10.12.2009

feeling good

i feel SO much better.

well, relatively speaking. you see, about two days after i finished up my last session of iv therapy i started to feel really gross. my arm started to hurt, chills & fever, GI problems, headaches, and my skin was achy. i went in for a slew of tests (including swine flu) and they all came back negative. they gave me a splint for my arm which had developed tendonitis as a side effect of the steroids. and then i got a 24-hour flu (or something). and then i got a cold. but then today i woke up feeling good again-except that my arms are still really tingly. i'm thinking i can deal with some tingles after a week of feeling generally icky. i've had one round of MRIs and am waiting for the pre-authorization to go get the next round. and i've found a new doctor who is rumored to be amazing, who specializes in MS. of course, i can't actually meet him until december...he better be worth the wait!

nash and haven have been in heaven with playdates galore, giving me some good rest. pizza has been delivered, veggie meals dropped off, and my house is still sort of clean despite my "taking a break." it's fall, the halloween decorations are up, the weather is awesome, the leaves are falling, and my kids are cuter than ever. if there's one good thing about this crummy disease, it's this: it makes me appreciate the good times, slow down, and enjoy life. i can handle that. i can handle this. i will be okay.

9 comments:

J-ROK said...

What a wonderful post! Sounds like your surrounded by people who are willing to help out. Good thing you have cute kids ;)

naomi said...

Score!!!!!!

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

that just made me soooo happy!

Kimberly Ngarupe said...

liz, you are the strongest woman i know.

Tuttles said...

Great!

bulkleybunch said...

:) i'm sure putting on the shower of the century didn't help much for your recovery. so glad you're finally feeling okay. love you.

Alifinale said...

Good to hear. Sad that it takes something oh so crappy to make you realize how many other blessings you do have. You are a rock star! Love you!

nick & kaysi fox said...

hey liz, where did you find that darling white frame from hollie's shower? i have been looking for that type of frame FOREVER, but in black...let me know! :)

Jewels said...

Hang in there my dear! You astound me, rain or shine you are a trooper.

And I LOVED the baby shower you did! And those glorious black glittery sprays from Tai Pan look fab, I'm not at all surprised at your genius...