Thursday, March 28, 2019
Here in Texas, we are near the end of "the last or Third Winter and entering into Spring. It's called The Pollening.
It's the most lovely time in Texas when everything turns green. Like vehicles, homes, kids, and animals. If you don't move fast enough you are blessed with a liberal dusting of tree pollen. It's such a pretty shade of green too. When Spring finally gets here, maybe next week, we won't have to hose everything down anymore. So, I'll leave y'all with this little fact about Texas seasons. Until next week, maybe I'll tell you about Actual Spring.
Y'all have a magical green day.
Posted by Leanna at 10:11:00 AM
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
I'm back from my family doctor appointment. I had great labs. Staying off sugar is paying off my glucose (fasting sugar) was 88. Not too shabby. everything is normal except my HDL was low when it should be high and I had a butt load of eosinophils in my CBC which is indicative of autoimmune disease. I also was throwing extra heart beats when he gave a listen to my heart. That led to an EKG that showed the palpitations and some skipping. So, I'm set up on referral to get an appointment with a cardiologist in New Braunfels. I know where her office is so there is no problem. She's a great women's heart health doctor. Other than all that, I'm really okay.
While I was gone, David called the house 3 times. He's obviously checking up on me. The man worries way too much for his own good. Anywho, I called him to let him know I was home safe and sound and then I let the puppies outside to play in the mild weather. Lucy loves to jump on poor ol' Spunky. She's such a bratty little sister. It's so beautiful today. I just wanted to sit out in the sun for a while but the consequences on my health are too great. I just sat in the shade of the pecan trees and watched the puppies
Well, I'm kinda tired right now so I'm going to catch up on blogs and relax.
Y'all have a magical day.
Posted by Leanna at 11:16:00 AM
I'm ready to go and I have 30 minutes to kill before I have to leave for my doctor appointment. This is the second week for me on Mycophenolate. I was taking one pill every morning. Yesterday, I increased it according to my Lupus doctor's directions. Now I'm taking one pill in the morning and one in the evening. Both times with food. Last night was bad. I had crazy heart palpitations all night long. Yeah, no sleep. I'm not sure if it was because of anxiety or side effects from this medication. So, I'm going to try one more day to see if it's the medication doing this.
Well, I need to get out of here. I'll be back and blog later today. Y'all have a magical morning.
Posted by Leanna at 8:05:00 AM
Monday, March 25, 2019
I had a bad flare Saturday afternoon. It hit me right after I posted. I was completely floored by this one. I ended up in bed and never woke up until Sunday morning. I got up and posted and headed for a nice hot shower. I needed that to make me feel better but it didn't. I think I slowly came out of the brain fog and body aches around 2 or 3 in the afternoon. Well, not totally but I was functioning.
I didn't really feel like cooking but I had a craving for stew, I had a roast that I David bought Saturday morning so I cut it in half and froze one and cut the other half into bite-sized chunks which I seasoned and let sit in the fridge while I peeled and cut up carrots parsnips and potatoes. I brazed the meat and then let it do its thing. After an hour I added the veggies and when they were fork tender I made a little gravy, poured in a few frozen peas and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Talk about awesome! David actually came back for more even though I frown on that. So, we have some leftover stew for later this week if I don't feel good.
I have my family doctor appointment tomorrow morning. I'm hoping the new drug I'm taking didn't raise my sugar level too high. Yeah, that's one of the side effects I have to watch out for. The other is a high White cell count. So, I'm wondering how my body is running inside. Keeping healthy is a major priority. Anywho, I won't be posting tomorrow.
I'm going to go lay on the sofa for a bit. Feeling kinda slow today again. Y'all have a magical day.
Posted by Leanna at 10:45:00 AM
Friday, March 22, 2019
I have. Pete Buttigieg is 37 years old and is the current mayor of South Bend Indiana. The video below was from the SXSW CNN Town Hall in Austin Texas about a week and a half ago. People should listen. I think he would be a great president but some of his ideas would scare Republicans to death as well as some hard to change voters. I doubt he will get the votes to make it into office but he has a lot for us to think about. If you want to know more about him you can read a little bit on him here.
Posted by Leanna at 12:49:00 PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Last night this was my mind, see above gif, yeah, the one on the right is my night brain. But then I'm like that 98% of the time. Always going and crazy as fuck. Anywho, last night I was having trouble sleeping so I got out of bed and walked the house. You know, checking door locks making sure the gas is off and such. I decided that I wasn't going to go back to bed anytime soon so I grabbed my laptop and started looking at shit.
Lately I have been craving my favorite thing in the whole world. I love Chinese food. I was looking up some recipes and wanted Moo Shu Pork and got this from Google
|Google screen shot of Moo Shu Pork|
Now, when my night brain, which is all the time activated, see the right side of the above gif, I looked up "funny Moo Shu Pork" and got this:
Posted by Leanna at 9:14:00 AM
Monday, March 18, 2019
I'm running a bit late this morning because I had to go get my blood drawn for a fasting blood sugar among other things. I have a family doctor appointment coming up next week on Tuesday. The reason why I like to get my blood drawn early now is because the lab fucked up the last samples and said it was clotted. Yeah, the chemistry tube was clotted. That is the lamest excuse because the chem tube blood is supposed to be clotted. They lost my tube that's all there is to it. Idiot fuckers!
Anywho, I made it home and got something to eat took my pills and now I have my coffee and I'm settled in. Over the weekend I had a hard time of it with aches and pains because of the long drive to San Marcos for my Lupus doctor. The pain has finally worn off and I feel better, even though I just drove to get blood work done. But that's only an 8-minute drive to the other side of town. I'm having minimal pain. Around a level 6 right now.
Saturday night during a painsomnia episode, I went into the living room and sat with the heating pad for half an hour and noticed the cushions on the couch and loveseat were dirty. So, I stripped the cushions off all the seats and backs, 10 in all, and sprayed them, front and back, with a stain fighter and put them all into the washer to sit until morning. Then I took 2 Tylenol with sleep-aid and went back to bed. Sunday morning I started the washer and washed everything. They were so clean and fresh smelling out of the dryer. Getting them back on the sponge cushions was a chore but it got all done. My energy was completely wasted from it that I took a shower and went straight to bed. I was just so tired all of a sudden. Usually, I don't get that tired. I hate Lupus. Today I'm going to tackle the kitchen and spray for bugs. I'm hoping to get everything done by the end of the week if I take it slow. Spring cleaning is such a bitch.
Posted by Leanna at 10:35:00 AM
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Okay, so, now I'm now taking Cellcept 250mg (Mycophenolate pronounced my-co-fen-o-late). Yeah, say that 3 times really fast. This shit is dangerous. I could get cancer from this shit but the doctor said it's better than dying from Lupus complications. Goddess, I hate being a Lupie. I had a really bad night and my legs feel like they want to pop off at the hips. Really fucking hurts right now. I hate going on that long ass drive to see Dr. A. because I feel like shit for 3 days afterward. Just the trip alone is hard on me. Then I have to wait in the waiting room for almost an hour and then another hour in the exam room. What really ticks me off is he spends only 5 minutes with me telling me I need to take this new drug and to stay out of the sun. Fuck this shit. I hate Lupus and doctors in general.
|my brothers place in New Mexico|
On a lighter note, it's snowing in Southern New Mexico/Northeast El Paso Texas where I used to live before David kidnapped me and used the excuse to marry me. That was a fun day. Anywho, my brother, aka Zomby Woof, said, "it's snow-eng big ol' fat snow-flakes." The picture above is from my brother in southern NW. He used his truck to show me the size of the fat snowflakes which are the size of half dollar coins and how much has fallen already. I really miss the snow and how it looks on the mountains. Damn!
He said they are about to get more snow later today from all the moisture coming from the south. I remember the last big snowfall was 2 1/2 feet back in the late 1980s. That was fun times.
Well, I have laundry to get to. I put it off when I shouldn't have and now I have to get to it. Y'all have a magical day and Woof, stay warm.
Posted by Leanna at 11:26:00 AM
Thursday, March 14, 2019
I have a doctors appointment tomorrow morning in San Marcos. Yeah, it's with my autoimmune/arthritis doctor. I get to show him all the fun stuff I wrote down that happened to me since the last appointment. I asked David if he wanted to take off work for the day and come with me and he said no.
I said, "oh, come on, it'll be fun. You'll get to wait an hour with me in the waiting room and another hour in the exam room. Also, you'll get to drive the car. I'll bring treats for you."
He said, "nope, not a chance."
Shit, I can't get an even break.
Posted by Leanna at 9:56:00 AM
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Sometimes I have the weirdest dreams and last week I had a doozy. I also said I would tell all y'all about it but I forgot. But I have been reminded by one of my readers, thank you, Stacy. It's been a week and I can still remember just a bit of it but it is still strange.
The dream started with me getting hit by a fat bus. Yes, a Fat Bus. The bus wasn't wide it was fat and fluffy something like the car in this picture.
Anywho, the fat bus was bouncing down the street and I got run over by it. It felt like a balloon rolling over me but in my dream, it had killed me. The next thing I knew I was standing at the pearly gates facing a "No Admittance" sign so I bummed around until someone told me I had to go down to Hell, so I did.
Satan, for some strange reason, was portrayed by none other than Jeromy Irons. As usual, he was wearing all black but the underside of the tailored suit he wore had a dark red satin lining. The first thing he did when he saw me coming into the throne room was to shout, "OH NO, NOT YOU AGAIN!" Then he suddenly disappeared but I could see him on his computer monitor next to his throne. He was screaming at God who was portrayed by Dame Judi Dench. She, of course, was ignoring him, preening the clouds near her as if it was a rose garden. I guess she got tired of his ranting and crying, yes he was crying and begging her to take me off his hands when she said that I was his problem and to just deal with me.
When he got back to Hell, I had taken over and there was ice water for everyone, AC and Netflix. Yeah, I brought my Roku with me. But the ice water for everyone made me laugh because I remember my mom always saying, "and people in Hell want ice water." I guess it stuck itself into my dream. Anywho, he fell on his knees in front of my throne, broke down and cried. Then Lucy woke me up. To me, the dream was funny because I took over Hell even though I don't believe in it. Also, the characters that I had portray Satan and God made me laugh because that was my subconscious doing all this. It was so strange that I would choose them as major players.
Something else. Yesterday, I was in Blogger going through comments and sending them through to my blog when I came across a troll. Yes, someone that likes to comment on blogs under the guise of anonymity so they can spew their crap.
Well, I'm feeling a bit better today so I have stuff and thangs to do. So y'all have a magical day.
Posted by Leanna at 10:40:00 AM
Monday, March 11, 2019
I'm up and moving today but I'm in a butt load of pain. I think I used 7 of my "spoons" just getting out of bed this morning. I have a heating pad on my lower back and I have another wrapped on my upper back, around my neck, and over my shoulders. Let's just say I am pleasingly wrapped. I took 2 Tylenol this morning for my aches and pains along with my other meds. I have no appetite but I forced myself to at least eat a slice of toast with peanut butter and a small glass of pineapple juice because I have to eat something with my pills. So now I'm sacked out on the sofa. Yeah, I made it here safely and that's where I'm staying for the day. All I'm going to do today is read blogs and veg out.
Y'all have a magical day.
Posted by Leanna at 10:51:00 AM