This past week has been crazy. I’m exhausted! Amanda finally got moved on Thursday. I was feeling so horrible, but I went up and helped even though she didn’t expect me to. I did waaay too much and ended up in sooo much pain. Getting groceries yesterday was truly interesting when I felt so tight and achy in my muscles!
Monday, Susan my SSW took me to see my G. I. doctor. The blood work shows my inflammation is back up. He said not to take the Metamucil since it isn’t working anyway, and gave me this prescription powder stuff instead. He wants to see if he can get the IBS calmed down, to see how bad I am crohn’s wise… symptom wise.
The powder stuff is gross lol. I can’t hide it, and it gave me horrible Gallbladder attacks so I am not taking it. To be honest with you, I don’t know how long I could have stood it anyway. It’s just bad. Once I realized it was probably what was causing my Gallbladder attacks, I went without it, and haven’t had one. That alone makes it too much for me to take. Hence why I was feeling so awful at Amanda and Carries.
So yesterday like I mentioned, my peer support worker took me grocery shopping, and I dropped off my medicine card. Then I went out with mom and Carrie to do running around.
It’s like $30 to get a months worth of Reactine! It’s insane! So expensive, but I need to have it! Too bad stuff like that and my vitamins couldn’t be covered. I did a redo on my budget again and it is doable, but just barely. I don’t know how I’m ever going to get to save money, but is definitely worth it if it means me being able to keep my pets.
I got dropped off at the pet store while mom and Carrie did some more shopping. I got all the filter pads I needed for the two aquariums, guinea pig food and bedding, etc. I get a discount on most of the stuff and they’re always having sales, but my God it still adds up! My pets, even my fish eat better than me lol.
Got home late last night and got to work on cleaning the 20 gal. I got this water conditioner that you are supposed to be able to add fish with right away. I’m sure you can bc my fish have been fine, but then I started getting this cottony substance in the tank. Not on the fish, but since my filter was good and clean and I kept the tank itself clean regularly, I knew it had to be bc the tank wasn’t fully cycled, so I did an over haul on the tank last night two weeks earlier than I normally do, and am doing the daily water treatments longer this time.
Today, I had to haul my butt around even to get a drink. My body is pooped! I made myself clean the 35 gal. which wasn’t easy to do since I was so exhausted, but the fact that it had been a month since a good scrub got me to finally do it. Then I had issues with the damn filter not wanting to work, which happens every time I scrub it all out. Found out that was the damn spinner being clogged or something. At least now I know what it is so it will be easy to work next time… better be!
I also got a couple mystery snails. One for each tank, and some small dwarf frogs that will help with the clean up in the tank of extra food! I also got three scissor tailed tetras and three more dwarf gouramis. I can’t remember the type right now bc my brain is fried, but they’re cute and colourful and that’s that lol.
Tomorrow is laundry day at mom’s, and I need to get some cat litter since the grocery store and the pet store by us didn’t have any non clumping litter.
I’m back to catching up on Lost and working on my bigger rug hooking project. Will take pictures as I go, but this one will take a long time! Finally finished the butterfly.
Will write more soon!