So far, I'm on top of the flare. Good enough that I've not had to increase the prednisone. yet. The left lung is letting me know when its time, for sure. But not like I know it *can* get, like back last Fall, when I could only get 5 hours out of 10mg, and was up to 50mg a day. Yeah. It can get like that. It HAS gotten like that. So far....so good. Its bareable. Lets hope it stays this way. Lord please let it stay this way. I ran short on pain meds though. Its hard to sleep when it hurts like hell just to recline, like somebody stabbing me in the chest. So this last week, I've been taking a Norco before bed. Like I said, I ran short. But my pick up day was Sunday, which doesn't count, there were 31 days in July, and Dr. G takes off a lot on Friday's. Like every other Friday. Anyway, I called yesterday to try and get a new scrip. LOL...they didn't even call me to say "no". I got the auto-call this morning saying it was ready for pickup. So, from now on, I don't care how bad I'm hurting, I get three a day. that's it. I'll just make up the difference with Tylenol. yes Tylenol will eff up your liver over time, but they know that. But I won't run short again. I'll suffer. And suffer I do sometimes.
See that's one of the things that just blows my mind. A few years ago, "they" revamped the old Hydrocodone, took out most of the acetametaphin (Tylenol) because it can damage the liver, and re-named it "Norco". So, those of us with chronic pain diseases only get so much 'real pain relief' because of the witch hunt on painkillers, so we have to supplement with Tylenol. So, you tell me. 6 on one hand, half-dozen on the other. makes perfect sense doesn't it??? Whether it comes by way of a big pain killer, or OTC Tylenol....acetemetaphin is acetametaphin is acetametaphin. And what's worse for me, after the second blood clot scare, I'm now on blood thinner for life. Which means I could no longer take my beloved Alleve, with naproxen sodium. That stuff is WONDERFUL for inflammation. But not for me, not anymore. So I supplement with Tylenol. The stuff that damages the liver, and they took it out of Norco because of that, so I just have to "put it back in". SMH.
Going to eat bar-b-q tomorrow at young-son's house with him and his sweet wife, my DIL. The one who's going to have a baby!! SQUWEEEE! so......excited. a little boy. :) *grin* Must finish grand-girlies birthday afghan pretty quick now, so I can start his. and the matching turtle. that's what she's requested.....a turtle. I gotta go to Hobby Lobby and get some fiber fill for that.
I think we're getting close to having *another* person in here to replace me. you may recall, the last lady who accepted the position, backed out for a better offer. whatev. Considering my view (top floor, front of the building, double window), and what I do, and how well we're treated. Well anyway, good luck with that hon. Anyway, we've interviewed two ladies this week. And I am hoping they make a decision by Friday so the offer can get made and I can get somebody in here to train before I leave.
Before I leave.....still don't have the official "phone call" yet. Still waiting.......
Hope to be out of here by September. We'll see.
Well, ya'll have a good weekend. Chill and be still. And as my dear friend Cass says "breath easy".
Ya'll be sweet.