Thursday, February 28, 2008

Look Out...I'm back...well Sort of



They call it a flare up. I call it hell. It started out on Sunday when I opened my eyes. When even your eyelids hurt, yes, that's hell. But it reminds me why I'm taking this medicine, a mini chemo treatment each week. And while the medicine makes me feel green (it isn't easy being green) a couple of days a week, I'd rather be green than in the pain I've been in this week! I had one finger that could go in and comment on posts. It's taking me a little longer to do this post, but rest assured, I've been in checking on you. That one finger that the Rheumatoid Arthritis has left fairly unhindered has had quite a workout this week~! But I feel the medicine beating it back and hopefully by tomorrow I'll be my normal abrasive self. So, it's not quite over, but I'm getting there. I hate a whiner, so I'm going to stop now. See you all tomorrow...you're all in my thoughts. And just a quick addition here...Kat (at Just a Beach Kat) has awarded her pals a special award...I just love it and I am passing this on to all my bloggy pals who visit. Bare with me, the typing is slow and I can't type out everyone, you know who you are...you're my buds, my friends, my company my family....and I love you *** *** this much! Pardon me while my mind takes a walk on the lovely sands of Myrtle Beach...wish we were all there. And thank you David for offering the choice of parties...think I'll settle for a Spirit party. I like champagne on days like this...but a wee dram of sherry does wonders!

21 comments:

Wanda said...

Oh, dear! Hope that all gets better quick. I know you're miserable.

You've been "non-vacationing" in the same spot as Lena. She's been on a new treatment and has felt horrible the past few weeks, but I just talked to her and this round is over and already she's feeling better. Can't keep either of you down long -- thank goodness!

Susie Q said...

Oh Sandi...I am so sorry. I wish I was there to help you.
You are amazing dear heart and I know you will be back up to snuff soon.
Gentle hugs and warm wishes. Just dream about that warm sand...ahhh...
and a little sherry. With chocolate.

Love,
Sue

NeereAnDear said...

Your spirit amazes me... You are such a joy and such a beautiful person and I am sorry this has been so hard on you...

And if that was whining ... then I should be locked up for life


HUGS

JO

Brenda said...

Girl im so sorry. I kept coming by and the same post was up and I got worried, not like you at all. So glad your back and hope your better.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

You go right ahead and whine because I know that RA is no picnic. It's not easy being green or in a flare! Glad that you can feel the meds working, but tomorrow's Friday. Are you certain that they are working? Be sure to talk to your doctor about this because these symptoms also sound like toxicity. No, I am not a nurse, I just play one on blogs.

Anyway, I'm pouring you some tea and serving you a wee little scone...it's very small, and giving you a gentle...oh so gentle...hug.

joan said...

Sandi,

I was wondering where you were and you are not a whiner in any way. I will pray that you are back to your old self in no time. You take care now.

Jeni said...

Whether it's a blogger whose posts I've been following for a long time or one fairly new to me and my reader, when I don't see activity for a period of time in some (a few I know to expect lengthy breaks), I do tend to get worried -is the person sick, family issues, on vacation, whatever -until they resurface again -like you did here. Glad to see you're back, even though it's a difficult thing to post or comment at the moment. I don't know if it's faith or spunk -or maybe both -but I think they both work in your case. Hope things continue to improve. I missed ya!

Mary said...

Sandi
so sorry that you have been so unwell. I know the feeling as i have had my neck and shoulder flare up again lately. Going back to orthopaedic guy next week and I think this time I'll need some minor surgery!! What you need is a dose of the damson gin cures all ills!! Well it doesn't but leaves you feeling no pain!!I promise to blog again soon but unmotivated and had lots to do.feel better soon Mary

Jodie Adams said...

The beach with you sounds lovely. We could have a good time out there together. I hope that you feel better soon. I know feeling sick all the time can take it's toll. You are in my thoughts always. When you get the chance go check out my blog, I added some new pics of Maddy, my kitty, and my blossoming belly. Take care! Love you lots!

Mockingbird Hill said...

Thinking about you... ;)

Cassie

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Sandi, I've been under the weather this week with a bad head cold, so I know what you mean. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Thanks for coming by to see me so often. I appreciate your well wishes & nope, never said I was retiring, just moving on to something else! LOL Wish I was on the beach right now too. Warm weather is right around the corner.

xo,
Rhoda

Pam said...

bless your heart dear! I was wondering where you were. Sending healing thoughts your way and wishes for getting well soon!
hugs!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Sandi, I am so sorry. My DH's (I always wondered if that meant dumb husband or darling husband)father suffered with rheumatoid arthritis so I know how bad it is. The day we were married he made it to the town we were married in but felt so bad he didn't make it to the church. Hope you will be feeling right as rain by the end of this today sweet girl. When I saw your beach picture I was wondering which beach is was. Nags Head, Kill Devils Hills, Kitty Hawk??? Nope, it was Myrtle Beach. I'll take any one of them right now.

katydidnot said...

be well. i'm sorry. i will sending healing wellness vibes your way.

Vienna for Beginners said...

Oh, Sandi,
like Jeni expressed so eloquently, one does worry when a friend does not post for a while. I had you in my thoughts. Have you, mind you. :-)
Thank you for the sweet award, I'll keep it in my heart.

Love Bears All Things said...

I like a little cream sherry now and then. I'd love to be walking on the beach in the early morning or late evening. But on the news this week, they showed hundreds of sharks in shallow water, mating season, so I'll stay out of the water.
Mama Bear

Mima said...

Oh Sandi, I'm so sorry to hear that your RA has been playing merry hell with you, and although I wish that I could do something practical to help the only thing that I can manage is to send lots of love, and warm thoughts. I just know how much it warms my heart when people do the same for me.

Here's hoping that the meds kick in, have you asked your doc about stronger pain killers, I know that they knock you out, but at least you can be there in some measure. Or would doing stuff make the RA worse, don't know enough about it!

I'm with you on that beach, it is somewhere that I often retire to when things are getting on top of me. Lots of love. Mima

smilnsigh said...

Oh Dear, I didn't know you had Rheumatoid Arthritis. Poor Dear.

Everybody has something though, don't we? Sometimes we tend to forget this fact of life. But we should not forget.

No matter whether it's something which interferes with typing and we have to say something about it.... or it's not something which we have to say something about, in our blogging, we all have something. That ding-dang random fate just pops in on all of us, at one time or another.

I wish you well with the medicine working.

John-Michael said...

My Darling Sandi,

If care and concern can lift away any hint of pain ... you are safely in a place of painlessness. For you have stolen my heart with your grace and sweet charity of spirit. And I would gladly shoulder any load that life visits upon you.

the mother of this lot said...

So sorry you're not well - hope you'll feel much better soon.

justabeachkat said...

I was wondering about you too. So sorry you've had a rough patch lately. Hope the meds kick in quickly and ALL fingers are back and able to type.

I love you thiiiiiiiiiiiissss much! (my arms are stretched as wide as they will go.)

Hugs sweet friend!
Kat