Yup, It’s Official: I’m a Sick Puppy

I finally got in to see my primary care doctor today and the office was packed with people sneezing and coughing so there is most definitely a bad bug going around and my doc confirmed that yup, I have an upper respiratory infection.

And I sound like Kermit the Frog too, ribbit, ribbit 😀

So I’m on antibiotics and an inhaler and if I’m not better in a week, I have to go back and see my doc and he threatened to put me in the hospital if that happens. Um, yeah, no, I will make darn good and sure I am somehow better because I hate hospital food, yuck!

I know all this cautionary stuff is because of my rheumatoid arthritis and the havoc it plays on my immune system, plus the fact that the very first R.A. drug my rheumatologist prescribed for me lowered my immune system so bad in the first two weeks of taking it, I ended up in the hospital 1 1/2 years ago with double pneumonia.

That was fun, oh joy, oh thrill! And that was after at least 3 different antibiotics, steroid shots, Vitamin B shots, etc., all to no avail at all.

And so because my rheumatologist is trying yet again another R.A. drug on me that I’ve been on for only about a month, it is quite possible that the same thing is happening again. Sigh!

I am afraid to ask him so what do we try next if we go through every R.A. drug out there and nothing works except to put me in the hospital?

I hate this damned if I do and damned if I don’t situation, grrrrr! Is it too much to ask that I can find an R.A. drug that will help with the intense pain and that won’t make me more sick?

Dr. Diola did say at my first appointment that it will take at least 1 year, and perhaps 2 years, to first find the right R.A. drug and then fine-tune the dosage but it will be 2 years in a few months and we still are trying to just find the right medication. I will admit, sometimes this process gets just a bit depressing. But just sometimes 🙂

And then we will have to start the process all over again and try to find the right drug at the right dosage to treat my newly diagnosed case of fibromyalgia, sheesh! Basically having both R.A. and fibromyalgia means I hurt everywhere from the roots of my hair to my toenails.

So I am one sick puppy lmao! And a puppy who croaks like Kermit the Frog too! That cracks me up when I imagine a wee little puppy croaking like a frog instead of barking!

Ribbit, ribbit y’all! 😀

P.S. I am a moron lol! One of my favorite blogger pals, The Lonely Author https://thelonelyauthorblog.wordpress.com/ posted a nice and sweet comment on this post and as I was attempting to reply, I somehow made his comment become trash and it disappeared. He gave me a tip on how to retrieve it, but that failed miserably.

So here is what he said: “Get well soon. Get plenty of R & R. Blogs and writing can come later. Wishing you all the best.”

Thank you so much, sweetie, and I am so sorry I “trashed” you 😦


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