Monday, March 31, 2014
Well, today was a different story. I booked my massage the way I always do. I tell them I have RA and ask if they have anyone who has experience with RA. Then when I get to the appointment I make sure I say it again. Then when the masseuse takes me in the room, I ask them if they have any questions and tell them where it hurts. Today I did my usual routine. The masseuse seemed disinterested. This should have been a sign. He asked me if I have ever had a hot stone and I said yes. He said his was different. That should have been a sign.
Then the massage began. The face massage was fine. Then he began getting rougher. The massage part wasn't necessarily rough, a little hard maybe. What was rough was when he moved or adjusted my parts. So when he wanted my foot to move from one angle to another, he didn't softly move it. He grabbed it and harshly moved it to where he wanted it. But remember, I am on a massage bed with my eyes closed and don't know what he is going to do. So suddenly he touches my foot and moves it. It is so unexpected that it is a shock. Then he is giving me a hand massage and he is really pushing on my hands and joints. I told him "soft". He said "what". I said "softly". He stopped touching my hand. The same thing happened on my feet and arms. He had to keep telling me to relax. I wonder why.
I wanted to get up but I had 5 pounds of rocks on me and I was naked. I waited it out and all of a sudden he patted me on the back and said all done.
I went to the dressing room, showered and got dressed. On my way out they asked me how it went. I told them. They brought the manager out and I told her. She said that guy was on the rougher side. I never should have been given him. The manager gave me a free massage in a few days with another masseuse. I hope it is a better experience.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
I had this awesome sandwich yesterday. It was a grilled vegetable sandwich on a roll.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
I was very disappointed that I was in the room with Brenda and Brenda had the TV on so loud that I didn't hear the phone ring. I swear Brenda is getting deaf-er and more hard of hearing every day. When I saw the missed phone call my heart dropped. I immediately sent her an email telling her I just missed her phone call and to call me again.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
It all starts tomorrow!
Monday, March 24, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Tomorrow is my ultrasound. I can hardly wait. Results on Monday.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Just the thought of having very little to do is so inviting I am almost giddy! I have been working such insane hours for so long, I need a break. Not just a week but a substantial break. I still have other clients but none who are as consuming. This will be a reduction in income but that is okay. I will probably have less doctor's appointments and less days sick!
As I said I have a list of things I want to do:
- get ready for my bike ride
- get my old camera fixed and buy a digital camera
- clean my office and make it a nice place to work
- clean out the garage
- hire work people to fix some stuff in the house
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
One doc said I had a UTI. Another said I had a burst ovarian cyst and a UTI. Still another said no UTI and ovarian cyst. A fourth said such a small cyst it couldn't have caused this kind of pain. A fifth said maybe no cyst and no UTI.
I have come to the conclusion they have no idea what is wrong with me. Just wait it out and see if the pain goes away. Well the pain has not gone away. Now it hurts on the right side.
I went to see my OB/GYN today and she was so funny. I like that in a GYN. I was instructed to remove all clothes from the waist down. Then the doc came in and told me she would not be doing any poking and prodding today. She said I was already in too much pain she would not add to it. I was told to put my clothes back on and she left the room. I told her she didn't have to leave heck, she has seen me in worse positions than with my pants off!
She wants me to get an ultrasound on Friday. I will get the results on Monday. Maybe a definative answer??
Monday, March 17, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
I tried to take it pretty easy this weekend. Not as easy as I wanted to but pretty easy. Today I took it slow before I went food shopping. Then I went to a neighbors house but she was not home. Then I figured out how to synch my new iPod. I had to load some of the music again.
I ate some soup that looked good but didn't taste very good. I am about to go to sleep.
I am going to call the doctor first thing.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
I tried eating something other than rice and toast today and I think that was a mistake. I am fairly nauseous and I have heartburn. Tomorrow I am going to stop by the super market to get a few things I can eat like mashed potatoes, a roll, soup. Nothing too exciting.
Tonight we went and exchanged the iPod. We have not found the lost iPod so I decided to keep the new one and exchange the color. I chose red. The red is red the charity so some money goes to AIDS organizations. I usually buy black electronics but this time I wanted to help a charity. Plus with a bright colored iPod I might actually find it in my bag!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
They gave me antibiotics for the UTI and nothing for the ovarian cyst. Just have to white knuckle it. It is basically all gone now. I have had ovarian cysts before and it felt more like a sharp pain that came and went. It almost floored me when it burst but I don't remember being bedridden for two days. I also don't remember having a fever. I do remember being horribly nauseous.
I am on the mend and feeling better. Still on the BRAT diet until my gut gets better. Yes, my Crohn's is acting up because of all this.
I have not been able to work on my tax prep. I can only do what I can do with health concerns getting in the way.
Today my Kindle cover showed up but the envelope was opened and the charger was missing. I called Amazon and they are going to replace it for free. I think someone thought the package was a kindle or iPad and ripped it open to see. The charger probably fell out.
Tonight my dogs got in a scuffle over a biscuit. I gave them both a treat but somehow they got in a fight. I jumped in the middle and somehow I got bitten. It was the straw that broke the camel's back. The tears flowed. My car, the hospital, my taxes, the kindle package and now my hand. Okay, I am feeling sorry for myself. Maybe it is the drugs I am taking. Making me emotional!
I have been sick for the last two days. Abdominal pain. Today I was not feeling much better although my fever broke.
Last night Brenda and I went back and forth about whether I should go to the emergency room. I talked her out of it (we all know my fondness for emergency rooms) Today I had an appointment with my RA doc and I stopped by my gut doc and they both said go to the ER. So I went to the ER.
Tonight was the craziest night ever in the ER. A nurse got hit by a patient. It was SO busy. I arrived at 4:30 pm and it is 1:20 am and I am still here. They did a CT scan, ran blood, urine, stool. Did a pelvic and so far nothing conclusive. Still waiting for the C-dif test results.
I just want to go home.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Starting last night my stomach began aching. I had a hard time sleeping and didn't work all day. I slept and watched TV. My lower abdomen is killing me. Before you ask, I don't have my appendix. I don't know what is wrong but I have a temperature of 101. I am nauseous, feverous, and dizzy. I have been thinking of going to the emergency room. I will see how the night goes.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Since I didn't have a car today I decided to go for a bike ride with my neighbor. I rode 6.6 miles! I don't feel sore or stiff yet. Tomorrow will show the truth. I had a great time. The weather was really nice.
Tomorrow I will find out about my car!
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Finally the tow truck arrived and put the car on the flat bed. He drove me to the garage. My friend was working but there was nothing they could do today since it was too late. I have to wait until Monday because they are going to have to take the clutch apart. They think it is the bracket that attaches to the clutch and not the clutch or the pedal. Since the rental car place is closed, I have no car all weekend.
Since the garage is not too far from Best Buy, I decided to walk to Best Buy and buy the adapter I needed. When I got home I got my computer working really well and set up my Kindle. Now I am doing my taxes prep. One of my favorite things to do (sarcasm.)
Tomorrow will be a better day and things will go a little more as planned.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The thank you note should state what you are thanking them you for, why you like it or why you are grateful for the person's kindness and then what about it you like or what about what they did for you was meaningful. I always end my thank you notes with a second thank you.
Thank you notes do not need to be long. I received a thank you note from a friend today thanking me for the wonderful party. It was four lines.
Thank you for the lovely party.
Great Fun!See how easy a thank you note can be! I have sent my thank you notes for my party already.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
She gave me some yeast medicine and some cream. I am sure I will be feel swell "down there" real soon.
I ordered myself a Kindle last week. I have been resistant for so long because I love paper books and I don't want bookstores to disappear. But recently I have occasionally enjoyed having a book or two on my Kindle software on my phone and iPad. When I am waiting for a doctor appointment or reading at night it is helpful to have it on my iPad. But I don't like carrying my iPad around places. It is too heavy and too expensive. If I go t the pool on vacation, I don't feel comfortable bringing my iPad because it is too expensive. But a $100 Kindle costs less than my phone or camera. It still costs money but 5 times less than my Kindle!
Anyway, I ordered the Kindle and then today a friend sent me an email telling me they were on sale today. I was able to cancel my order and order it at the sale price. I saved $25 on the whole order. What do I care if it comes on Thursday or Friday? Now my ebooks will be on my phone, Kindle and iPad and they synchronize between all devices.
Monday, March 3, 2014
The party was fun! I spent most of the day cleaning and decorating. It was exhausting. Then we had a paper plate emergency. I thought we had 50 paper plates but we only had 23. Yikes! I rushed to the store to buy more.
I was ready at 8 pm. At 8:15 they started arriving. One after another. It was so much fun. Everyone enjoyed the photo slideshow with photos of me growing up. The music was catchy. The food was tasty. For food we had pork and tofu teriyaki skewers, butternut squash and goat cheese tarts, toasted bread with goat cheese and sundries tomatoes and fig and olive tapenade, veggie crudités, and cheese platter. We had way too much food as usual. I will be eating tofu skewers for a few days. Luckily they are delicious.
It was a fun time.
|Why choose one flavor cake when you have two?!|
Today I slept late (after getting up early to let the dogs out) and then walked the dogs. Then took down the decorations. I watched a movie with Brenda. Then it was Oscar time. Brenda gave me a present. A cute shirt with bicycles on it.