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January 2012 - update since MIA

Sunday, January 22, 2012

So, it is 2012. Wishing for a better year is like going to Disney and finding a grumpy princess. Yeah, three weeks in and it already sucks. Not that it was good to start out with. I guess, for our family, we would not know what to do with a good year anymore. It would be so out of the norm that we would not know how to function.

so, anyways, our house is on the market for sale. no action yet. Do not know if or how many more payments we can afford to make before we decide to just quit paying on it. We are going into financial ruin with medical bills. just cannot pay what i do not have.

Daughter was in E.R. again mid December, third year in a row. This year it was kidney stones. She is 18. last week we had lithotripsy done to break it up, the stones are gone, now we just have to find out why she had them in the first place so she does not keep getting them.

I had to let my cat go on Monday. He was diagnosed with kidney disease in September, on my birthday actually. After doing all we could to help him, including my giving him subcutaneous fluids 3x a week, he just was not eating anymore. When he lost bladder control and started looking listless, we knew it was time. So, we had to say goodbye to him this past week. Now, his brother is walking around the house talking, and my puppy, who played with him all the time, is moping about the house. Just too sad. I wonder, what are they thinking?

My daughter and I are both going Gluten Free now. along with the kidney stones, my daughter was having some other issues, so it was recommended that she do this for 4-6 weeks to see if it makes a difference. I was told to do it once before, but did not think that I could do it alone while keeping the rest of the family on a "normal" diet. Now that it is mostly just the two of us in the home 75% of the time, it is more easily doable for both of us to switch. We are finding some foods we like, some foods are horrible, we are missing some favorites, and it is definitely more expensive for the specialty foods. But, we already know that this is what we will have to stay on. With only a couple of weeks on, a minor one-time slip up caused us to be so sick that it was enough of a heads-up to let us know that we definitely NEED to remain Gluten Free. So, we are doing alot of research and learning as much as we can about GF. Fun times.

My daughter stopped her dosage of Zoloft after taking it on and off for last 6 months or so. She was so irregular with taking it and when she did remember to take it, it would make her sick because she kept forgetting to take it. So she decided to stop it. She only had two days of bad physical withdrawal symptoms, still has a few minor mental symptoms. But overall not bad, considering.

I am stopping my 60mg dosage of Cymbalta. I cannot remember how many years I have been taking it. I do know that I have my doctor for years to come off of it and he has repeatedly said, NO. I was on 90mg, and stopped the 30mg with no side effects that I can recall. That was a year ago. I need to stop this. One, I just want off this insane drug, Two, I can no longer afford this drug. I have done alot of research and there is alot to be said about the withdrawals. I may be crazy for going cold turkey, but it is done, so wish me luck. I will be blogging my daily symptoms. I think it will help keep my sane!

Well, at least my DH still has a job. as of Monday, we were not sure that he was still going to have one. But as of this past week, he is still rolling. I am not sure if I am happy or not, but the checks are still coming in, for now.

I think that about caps it up. I am sure I have forgotten something. But I have a headache, so for now, this will have to do.

Tomorrow, I will start my Cymbalta Withdrawal blog, I hope for my sake, it turns out to be a boring symptom blog!!

Love to all. Hope for a brighter tomorrow.
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    I bet you can split pills or take every other day with that. I hope it works..keep up the fitness and it should help.
    I am so sorry you and yoru daughter are going through so much. Your daughter is so young, too. Will keep you in prayers.
    2616 days ago
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