Friday, October 16, 2009

And So It Goes...


Need to do a stream of consciousness post here...


So, our new insurance started and my rheumatologist who is at the #3 hospital in the US for rheumatology (behind Mayo and Hopkins), Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC, is NOT in it. Crap.


So, I have an appointment with a highly recommended local guy. We will see how it goes. I will still go to see my HSS rheumy once a year out of my own pocket. I will not give her up completely. And that is another thing. I LOVE having a woman doc. Not ONE woman rheumatologist in all of northern NJ. ACK. Pisses me off.


My jaw/spasm/pain/lower lip thing is still happening. This may or may not be related to the rheumatoid arthritis. I may need to be retested for MS as this is a common MS symptom. It may or may not be related to the brain thingy. Ack.


My right hand is swollen and painful. That is unusual. Usually, my left is the worst one and the right is just achey. Strange. Both my elbows are swollen and clicking and are red and inflammed. Right hip doing its usual annoying achey pain thing.


My diet. Well, I haven't gained, but I haven't lost either. That made me cranky and I cheated all last weekend, but I still didn't gain. Not bad. I was mostly good this week, but not great. I am keeping track of the calories and most days I have been under, but probably not the best choices.


Fuzzy and Pumpkin have both had reality checks that they may have to actually improve and utilize study habits to get the A's they usually get without lifting a finger in school. LOL I have worked with both of them some, but they were both a little resistant. Also, they have slacked on their chores lately. So, they have the punishment of 'Going Amish' hanging over their heads this weekend...


Foolishly, the Terribly Twosome also tried to act 'entitled' this week. Very, very dumb. Nothing pisses their father off more than when they act unappreciative and feel 'entitled' to their goodies. ie; computer, vid games etc. Again... a reality check was delivered.


Hammer has been great. He always is happy to help, never forgets his chores, and is ALWAYS appreciative and understanding. His biggest problem is writing. He hates it. Having Asperger's/being on the Autistic Spectrum he has fine motor issues and being dysgraphic - where writing actually hurts and is very difficult is one of his issues. Although, over the years he has gotten much better, it is a really difficult hurdle for him and something that I need to prod him to work on. It is hard sometimes because I hate causing him discomfort. :(


Even though we have been in school since 9/9 I am still compiling paperwork for Fuzzy's asthma plan. Tuesday we go to the doc's office to get that all settled. sigh.


Things have really been hectic. Lots of Scout meetings, school meetings, doc appointments etc. I really hope it all settles down.


I am going back to Atlantic City with my mom on business again this year in November. I am looking forward to it, as always. It is nice to get that time with my mom.


Tuesday night we have a meeting with the scoutmaster planning out Hammer's Eagle Scout Project. I am excited for him because he worked so hard on all his badges and this is the last step. If all goes smoothly, Hammer will be the 50th Eagle out of this troop!!! A special honor indeed.


I haven't seen Kathy and my sweet little nephew J in over a month. It is just a little under a month for my cousin Karol and my other nephews. This time of year is always hard. School, holidays, crazy stuff. Sigh.


Hubby and I will be celebrating two milestones soon. October 26th will be 19 years from when we became 'officially' engaged, with the ring and all. And, then exactly two weeks later on 11/9 it will be our 18th Wedding Anniversary. Wow. Time flies... sometimes it really seems like yesterday. How could it be 18 years? I don't feel like 18 years have passed by... yet it has.


There are many who never thought that we would make it this long. Our romance was quick and whirlwind... how could we really KNOW. Well, we did. And, we still feel the same. I was very lucky to find my other half, a best friend that I can laugh and love and journey through all of life's challenges with by my side. :-)


Okay, enough rambling for today...


be well...

8 comments:

garnett109 said...

18 years is just a blink of the eye.
Get well soon friend

Beth said...

I hope this eases up for you soon, Dawn. :( I sure wish I could do something, but I guess all I can do is say that I think you're the bees knees, baby! LOL

I love the milk mustache cat! Heehee! Hugs, Beth

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

It is an eye opener when you actually need to study, my opener hit Freshman year of college.

a corgi said...

I'm sorry you are having so many different health problems, Dawn; it is not fair you can't see the doctor you want to see too; I "swear" by women doctors; they just know us women so much more better than a man ever will

too cute about Pumpkin and Fuzzy and "hitting the books"; seems like they are getting at "that age"; hope it is a smooth ride for you

wow 18 years (almost) :) truly an accomplishment these days; but so needed for stability and love especially raising a family; my hats off to you and your hubby :)

betty

Bernadette said...

I just found your blog.
...a woman who loves coffee and issues punishments like "going amish" ..love it :)

Traci said...

Bella gets to go Amish and bannished as well. Child just wears me out! I'm sorry about insurance and such and about your crazy symptoms. Grrrrr.

Coelha :B said...

I just love the "Amish" threat! I unfortunately haven fallen to what my mom did---I have that same habit of cleaning up after the kids. I guess it's "pay back" time! Sounds like you have a full plate--with kids it's hard not to--but you will get through it-just wish you didn't have to deal with the medical/insurance issues so much. 18 years is quite an accomplishment! I'm so glad you found the right guy at the right time! (Sometime it takes a couple of times to get it right for some people...) Congratualtions!

Lori said...

This was a good rambling post. I can remember Andrew having that same wake up call when he got to middle school and realized he was actually going to have to work to keep up his grades. And that was just the beginning of those wonderful life lessons. lol