may have Arthritis & possibly even Rheumatoid Arthritis :( He prescribed Flexeril & Mobic, which was supposed to be Celebrex, but my insurance wouldn't cover it because I'm not over 65! Unbelievable! Maybe someone needs to tell insurance companies that arthritis knows no age! From what I've been researching about RA, it can start as early as age 30! Anyway, my doctor is also referring me to a Rheumatologist so I can hopefully get some answers to what exactly is going on with me. I'm not sure how long it will take to get in to see the Rheumatologist, but hopefully not long. I want answers & I want them NOW! I'm supposed to start my new job on Monday & right now, with the way I feel, I'm just not so sure if I'll be able to. I was having second thoughts about the job, mostly because of the long hours & long drive, but then I started getting excited about it. So now all I'm doing is praying.....praying that this isn't anything serious.....praying that I will feel better by Monday.....praying that I get some answers & quick!


Gotta go start moving all of our clocks forward an hour.....so much fun when you have over a dozen clocks in your house!


Have a great night & weekend,
Benita

6 comments:

Denise said...

I've missed you and wondered where you've been.

I have some arthritis(due to Lupus) and this darn weather has been making me hurt terribly.

I hope you have some answers soon. Take care and feel better!

Your friend, Denise

hpoormon said...

I wondered where you had been and was thinking I bet she isn't feeling well. Prayers go out to you. Hang in there..

Darcey said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear you are in so much pain. Congratulations on the new job!! I hope the specialist can give you the answers you need ASAP! Cute Basket too. Take Care:)

Sarah C. said...

I've been falling behind on blog reading lately too. Trying to pop in as I can. :)

So sorry to hear about the possible RA. Sending prayers & ((hugs)) that you will have answers soon.

Lorrie said...

first off, love that basket! But sorry you're feeling so bad. I have a friend that is 39 that suffers from RA, however, hers seems to be somewhat under control. I'm not sure what meds she is on though. I hope that whatever it is that is keeping you feeling so crappy is over soon, and that the doctors find out what is wrong and treat it correctly SOON! Hope your new job is going good too!!

Janet said...

Oh, my goodness...not a wonder you're feeling frustrated and discouraged. Keep us posted on what you find out. Hang in there, Benita!