Okay - So I was down for the count after my Flare up - and I had a few bad days.
So I wouldn't want everyone to think I'm a "Bowl of Cherries" since apparently I'm not.... I'm a bowl of mixed fruit and for a while there it was Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.....
I think I was flaring til about March 28th. My finger - Gigantor - decided to return to normal size, my hands decided they no longer wanted to resemble "man hands" and my joints returned to a normal barometric pressure. Sorry I didn't write to update that.
I was caught up in some amazing family events. My sister opened up her very own store. It is called "the Tin Roof" and it is AMAZING! So cute.. and the last few weeks of March were her gear up to the open house, so I was caught up in living vicariously through her and my mom getting things ready.
I was trying to get tickets out there, and just got caught up in the frenzy - So that is the reason for my absence since March 25th. All great news. Along that same front - my husband has been keeping watch on the transfer board to try to transfer closer to my sister and my parents in Louisiana.
After making the difficult and disheartening decision to file bankruptcy and walk from our home, it made us reevaluate what was truly important to us, and the answer was family. And after my last three hospitalizations, it really cemented the thought that we wanted to be close to family. So my husband has been keeping watch and low and behold, in a karmic irony - the week of my sister's grand opening a spot became available for no other than "Shreveport, Louisiana" exactly where my sister lives. What are the chances..... right!! My husband called the Terminal supervisor there and within 15mins they seemed to be BFFs and my husband was invited down.
We took that as a sign and went hootin and hollarin on a road trip to Louisiana, on a whim - that random Thursday the 31st - to check out rentals and for my husband to meet the Terminal Supervisor, shake his hand and see if it was a good fit. Off we went for 18 hours of fun in the car!!
Long story short, my husband went, conquered and got the job. The rental front didn't look too promising though. It is no joke out there in Louisiana. We are talking beach front rental prices, for....well...Louisiana. I mean $1800 a month for a Bow Chicka Wow Wow burnt orange carpet and appliances out of a time warp. Crazy - so we were a little discouraged there, but had furn seeing all the GREEN and WATER - of which we don't see much here in Arizona. The economy and Houseing Market crash has NOT affecting Louisiana!!
We had a great time. I got to see my sister's store which is just delightful and I am SO happy for her. And so very proud of her. She is amazing. We drive home on Sunday the 3rd in a ONE DAY - 18 HOUR car trip (from hell) in which my husband was hell bent on not stopping - so needless to say I came home dehydrated, sore and stiff! lol - But worth it.
We discussed taking the plunge and making the move over the week we got home and decided to Go For it! We are "fixin" to move to Louisiana! Hee Haw!
Sooo my excuse for not updating the blog since we got home (April 3rd) is that I needed to recover (lol) from the 18 hour non-stop express....make the decision to move...and since then it's been non-stop Craigs List posting, Quotes from Movers, Garage Sales, and looking for rentals!
Good Times. No Really Good Times. It's been great! Everything seems to be falling into place. Right Time - Right Place.
Exact transfer Location, Immediate Hire, First Online rental we saw was perfect AND they approved us (no bow chicka wow), It is in the same neighborhood as my parents and around the corner from my sister. Right Home.
The law of Rights seems to be working....
Now I am just lightening the load. Moving is expensive and they charge by weight, so literally selling off the heavy stuff we don't love.
A lot of Craigslist posting and Craigslist Crazies coming by - ha! But we are raising money for the movers and not looking back.
My joints have been a tad angry and I feel really off. I thought it was from the post ride stiffness.. but it is lingering, so maybe my thyroid is off. I dunno - we'll see.
For full disclosure - I have to admit - I haven't been on the treadmill since my flare, but I plan to start again on Monday. Need to get strong to get this packing done!!
Peace and Love to all!!
**Will try to blog at least once a week!
*** Off to see the Wizard (Mayo Clinic) on Tuesday for the POTS and to check in at the Sclero Center. Will post an update about that as well.