It's been a while since I've had one. :p I slept a million hours this morning and got brave and survived a bowl of oatmeal (swallowing is uncomfortable). No fever. No spots on my throat. Just a dry cough and my throat feeling swollen inside.
I had a reaction to my shot again (I had a reaction about 6 weeks ago) yesterday. And again, it was my year round allergies (dust, mites, animals, etc). This is definitely Not Good.
So this weekend my roommate and I are going to clean the apartment - dust it thoroughly and vacuum. The cat should probably get brushed, but that's too many allergens for me, so he'll probably get away without.
We'd been pretty good about keeping the place dusted and vacuumed because my sweetie also is allergic to cats, but when he stopped coming over regularly, I got lazy about housekeeping. (He came by this morning and got sniffly after about 15 minutes of being there... a good sign that there's too much cat dander in the apartment.)
I hope that this works (the cleaning), because it's really exhausting to have to put so much energy into self-monitoring to make sure that my allergies are under control so that my asthma stays under control so my breathing doesn't become an issue.
So apparently I haven't talked much about this in my blog.
I have fibroids. It's estimated that one in four women get 'em. I did mention something about them in this post, but no details. The deal is that I've had surgery twice to remove them and the pesky buggers came back again (they didn't remove all of them in either surgery). So this time, I had an ablation (Novasure specifically).
That was last Friday. What does that mean to me? Hopefully that the bleeding will stay minimal for the next 5ish years. That'd be a win since my first surgery was in early 2001 and the second on in mid-2005. So 5 years would be a win.
Additionally, my insurance company no longer covers my allergy meds because you can get them over the counter. I just have to get my butt over to Costco and see if I can get large quantities of generic Allegra because the stuff I'm using as a stopgap is leaving me sniffly. :p
So there ya go. I'm recovering nicely from my surgery. Dad and Cathy will be in town this weekend and I'll finally give them their holiday presents. :D
So, things I can't do right now with my left hand (or rather, things that hurt when I do them): - hold the toothbrush in my right hand and squeeze the toothpaste with my left - turn on or off light switches - put on gloves - put on socks - carry much of anything - shovel (not doing this but that means that my parking space at home is snow-filled) - wash my hair (I can do a decent job one handed though) - wash dishes
And so many more things. Hopefully the swelling will go down today (I'll be better about icing) and then it'll start to feel better.
Meantime, mood = grumpy at my hand (though, grateful that it wasn't any worse).
(Other than the hand thing, I had a great weekend!)
- Leaving at 4:15 for a 6:15 eye doctor appointment at Burlington Mall was a good idea. I got there about 15 minutes early so I grabbed a pretzel and went to my appointment.
- My eyes haven't changed (-11.5 diopters) but I do see better with the -12 contact lens though that may be too strong. It's annoying that they stop doing .25 diopter changes when you get over -11.5.
- My astigmatism in my "good" eye (the one that actually has a contact lens in it vs the one that we don't bother correcting at all) is a 1 (or -1? I forget) and they like to correct it when it's more than .75. Except that at my Rx, they don't really seem to have a lot of lens choices. Rar.
- I have some thinning on my macula (I think) in my bad eye. It hasn't changed size/shape though.
- My optic nerves show some signs of weakness, but that's normal with very nearsided people.
The trees that line the street that my office is on? Related to Queen Anne's Lace which I'm pretty allergic to. No wonder I felt queasy walking down the street lately.
So they're not really related but OMG both of them make for very unhappy breathing on my part.
This happens every spring. I get excited by the warmer air and sleep with the window open. Letting all of the lovely allergens into my room in the night. Three nights of that seems to be when the breathing problems start. I had to use my albuterol inhaler this morning. Rah. Now I have the shakes.
I'm still not closing my window though. :p
I didn't have room in my schedule to be sick, so here I am, sick. I have a slight fever and all of the "charming" body aches that usually accompany being sick.
NSPy is also (probably) sick. I took him to the vet yesterday because he'd lost weight (3-3.5 lbs in 4 months) and had been scratching at his ears enough to make them red and irritated. The vet is running bloodwork. I brought over a urine sample for them to test as well. We're hoping that it's nothing bad, but with him having FIV, it makes it more likely that things will be worse. And expensive. :(
Anyway, time to go nap before my allergist appointment. No shots today because of the fever, but I get to see the allergist and have them order new serums, so that's something.