Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
Marilee J. Layman
mjlayman

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Last Time for this Rheumatologist


My regular night last night -- watched Serenity again and had forgotten a lot of it -- and got a large batch of beading done.

Today I had my last appointment with my rheumatologist. I took her a necklace I'd made and when she opened the box, she held it up to her top and said "it matches!" and I said "you almost always wear those colors" and we laughed. She's tired of doctoring and is going to be off for a while and then find a Public Health job because that's what she majored in. The new doctor starts next week and I'll see her in two months.

My DEXA scan shows significant arthritis in my back, plus osteopenia in my back and hips, so I have to restart the Fosamax. It doesn't taste bad or anything, it just requires a different routine on the morning it's taken and I almost always forget. The arthritis pain in my hands is bad enough now that I'm going to increase the prednisone to 2.5mg every day instead of every other day.

I stopped to eat at Carabbas on the way home and had my favorite House Salad and a third of the Margerita pizza. I brought the rest home.

I sent a letter to the WashPost editors and I think they may print it, so I can't tell you about it until I know or not.

And in other news in the WashPost, the FDA has set up a database where patients and doctors can look up reactions and side-effects to drugs after the original safety evaluations.

Also, an interesting study on who runs yellow lights and why.

I'm definitely worn out and will take a nap before I read LJ and ML.
Tags: beading, driving, drugs, food, health, read, tv
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