Monday, November 5, 2007

That's the Way, I Like It

Funny, that cat could be my cat... but it isn't!

Today was a good day!

Hubby did actually have to go into the city for about 3 hours to look at a couple of job sites.  He did make it back to go to the doctor's with me, though, so I was happy.

My internist gave me my flu shot, which was great, and since I haven't been for a physical in a long time (although I have with my rheumy), we talked about stuff, and I caught her up to date on the brain tumor, RA and Lupus. 

Tomorrow am, after I drop the kids off at school, I have to go for a blood draw, which she is going to do everything under the sun, and then the week after going to Atlantic City, I will have my physical.

I have to fast for the bloodwork, which means no coffee until afterward!  ACK!  How will I do it??? LOL

Remember, my internist died unexpectedly in April?  This is her partner, in business and in life.  It was great to talk to her today.  She totally gets what a double edged sword living with these diseases can be, while trying to have enough energy to take care of your family, and cope with the pain.  She gets that trying to exercise is such a catch-22...

Exercise = pain and no exercise = left over weight from inactivity due to pain, disease, and prednisone. 

I left feeling better about trying to the very best I can with the crappy hand I was dealt.  You can't turn a deuce, a five, a nine, a seven and jack into full house, no matter how badly you might want to do so.  :-/

Today, we had a spare for the afternoon and dinner!  Russ!  He is such a sweetie!  The poor baby was also sick last week, like Fuzzy, but he too, made it to the Scout camping trip.  He  will be back on Wednesday, also, as the kids in NJ are all off on Thursday and Friday for the NJ teacher's convention.

My poor dad!  Today, his body woke at 3am, thinking it was 4am, his usual wake-up time.  He glanced at the clock and misread it, and off into the shower he went!  After he got out, he realized he was an hour early!  He relaxed in a chair for a while, but didn't want to fall back asleep and then be late!!!!   I felt so bad for him!!!  I don't think that will happen again!

Well, tomorrow will be here soon, and the morning soon after, so I should head to bed!

Thanks for all your get well wishes, we all appreciate it!

be well,
Dawn

18 comments:

cherry2sweet2eat said...

i have to get my flu shot still and i have a transfusion scheduled for tomorrow i should be sleeping.

toonguykc said...

That really is a catch-22...damn.  What about swimming (indoor pool of course).  That'd be less stressful on the joints I'd think.  You've probably already addressed that before.  I'm no big advocate of exercise anyway.  ;)

xxx
Russ

astoriasand said...

The cat pic was a red X Dawn.Grrrrrrrr It's good to hear you have someone who listens Dawn on yorur medical practice,I feel it makes such differance to appointments.My Doc just hasn't a listening ear at all.Oh! Poor Dad,I have done that many's the time.Sorry you have to miss your Morning coffee Ahhhh nightmare LOL!!I hope Russ soon gets better.Hope all goes well tomorrow.Night Night.You Take Care God Bless Kath
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luddie343 said...

Never had a flu shot, for good or worse.  You certainly have busy days!  I like reading the myriad of things you get into, which make up your full life.  Yoor poor Dad, yes I think many of us rastled with our clocks! Felt too soon!! xoxo CATHY
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jckfrstross said...

have a safe trip to the vampires tomorrow LOL

Deb

fisherkristina said...

That LOLcat is hilarious, LOL!

Krissy :)
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ksgal3133 said...

I'm glad your getting your flu shot!
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs,
Gretchen

chat2missie said...

Brandon got his flu shot also.  I need to get one for Nicci.  Enjoy your Tuesday.
Missie

demandnlilchit said...

had my first flu shot a couple of weeks ago, they said the shot site woud be sore for a few days....I was smart enough to put my morphine patcht over it....no pain! lol


K.

deshelestraci said...

Good deal on getting to talk to your doc in a human way.  I have some of the same issues.  Exercise causes so much pain it isn't worth it.  So I remain the tub that I am...grrr.  oh I suppose I could eat less and differently...I could.  LOL
Traci

sangrialel said...

I got a flu shot yesterday too.  Along with a hep B and a tetnus!  yuck.  I guess that is what happens when you start a new job and have to have a physical!  Linda

tenyearnap said...

Good docs are so hard to find. Glad you've got one. --Cin

wwfbison said...

As always I just love your pictures!!!  Oh your poor dad ~ he surely had alot of time to fill.  No coffee...yikes!!!!  It's great to have a doctor who understands you & what you are going through.  A good doctor is so important, I'm glad you are happy with yours.  Take care & have a great day!!
Lisa
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queeniemart said...

quite a few of my coworkers came to work an hour early and they were not happy.
i am glad you went to the doctor and will have things looked into.  
hugs,  lisa

randlprysock said...

You are doing so great and you hardly ever complain.  I don't know how you do it.  I complain a LOT in my journal.  Hugs,
Lisa

sunnyside46 said...

all of the pictures are just the dreaded red X this morning.
Oh well, you have a blessed day, Dawn and remember you are loved.
Marti

emabecmar said...

sorry your dad got up so early. i hate this time change thing. meeses me all up for weeks, lol. Hope you have a great weekend. (((((hugs)))))
Cindy

gazker said...

Princess, only you could put up with all that and still come out shining at the other end. A true star!
Gaz xxxxx