Saturday, December 15, 2007

Still in the land of the living :)

Just a short post to let you know I'm still living...... I'm afraid the meds the dr's gave me are not agreeing with me. The meds for arthritis cause stomach upset and diarrhea. The steroid shot has weakened my immune system and I now have shingles...Oh boy, how fun.The meds for shingles cause upset stomach too. Dr says the shingles have a long time recovery...
I'm stopping the meds for shingles and arthritis...I'd rather hurt than not be able to eat. I'll call The dr's Monday and see if I can get something else,If not I'll not take anything.
The shingles are on my upper right outside thigh, everything I put on rubs it. Dr says it won't stop till it reaches my back where the virus is hiding.(where ever that is). I can't be around anyone that hasn't been vaccinated or hasn't had chicken pox.Or anyone taking chemo or radiation.
I'm used to hurting, but this is a different kind of hurt. Time to get well and enjoy x-mas. I'm gonna enjoy Christmas in spite of it all.
I haven't put my tree up yet but I'll try to get in the attic and get the tree tomorrow. I know It's gonna be a mess putting it up. The cat is going to steal all the ornaments he did last year.
I'm going to do a post in a few days about Daddy, his dod is coming up in a few days.
Take care everyone, I'll be back in a few days.
God bless and take care. Donna

Thanks for the good wished my friends!! I'm off the medication until further notice. It's just not worth the pain and misery. God bless you all:) Donna

10 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh hon I am so sorry! I have had shingles 3 times and they are so miserable! I will keep you in my prayers!

Diane J. said...

Sorry you've got all the medical problems, Sis. I'm feeling a lot better but still have some sinus issues, no pun intended.

Sorry I missed your call today. We went to Jonesboro with Jessica and Emmy. It was nuts! I'm glad I've got all my shopping done. It was 9:30 when I remembered your call and I thought you might already be in the bed so I didn't bother you. I'll try to call you back in the next couple of days if you don't call me first.

Emmy was really sick yest. We took her to the Dr. but they said it was a virus and she'd just have to wait it out. She was projectile vomiting, couldn't keep anything at all on her stomach, then she got diarrhea. She's better today, no upchucking, but still cranky and clingy.

I don't know what we're going to do about dinner on Sunday, but I ain't cookin'. We may end up here eating a baloney sandwich, but that's fine with me.

Merry Christmas to you and your gang.

Love you,

Joe

Aunt Jenny said...

I am sorry to hear you are feeling so crummy. I have the same problem with meds...sometimes they make me almost feel better than what they are supposed to be fixing!!
Shingles! Yikes..I know that is so painful!! I hope your recovery time is shorter than most!!
take care!!!
Love, Jenny

Anita said...

I'm so sorry, Donna, I hope you will get better fast... I have added you to my prayer list, if that's all right!

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Donna,
I'm sorry to hear that you have the Shingles. That is no fun. I've never had them(knock on wood I don't)but I've seen people that have had them and they said it wasn't no fun at all. I do hope it goes away soon and you can enjoy Christmas. I will surely keep you in my prayers. We didn't get any snow did we? I wanted snow so bad because I was wanting some snow cream too. Maybe next time. Well, take care of yourself my friend and have a great Monday. May God Bless You and Yours.

Hugs,
Karen H.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Donna,
Just thougth I would drop by and let you know that when you had time to stop by. I have a "Bodacious Award" waiting for you. I hope you enjoy it. I do hope you are feeling some better. I know this is going to take some time. I'm keeping you and my prayers. Take care my friend and have a great Tuesday. May God Bless You and Yours.

Hugs,
Karen H.

Cecil said...

Hey Sis.. this is the first time I've been on in a bit.. Sorry about the shingles and the fact that you can't use the meds for it... I know Mama was miserable when she had them... I'll call you in a bit... I am still trying to fight off the virus of whatever it is that I've had... been sick for 5 weeks yesterday... crappy mess! Love ya and talk to you soon.. Cecil

Meow (aka Connie) said...

You poor thing ... shingles are horrible.
Just dropping by to say HI and to wish you and yours a Very merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New YEar.
Take care, Meow

Rachel said...

I am catching up on my blog reading. I'm sorry that you have been under the weather. Shingles is NO fun at all. I hope you are better by now.

Merry Christmas to you!!

kansasrose said...

I am praying for you Donna. Not fun having all that and the meds are bad too. I have heard shingles are really horrible. Take care dear and know you are being lifted up. Love, Jen xxxooo