Yesterday, I tried to be normal. Yesterday, I tried to ignore my diseases. Yesterday, I had fun. Yesterday, I overdid things. Today, I'm paying for it. Yesterday was a busy day. I worked both jobs until 6:30, then joined a group of friends for a "Ladies night" at a wine and paint place. I knew … Continue reading Yesterday…..
I'm "dog poor". What does the mean? Well, my dog's medical issues are so expensive that I have little money left over for myself on payday. I'm not complaining and I'm not saying this to get sympathy. Just giving backstory. I live with an expensive illness. I take a lot of medication. Have a lot … Continue reading What makes me happy….
I honestly don't know where to start. I just saw a headline about Aetna Insurance. Basically, a former medical director, who was also a doctor, admitted under oath that he never read a patient's chart before denying or approving coverage of treatments. Instead, he followed what he stated was "Aetna training" in which nurses would … Continue reading For those who’ve been rejected…
I am still able to work full time. I feel blessed for many reasons. First, I love my career as a speech-language pathologist. Second, I'm lucky to have such good health insurance. Third, I can still physically work. I admit it is getting harder, and I am beyond hurting at the end of the day, … Continue reading Just say no…
While shopping, I overheard someone complaining how they needed to park in the handicapped spot at the drug store because they sprained their ankle and it hurt to walk. A sprained ankle hurts like hell. I get it. You see my joints feel like they are sprained and/or broken most of the time. They swell, … Continue reading …..and all I got was a good parking spot.
.....my latest blog on The Mighty. Read about my life with Georgia Grace. I always write about myself as a person living with multiple chronic illnesses (rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, Graves’ disease, high blood pressure, and disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis), but today I am going in another direction. My beautiful dog, Georgia Grace is a … Continue reading Check it out
Ok....being chronically ill is hard enough. Then along comes cold and flu season. Ugh...I would bathe in hand sanitizer if I could. No matter what I try, washing hands, hand sanitizers, avoiding sick people, taking immuoboosters......I still get sick. This time, however, was a real learning experience. I started feeling sick 7 days ago. I … Continue reading I resist….
So my heart is still aching over losing my cat, Isabella. I've been having trouble sleeping. It's so difficult holding an animal that you adore while they pass away. Things got better when I knew her ashes were back home with my parents. I know she had a good life, but not being able to … Continue reading When it rains…..
I feel like I've turned into an animal blogger lately. My pet's health has been as stressful over the years. My Lola passed after living with multiple illnesses, Georgia lives with multiple chronic illnesses, and my sweet, sweet Isabella has been battling lymphoma for the roughly 2 years. Today, Isabella lost that fight. I met … Continue reading Ciao Bella….
It's been a rough couple of weeks. The dog's diabetes diagnosis (see my previous blog It’s been a while…) and the stress of handling it caused me to flare HARD. A medrol dose of prednisone and a lot of rest has gotten me in better shape. I don't feel great, but then again, I never feel … Continue reading Looking forward to a long winter’s nap…