Today being blog post Friday, I knew I couldn’t leave you guys this week without posting before the holiday festivities.
So, I planned this one out and wrote a little each day, and I will try to be quick so you can get back to your long weekend and your parties. ‘Tis the season for family gatherings and celebration.
Since last post, Time Wasted, not much has happened, sadly, but that’s not necessarily a negative thing.
My weekend was filled with marinating on the couch, but we did manage to go see the new Star Wars: Rogue One on Sunday, after our Bengals lost their game. The movie was surprisingly better than I imagined it would be, but I won’t spoil it for you.
Monday, I finished week 3 of my journalism course, and I officially began my winter break. Because Phoenix has a different course schedule, this is the first break from class I have had since last winter. A 2-week break is much needed after attending school for 2 years now, with only one break during that time. I am so ready to be finished — July 10th cannot come soon enough!
I got to spend the week making candies and sweets for our family and friends. I spent 2+ days making goodies and eating goodies. I had originally thought I was finished, but then decided to cook double, so we are pretty excited to give them out. ‘Tis the season for giving.
For the rest of the week, it was filled with relentless Crohn’s issues, more daily migraines, more sharp breast pains, random nights of insomnia, and, of course, more puking.
My carpal tunnel, which I haven’t had to complain about because it hadn’t been hurting, well, my right hand is aching again. I am unsure if I will have to get another set of shots in my wrists or not.
And Myrtle. I still have to schedule a follow-up with my primary care, since the birth control has not helped to ‘dissolve’ her, as I still hurt in my left side breast, along with Crohn’s cramping and pain.
I did not hear from the Veterans Choice Program this week, so this upcoming Tuesday marks 2 weeks since my General Surgery consult snafu, with no consultation rescheduled yet, and I continue to hurt in my side-boob, and the sharp pains have came back, shocking me each time it happens.
I am taking a Gabapentin morning and night, which does cause double vision and slight dizziness, and an overall off feeling, but the sharp pains are too spontaneous and extremely painful. I can’t win for losing, huh?
But, on the plus side, I did get a new medication pill organizer! It is shaped like a lemon, but green? It is from one of my favorite apps, Wish.
If you can wait like 2-3 weeks for your items to arrive from China, then you can get some pretty cheap gadgets, and beauty products and clothes galore from the app. I have gotten so many good things from the app (even my Christmas dresses! – I’m sure you’ll see pictures in next week’s blog or through my Instagram). ‘Tis the season to wear flamboyant Christmas attire!
I got to refresh my Green Envy hair for the holidays, give myself a Mani-pedi before the long weekend, sew and fix one of my dresses, and I got tons of products and goodies to test out!
I swear each days mail is like Christmas, with new things arriving every day, like my new Opals I shared this week.
Side note: I FOUND MY PAIR OF OPALS WE THOUGHT I’D LOST! The original pair I had, I thought I had vacuumed one and it was gone forever, but as I was packing stuff for the weekend, BAM! It was sitting in a box that I had pulled from the closet with jackets and pullovers and whatnot. It must have gotten stuck when I took one off or something.
As you can see, I was busier doing personal things this week than dealing with doctors or appointments. The holiday is good for that, it gives me a break from all of the medical chaos for a moment, until after the new year when I start to have appointments again. ‘Tis the season for relaxing, too, I suppose.
I already have 2 appointments scheduled for the first week in January, seeing Mental Health and my Remicade infusion #3, with a total of 5 appointments scheduled for January, so far. A new year starting out hectic, but we are forever hopeful for better days for me and my body.
Until next week, enjoy your Christmas shenanigans and all that comes with it because It Could Be Worse.
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