Friday, May 29, 2015

A LONG Week!

It has been a long week. Have sores all over my body. My rheumatologist from AL ruled out several things it could be and diagnosed it as vasculitis. He sent me to another doctor who did a biopsy and ran other tests. I think I trust his judgment more.

My current rheumatologist told me it was a staph infection - MRSA. She also said she wasn't going to treat it but it looked infected. In other words if it had not been infected, I would have to just suffer with the outbreak.  She put me on strong antibiotics. No test of any kind. Just looked at it.

Looks like four weeks of antibiotics now. When I opened the bottle yesterday, I saw that it was the huge horse pills instead of the caplets. I have a hard time swallowing those things let alone digesting them. What is suppose to make me better has made me sick to my stomach.

As of today I am still breaking out, itching, and applying neosporine to the sores.

I've had a bad lupus flare this past month. So hard to function. Wiped out so badly I feel like a wrung out dish rag - the one symptom of a flare that is pretty much untreatable. Just have to ride it out. My doctor told me to "exercise" so that I would not feel wrung out. Really? I know exercise is good for lupus, but not during a flare. She gave me the name of a yoga for arthritis dvd for me to buy. Funny - I can't afford to buy food let alone a DVD.

I gained more info from her nurse than the doctor yesterday. So thankful she has a new one.

My kitties are shedding. Welcome to pre-summer! Hair balls everywhere. Washing and scrubbing the floor. Just one of those weeks. Rascal is the worst. When he leaves his gift on my bed, he comes in the living room to confess to me. Wish he could clean it up, too.

Just pushed the vacuum cleaner around and I almost blacked out. Had to sit down several times before I was done.

I have so much to do inside my place. There's a can full of paper to shred, things to toss, items to prepare for a yard sale. And no strength to do any of it! For now I'll have to wash clothes and linens. Amazing how much it accumulates when you put it off a couple of weeks.

I am so thankful the end of May has come. Money is at a minimum, food is extremely low and June 3rd is just around the corner. Thanks to a dear friend the cats are covered. As for me, well, I just finished the last of the eggs.

Just a few more days until I can buy food. Why does medication have to cost so much???

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