The perils of weeding

The perils of weeding

I had the coveted MRI done and you need to really hold on to your seat for this one. Ready? It showed……nothing! That’s right, it showed a perfect sacroiliac joint with zero inflammation. I could die from frustration, but my body will take that task over soon enough (Jk’in, I plan on being a pain […]

Season of Growth

Season of Growth

The last time I saw my rheumatologist was on Valentine’s Day (coincidently). That day she put in the order that I get an MRI to evaluate the cause of my back pain because it wasn’t improving. The pain started in December and has slowly worn me down since. I am now on gabapentin/ medicinal marijuana […]

Chronic illness and Sex

Chronic illness and Sex

I ovulated last night. I know this because it was one sided pain that quickly went from discomfort in my side to debilitating pain in about 2 episodes of Altered Carbon. (btw, I really like that show, Tak is pretty hot lol) I joke with the hubby that when we want to concieve, we will […]

“Progessive disease”

“Progessive disease”

I have been suffering with back pain for months. I told me GYN about it, he said it was likely the two cysts I currently have on my ovaries. Valid argument. The primary care doc told me to take tylenol and stretch. He said it should go away soon enough. I started stretching and moving […]

IUD Battle Scars (TMI warning)

IUD Battle Scars (TMI warning)

I had to stop the birth control pill. My doc and I discovered that was causing a hormonal I’m balance and killing my poor cells. My GYN didn’t have an explanation, but he seemed to be pleased with how much better I did. Unfortunately, after a couple of months off the pill, my endometriosis reared […]

Actemra: Act 2

Actemra: Act 2

I had been receiving the Actemra infusion for almost a year until I snapped.   Just like clockwork, every 4 weeks, I’d go into the infusion clinic and get hooked up to an IV. An hour and a half each time. If you are a lucky infusion recipient, you will be assigned to a nice clinic with […]

Medicinal Marijuana

Medicinal Marijuana

While I lived in New York I was approved into the medicinal marijuana program. Overall, the process of obtaining certification was easier than I thought. I brought it up to my rheumatologist (which I was nervous about doing) but she thought it was a great idea. She thought it’d be a great alternative to the […]

Eye exams and Urinalysis

Everyone who takes hydroxychloroquine aka Plaquenil or any other chloroquine drugs long term should get their eyes checked yearly and on a regular basis. I went to get my eyes checked a couple weeks ago, a full exam that included a field vision test (like playing a video game) and taking a photograph of the […]