Monday, September 22, 2008
So, as I suspected would happen, the bottle of stuff for my scalp is almost gone after less than a week. I called the doctor to talk to him and get more. The nurse was rude to me. The doctor was surprised. He told me that most people don't do it every night. I said, "But you told me to do it every night." He said most people don't do that. He told me that he was going to prescribe me more, and that I should do it every other day "so I wouldn't run out." I said, "But you told me to do it every night??" He said that is important for the first week, but then I should taper it (which he did not say initially).
Okay, it sounds like he is changing his prescription based on the fact that he didn't prescibe me enough medicine. How can a doctor who told me to be sure to use the meds every night be surprised that I DID that, and then tell me to use less "so I won't run out"? What, is there a P med shortage?
I am going to address this with im when I see him. This pisses me off.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
For those of you who follow my blog at all, you may know that I have mild psoriasis (mostly scalp). I am not found of symptomatic treatments and I have had bad experiences with auto-immune disorder specialists. But my mom convinced me to go to a dermatologist yesterday. I didn't realize until I was in the waiting room how hopeful I was about the visit. My P had gone from "mildly annoying" to "uncomfortable and relatively visable and disruptive to my life," whether based on stress or natural progression (or both) I'm not sure.
I ended up getting a very good feel from the office and nurses (almost as important as the doctor), and I liked the doctor. I told him what I would and would not be willing to try (inconvinience and discomfort, yes, symptomatic, harsh, and temporary, no). He put me on four medicines (for the different areas) and will see me again in 2 weeks. So here goes.
One treatment requires me to sleep in a shower cap! Last night I was dancing around in it, telling Ian I was "bringing sexy back." he was very amused; I do have the best fiance!
I just found this site. It has some good Q&A: http://www.stophiding.org/Default.aspx
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
**WARNING: graphic food imagery**
Do you ever see something and feel just so, so sad that you cannot stuff several of them into your mouth?
I was in Target yesterday and down an aisle I saw the Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies. Well, when I was a kid we ate these all the time (and peanut butter bars and swiss rolls). But you can't just eat one! They are so good with the soft oatmeal cookie and sweet cream... I don't think they are made of anything besides petroleum and corn syrup, but boy, are they good...
Anyway, there is NO way that would buy those evil evil devil cakes, no way I could bring them into my home. I could never eat just one, you have to eat at least two at a time. I just wanted to grab them, rip the cellophane, eat one in two bites, rip open another one...
Though I know I live better the Spark-way, sometimes I miss the me who didn't think about what was in and the cost (caloric) of everything I ate!!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Extra dinner when hungry=ok
Cake and mallow bites=Not ok
Granted, I counted out and put the Mallow Bites in a small dish, but still. I am going to make up the calories from going over yesterday, though. I really was hungry for more actual dinner.
I finally tried a DD flatbread this morning. Pretty tasty (but I wonder what horrible things are lurking inside the egg-whitey goodness!).
Having trouble getting to bed=having trouble waking up=not making breakfast at home + not exercising. Hoping to get up and do the DVD tomorrow. Bleh.
BUT...I am starting belly dance again next week!!!!!!!!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Well, I was going to try to be good on Friday (note: it were my birthday), but when the cupcakes arrived, it was all over. I had three days of complete decadence. Friday I had a bacon cheeseburger and I don't think I've had (a real) one since I started Spark. I had a foodie fest Saturday with baked brie, goat cheese and fig bruschetta, (real) mac and cheese, spinach, strawberry, and blue cheese salad, and chocolate cake. And I went to my favorite brunch place Sunday. That is only the highest of the food sins this weekend.
Now it is time for re-inspired work. It is a new year for me and soon it is the Jewish New Year. I set myself a new timeline/goal. I am also going to set myself some prizes so I can make that goal. I think another foodie fest will be a mid-way prize.
Time for control, time for cardio, time to get back on track, I don't know how many times I have said this, but I'm breaking the pattern.
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