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jmail
08-03-2012, 10:25 AM
Hey guys, a sort-of update of sorts... I had that visit to the ER a week ago Sunday, where I took the wife out to breakfast at Micky D's on the way there, 'member? An' I had a rash from what we think was a drug reaction? An' a follow-up next day with the pcp, an' a gatherin' of the heads in their office. An' I got in to the skin guy the other day, and he says "reasonably certain that it's a drug reaction" and gave me more steroids and a steroid cream... Well, I haven't hardly eaten anything lately, what with the insides all messed-up, like the skin, and I don't hardly digest it anyway, and just sit there and moan instead, 'cause my liver is complainin' an' all... Well, today they got me in to see the pcp for follow-up, and she doesn't like it at all. "Stop all meds except the synthroid, and we'll reduce that a bit also. Stop all supplements. Only use your rescue inhaler, if you can get by with that, else use the symbicort if you have to, to open up. You're still reacting to something." I asked: "even the steroids" she answered "Yes. Now. Immediately. No steroid cream even." She says I'm doing Erythema Multiforme Major at the least, and might even be doing a Stevens-Johnson Syndrome thang... I looked 'em up on the net here just now... Wow! scary skin stuff. The EMM (I didn't see an "official" medical acronym for that, so I just "coined" that one... tic) sounds a pinch better, though I still don't like it. My skin is dying and peeling in several places (mangy mutt... lol), and hurts like H E double-Pete, with this shtinking, crawling itch with it. btw, I now know what the phrase "pruritic rash" means... It itches so bad it hurts... lol - Did you know that there isn't really any medical "treatment" for this stuff?... You'd think someone would have invented something for this... Oh well. It's like someone's burning your skin with fire from the inside out.

Anyway, they took more blood from me today than they did when we did chemo & radiation tests for my cancer way back when. I feel better after the blood-letting... tic. So they've courriered the blood (guy drove them in a truck) to the lab (I'm sure I'll get to pay for the expedited shipping), and now I'm back at home, "sitting by the phone, waiting for my baby to call"... No, wait, wrong song... waiting for "doctor doctor, give me the news"... Wait, here it is, song N3 on the jukebox... waiting for the doc to call. She said it'd probably be early this evening for the labs & she's gonna call another rheumy she knows and consult, along with my rheumy and the hematologist, AND the dermatologist... phew! Good thing she's got 3 people at the desks to make phone calls. There wasn't any word yet on the skin biopsy from Monday (Tuesday? what day is it today?...) yet. Anyway, she says my throat is constricted from this... like, I could close off and not be able to breath kind a thang, and to pay attention to my symptoms *real* close. No gluten, no dairy, nothing I know I'm allergic to (like shellfish)... Take a benedryl and remain calm... OK, sure. I can do that... Calm, eh? btw, no need for a liver biopsy, it's not enlarged feeling to her. They'll do an ultrasound this evening if my numbers are off again.

Calm. So I wait. Calm. If any of you is prayin' folk, I'd sure appreciate some help there... still smilin' tho |;^)

jmail
08-04-2012, 11:34 AM
Well, I fell asleep last night on the couch, and the wife let me be. The doc's office called back just after 7pm my time, and they hadn't gotten any results back, so the girl was leaving (I call her a "girl", and she's in her twenties... I'm gettin' old). (Why'd they make her stay that late on a Friday night?)... Anyway, it'll be Monday morning I guess. In the meantime, the shtinking rash is still "blooming", tho it seems to be slowing. Wierd stuff. No meds (doctor's orders) for over 24 hours now, except my synthroid, minimal food, and wonder of wonders, my throat is relaxing a bit... So there is improvement.

rob
08-04-2012, 12:47 PM
Jeez, that's alot of stuff to deal with! I wish had better advice than just "take it easy", but I don't.

So take it easy,

Rob

n.mac
08-04-2012, 03:56 PM
wow that is alot to deal with!

As Rob so eloquently said take it easy!

You mention rashes will they at least let you use something like aloe vera to at least releave some of the burning/itching?

Last fall I was very ill with a fever of "unknown origin" (thats when I learned how they obtain core-body temp) So they had me stop all meds
put me on heavy anti-biotics(thats when I learned about c-diff). that didn't help so they stopped all meds. after a couple of weeks and much testing it stopped all by itself and I was slowly re-introduced to plaquenol and held off on anything else for a few months(now I'm on cellcept)
They still don't know why I was so ill-best quess was reaction to imuran or the flu shot they insisted I needed.

I certainly feel for you-waiting and not knowing is the hardest part-for this to come to a head on friday and have to wait all weekend for results would drive me nuts!

Take Care and I will remember you in my prayers Niall

rob
08-04-2012, 05:32 PM
I certainly feel for you-waiting and not knowing is the hardest part-for this to come to a head on friday and have to wait all weekend for results would drive me nuts!


And without fail, these things always seem to culminate late in the week, with answers needed the most on a Friday afternoon. At least it's not a three-day weekend.

jmail
08-04-2012, 06:38 PM
Booo-ah-ha-ha-ha-ha!!! Yeah, the insurance cancellation notice usually comes on the holiday weekends... lololol

"Core temperature" sounds so inocuous, don't it, n.mac?... lol - I was introduced to that with the thyroid tests they did... "hoo doggies, that tickles"... I'm not sure I remember anything about c-diff, and I don't think I want to... the correct medical term for "unknown origin" is "idiopathic"... sort of like a concatation of "idiot" and "psychopathic", combined into one word that says it all: "We don't know who, what, when, where, why or how"...

I've used the steroid cream the derma gave me, even if it *does* cause more issues. It at least got the itch and pain to calm down. I also ate a slice of pizza. I couldn't help it. I opened the fridge door to get something else out, and the pizza fell. It would have hit the floor if I wouldn't have intervened... So I ate it. It was good. I feel better. I really don't think it's got a thing to do with gluten, tho I'm sure the gluten doesn't help with the inflamation... Wierd thing is, my blood sugar came down, along with my stress level. Comfort food. Does it everytime... lol

So n.mac, how long did your rash "bloom"? I'm still "creating" new "sores", 12 days later. 'Course, I'd only been "clean" for about 32 hours before I pigged on the pizza... |;^)

btw, they *insisted* I get a flu AND a pneumonia shot this last fall, and then I started B12 injections last spring... suspects? maybe... but so is the whole medicine cabinet... hoodunnit?

tgal
08-05-2012, 10:34 AM
I swear if it is t one thing it is another! Please keep us posted!

jmail
08-05-2012, 05:32 PM
Fifteen days and it's still "blooming", making new sores... It's back into the sinuses, face, hands, sides, etc. You'd think it'd run out of places, wouldn't you? I think it's going around a 2nd time, to make sure it's got everything "covered"... I want more pizza... sigh... 'bout 12 more hours and there'll be people at all my doctors' offices...

tgal
08-05-2012, 10:12 PM
Fifteen days and it's still "blooming", making new sores... It's back into the sinuses, face, hands, sides, etc. You'd think it'd run out of places, wouldn't you? I think it's going around a 2nd time, to make sure it's got everything "covered"... I want more pizza... sigh... 'bout 12 more hours and there'll be people at all my doctors' offices...

Nothing more frustrating then waiting for the docs office to open! I am thinking about you

jmail
08-06-2012, 02:39 PM
Well... same ole same ole... waiting some more now. They got the biopsy results, and as expected "consistent with hypersensitive drug reaction; of idiopathic origin"... The blood work has NOT come through, so now it's tomorrow... Thanks for thinking of me guys. I feel like $#!P, turning purple in places, still doing "new" spots, etc., and *starving* to *death*!!! I want PIZZA!!! and something to *stop* this dad-blamed ITCH!!! lol - doing OK, but this is about miserable. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. Right now, I couldn't think of a "worst enemy" anyway, other than shtinking lupus... hmmm..... "I wish...."

magistramarla
08-06-2012, 03:01 PM
Jmail,
I'm just now getting caught up on this. What an awful weekend for you. I agree with what Rob said - things always seem to happen on Friday, and then we have to worry our way through a weekend.
So, if it's an allergic reaction, why is it still getting worse with the irritant (your meds) being gone?
I hope that some doc is smart enough to get this figured out soon.
Hang in there, friend!
Gentle Hugs,
Marla

jmail
08-07-2012, 01:01 PM
It's finally slowed down a bit, and if I don't eat, I feel OK. Just sort-of hungry. I don't really feel any hunger pain (pang??), which is worrisome for me, since I *love* to eat... But if I eat, I'll start with the wierd burping, feeling worse with headache & nausea, etc., and itching, still... not as many new sores this morning, but do look a site, with skin peeling in places it really shouldn't, and I've got a "purple" belly and arms. Barnie the dinasaur had a green belly, and was purple everywhere else... Not me. I'm a combination of pink, hot pink, purple & white (the peeling skin), with brown hair and eyes... Anyway, I think my liver is backed-up and not functioning for the digestion side of things the way it should. I haven't a clue as to why I'm still reacting. But here I sit, still by the phone, waiting on the doctor's office. Still... I've called them twice today and left messages. I could make excuses about them having changed computer systems a few weeks ago and stuff like that, but... great doctor, but...

E42brchick
08-07-2012, 08:40 PM
Oh my goodness I hope you have found something out by now!

I just wanted to mention that I do think a gluten free diet did help me some with my lupus.. Before I knew I had lupus lol. I was dx was Graves disease in 2007 and then Celiacs disease in 2008 when it was really more than likely the lupus all along. I did go gluten free from 2008 until about 6mos ago when I got my lupus diagnoses and also had some stomach biopsies confirming I probably never had Celiacs disease. BUT from 2008 up until the end of 2011 when I had my son, as far as I can remember, I really had no symptoms. No rashes, no inflammation, no weird mystery stuff.... So I have no idea if it would work for you at ALL but it might be worth a shot?? There are some really good gluten free pizzas I can recommend!

magistramarla
08-07-2012, 08:58 PM
Jmail,
Thinking about you... Any news yet?
Hugs,
Marla

jmail
08-09-2012, 09:34 AM
Wow. I must have dreamt that I posted an update... that's not scary. My brain fog is sort-of like it used to be, only different. Anyway, I'm still mostly covered with this stuff, but I'm not throwing very many new sores, my skin looks like my current whl animal kingdom animal (rattlesnake) is getting a new skin, with all sorts of wierd wrinkles and peelings... If it weren't on me, it'd almost be "interesting", but it's not... lol - I'm still "multi-colored", with the some of the purple areas having turned to black, some to a green, some to white, some still bright red (almost hot pink, but not quite anymore), some dull red, etc., but definite signs of healing. As for the digestion, I still can't hardly eat a "meal", but I do "nibble" throughout the day, and can do meat protien again, without too much discomfort...

The biopsy results (taken 9 days ago) finally came back Tuesday evening, almost 3 hours after I posted above. "hypersensitive allergic reaction of idiopathic nature, most likely from medication" was the gist of it. I'll discuss those results with the derma guy tomorrow morning. The bloodwork that had a "Rush!" on it Friday afternoon, came back Wednesday. "High" white blood count (barely past the upper limit), of the one type (I forget the guilty ones) which correlates to the allergic reaction. Lowered level of the other kind of white blood cells, which is a naturally occurring thang, since the other one is elevated... None of the stuff that would make one worry in that regard. I am very low on iron again, though. B12 level is low, but up from where it was (another suspect is those injections I get). Elevated liver enzymes, almost to the upper limit on a couple, a few other odds and ends high & low, which goes along with the liver enzymes, etc., etc., etc. So, it looks like a plain ole allergic reaction. To what, they don't know. Why it's lastest so long, they don't know. However - they do now suspect that since I didn't "slow down" in the reaction until I went "cold turkey" with my other meds, they're thinking that something in my "regular" stuff is the "base" antagonist, and that the levels never got high enough enough until my liver reacted the way it did, from either the plaquenil (maybe), or the clonazepam (stronger maybe). Basically speaking, they don't know what happened or why. I don't think we'll talk about much tomorrow, other than "Hi, how ya doin'? You look better. Call if you have any further issues" from the derma guy. There isn't much he *can* do anyway.

Now, the interesting doctor to see will be the hematologist come Monday. I was scheduled to just go in and get an IVIG infusion, but since a skin reaction like mine usually involves the IgM component of a person's blood, they've put the IVIG on hold for now, and I'll just have "a few more" blood tests added to the usual battery of 4 vials, and they'll compare last Friday's draw to Monday's. They will include the total immunoglobulin count, and each individual one (IgA, IgE, etc.). The actual lab is right there on site, so they'll have the results just little bit after the draw. The conversation afterwards might have to get recorded, so I don't forget anything, especially if this fog is still with me... My wife is trying to get off work to go with me, else we'll have to draft the "services" of the in-laws, who we lean on too much...

And as to gluten-free E42brchick, we are an "almost" gluten-free family. "Almost" dairy-free also. My 10 year old has asperger's (autism spectrum, until the government changes the rules), and it *really* helps with him to avoid them also (we're both "intolerant" of gluten, but not celiac). Since I've got CVID, I'm what they call a "mal-absorbtion" person, and going gluten-free helps with that, and with the IBS stuff. I also have to use probiotics (steve.b's favorite "supplement" also). I can't remember the name of the gluten-free crust mix we use, but it is a good one. Does a nice "crunch" in a thin crust. For a while there, we didn't use cheese on our pizzas, but were trying that "fake" stuff made from soy, then we discovered that the 10 year old and I are both *allergic* to soy, ho boy. Didn't take long to figure that one out. So, we use "hard" cheeses instead, which are supposedly not as "bad" for you. When I do gluten (can you say "cheeseburger"?? - the bun), I can feel a difference, but so long as I don't over-do it, I'm usually OK. In other words, I can't eat regular pizza and cheeseburgers everyday... It keeps the systemic inflammation down if I avoid it, and I'll feel better because of that.

steve.b
08-10-2012, 04:54 AM
..... So, we use "hard" cheeses instead, which are supposedly not as "bad" for you. .....

there is something special about motzorella cheese.
the proccess of making it changes the chemical composition.
it is not considered a dairy by most diatitions.

it is still good for most of us.

might be worth looking into.
i use it as my main cheese now.

SleepyInSeattle
08-10-2012, 07:50 AM
jmail, I have been on a family vacation for a while and am just now reading all this - so sorry!!!! What a horrible ride you've been on...and what a great, funny attitude you keep up... :-)

Well dang...if you can't take any meds, what the heck are they gonna do about the Lupus? I think you need Dr. House...even if he thinks it's NEVER Lupus, LOL...

Like you, I have a kid who is gluten-intolerant, and I found out recently I am too, though because it's not strictly Celiac, I am not totally strict - I eat regular soy sauce, pick croutons out of salad instead of worrying about stray crumbs, etc). AND I have a problem with dairy - which I didn't ever realize until I went off of it, and then ate it again - HOO-BOY, that was ugly! Sadly, I am DEFINITELY sensitive to dairy! It was bad enough when they took away my regular, gluten-y, chewy-bubbly-crust pizza, but now I can't even eat the "fake" stuff with real cheese?! Oh - and also like you, I don't do so well with large amounts of soy - so no SOY cheese. Fortunately, I seem to be okay with hard cheeses like parmesan, so at least I can have SOMETHING on the durn fake pizza. And goat cheese seems to be okay, though I do get sick of it pretty fast.

PIIIIIZZA.....REAL PIIIIIIZZA......[drooling....]

I feel your pain - at least in that one area. Which is nothing, compared to the skin issue - but at least ya got some company in the pizza department....

(((((gentle hugs...)))))) - feel better soon.....

jmail
08-10-2012, 11:31 AM
I'll still do ice cream on occasion, but usually not out in public, due to my "reaction" (shall we say)... *Everyone* knows I had ice cream within about 30 minutes - tic. PIZZA! I *really* miss my Imo's in St. Louis. When you said "extra cheese", my golly. They use provel cheese, which is a cheddar/swiss/provolone combination, so I'm *sure* I could rationalize my way into eating an Imo's pizza... lol - I gorfet what it is steve.b about the mozzarella cheese that I'm supposed to avoid it, but it's an "uncured", or "soft" cheese. The cheddar that I can eat (in 'moderation', of course) is the "new" cheddar. It's an "uncured" cheese, so is usually white in color. Provolone is similar. I haven't a clue why swiss is OK, since it's *definitely* a "cured" or "aged" cheese... Maybe it's got something to do with the holes... I'm easily confused by some of the dietary "rules", and I have to consult my dietician papers quite often. Tell ya what, not to say anything bad about anybody, but dieticians can be *very* strict people... lol

So anyway, I just got back from the dermatologist's office, and as expected, he calls this a "hypersensitive reaction to a drug or drugs of unknown identity". What I'm supposed to do now, since I'm starting to clear up a bit, is to start re-introducing my meds, one at a time. The first one I start with today is the topical cream he gave me with the steroids in it. I've put it on the left arm only, and if there's not reaction by tomorrow, go all over with it. Reaction time with a cream he says should be "almost immediately" (doctor termonology). Monday is now a consult with the hematologist, no IVIG treatment until at least next week, and preferably the week after, so that I can re-start my cytomel for the thyroid and see if anything happens. I want to skip the metformin, lisinopril & fluticasone, and go directly to plaquenil next. That stuff helped *SO* much with my symptoms, it was almost unreal. From what I've read, there are way more reactions to those other three drugs than to plaq. Besides, if I do react, we'll know sooner - *and* - I can try the brand-name stuff sooner to find out about it... Now to just figure out what all the internal stuff I've been experiencing are... and this is the worst brain fog I've had in a *long* time. Better get me nap in...

blackeight
08-11-2012, 02:12 AM
Praying for you I hope that everything turns out ok.

jmail
08-14-2012, 05:30 PM
OK, we can change the title of the thread to "Not worried as much" now... sort-of. I just got back from the doc's office (yes, again... sigh). I've had my right leg elevated for several days now, and the swelling won't go down. The left is fine. Most of the rash is gone, except on the right calf. I still look a sight, what with all this skin peeling. Sort of like a really weird sunburn peel, only stranger... Anyway, when I went to the hematologist yesterday, she had all the reports from the pcp, dermatologist, and the labs & reports, and all the docs are in agreement (including they rheumy) that we'll re-introduce the drugs one at a time, with 7-10 days between each... Then she sees my leg and goes almost ballistic "were you planning on telling me about *that*?" Of course I was. "That looks like deep vein thrombosis" (or whatever it was she said). "We need to do a venous doppler (a who-what??) stat!" So off I go to the hospital for this "stat" test. And I sat there. And I sat there... by the time they got me back there for the test, my calf looked like a balloon. I'd never had an ultrasound hurt before. But this one did, because of the leg swelling... lol - The test was negative.

So I ended up back at the pcp today. They looked at it and said "cellulitis", so I got me an antibiotic shot, and an anti-biotic presription, and will be off work at least another 48 hours they said... Infection probably got in through the skin during the erythema multiforme major whatevericus stuff. Now I'll have to get me an OK from the company's medical officer before I can go back in to work, so that 48 hours turns into "the rest of the week"... sigh. Anyway, other bloodwork results came in, and now I'll have to do another 24 hour urine thingie, and do follow-up blood work in a few weeks, so I'll probably do a me new thread and maybe ask some of you kidney experts a question or two about albumin, chloride (chlorine??), the math involved in calculating some ratio, etc., and a few other thangs in a week or two, if I don't "rebound" in that department...

n.mac
08-14-2012, 06:26 PM
Glad to hear you are doing at least a little better!
Its hard to believe we can actually miss work-its a shame to waste sick days on actual sickness.lol!
Take care-I hear cellulitis can be painfull to say the least.
Niall

steve.b
08-15-2012, 04:47 AM
.....erythema multiforme major whatevericus stuff....

and i thought the doctors used big words !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

glad you are starting to make sense out of the mess.

jmail
08-15-2012, 07:48 AM
Yeah Steve, the medical "professionals call it "EMM" for short, with the WS being my addition, so it's EMMWS, aka emwuz. When the hemo doc saw my pix on the wife's phone, she said I'd gotten into the Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (who's he?? I asked)... Anyway, someone else posted about it and the other similar skin thangs just about the time I started into my version of it. Really weird coincidence. and yeah Niall, having to be off work sick, *AND* being really sick, is a big bummer. Can't get a thing done around the house when in this condition... lol - As for the pain, it's a relative thang. It definitely hurts, but can't touch that "pruritic rash" feeling I just had the last few weeks - tic... |;^)

magistramarla
08-17-2012, 03:26 PM
Hey Jmail,
I've just caught up on this thread again. What a rollercoaster!
At least, it sounds like the rash is getting better and you are beginning to get some answers.
The system of slowly adding the meds back in reminds me of what we had to do with foods when my second baby had severe food allergies.
Interesting - your description of your rash sounds exactly like the rash that she had if I ate tomato sauce and then nursed her.
I had to change my diet while she was a nursing baby.
If I were you, I'd be scared to add in the last few meds. It would be scary to react badly again.
Good luck, and keep us updated.
Hugs,
Marla

jmail
08-19-2012, 08:55 AM
Hey Marla! Well, I'm on antibiotics now (3rd med introduced), with a cellulitis infection on each calf, with the right looking and acting downright scary. I'm also throwing new "sores" on my feet and back, and having issues with breathing, so I don't know *what* to think... Guess I'll start calling the docs first thing Monday AM, if I don't end up in the ER sooner... sigh "smile and wave boys, smile and wave"...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvYBZRwwGB4

magistramarla
08-22-2012, 03:18 PM
Jmail,
It's Wednesday - do you have any news?
Hugs,
Marla

jmail
08-23-2012, 11:11 AM
I've been back to the pcp, and while the leg "looks better", they aren't happy with my "progress" (neither am I). I'm supposed to call them back tomorrow and let them know how I'm doing before the weekend. I still have to keep the leg elevated, and have spent the last two days doing nothing but. It's tough enough "working" on a computer as it is, what with the unco-operative fingers I've got anymore, plus the brain that doesn't want to function in an appropriate manner for communications structuring, and now we add in the task of trying to balance a laptop on my belly... Tain't a perty sight fer certain. Almost got the cat last night when I dropped the 'puter... lol - I'm still smilin', just ain't laughin' much lately. Think I'll get my Christmas present from my boys out, which is The Penguins: Operation DVD...

magistramarla
08-23-2012, 10:10 PM
LOL - a familiar scenario. My cat curls up against my hip as I sit on the couch with the laptop. Sometimes my leg will spasm uncontrollably and that will really make Casper jump. He's a flame-point Siamese who weighs over 17 lbs, so it's a funny sight when he gets alarmed.
Right now, we're dog-sitting my neighbor's little dog. He's a Chihuahua/Chinese Crested mix - one of those dogs who is so ugly, he's cute. He also likes to curl up next to my hip. He's been a bit startled by my leg spams, too.
Take care - I hope that those legs continue to improve.
Hugs,
Marla

jmail
08-26-2012, 04:09 PM
My right ankle looks like one of those chihuahua/Chinese thingies has been chewing on it, what with the sores and peeling skin... lol - at least it's not swelling like it was, tho I still feel "puny", but better. Sslloowwwww recuperation (aka: oldmanitis).

tgal
08-26-2012, 07:54 PM
My right ankle looks like one of those chihuahua/Chinese thingies has been chewing on it, what with the sores and peeling skin... lol - at least it's not swelling like it was, tho I still feel "puny", but better. Sslloowwwww recuperation (aka: oldmanitis).

Sorry it is taking so long but at least it is getting better and not worse!

steve.b
08-27-2012, 12:10 AM
..... (aka: oldmanitis).

i have just 1 or 2 moons on you.
so i understand oldmanitis.
i think poeople like noona would change the title slightly, (she works way to hard, for a lupus sufferer)..........
notsoyoungitis

jmail
08-27-2012, 11:15 AM
Sorry it is taking so long but at least it is getting better and not worse!

Tru-datt, Mari...



i have just 1 or 2 moons on you.
so i understand oldmanitis.
i think poeople like noona would change the title slightly, (she works way to hard, for a lupus sufferer)..........
notsoyoungitis

either that, or oldtooearlyitis ?? tic

LenaT14
08-29-2012, 06:25 AM
Omg....Even as sick as you are and all of the crap you have been dealing with you have the most entertaining sense of humor :-) I hope things are better, those random allergic reactions are yuck! Thanks for making me smile as I lay in bed feeling like crap with every joint hurting and frustrated!

Deemarie1223
08-29-2012, 08:50 AM
I agree! Your sense of humor in your writing always makes me smile, Ty jmail!

steve.b
08-30-2012, 06:50 AM
smile and wave boys.....
smile and wave

(to quote a friend)

jmail
08-30-2012, 02:28 PM
Ya hass to have at least one sense of humor to get through this stuff, and it halps if you have more, or at least a warped one, if one's all ya gott...

btw, I'm trying to go back to work tomorrow. Tootsies crossed. I ain't got much stamina, but I have to get back and earn some money...

n.mac
08-30-2012, 04:52 PM
Its cruel and unusual punishment to have to back to work on a friday-especially on a three day weekend!
Take it easy-slow and steady wins the race.

jmail
08-31-2012, 02:13 PM
I work for the railroad, so "weekends" are sometimes "different", we'll say. I've got one of the better jobs, and have Sundays & Mondays off. The idea behind going back to work in the "middle" of the week, was so that I could only work a couple-few days, and then have my "weekend" off to recuperate. I was wanting to go back Thursday, but I'm glad I didn't. I was *beat* by 11am this morning, and had to drag myself through the next four hours. I'm trying to keep myself awake right now, so I don't doze off and take a nap and then ruin my night's sleep... But it's a Blue Moon here tonight, so maybe I'll get my JCF out, and do me some
Blue Moon Nights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlDQZNvr_eQ)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlDQZNvr_eQ

I've got Blue Moon Swamp somewhere around here too...

n.mac
08-31-2012, 03:07 PM
Well I hope you have the weekend to recoup before going back next week!

My number 3 (of 5) child just started working for the railroad-he just got out of the marines and has commented on how tired he is and the long hours!

Take it easy

LindaJ
09-02-2012, 08:22 PM
I just read about your painful/itchy skin problem. I am so sorry you went through that. It sounds so aweful. I pray that you are better now. Hopefully they have found a way to take you out of all this misery? It's been nearly one month now..........................

jmail
09-05-2012, 02:57 PM
Well, Niall, it took all "weekend" (Sunday & Monday) for me to recuperate, and I'm back at it again this week. I get home from work, and *have* to nap. I just woke-up, in fact... and I'll probably have to hit the hay at about 9 or so tonight. I am *beat* from work, and I don't do anything "physical", other than sit in a chair. Weird how worn-out feeling a person can get... (notice I didn't use the word "old" in there? - tic)

LindaJ, the rash was gone after almost 5 weeks, and the cellulitis is about gone. They overlapped about 2 weeks. All told, this round has been almost seven weeks worth of fun and excitement, meeting new doctors and nurses in the ER... except I already knew most of 'em anyway... oh well. |;^)