First of all, today is my hubby's birthday. He is 39 years young today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONEY!! I love you and the tank looks great. (He redid his aquarium today with sand instead of gravel.)
Second, I am clear of pneumonia. Praise the Lord my lungs are completely clear and my breathing is back to normal. I am still taking 2 breathing treatments a day, but I can handle that. I have been back to work for a week and a half. Besides being exhausted, which is perfectly normal for me after a long day of work, I have suffered no ill effects from the pneumonia. I am so glad. On the down side, I was docked for 3.5 days of pay. That is going to hurt, but we are not worried about it.
Third, I had a doctor visit with my RA doc. Anna and I waited for over an hour past my appointment time to get back. UGH!! I can't stand long waits, but unfortunately, I can't go at another time right now because I can't ask off work, since I have no days left. The best I can do is leave early. So...long waits it is. The doctor agreed with me the the meds I had been on are not a good fit for me and for the time being I am off of them. I will not go back on them as they were lowering my immune system too much and were part of the reason I have basically been sick since September. I am glad that he agreed. I will however remain on the Plaquenil and pain pills and we will add in a different new medicine at a later time. He and I both felt that since I have been doing okay on the Plaquenil alone that we would let it be. I am glad he agreed, because I took myself off the other meds right before Christmas. Now the only odd thing was that he knew I had been in the hospital and I KNOW for a fact that I never told him. Weird, but okay.
I guess that's all for now. I am praying that the worst of my sickness for the year is over. I had the flu and pneumonia shot before I left the hospital, so hopefully that will help. By not being on the other medicine, I am praying that my immune system rebounds. I hope everyone has a very Happy New Year. It may be 3 weeks into the year, but its still Christmas in our house. I am not in a rush to take it down, so if you come over, don't be shocked. LOL!! I hope to check back in soon. Take care. God Bless!
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