Tuesday, May 30, 2006

What a Weekend!

Hello again J-land!

I ended up doing a little trip to the hospital ER this weekend! 

Never a dull moment, eh? 

My arm was very painful along the vein where my IV had run on Wednesday for my rheumatoid arthritis medicine.  I called my internist when it was not getting any better on Saturday and she told me to go directly to the ER.

First, I showered, but then I went to the ER.  I mean, a girl has gotta do what a girl has gotta do right?  lol

After much sitting and waiting they did a Doppler test on the arm to be sure that it was just phlebitis, which is an irritation of the vein as opposed to thrombosis which is a clot.

A clot would be bad.

Thankfully, it was NOT a clot, just a very irritated vein, which after 3 IV infusions in a row, I will not use next month, and I will begin to alternate sides. 

Apparently, my veins are not only difficult to find, small, and roly poly, but they are sensitive too!  @@  Sheesh!

I still have and had a head cold all weekend (ugh), but my flare is officially over and my joints feel good!  Or as good as they ever get!   Yay!

Sunday we went to see the movie 'RV' with Robin Williams.  Lordy, what a funny movie!!!  I laughed so hard, I almost wet my pants!  It was also a sweet movie about connecting with your family, dealing with teenagers, and what is really important in life.... LOVE!

Yesterday, was a quiet day at home because Fuzzy had a miserable headache and wanted me to watch tv with him in my bed all day.  So I did.  We watched 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' on A&E and that was good.

Then, we watched the Yankee game and that was good, too, because they won! Yay!!!  Wooohooo!!!  Go Yankees

School is almost over for the kids, thank goodness!  They have 'short timers disease' and really want out!  I do, too. 

No schedules, no reports, no projects = NO STRESS!!!!

The kids are really great, they love to learn and read, so, all summer they will keep up do fun and educational things without even being asked to do it!  It is really nice and fun for me, too.

Signing off for now...

be well,


sangrialel said...

I am so glad to hear that you are doing better.  I hope it stays that way!  Linda

cherry2sweet2eat said...

glad to hear u are doin well and dont keep running that vein in a whole

eml625 said...

glad your better!!!


cdittric77 said...

Thumbs up all around! And how about that Giambi! :)


pippi3088 said...

Hello Dawn-
I was really inspired by your journal, my Mom is really sick.  I have started my own journal, and will be dealing with a lot more stress and worry to come.  Maybe you can help me with some suggestions on how to make my journal more creative and pretty-- it is real simple, because I am new to journaling/blogging.

Hope to hear from you.

sunnyside46 said...

I am glad it wasn't more serious.
I can not waitl to get out of school!
and I am the teacher!

klconard1 said...

I'm soooo glad it was not thrombosis dear!  And wonderful news about the flare being OVER!!!!!
loving you

thebaabee said...

I am so glad for you that it wasn't a clot.  I do the same exact thing before I go to the ER.  I will shower and sometimes vacuum myself out of the house.  Of course, unless it's an emergency.

I hope you are feeling better, Hugs, Lu

thebaabee said...

I am so glad for you that it wasn't a clot.  I do the same exact thing before I go to the ER.  I will shower and sometimes vacuum myself out of the house.  Of course, unless it's an emergency.

I hope you are feeling better, Hugs, Lu

wfhbear said...

Sorry about the vien problem but, I can sure sympathize with you. I have the same problems you do. My veins are deep and roll away when I have a blood test. I can only imagine how much it must hurt whin irritated. Sounds like you have had a more relaxing few days. Keep it up. My Regards, Bill.

libragem007 said...

oh I'm sorry about your weekend to the ER and those sensitive veins Dawn..thanks for taking the time to stop by my journal..get yourself some rest and get well..it matters to me.
Thinking of you,
Gem :-)

shaynertracy said...


It is SO good to see you again..... (thanks to Karyl for letting me know)

Wondered where and HOW you've been all this time.  I have kind of lost track of time and going thru "YUCK" for a long time now.  So...... I am not at the 'puter very much these days.

It is a breath of Fresh Air to "see" you again.  I have missed U!
Gentle Hugs and Strong Prayers  ~~
Love, Shayner

xomywayox said...

Hi Dawn...so sorry you had to make a trip to the ER. Nope, life is never dull you.


sazzylilsmartazz said...

Sorry that happened to you. Know what? I have small veins too! I can really understand what you must have to go through. Glad it wasn't a clot!
I'll have to see the Robin Williams movie - sounds good.

h0llyk911 said...

The ER is evil.  I really think that's what the E stands for in there...  I have tiny veins, too - as well as an above-average intolerance for needles - you're so brave!

lurkynat said...

I'm so sorry that yuo had to go to teh ER Dawn! Are you 100% better now?
love you,natalie

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