Tuesday, February 05, 2013
I apparently don't have to worry about any cancer, but the RA on the other hand..My family Dr. says I need pain management and asked when I see the rheumatologist. In the meantime she is going to try me on gabapentin to see if it will ease the back pain enough so I can sleep at night. Don't know that I care so much for this one when I read the side effects it could have. Anyone been on this that likes or hates it? Also, my blood tests were very good -and this is why my specialist insists the disease is under control because there are no signs of activity -so the spinal pain is just my imagination?? A new area being affected that has never been touched before a sign my disease is under control?? Somehow, I don't think so..
Another vent about the incompetent mail delivery system we have in my 251 tenant building. Today, I got two pieces of mail -my NEIGHBOURS!!! So where did MY copy of my bone scan report go to???? I have complained so often about this nightmare. All of my mail is important. Once I 'lost' my income tax assessment and had to reapply so I could prove my income for the housing authority (it had been returned to them so yet another government agency thinking I had moved). Twice, they lost my credit card bills, so the company stopped sending them, boy was that inconvenient -they thought I had moved because they were being sent back!!!! These are highly paid and trained postal workers who are unable to put the right mail in the right slot (and yes, they were properly addressed -in my mind there is a difference between 100, 101 and 102 not to mention different names.)
I don't know when I will get time to deal properly with this as I have a very busy week and weekend coming up. Tomorrow is swiss teams at the club, and I will enjoy playing with my mentor in it. But before that I have my Probus meeting and my Humira injection. I hope I can push out my exercise in the morning and get everything done. Lunch will be a frantic rush to get done after the meeting and the walk back and forth to there than the club. Then Thursday I have a double bridge session, in the afternoon with a novice, then the start of the sectional tournament. For a rare change, I have a game every day for the whole thing :P Wasn't too happy with being pressured to play on the Sunday teams, but at least they got me a partner I can enjoy playing with. In fact, I look forward to all the people I will be playing with in this tournament. One was a guy I taught from novice and he credits me for his advancement and success! He has a great sense of humour and with all his medical problems he has faced -the latest being a crippling stroke- it makes your problems seem minor -but he has always been a bright, fun guy and never let his situation get him down.
I got some Pennsaid to try on my various sore body parts, at $60 for a small bottle, I sure hope it does better than the Voltaren I have been using. I really enjoy my exercising, but the constant fatigue and various sore parts is making things difficult. Even my last exercise of the day, my Zumba, couldn't pump up my feeling and mood.
Wishing all a good night, good sleep and a Wonderful Wednesday!