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sits_inthe_corner
05-23-2009, 05:32 PM
Hi all. I've been out of sorts. The weather is nice and of course I've started to swell.

I had a bad vision field test, and have to go back in three months time for further testing, might just be a case of my being tired during the test.

My doctor has told me that I have raynauds. It's not sever, so that's a blessing.

I still have not found work...sent out lots of resumes but only have had 3 interviews. I should hear Monday if I'm being considered for the latest job.

My mood has been up and down. Mostly I just put myself on ignore and put around like nothing's wrong.

I really just don't feel like I have much to offer anyone right now. I fell tapped out.

Oluwa
05-23-2009, 07:30 PM
My, Oh look...a cookie. I've missed you, your signature...and your avatar.

PM in the box tomorrow...K?

Head hugs.
Love,
Oluwa

Oluwa
05-23-2009, 08:48 PM
I sent ya one today ...I wanted to answer before I went to bed...:sleepy:

Head hugs...squueeze..
L.
O.

rob
05-24-2009, 04:28 AM
It's so good to hear from you! I was wondering how the job search was going. Sorry to hear it's not going well. I'm sorry about the Raynauds. As if you don't have enough on your plate already. I've been having some progression in my MS symptoms. Started a new med to try to help the situation. So far the med is worse than the disease. I know what you mean about feeling tapped out. My moods swing pretty far too. Good news is that the boat goes in the water for the summer next week. I'll look towards the east and wave! Your presence here has been missed, but I understand how sometimes we need a break from talking about all this.

Rob

Angel Oliver
05-24-2009, 05:10 AM
Hey glad you are back.Sending you gentle hugs and hope things get better soon.

love
Angel.xxxxxxx

sits_inthe_corner
05-24-2009, 06:44 AM
Thank oluwa, rob and angel

Even though I have not been on the board, I have kept you all in my thoughts and prayers. Rob sorry to hear the new meds are making you feel carpy.

Is there an ajustment period? Perhaps your system will get used to them, or perhaps they are like the plaquenil and there is a trick to taking them to lesson the effects.

Fortunately my family doctor is also on plaquenil and she told me it was okay for me to take both doses right before bed with a small tub of yogart. I sleep through the nausia and dizzies and stomack upset. Waking up feeling more human. You might want to ask your doctor or pharmasist about this.

I don't know what medication you are on, or if it's possible to take it that way.

rob
05-24-2009, 02:08 PM
Thank oluwa, rob and angel

Even though I have not been on the board, I have kept you all in my thoughts and prayers. Rob sorry to hear the new meds are making you feel carpy.

Is there an ajustment period? Perhaps your system will get used to them, or perhaps they are like the plaquenil and there is a trick to taking them to lesson the effects.

Fortunately my family doctor is also on plaquenil and she told me it was okay for me to take both doses right before bed with a small tub of yogart. I sleep through the nausia and dizzies and stomack upset. Waking up feeling more human. You might want to ask your doctor or pharmasist about this.

I don't know what medication you are on, or if it's possible to take it that way.

Oh, the stuff I'm on is given at the hospital via IV infusion every 2 months. It's already in me for the forseeable future. Bummer, but it's supposed to be really effective in slowing down the effects of de-myelinization. The side effects are not uncommon, and many people adjust by the time the second round is given. It's wait and see-grin and bear it for now.

Rob

sits_inthe_corner
05-24-2009, 03:17 PM
Wow...keeping my fingers crossed that you adjust well to the medication and that it works wonders for you.

NoodleMom
05-24-2009, 04:23 PM
Im sorry. I missed ya.

K

mountaindreamer
05-24-2009, 06:13 PM
hi sitsinthecorner,

sorry i am just now getting here to welcome you back....so sorry to hear about your struggles, i hope you get some relief really soon.

i will keep my fingers crossed about the job prospect...i was hoping that you had already found something, but it really stinks out there.

i am glad you are with us, i miss you when you are absent.

Numpty
05-25-2009, 05:30 AM
Hey SITC

Welcome back to the boards. Am totally with you on the needing a break away, I have been about as much use as a chocolate teapot these past few months and was a total downer on myself. I was pretty sure that the people here didn't need me around when I was feeling like that, but then I realised that I needed them... and wow did I miss seeing your little foamy face around the place!

So it's Monday afternoon where I am, waiting to see if you've heard anything on the job front yet!?

~crosses all available appendages that its good news and promptly falls over~

Numpt
xx

mountaindreamer
05-25-2009, 07:45 AM
hey numpty,

a chocolate tea pot, mmmmmm, sounds good to me....thanks for the morning giggle, love the vision.

glad you decided to come around even when you feel down.....

mnjodette
05-25-2009, 10:12 AM
SITC!! So good to hear from you....I have also been 'absent' from WHL for a long while, so when I do check in, it's nice to see an old friend's post.

So sorry you're having trouble finding work. You have a lot of company, but that just makes it worse.

Raynaud's is no fun - I have that, too, and even though it's May (almost June) I still have problems with my fingers turning red, white and blue somtimes. There are medications that supposedly help (calcium channel blockers) but I didn't tolerate them too well. My blood pressure is almost low-normal to low, so they just made me feel like crap. The important thing with Raynaud's is to keep your core body warm. Not just gloves or socks (that's important, too) but layers on your torso. Took me a while to figure that out. Also, keep your skin lubricated (particularly if it's your hands.) Because your circulation isn't what it should be with Raynaud's, your skin can really dry out and crack more easily.

Your visual field....what are they looking for? Glaucoma; an abnormal optic nerve? My visual field is always a bit 'off.' I do have mild glaucoma, but the eye specialist thinks the wacky visual field is more a symptom of my extremely poor vision (I'm badly nearsighted.) I think they will want to repeat the test periodically to see if your visual field changes. I hope it turns out to be nothing, SITC.

Sorry things are rocky for you. I'm sending good thoughts.....

Jody

Saysusie
05-25-2009, 02:17 PM
SITC;
I am so sorry that I missed this post and am so late in welcoming you back! Do not feel that you have to explain the need to take a break for a while, we can all truly understand how you feel and, as you know, there is no judgment here and we are always happy to hear from you when you post.
I am also sorry to hear that things have been difficult for you and I am sending you the warmest hugs and prayers that you get to feeling better soon.
You were missed, but please, please know that it is so much more important to take care of you! Welcome back:yes:

Peace and Blessings
Namaste
Saysusie

sits_inthe_corner
05-25-2009, 03:02 PM
Thank you all for the welcome back and good wishes.

Well Numpty, I didn't not get a call today, so I am left to assume that I didn't got get the possition. Back to the drawing board.

Right now the Raynauds seems to be affecting my middle fingers and my toes. I do tend to bundle up. Hubby and I have already started the A/C arguement. Sigh.

I'll leave it off for most of the day and turn it on an hour before he is due home :)) he's not home to stop me so :p

He would rather I leave it on all day, but neither the dog nor myself appreciates it sooo....we win :))

Thanks for the tips Jody, when I asked my doctor what I could do...she just shrugged and said not much really...that seems to be her whole treatment plan for me....not much really.