June 19, 2011

My new loves and things I cannot live without...

1. Really hot, long showers
2. Exercising in a Jacuzzi
3. My heating pad
4. Tiger Balm
5. 8-10 hours of sleep at night
6. My Rheumatologist and the drugs she gives me
7. Sunbathing

June 07, 2011

Today I had a rheumatology appointment. I've gained 15 pounds so now I can stop that weight gain diet, but lately I've been craving food and eating has become fun, so it could be harder than I want to put a pause on my weight gain. The doctor is having me add Methotrexate to my drug cocktail since the Enbrel alone isn't working 100%. I still have too much inflammation surrounding my joints. I am not excited about the Methotrexate because of all the side effects. People don't call it chemotherapy in a pill for nothing. I finished my bottle of fish oil pills. I had read fish oil reduces inflammation, but it did nothing for me and since the Alaskan salmon pills are quite expensive and my heart is totally healthy I'll not be buying a new bottle anytime soon.

June 06, 2011

I have a $30,000 a year disease. I am so grateful for health insurance that covers most of that. For the first time in my life I am receiving more in benefits than what I pay in health care premiums. That rainy day came after all.