Tracey from over at one*hip*mama wants me to let everyone know that she is away for a while with her new honey and is doing just fine.
She also found this article looking for people interested in trying a new drug being tested for Lupus. This drug, rituxan, has already been approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Check out the article here: Research - Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
Moving on to my crazy world, it is that time again!
Time to go to NYC for my Orencia IV. Yay! I need it. I can tell that it is time because for the last few days my hands have been more sore than they are during the rest of the month.
Things have been very hectic here! This weekend I was host for my book club! I did a brunch on Sunday, so hubby could take the kids out for breakfast and bowling. I did muffins and bagels from Dunkin Donuts, regular and french vanilla coffee, and a mimosa punch with raspberries. Oh yeah, and fruit salad.
I was so nervous, but everyone was very complimentary! 13 out of the 16 members showed. Not bad! I am lucky that my house has a nice sized living room that can fit lots of chairs for everyone.
My mom helped me get the house really clean and together on Friday and I vacuumed and re-cleaned on Saturday evening and Sunday am. I was really bushed afterward, but it turned out to be a really enjoyable afternoon.
Tomorrow, is NYC for my Orencia IV and a checkup with my rheumatologist. Tomorrow night, my hubby and the boys are going to a NJ Devils Hockey game, sponsored bythe Boy Scouts! They are very excited about it!
The funny thing is that for Christmas, my gift to my hubby was a family hockey game outing that happens to be this Saturday with the NJ Devils. LOL
Good thing the men really like going to hockey games!
AND, I am still fighting the fatigue beast. I just wish that it would resolve. I am still very hopeful that it will. I am probably struggling a bit because I am reducing my prednisone, too. I am determined to be off it within the next few weeks, and as many of you out there know, once you are on it, your body rebels at trying to take it away.
I am determined though, and will do it, even though I will flare and suffer for while longer with the fatigue. In the end, I will have done my body a huge favor.
Please keep me in your prayers.... I can always use them.