Thursday, May 26, 2011

Random Thoughts

I know I haven't posted much as of late, (except the little video of Grace Ashton...check it out!)but I've had some random things floating through my head lately....I really don't know where this post is going so please bear with me.

1. Sending positive thoughts to those in the tornado ravaged south.  
2.  Why do boys fight all the time?  And it's over stupid little things like: who gets the downstairs computer, who gets the TV to actually watch TV rather than playing some insane game on XBox 360.  You know, crap like that.

3.  Why is it so hard for my wonderful children to load the dishwasher properly?? Really now....We've only been in this house 8 years and you STILL don't know how to load that stupid machine?? Ugh!

4. Why are there more bills than money lately??

5. How many MORE times am I going to visit the stupid Urgent Care by my house?? I'm telling you, if they tell me one. more. time. that I have a skin issue, I'll SCREAM!!  I know that you dumb people.

6. Every time I make time for ME, some one needs some thing.  WHY WHY WHY????

7. At this point in the debt struggles, I'm not sure who the heck to pay first AFTER necessities.  Thank GOD that the stupid car will be paid off in a couple of months.

8. And when in the hell is it going to warm up here??  I mean really, it's the end of May and it's 52 degrees out. I still have the stupid heat on in the house.  sigh...........

Alright, that's enough of the brain-dump for now.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Grace Ashton. All The Things You Never Say

Okay, I've been known to go on YouTube and link-hop, no biggie everyone does it when they are bored. So, one day I was looking for something completely different and stumbled across this young lady named Grace Ashton. Her voice is beautiful and the song, while quite simple in it's lyrics, has a message that every young/older teen needs to hear.

It wasn't until I actually viewed this video a couple of bazillion times, that I noticed it was filmed at Abbey Road ( Live in Studio 2). How do I know this?? Besides reading the comments on YouTube, I watched the show called "Live from Abbey Road". It was on a channel (I believe Sundance Channel in my neck of the woods) and it was on for about a year maybe a little longer. It was an idea that a producer/session musician/fantastic drummer in his own right, Peter Van Hooke came up with (I believe, could be wrong here...) It showcased various artists, in the studio, performing their current or upcoming releases. It was a fantastic show. I wish it was still on, but it's not. So sad.

I felt like putting this video up because...well.....I can (it's my blog/journal if you will) and I just LOVE LOVE this song.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Weird turn of events..

So, a lot has been happening with me lately.  For instance:

- I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Had an allergic reaction to the RA medication first Rheumy doc put me on
- Did the huge "big peel" AGAIN
- Decided that I needed a 2nd opinion regarding the RA diagnosis
- Had oral thrush 4 times
- countless steroid shots and pills
- A bunch of labs and X-rays
- Gained a BUNCH of weight - that needs to come off  NOW!
- My hair started to fall out

So, with that being said.  I made the appointment for the 2nd opinion with a new Rheumy doctor at Froedert Hospital.  I'm so glad I did.  She said that I didn't have RA but I was hyper-sensitive because of what my skin was doing. Recommended seeing the "super-duper" Dermatologist there and once I'm off the steroids, if I have swelling, pain in the joints, etc. I'm to make an appointment with the new Rheumy and she will re-examine me at that time.  But she truly thinks that all the swelling and pain I've been in is due to my skin. Lovely....

Did I mention that Prednisone is a EVIL drug? While it's a good drug, it's EVIL!!  I totally gained a ton of weight with this stupid drug and now I have to get the weight off.  I feel out of sorts with my weight the way it is.  Now that I'm totally off the steroids, I feel better, I'm not eating every 2-3 hours, and not waking up every 2 hours all night long.  What a relief!!  I was getting so frickin' sick of this.  

We ( my family) have been through way too much since November 2010 and I'm so glad to see it slowly come to an end.  Things are starting to get back to normal (whatever that is) and I'm able to function again like a REAL human being.  What a concept!!

I've also noticed that while I'm getting better, Spring has sprung. My tulips are coming up and blooming, the grass is getting green, kids are playing outside, and the sun is out longer at night.  

See there is a bright side to things.  I wouldn't have believed you several months ago, but I do now!