The Medical Results Are In Too

28 02 2008

I went to the doc again on Monday. Sorry it’s taken so long to write about it, mid-terms have been consuming most of my thoughts.

Turns out I have Hashimoto’s disease. It’s an autoimmune thing where apparently my body thinks my thyroid is bad and is attacking it. Not. Nice. It does not hurt and it doesn’t seem like it’s a big deal at all. I have to go to the endocrinologist and will know more then. It does explain the hives and the fatigue though. At least it’s not the chocolate!!!!

The Sox play today!!! You have no idea how happy I am! It’s currently cold and snowing where I live and more snow is on the way. I couldn’t really care less. The boys of summer take the field which means warm weather is right around the corner!



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They gave up on me

18 02 2008

 After two different antibiotics that caused two different(but equally disgusting) intestinal woes, the doctor has decided to stop medicating me. “How do you feel?” she asked. “I never felt sick to begin with.” I replied. “You have been on them for 5 days, you should be fine.” She said. “Good because this is the second day in a row I have been afraid to leave the house. I really need to go to work tomorrow.” I said.

 An interesting bit of irony is that I was reading about psychosomatic problems (which include, but are not limited to, stomach pain and diarrhea) while in the bathroom. Obviously my issues are not psychosomatic, I just figured if I was going to be in there for awhile I might as well be doing homework. toilet.jpg

 The up side to all this is that I have not had hives in awhile.

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Try, try again

14 02 2008

 I just picked up my new antibiotic. The last one was apparently the cause of the stomach pain and vomiting. Did I mention that the doctors office didn’t call me back until today! I called them at 9 am yesterday! “Stop taking the medication. Obviously you are allergic to it. I’ll put a note in your chart.” The woman on the phone said. ” No shit I already did.” I said. Now people, I ask you, what if I were a fucking moron? What if I took it again? What could have happened to me? Perhaps the second reaction was worse then the first? What if it landed me in the hospital? See, if I were a moron I would have taken again because THEY WAITED 25 HOURS TO RETURN MY CALL!!! Now you need to understand that I did call them back at 4pm yesterday. The answering service lady informed me that the office closes at 2 on Wednesdays. I asked her to please have the on call call me asap. He called me within a few minuets and told me to stop taking all the medications and call the doctor back in the morning.. So again, I ask you, what if I didn’t call them back and I was a FUCKING MORON?!!  Ugh.

 So now let’s do some math. Now, if you know me you are probably thinking ” Auntie, you suck at math! You have a gigantic dislike for math!” You are right. It is true that Pumpkin Pie and Beaner would do better on the math portion of the SAT then I would. I’m ok with that. I truly believe that I have number dyslexia. Anyway, play along, this will be fun.

 The first antibiotic was $31.00. The second was $10.00. Add in the $2.00 in yogurt that will hopefully stop the yeast infection that is sure to follow. That’s a total of $43.00. You know what, lets subtract the second one and call our total $33.00.  You following? Ok, good. Now, one Crown Royal at a bar will cost about $6.00, let’s say $8.00 with a the tip assuming the bartender is good. 1 Crown has me nice and relaxed. I will talk more and you can get me on the dance floor. 2 Crowns and I will be dancing the night away. Two is usually tops for me. 3 and you can pretty much bet on me walking funny and telling everyone how much I love them. So let’s just say I go out and have 3. That’s a total of $24.00 and a damn good story to tell the next day. I will have a hangover but after a glass of Emergen-C, 1 Advil and a plate of greasy home-fries and I am good to go. I’ll be feeling better within a couple of hours. I got ONE damn dose of antibiotic and I’m puking my guts out all night and two day’s later I still have an achy, crampy belly! $33.00 wasted! No fun versus $24.00 and lots of fun. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Crown is the best medicine. And don’t think I didn’t try to get my money back. No luck. All this and I didn’t even feel sick to begin with!  I went to the doctor with hives! Now all this.What. The. Fuck! Oh and by the way, the very first line of the side effects section for the new med says “Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach pain may occur.” Awesome!

crownroyal.jpg Cheers!

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13 02 2008

I am so sick. I was up all night with stomach cramps and vomiting. I think it’s the meds. I took them all for the first time last night. I may have slept an hour. I was worried that I kept the roommate up but she just told me the only time she heard me was at 5. She promptly went down to Ma’s and returned with crackers and Gatorade. She so good to me. I’ll call the doc in a few.

I’ll be home all day with no heat. The men are here to replace the hot water heater. It usually stays pretty warm in here so I’m not worried. If it gets too cold I’ll head down stairs and light a fire. I’m not so sure I’ll be able to shovel at all..

Hives part??? And other stuff.

11 02 2008

 Live blogging from class. Mr. Teacher said that today would be easier then the last two weeks. Easier? Ugh.

 I went for my follow up  the doc today. Still can’t really confirm what is causing the hives. I had more blood work and a sinus x-ray today. Apparently my white blood cell count is very low. Turns out I have some sort of infection. The NP thinks it’s a sinus. I told her I felt fine and have clear shnoogers. She put me on an antibiotic anyway. I have been feeling much better but still am very tired and have been sleeping late, like till six. What ever I have is wearing me out. And frustrating me in a big way.

 I’m not sure if I told you this or not, but I called the PO last Thursday, late afternoon and left her a voice mail. She called me back today and left a message for me. She was out sick on Friday. She said she would “love” to go to lunch but this week she was very busy. She said we could figure it out when we got in touch with each other. Of course when I called her back, she was not at her desk… So, I left her a message and said that next week would be great, maybe dinner would work better for you? I’ll keep you posted.

 Also, I really dig how when you go to log in to word press it says “Already hip?”. Everytime I see that I say to myself “Yes I am!”. I’m a dork, I know.

Just some random stuff

8 02 2008

 I was sitting on the couch doing homework when there was a knock on the door. It was the roommates mom. I yelled for her to come in, put my book down and wondered why she would be coming up. The rent was paid, and the trash was out and the barrels put away. She never asks me to shovel the snow, I just do it. Besides there really wasn’t enough to bother with. Well, dear readers, she was up to give me something. ” I made some brownies for you kids!” She said. I love it when she calls us “kids”.  Anyway, she has no idea that I am allergic to chocolate. She knows I love chocolate though. I didn’t have the heart to tell her. I thanked her, gave her a hug and off she went.

 I will eat the brownies. I have not have hives for almost two days. I only had a chocolate chip cookie on Tuesday and that was after I got them. Wednesday, no chocolate, hives anyway. No hives last night and I had a bowl of ice-cream. I have not had a mocha latte since Monday. I doubt that the hives are from the chocolate. I am wondering if it may be some sort of hormonal thing as I seem to get them the worst when it’s that time of the month. I will talk to the doc about it on Monday..

 Yesterday I called the PO and left her a voice-mail about when I will be available for lunch next week. She has not called me back yet…

 I chose a topic for my research paper. I originally went with Religion and Psychology but the Professor said someone else was doing something similar. I then suggested Religion and Sexuality. He said that would be fine. I am having a hard time deciding exactly what to write about. I could just do homosexuality but I want to compare it with the churches views on heterosexual relationships as well. What I would really like to do is both but from different denominations. I was thinking UU, Catholic and Jewish. I have lots of ideas and could make this damn paper 200 pages long. I want to do interviews with church leaders as well as church members. I did a quick google search on “Religion and Sexuality” but didn’t come up with much. I’m planning on going to the library this week. Has anybody read any books on this topic? Oh, and I am on the lookout for a really cool church to take a picture of to put on the cover of my paper. I LOVE churches! Did you know that about me? There is something about the architecture that sucks me in. I went to the Washington National Cathedral and could have stayed in there all day just looking around. Tried to upload a picture, it didn’t work!??? Sorry.

Stop the press!

5 02 2008

I HAVE HIVES! I have had NO chocolate today. Against the advice of my PA student friend, MST, I am having a small piece of chocolate. She says I should give it another day or two. I say she’s a dumb college kid! Really, she’s pretty smaht, but I think she is wrong in this case. I need a small chocolate snack. Just one piece.

In other news, I talked to the PO today. Remember how I said I didn’t think she was on my team? Not so sure now. Here is the conversation we had after discussing how both of the clients we have in common are now back in the clink;

Auntie: “Well, I guess I won’t be talking to you for awhile.”

PO: “Oh no! You can call me ANY time!”

Auntie: “OK, how about we get together for lunch?”

PO: “That would be great!”

Auntie: “I’ll give you a call when I’m in town.”

PO: “OK, sounds good!”

Now I thought about this for a bit and decided she was just being nice. Who doesn’t like to go to lunch? Then I talked to my friend Boss. Boss is very straight. She said that if it were her, she would have said no to lunch or made it very clear that it was as friends. “Auntie,” she said “it’s not like people can’t tell you’re a lesbian.” I told her I didn’t want to read too much in to her accepting my offer. She said I wasn’t reading enough in to it.

What do ya think?