Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Closing in on normal...

Rheumatoid Arthritis update...

I've been on the Cimzia/Celebrex cocktail for about six months now and it is still working. But, (there's always one isn't there?) I have side effects from the Celebrex that I do not like. My eyes and mouth are dry all the time. The eyes are the worst. I have drops and $90 more a month to deal with it. That $90 is just the copays. 

Yesterday I stopped the Celebrex. I see my doctor on Thursday and I'll let her know then. But I just don't like it. Oh, also it can cause irregular heart rhythm and I have a daily "Thu-thump", you know, like my heart has skipped a beat. 

So, two days and no "thu-thumps", eyes are slightly better, and no pain. That is the big deal - no pain. I have my regular stiffness and minor aches, but no pain. Yesterday I took 200mgs of Advil to replace the Celebrex, but nothing today.  

I'm closing in on normal...

Saturday, August 06, 2011

I confess...

Thanks for the great questions! Deb's question made me think the most, Cheeseboy (as always) made me laugh, and Teachinfourth made me hungry. Here are my answers!

The Castro Family said...
I can't think of a question, but I WAS curious what part of OK you are in...still, if you teach, you may not want to give that away...lol!
I'm in Guthrie.
 
Cheeseboy said...
I would like to know what you like most about me? Kidding.  You caught me! This entire thing was a trap to lure you here so I could fawn over you! Sly boy... ;)  Like everyone else, I simply want to know how you got to be so awesome?
 
deb aka murphthesurf said...
What would be the first three things on your Bucket List? Did you see my bucket list up top? :)  It isn't in order though. If I had to order them, then the top three would be:
1. Take my older daughter to Italy.
2. Write a letter to each of my children telling them what I want them to know about my life and the lessons I’ve learned.
3. Hold my mother's hand and tell her I love her.
 
Melinda said...
Joan.
1.Why did you say my blog was *Over good ground* when its *Life on Peebly*?..tee hee
Because I am a dork and forgot to double check. But it still doesn't come up as *Peebly* on my reader, but as *Mickey and Me* 
2.How did you become such an amazing photographer? I dispute *amazing*, but I will say that I read a lot about how to improve my skills. I also take tons of pics when I am shooting and then narrow my shots down to the best. I love to edit too. 3. Do you like to cook? Yes! 4. How did you meet your husband? MOTH and I met in college. I actually sort of liked his friend, but MOTH captured my heart and the rest was history.
Intense Guysaid...
Can you sing any or all of the songs from the Broadway musical "Oklahoma"? 
 Like every good Okie, I can sing the first few lines of "Oklahoma!", but that is it.
 
 
Teachinfourth said...
You're going to die in fifteen minutes. You are given the option to eat three things before you do. What are they?
1. Pizza (from Olde Town Pizza in Portland)
2. Lobster
3. An apple fresh from the tree
That corgi :) said...
now that you have two corgis, would you still do it all over again?

betty 


Yes, because when we are gone at school or work, the dogs have each other. Plus, I love watching them interact and play with each other.
 
China said...
Hello, Joan, is it possible to keep a dog and a cat together, the problem is that I have only a small department. Thanks, greetings from China, have a nice day. 
Absolutely possible. Get them as young as possible and let them grow up together.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Ask me anything...

Well, ask anything, but that doesn't mean I'll answer everything. ;)

Melinda, whose blog is "Mickey and Me" posted this and I'm shamelessly stealing.

So.....

I've seen it from time to time on other blogs.  Their readers may have questions about the blogger. Do you have any questions for me?

Is there something you've been wanting to ask me? Anything you'd like to know about the dogs, cats, MOTH, daughters?

Well, we're all ears....