Oh man I have so much to share still about Christmas, the latest critter news, and all the funny things going on but expressing myself in writing has been hard for me.
I'm still sick. I don't talk about my disease very often. I have advanced Rheumatoid Arthritis which is an auto-immune disease. They treat me by suppressing my immune system through steroids and other drugs. I try to take really good care of myself and in the last few years besides a small ailment here or there I've been fine. Nothing has really lingered.
This time it has been different. It started with a cold that started 7 weeks ago. It than turned into a double ear infection and a sinus infection. Now 3 antibiotic courses completed it now has turned into bronchitis and another ear infection and another sinus infection. A couple of times I thought I was almost better and than I get worse. I've stumped 2 general doctors and am being referred to a specialist who can't see me till February 2nd.
So yes this is the most embarrassing prolonged illness I've ever had. I didn't think it was possible to have a cold for almost 2 months now. I've missed so much and I am so behind on everything. I really apologize to all our friends whom we have turned down invitations for events, playdates, etc. Harm's birthday is Monday and we all know birthdays are VERY important events for me but I've yet to start planning.
Oh well, I promise to be back blogging when I rejoin the living. I am armed w/a prescription for everything now: cough, mucus, congestion, sinus, swelling, etc. Hopefully it means I will get better before the specialist appointment even happens. We have some big things coming up for the kids as well. So if I'm not on my phone or answering back an email right away please be patient! I'll be back!