I haven’t updated in a little while as I haven’t had much to update on! So here I go.

I’ve been back at work 3 times now, and I’m so happy to be back. Everyone is so supportive and SO nice.  Everyone keeps telling me how great I look.  My skin looks healthier, I’ve gained some weight, and everything just seems to be falling into place.  And, obviously, ain’t nothing wrong with getting compliments a million times a day! 🙂

Next, I slipped and fell on Saturday. I was in my house walking through the dining room (tiled floor) and I wiped out. I didn’t know that my mom had just mopped the floor and was in the kitchen mopping THAT floor. I started to slide, but my instincts told me that if I didn’t act quick, I was going to slide into “the splits”…and I DEFINITELY did NOT want that! So I caught myself and quickly positioned my body so that I would fall on my but and not in the splits. When I fell, I hurt my right knee, right ankle, and my right hip a little bit. It was quite painful, but I put on a brave face for Mom.  I’ve been limping around the house for the last few days.  Today was the first day that it actually started to feel better, so I’m optimistic that there wasn’t any major damage.  Nonetheless, to be on the safe side, I’m going to get an x-ray of my right knee and right ankle tomorrow.  If I didn’t have a rheumatology appointment tomorrow, I probably wouldn’t even get the x-ray.

So yes, I have a rheumatology appointment tomorrow!  Speaking of which, I had better write down a list of my medications.  They always ask me and catch me off guard because I cannot remember them off the top of my head…especially with all of the new and different medications that I’m currently on.

So there’s the update! If there are any developments with my rheumy appointment tomorrow or with my x-rays. of course I’ll report back! 🙂



5 comments on “I’m still here!

  1. I hope everything is okay with your knee and ankle. I've had a fall like that {apparently mopping mothers are dangerous 😉 } and it freaking hurts, but you especially need to be careful!

    Question… Have you ever dealt with Angular Cheilitis? I have it flare up from time to time. I actually just found out what it is and that it's common with whacked out immune systems. I'm trying to find the best way to get rid of it naturally. Now that I'm not pregnant anymore lupus has been bothering me again. Oh joy. I'm no where close to your severity, but I freaking hate it! I wish it would just go away.


  2. Thanks for your comment, Jennifer! After my fall, my dad has made it his mission to get one of those yellow “wet floor” signs! 🙂

    I've actually (and surprisingly, since I've had/dealt with everything else) never had or experienced Angular Cheilitis.

    Me being a green smoothie connoisseur, I wonder if drinking a blend of certain greens and fruits would help..hmmm…I might need to investigate this further. What does your doc have to say about it? Will it just keep coming and going?


  3. I actually haven't talked to my doctor about it yet. To further my bad patient status I need to find a new rheumatologist and I've been putting it off and putting it off. I'm starting to feel worse, so I should probably get on that huh :). From what I've read though it just comes and goes. I need to up my iron intake and it should help.

    I've been interested in getting into green smoothies and such. I'm sure that would help me out a lot. Sooo I'm officially putting in my request for you to do a blog post about it.

    I hope you're doing well!


  4. How did I miss this?! Awesome!


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