Crohn’s Rearing

may182015 020Well I had my G I appointment yesterday.  Good news, is he doesn’t believe the foot pain is from my Humira!  We’ll keep an eye on it with blood work, but apparently low B12 will do the same thing, and cause really bad nerve pain, etc.  So he’s keeping an eye on that too since he hasn’t been, and where it is absorbed is where my scar tissue is, so I will double what I am taking now in vitamins and see what happens.

Bad news is… he wants to do a scope. I FREAKIN HATE SCOPES!  They never get easier, and I will have to totally abolish my diet plan bc I cannot eat half the stuff I’m supposed to, for a week or two before the scope.  I have to get it done on June 15th.  At least with him, I get put to sleep, but the prep and not eating SUCKS!  So until then, expect me to act like a big baby… just a warning lol.

may182015 017My CPAP machine isn’t working properly, so I was going to call Medigas, who I got it through about it, but decided to check the paper work they gave me, and am giving it a good thorough cleaning and changing of all of the filters, etc. and see if that works first.

I have a bunch of cleaning I want to do animal wise, but I am hoping to at least get the girl’s cages cleaned, and get Roxy’s nails trimmed.

I know I have comments, etc. to get back to on here, but I am exhaustapooted so I am going to leave it for the day if you guys don’t mind.  I just don’t have it in me.

may182015 003I did get earlier in the week, my garden beds finally weeded.  I had old plants from last year that needed to be cut back, and so much grass, etc. to rip out, but it’s been colder lately, which I love, so I will hopefully be well enough to do the transplanting of my few plants under the stairs, over to the other garden beds this weekend.  My landlord was talking of paving it over, and I do not want them wrecked with the amount of money they’re worth.  He did finally get the grass mowed today, so I’ll be a little less scared of ticks.  (they’re really bad this year)

Okay, going to head out and have a nap.  I’m sure it’s not having the CPAP machine going for a few days that’s exhausting me, but I just can’t stay awake!

Talk soon!

Ash,

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Mother’s Day Weekend / Week

may12 007Mom had us up on Sunday bc she was having cold salads, etc. with Grams for Mother’s Day.  My damn gift that was supposed to be in Thursday, didn’t come in until Monday!  Mom made Grams a beautiful scrap book full of photos for her, which of course had Grams tearing up.  Meghan was down visiting too which made it even better, since we look at her as family, and we got to see her son Liam for a bit (who’s Nick’s age..9).  It was nice to see everyone 🙂

I had Grams and Mom over for Mother’s Day brunch on Tuesday so I could give mom her gift.  I got her a book of letter that celebrities wrote to their moms, whether still alive or passed away.  It’s called, “Letter to My Mom.”  So I wrote my own letter to mom, and put it in the inside cover.

I made this recipe I found online that had raving reviews.  Had mushroom soup, eggs, bacon, and cheese… and omg it was disgusting!  They say it was good, but it was honestly gross and such a waste of food lol.  I like cooking though, it’s fun.  Later that night I used my slow cooker for the first time… I’ve had this thing for about 4 years now lol.  Now my kitchen is overflowing with dishes!

may12 010So the woman whom Lilliane works with came for my yearly meet.  We just go over my paper work for them, and how my health is holding up.  She’s really nice, but I was having such a rough morning, that I had NOTHING done before she came, and my apartment was totally wrote off.  Didn’t help that Zeus screamed half the time she was there lol.  Thankfully Lilliane came later and helped my clean up a lot.

Next Wednesday, I go to the G I finally.  See how I am doing Crohn’s wise, and deciding whether I should get another scope, and check out the scar tissue for possible surgery.  This new diet is helping it huge though, so I doubt he will do the scope.

Trying to finally finish Gone Girl… I seriously feel like I’ve written this a few times before, but I am half way through it, so I’d like to finish it, but my God it’s just so dragging!

Will write more after my appointment.

Ash,

More of Me

may12015 006Thank God I am feeling more like myself again.  I was able to go grocery shopping and get lots of veggies, fruits, etc. and already I am starting to feel a little better.  Mentally and physically.

may12015 007A  guy I had bought a nesting doll off of a couple months ago, messaged me last night, to let me know there were two sets for sale at Value Village when he was there.  Thankfully my awesome mom, who knows my obsession with them took me over there.  I only paid $2.99 and $3.99 for them!  Cheapest ones yet hehe.  One is of a golfer, and he is missing the top part of his second piece, but that’s okay, and the other is of a bunny.  I love them 🙂

may12015 002I was also able to find a coffee table that I actually want now.  More for a love seat, and it’s square, but perfect for me.  Doesn’t have a shelf like I originally wanted, but was only $25 and matches the furniture I have already, so it was a great find.

may12015 003In the short amount of time before, when I was able to eat healthy, I had already lost 8lbs!  So I am excited to see my progress by the time I go back to the dietitian!  I am also interested to see how my Crohn’s is doing since it felt like the Humira wasn’t working for a while there.

may12015 004I got the girl’s cages all done, and Zeus’ litter box, as well as doing two sinks full of dishes.  If I feel well enough tomorrow, I want to test out my little rice cooker, for dinner, and get my cleaner made from my essential oils, etc.

My feet have been KILLING me.  To the point where I want to cry out of frustration, and have to put heating bags on my feet.  It’s the front half of my feet including my toes.  I just don’t get what’s causing it.  It feels like I’m walking about like Barbie lol.  I did find some insoles I might try out next month when I can afford them.  Until then… I deal!

april29 002It was two weeks ago today that I got my blood work done for Lupus, and I haven’t heard back, so I am assuming it isn’t anything that way which is kick ass!  The last thing I need is another diagnosis, and I don’t want to have to go off Humira!  It works with me so well, being able to do it at home myself.

So I need to make another family doctor appointment, to do a new diet form for Disability.  Susan, my counselor thinks I may be able to get more for groceries which would be a HUGE help!

Okay going to jet.  Watching Ghost Adventures with Zeus curled up beside me, kneading his talons into my back lol.

Take Care.

Ash,

PS  I got to play with my PSW’s little hedgehog this past week too!  I had never been around one before, but little Lu Lu was a perfect sweety and so neat!