Monday, April 24, 2006

Fairy Princess, Mouth Sores, and Missing Glasses

Thanks to this gorgeous tag by my Sazzy I am finally a beautiful fairy princess!  Yay!

So, not a lot is new here in my world.  I helped Fuzzy and Pumpkin complete school projects this weekend.  It was a rainy weekend, and perfect for such an endeavor.  I will be getting A's I am sure.  errr... I mean THEY will be getting A's.  ha ha

I have my Orencia infusion coming up on Wednesday.  I am hoping that one of my RN buddies will be able to tell me what I need to do to get rid of the mouth sore from hell. 

Mouth sores are one of the many unpleasant side effects of Lupus.  I have had them my entire life.  They suck.  This one is the granddaddy of every one I have ever had.  It is HUGE!  It is the size of a dime, almost, and on the inside of my bottom lip.

It hurts all the time!  Everything I eat hurts it!  Everything I drink hurts it!!!  Ugh.

Tonight, I decided to have a wine cooler to soothe it.  Pfft.  Didn't work, although, I cared a little less for a while.  lol

Oh yeah, and here is a hoot of a story.  I have been wearing glasses and contacts since I was 17 years old.  I have never, EVER, misplaced my glasses in all that time!!!

Until now.  My contact lenses were feeling icky today, probably from all the green gooky pollen that is all over my car.  So, I took out my lenses and went to put on my glasses.  AND, dear readers, that is where it all went terribly wrong.

For the first time in 23 YEARS, my glasses were not where I always put them.  After the initial panic subsided, I realized that I probably brought them on vacation with us to the Poconos back in February. 

I searched the luggage.  No glasses.  I searched the garage where the skiing stuff is now stored.  No glasses.  I searched the beach bag that we took to go to the indoor pool.  No glasses.

Then, I searched everywhere I knew my glasses weren't just in case they actually were there.  You know what I mean... looking in every conceivable location that things are stored in your house.  Still, no glasses.

I can't believe it.  I lost my glasses. 

My dad told me at dinner today, that he told me twice yesterday, what tonight's dinner was going to be.  He said I answered him and then still was completely clueless today.  He said, and I quote,
"I think your mind is starting to go, or something."


Crap.  What is next?  UGH.

Oh, yeah this can be a Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis thing too. 

We call it RA fog or Lupie fog. 

Oh yeah, I did have an old pair of glasses in the drawer where the right ones should be that are now lost.

Okay... I am really going now....

be well,




artloner said...

AWW  Chicky!  Sorry about the mouth thingy.  I know it must hurt like all get out.  Lost glasses? Ya' Doofus...we have a lovely thing in Fibroland...Fibro Fog.  WOnder how many "fogs" there ARE out there???

Take care...and gargle with warm salt water.

dr andi  ;)

lurkynat said...

uh Dawn! I have one of those sores too! Bet yours is worse and mine is plenty annoying! I hope it goes away soon and take care!

jckfrstross said...

sounds like thrush, please tell your doc a have a good week:)

hadonfield78 said...

You didnt need a tag for that...........
You've always been a beautiful fairy princess to me..........

eml625 said...

I dont know if you remember I lost my wallet last summer? And I found it in the oddest place. In my closet in a shoe box ? WTF????? So, go check your cloest !


dawngepfer said...

Oh, Dawn...  I feel for you on both counts.  My diagnosis w/the Sjordgens started with mouth sores.  I journaled about it and then went to the doctor.  I've not had a problem since, thank goodness, but I remember how miserable I was and don't want to go thru that again.  The glasses... oh, the glasses...  I lost mine the day my car window got smashed.  I guess I was so distraught over that, that I wasn't on my game.  We hunted high & low, called every place I had been that day.  Gone, gone, gone, Baby, gone.  I didn't replace them for 6 months I was so intent they'd turn up.  I still look for them, tho, cuz you never know...  :)

Be well yourself, Ms. 39.95 & Holding!
The Other Dawn (40.85 & Holding)

cherry2sweet2eat said...

my mom used to be on top of everything back then now she move something and ask her what she did with it 5 secs later and she will draw a blank. my aunt has lupus but i never really knew it did all that all i knew is her skin was bad and everytime u turn around it was scabbing and peeling off and u could see it all over the floor.

gdireneoe said...

I LOVE Sazzy's stuff but...faerie schmaerie!  You're a doll!  ((((D))))  I will be thinking about you tomorrow, chica.  Girlfren??!!!  Donchyou know that it takes TWO coolers to ease/appease those little nasties?!  LOL  Serious, sorry you're struggling with that.  And I KNOW it isn't really funny but...the visual of glasses...knockin' things over...hehehehe!  Sorry!  I have "fuhgeddit-itis" too.  Mine stems from my hypothyroidism...feelin' ya on that one.  Smooches chica ;)  C.