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Happy Mother's Day

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I am cautiously optimistic today as I am feeling almost normal. The specialist doctor that I went to on Friday prescribed heavy duty meds for an autoimmune disease. She wanted me to start them right away as both doctor believe that is what is wrong with me. My doctor took me to a special pharmacy to get these special drugs. For someone who never has taken medicine I am taking a bunch of things. I had to make a chart to track it all. That part isn't fun but heck, if it works I will do it. Some of the meds have side effects of weight gain but at this point I can stand it and I have already told myself that I would rather be chunky and feeling well and enjoying life again than skinny and sickly. I am lucky as they have beautiful elastic waist band skirts here in Mexico and I will just live in them! I feel so good today that I might even venture out to Walmart just to get out of the house.
I was also so lucky as my neighbors brought over a this beautiful arrangement that my DH coordinated with them to get me for Mother's Day from my animals. Really cute. And then my step-son, wife and grandchildren called to wish me Happy Mother's day. The call was so much fun. Lyla the granddaughter sang me a Happy Mother's day song and I got to speak for a long time with my "special" grandson. It was just wonderful. I feel so blessed today.
I am so delighted that I am able to write a more upbeat blog. I don't want a rare autoimmune disease but I am almost wishing that I do have it as then I know what I am dealing with and will just take the meds and enjoy life again.
The colonoscopy went as well as expected and then I had x-rays taken for the specialist doctor of my hands and feet. The results of the special blood work will be ready late Monday night. And if they come back negative there are still other tests that can be done to try and hone in on the special autoimmune that I might have.
Anyway today feels better.
Thank you again my sparks buddies for all that you do to cheer me on and for all your thoughts and prayers. You all really mean so much to me.
Happy Mother's Day!
Sallie
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