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Sunday, August 30th, 2009
Health Updates

Cause I know you all are DYING to hear about it :)

I do have rosacea. My primary care doctor put me on metrogel to start and referred me to a dermatologist. I’ll be calling to make an appointment with the dermatologist on Monday. It can take up to six weeks to show the full effects of a new therapy so I started the metrogel right away and we’ll see what happens. In the meantime, any moisturizer or cleanser I put on my face that stings is going in the trash, no matter how much I liked it or how expensive. I need to find a sunscreen that doesn’t hurt, though.

So no sun, no heat, no hot drinks, no saunas, no hot tubs. Nothing hot. Mutter.

I’m glad I went to my eye doctor as well, I also have ocular rosacea that’s affecting my eyes. He put me on an topical eye ointment (steroid + antibiotic) to bring down the swelling and I see him again next Friday. He’s trying to get the swelling under control so we can treat the chronic issue. Joy.

I also need to call my sleep doctor. I was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea about 4-5 years ago and had been wearing a mouthpiece to control it but my dentist is moving my teeth around and I can’t wear it – in the meantime I’m always exhausted and my blood pressure is slowly creeping up. I’ll probably end up on a cpap instead and I can accept that – just praying to find a mask that doesn’t make the rosacea worse and doesn’t make my claustrophobia horrible.

Just tons ‘o fun around here!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
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Saturday, August 22nd, 2009
Sigh – I think I may have Rosacea

I’ll call and make an appointment with my doctor on Monday but I have pretty classic signs. I had been thinking it was just red because of the weather or such but I have burning and stinging that leads me to think rosacea.

Not the best news – it’s far from deadly but it is chronic and cyclic.

Guess I’ll find out fairly soon. I needed a new thing to cope with, huh?

Monday, August 10th, 2009
It Never Fails When You’re Sick….

I’ve been pretty sick since yesterday. I’ll spare you the details but during this prolonged misery, I’ve come up with the following list of “It never fails when you’re sick” to amuse you.

  1. The cats will wail outside the bedroom door most of the day because they are worried, thus you won’t get much needed sleep.
  2. You will get a headache on top of digestive tract woes but can’t take meds because they are aweful coming back up and they may make nausea worse.
  3. Just as you finally manage to doze off, the phone rings and it’s some your phone co trying to sell you svc. Because you bolted out of bed to get said phone, nausea will be triggered.
  4. You really want to take a shower but are too unsteady for it and home alone so no rescue if you fall in the shower. Grody.
  5. When you do finally venture downstairs in desperation and the inevitable happens, the cats MUST come in to witness the upchucking. You will also be unable to convince said cats that you are too busy to pet them and reassure them, no matter how much they wail.
  6. Daytime tv sucks and you’re too sick to dig through movies for something better.
  7. The cats will inevitably want to take a nap on your lap and/or stomach and become highly offended when you either refuse or displace them.
  8. Hubby starts to feel sick too. Must share, I guess.
Sunday, August 9th, 2009
Upgrade Un-Love

I just upgraded my wordpress install on this site and, though it usually goes pretty painlessly, this is not the case this time. My sidebar has disappeared.

Please bear with me while I try to get it back…..