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Somewhere on Planet Murphy

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My blogging, logging and stuff are lagging, sagging. I'm bagging what I should do, making it woulda and shoulda, making me shudder. Murphy's law is ruling here on planet murphy.

Monday - PT was canceled again due to an insurance approval hiccup. I am not sure if Today's will be canceled too. Yuk.
I was still dealing with the awful face rash, feeling crummy through the weekend, and yesterday.
I had trouble sleeping, and found myself doing my a.m. home pt stretches (12 minutes) somewhere around 4 a.m. Tuesday.
Monday, I got a call from my pcp, and the blood work showed the liver panel to still be slightly elevated. When she heard I had another flare up with the rash, and the joint pain she asked me to come in Tuesday afternoon.
I have done lots of sleeping in the chair, with the cat, because my pain has been intense.
Then my face feels like I have been using it to wash dishes, and windows, etc. I am not that ambidextrous that I would use my face that way. It is calming down, but still is quite red and blotchy. Like a sunburn or poison ivy - or extreme acne. soreness is less now anyway. I had about 10 days of my face being clear before this 2nd breakout. It all began April 18 with the ER visit. It does not coincide with any of my allergy shots, so that isn't it.

My allergist is changing a couple of my medications - a different environmentally friendly inhaler for the asthma, and a smaller epipen type unit. At the pharmacy today - the injection unit was going to cost over $200! Yikes. I asked them to hold it til next week as we are trying to get the van fixed. Sigh. Keeping safe from bees is an expensive proposition on Planet Murphy.

So, she (my doctor) requested more blood work in 6 weeks to check the liver panel. In the meantime - she sent me for more blood work on Tuesday after the visit - perhaps 5 vials, not sure... I did NOT want to look - Lyme test, arthritis, RA, Lupus, virus, etc... She really does not think it is rosacea. She thinks it may be some kind of virus. Hopefully some answers will come up soon. I really do not need or want this in the middle of my neck healing, and waiting to get my knee arthroscopy approved.

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Meanwhile - I went outside and trimmed up my roses - I missed it in the fall, and there were lots of dead stems to deal with. The lilacs are in bloom, they are lovely, but they do trigger my allergies. Henceforth - I am awake - dealing with stuffy nose now, congestion, sneezing. Lilacs live on Planet Murphy.

The 15 minutes I spent outside - I took some pictures, and did the plant trimming - that was all I could handle. It wiped me out.

Planet Murphy is an interesting place to visit, but sometimes I really don't want to be there. I want to go somewhere nice, like Paris. Good thing I believe in the words of Romans 8:28. That makes Planet Murphy ok. Decent even, when you know WHO is really in control.


I love the flowers, the colors, but I only wish that I could breathe and enjoy the spring more. Until the next good rain washes the tree pollen down, and the lilacs finish blooming, outside will be a little rough to handle. I take what I can get here on Planet Murphy.

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Oh, here is a view of Planet Murphy. Despite allergies, and medical junk, there truly is a beautiful world to look at an enjoy!


We share the same moon on Planet Murphy, look beyond the flowers on the left!


This (redbud) tree is my favorite - and I see it from our kitchen window.




I am so glad God invented colors - It truly makes the world a better place. Even Planet Murphy.


Lilacs - they look to have two different colors in the blooms. Beautiful. Achoo. Excuse me.

Take a moment, and enjoy your Planet Murphy. It really isn't that bad a place.
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  • SANDYJAS
    I like the pink crab, and also the flox on your background page

    2992 days ago
  • LORIDREX
    Oh, I absolutely LOVE Lilacs! They don't last long enough! I love how they smell so fresh! emoticon
    2992 days ago
  • IDLETYME
    Planet Murphy is certainly a beautiful place. I hope you get you health problems taken care of SOON so you can enjoy it! emoticon
    2992 days ago
  • LINTPICKER
    You poor thing! You have enough to deal with! But, it does sound like you need to find out what the rash is all about! The flowers are beautiful! And I am sure they make a lovely scene! I hope you can leave planet Merphy soon!
    2993 days ago
  • BEEJAY49
    Beautiful flowers! I'm so sorry they mess up your allergies though. I sure hope your doctor can get the blotchiness figured out for you. You have been through so much. Sure makes my problems seem meaningless. HUGS!
    2993 days ago
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