TRAINOF4's Blogs

Small hiccup
Monday, July 05, 2010      2 comments

I can't get my insurance company to pay for the imuran. The diagnosis I have isn't considered a usual use of that drug- figures. So I'm on a delay & still on the high dose steroids. Eventually it will get straightened out I guess. I think it wil... Read more
Going to seed
Thursday, July 01, 2010      2 comments

Titles are always rough when I blog. I try to think of something eye-catching & interesting, as if my blogs hold any particular interest to people to begin with. I guess I hope that people enjoy what I write because I have an artistic bent (bend... Read more
It Has A Name
Thursday, June 17, 2010      2 comments

Finally - a name for what has been causing me so much grief for the past year & more. I only have the name, but not the full picture yet - that is, what the treatment will be & so on... I have myelodysplasia syndrome (MDS). It's - as I understo... Read more
Ahh our new deck
Sunday, May 30, 2010      3 comments

The carpenter has finished our new deck. It is BEAUTFIUL! once we have finsished applying the stain & get the last pieces of furniture I will take pics & post them. It is really fantastic - I am so excited & looking forward to having BBQs & just... Read more
Latest Foster Dog
Friday, May 28, 2010      3 comments

So! We have a new foster dog. She's a lot more mellow than the last 2 but still not exactly cat-friendly. All of the people giving up the dogs have claimed the dogs are cat friendly, but when they get here...they're not! Well - my dad seems to b... Read more
Drunk Drivers
Thursday, May 27, 2010      1 comments

Oh it makes me so angry. My friend's daughter is safe, but it could've been prevented completely. She had a bad concussion - they didn't even keep her overnight. I hope she doesn't have any late problems. Head injuries can be sneaky things. She ... Read more
Ooh pollen!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      3 comments

So does anyone else have horrid allergies? Mine seem especially bad this year but I dont know why. Maybe just as part & parcel w/the other stuff going on. All I have to do is step outside or open a window & Achoo! LOL!! I've got that sneezing hi... Read more
Latest news
Saturday, May 22, 2010      3 comments

For anyone who has been following my latest health drama ... I went to the ER on Monday morning & was admitted with severe anemia. I received 4 units of blood between Monday and Wed night. The doctors THINK the anemia was caused by a drug I was ... Read more
It's too early Part2!
Sunday, May 16, 2010      1 comments

OK - really it isn't. It's 9AM. But I fell asleep after 3AM so it does kinda stink. emoticon They look like (the c... Read more
What the? Do you know what TIME it is!?
Saturday, May 15, 2010      5 comments

emoticon I was awakened this AM at 7:30 ... we're having our deck expanded & the guy showed up at around 7:30 ...I... Read more
Update Part 2
Friday, May 14, 2010      5 comments

I went back to my GP yesterday because I'm just not feeling better - worse actually. My labs came back, I'm developing anemia which explains the heart rate & possibly the blood pressure as well. Not uncommon for someone to develop orthostatic hy... Read more
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      3 comments

So I went back to my GP to find out what might be keeping me from getting back on my feet from the latest illness/hospitalization. We're not sure what's going on, but my blood pressure is low and my heart rate is exceptionally high. When just si... Read more
Tea & manicures
Sunday, May 09, 2010      4 comments

Took mom out today for Mother's Day. First we had manicures & pedicures. That took almost 2 hours .. after that we went to a tea room in Culpeper called Tea, Lace, and Roses. It's a nifty Victorian-style tea room. They have different options-you... Read more
Friday, May 07, 2010      6 comments

OK I know I'm whining - AGAIN. The past week has been awful. I'm not sleeping well again & it can't be helping my recovery. When I'm in the hospital I get plenty of rest because I get sufficient pain relief & sleeping pills. I guess I could be i... Read more
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      6 comments

This weekend is Mother's Day. I have a nice afternoon planned with my mom - we're going to a teahouse in Culpeper. Before that though I'm hoping we'll have a chance to finally go for our manicure/pedicure! We've been hoping to do it for quite a... Read more

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