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Six months is like music to my ears

Today at 3:10, I had a rheumatologist appointment.  This was only my second appt. with Dr. Lindamood, as I had transferred back in April due to distance.  Surprisingly, my name was called right away and they decided to take my blood work before I met with my rheumy.  At my previous appt., I had a bad experience after they took some blood and I was bruised for over three weeks, so when the lady was prepping to take my blood I warned her of my nerves.  She did a great job, and as of right now my arm is bruise-less!  I had been hoping for some good news today, and I am happy to report some to you!  Instead of ordering a 30 day supply of my meds, I will now be getting them on a 90 day supply which is very helpful since I will be transitioning to my new housing arrangements in Westerville in August.  My Dr. asked me the common questions such as how I was feeling since the last time we met, and I told him that overall I honestly have been doing quite well.  With that being said, I also mentioned that I will be moving but wanted to keep him as my Dr.  He said as long as I am responding well to the medications and don’t have any problems, I won’t have to see him for another six months!  My next visit is not until December 17th, which is crazy to think how close that is to snow and Christmastime, when today it reached 95 degrees.  He did say that I still need blood work taken every two months, but that I can get that done right in Westerville, and they can send him the results.  The final bit of positive news is that I am able to reduce the amount of methotrexate I am taking from six to four pills, once a week.  It was my idea that I go back down to four pills and Dr. Lindamood explained that methotrexate is a flexible drug that differs for each person.  I am pleased with the way my appt. went today!

Yesterday evening was spent with two of my best friends, Bre and Cassie.  It was so wonderful to spend time with them doing a whole bunch of nothing.  We walked around the park for over an hour and discussed how our lives were doing and where we thought they’d be going.  Below is a picture of Bre and I.

This past weekend I surprised Matt’s family by showing up unexpectedly on Father’s Day.  It was a success!  We were also able to celebrate Mary’s 22nd birthday.

38 DAYS UNTIL I MOVE!

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Posted by on June 19, 2012 in My battle with RA

 

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In the blink of an eye

I’ve been anxiously awaiting to be able to write a post about this, and the time has finally arrived!

I am moving out and I found a nanny job!!!!  I will finish working as Secretary on July 27th, and will leave for my new home that afternoon.  It still seems completely unreal to me.  “Is this real life”?-(David after the dentist)  I will be living with six other gals who all love God!  We each get our own room, and my parent’s have already moved down the majority of my furniture.  I can’t even begin to imagine how wonderful it will be to only live less than ten minutes away from Matt.  We’ve been dealing with distance since our relationship began, so it will be nice that I won’t have to actually plan times when I can visit him…I can just drive over!

I am so thrilled to nanny for such a wonderful, Christian family.  God has truly opened doors of opportunity for me that I hadn’t even known existed just a few short months ago.  I knew that if this were to all work out, that I would have to totally let go and let God guide my footsteps.  I experienced anxiety, peace, hopefulness, but most of all patience during the waiting period.  I am incredibly thankful for what He has allowed to happen.  Now that the puzzle pieces have aligned and fit together for the next chapter of my life, I can joyfully move forward!

The pressures of properly budgeting and accepting all responsibilities of living on my own are certainly starting to settle in my bones, but I’m up for the challenge.  I guess you could say I’m putting my big girl pants on.  I’m so blessed to have been taught how to save money, because I wouldn’t be able to move out had I not been extra careful with my finances.  I’m looking forward to grocery shopping, doing all of my laundry, making meals, working full-time, and yes, even mowing the lawn at our house.  I’ve been spoiled living with my family because every one of those responsibilities were always taken care of.

I have decided that for the time being, I am going to stay with my current rheumatologist even though I am moving farther away.  I literally just transferred and had my first appointment with him in April, so I’d rather not have to go through the whole transferring of records and x-ray process all over again.  I am going to have to find a new pharmacy to pick up my monthly prescriptions, but I’m pretty sure I’m already gonna go ahead with Kroger since it’s super close to my new home.  There is just so much floating around in my mind, so many details that I need to figure out once I move in.

Until next time, be careful what you wish for cause you just might get it 😉

“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps”. Proverbs 16:9

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2012 in My battle with RA

 

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