Sunday, May 22, 2016

Still Sick and Other Things

It's been a month and I still haven't taken another dose of Humira.  I've been in pain and now my knee has decided to swell up as well.  I've had a CT scan, and seen an infection disease specialist.  I've had my blood drawn more times than I can count.  Tomorrow, I also go to an ENT and get a biopsy.  Then on Tuesday it's back to the rheumatologist.  Such fun.

I just want to be able to fucking walk.  Is that too much to ask for?  I'm tired of using my cane.  It's ugly.  I want a pretty cane.  I'd probably feel much better if I had a pretty purple cane.  That's how the brain works!  I start to heavily crave pretty things when I get like this.  Like new knitting needles, or yarn, new pairs of Crocs so my feet don't hurt as much (they never do take all the pain away).

Today at least, Shadow was super nice and ordered me a new pair of Birkenstocks.  I'll feel better with my Birks.  They have a better arch than Crocs anyway.

Speaking of Shadow, or writing, which ever way you want to look at it.  He actually really is taking this jewelry making thing seriously.  I'm quite surprised.  He's been making piece after piece and even made me a pair of earrings.  Here is some of his work:





Everyone seems to adore them, while I for one am neither here nor there.  What concerned me was that he was buying things labeled dragon's blood something or other agate (of which there is no such thing) that is clearly glass of the powdery feeling variety off of eBay.  He also purchased died stones as well.  Now, I have a few in my collection, but they're from when I was like 13 and didn't know any better.  Now, I would NEVER buy a piece that was altered in such a way.

I suppose we shall see how this all winds up.  People are interested, and have offered to post them to their sites, even the shop woman at the Natural History Museum in NY, which is a pretty big deal really.  I've had my sister look at his things to see if he had potential and she seems impressed, and believe me, it takes an awful lot to impress the girl with a heart two sizes too small.  She offered to put them in a class she is doing.

Shadow definitely feels a lot better now that he can work with his hands again.  So at least that's a start to more peacefulness in this apartment.

Meanwhile, I finished an order of 15 washcloths for my sister to take to Guatemala as presents.  She paid me 80 dollars even, which is pretty sweet considering the amount of pain in my hands to make them.  I haven't been doing much knitting at all lately because of my poor hands.  Instead, I continue my Pokemon journey to be the very best and catch 'em all.  I've done myself proud with 707 caught as of tonight.  I even got one certificate and the oval charm.  Everyone is really after the shiny charm, so that is of course what I'm going for myself.

I'm mainly doing it to take my mind off of all this illness crap.  I just want to be better.  I hope I hear some good news tomorrow.  That would be lovely.