Crazy month 

September 2015 will be memorable for a lot of reasons! Life got insane truly insane. I have learned so much about myself and life. I’m caught a cold the last Monday of August I caught a cold….and I’m still dealing with the chest cold today! Crazy how our immune surpressed body struggles to heal! It is insane that a small cold can do so much to our body! After weeks of antibiotics, oral and injection steroids, and tons of cough/cold medicine I finally was given a COPD inhaler which is helping. For readers who have followed my blog from the very beginning you remember that I was hospitalized back in 2011. I was super sick and at that time my lungs were damaged. I didn’t expect the damage to go to COPD so fast, but I was told after multiple tests that I was in the last stage before COPD back at that time. The major infection I had then truly hurt my lung lining YAY darn body!

But in the whole picture of things, I’m choosing to focus on the good! I’m focusing on healing from this current illness and getting back on meds. As you can imagine a month of no meds, pain is super high. And I see my rheumy again on the 19th to discuss a change from Enbrel! I asked for Orencia and she countered with Rituxan. I am just hoping it is something that works! And since I did the TB cocktail last year I won’t have to wait for that again (I hope). 

I am realizing how thankful I am to have school done! I look at my August and September and I don’t think I could have done school and life! I probably would have pushed hard to do it, and I would have probably survived but it was soooo nice to not have it! It was such a relief! Again, I realize God knows! He knew what I could handle when! My whole two years of the doc program, yes I added biologics and yes I did the TB cocktail, that was torture BUT overall I was on a maintence with doctors. I saw them every 3 months which was good helped me keep things going elsewhere. Was I sick? Oh yes! In pain? Most definitely but I wasn’t going to two or three doctors every week which has been my September! 

I’m excited to see what October brings! I know there will be many gooood, no great things! With any bad in your life, you can either let it consume you or take it and let it change you for the better. This poor health, well poorer than my usual poor, will not be a negative it will a positive! A great change for me :). 
Hugs and prayers XO

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