- What is Scleroderma? (AKA "The Big S")
- The Spoon Theory
- Early Onset Symptoms
- Got Muscles? Got Weakness?
- Centromere B Antibodies - Scientific Stuff
- GI Involvement in Scleroderma
- Joint Involvement = More Severe disease. Great.......
- Fibro -My-What? Myth or Legend.....This ones for ...
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Happy Holidays and where did the time go........................
So all I can say it WOW does time go by fast!!
I can't believe my last post was in November. Yikes!!
When the Holidays hit, it just seems like life goes by in a whirl-wind. Like the Tasmanian Devil with bows on!! One minute its Halloween and the next day there are Christmas decorations in Walmart.
That is pretty much what happened. Albeit, crazy fast but fun. I LOVE the holidays. That is my time. Those are my people!! If there is an event or festival to be had - I am there with bells on (pun intended). I'm not wearing the Christmas Sweater Vest just yet - but give me 15 yrs and I'm your girl. I love everything about the holidays, hustle bustle included!!
Although I must say wrapping presents this year was a hoot!! Tape and Sclero hands don't mix. It was pretty funny. So I just did the bows!! lol
Ah...So where did I leave off. Oh yes - an update: I did discontinue the Effexor and I must say I feel 180% better OFF that medication than I did when I was on it. It was not a fun ride (Crazy Train) getting off the stuff but I am glad I did.
Halloween was a blast. We did the Zombie walk which was fun. I found my inner-Zombie!! Good times were had by all. Halloween itself wasn't too cold, which meant no Raynauds and not raynaud pain which is always a good thing.
November was a blur...Like I said above - one day its Halloween and the next your a "in it to win it" for the holidays... We had Thanksgiving, Band Concerts for my son, and the beginning of all the Holiday Festivals around Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas. November seemed to go off without a hitch! I did splurge on myself for Black Friday (or was it Cyber Monday?) and got myself a Lap Top, of which I am typing on now! I am finally a grown up with my own lap top!
Which leads us to December... December has been great. I mean as far as the Big S, of course the cold weather brings along its own challenges. But no real Flare ups in December thus far and I must say I am not complaining! Give me an "Amen" to that!
This December, literally every weekend there was an event having to do with Christmas, I was there. We went to Natchitoches for their Parade and Fire Works Festival which was (if I can bring this back for a minute) was "The Bomb" (okay we can put it back now). They call it the "Christmas City" which pretty much sums it up. Super cute - if you could put it in your pocket you would. We had a great time.
Then we did Marshall, Texas which is all lit up and their town square is just cute as a button belongs on the top of a cake, it's so sweet!! I'm thinking you could probably see Marshall from space there are so many lights there - which to me, just makes it all the more enchanting! It was one of my favorite Christmas memories this year!
We did Lights, Concerts, Carols, Movies, Christmas band concerts for my son at the Mall and at The Boardwalk - It was magical and amazing (to me) and I loved the whole season, but nothing came close to having my oldest son, Timothy, come out for Christmas. That was the icing on my Stacie Cake. I got to hug and cuddle my two kiddo's and beyond that - nothing else really mattered too much!!
Which brings us to today - The 29th of December. What does this Thursday bring to my table. Well I was battling some dizziness, light headed, stiff neck, sore throat, HA, and fullness since about Christmas Eve - which was kind of a bummer. I shoulda' known trouble was-a-brewin' when I got that Quasimodo cold sore that tried to take over my face, but alas - my body was letting me know it was time to put the Santa Hat away and rest the old Sclero body. So today I marched my booty to the ol' Family Practice doc and got me the good stuff. I got a Rocephen (antibiotic) shot and a Steroid Shot and I must say - Bring it! Because I am feeling a little better already. I also got the proverbial standby Z-Pack, some steroid nose spray and a Medrol Dose pack to help scare this Upper Respiratory Sinus infection away. I love the docs who go old school and break out the syringe!! It helps bring relief so much sooner. So today I continue to just take it easy. Update my blog on my big comfy ginormous couch with my son Tosh (who Santa also brought a Lap Top) and enjoy this Christmas Break from school with my kiddo. I am cocooning now and trying to just enjoy every "post-Christmas" minute until New Years!
The only thing that saddens me about the Christmas Season is how abruptly it comes to an end. Like a screeching hault. Midnight - BAM no more Christmas music, no more Christmas movies, the commercials change, the stores change and it's all about returns and post Christmas sales. It makes me sad and my heart feels a bit empty after the build up. I'd like to ease out of Christmas a little bit more.... kind of gently pass through it to New Years and enjoy what its all really about. It seems the "12 Days of Christmas" have been forgotten or people seem to think its the 12 days before Christmas and not after - so everything just goes back to status quo
I hope the Christmas Season (Holiday Season) was beautiful and amazing for all of you as well. It's a magical time.
Next Stop: New Years!! All Aboard!.....................