Best at the Worst
I've held off writing because I was waiting for this flare to ease off. Trouble is, inspite of doing a prednisone burst, injections of depo-medral and celestone, takeing Orencia, my NSAID, and folic acid, I'm no better. I saw my RA Dr. yesterday, before my Orencia, and she couldn't believe the shape my feet were in. She said and I quote, "This should NOT be happening! There is no way with all the medication you should be this bad. You are in awful shape. I don't know how you even walked in here. I don't think I have even seen anything like this." I told her I didn't even have anything fun to blame it on. It isn't like I just came back from a fantastic vacation in Paris or even a day walking at the zoo. I haven't done anything! The bottm line, while I can't be the best at getting well, I am the best at being the worst. What a claim to fame. I got my Ornecia and also an IV steroid burst. Dr. hopes this will kick the flare down. I am ready. Of course last night I had the nightmares to prove i was on extra prednisone and clocked in at just 4 hours total for sleep. Ugggh! I did have one happy thought this morning. Thank God I am no longer employed because if I was going to start school in less than a month, I would be frantic. There is no way I can stand on my feet. I am very glad my disability issues are behind me, over and done. Now I concentrate on good healing thoughts, prop my feet up whenever I can, ice them down and we see what will happen.