Ok ok I know I'm not ugly but I feel so gross. I feel fat thanks to the 12 daily medications. Or am I fat because I'm way to exhausted after simple things like a shower to go ahead and exercise. Or we can just blame the Italian mother in law. Next time I go there I'm just gonna rub the pasta on my ass because it's gonna end up there. Cut out the middle man. More efficient that way.
The weight is not really my issue. I could stand to lose some pounds. I am comfortable enough in my body to still get in a bathing suit. So it's all good.
Can I just say through this I have gotten awesome hair! I, with my previously pin straight hair, now have beautiful curls. The methotrexate has relaxed my follicles, and though I do have hair loss, the rest is curly and soft. I used to pay hundreds of dollars in high school for the same curls! And can we talk about color? It's a beautiful shade of light red. Which goes perfect with my green eyes!
Ok now to the ugly part. My skin. Within the last month/month and a half I have been getting sores. On the back of my leg, my chest, my stomach, the inside of my arms. I have no clue what has caused this. No new meds or detergents or clothes. Still using the same soap, shampoo and all that stuff. They aren't in areas expose to the sun. Sometimes they itch sometimes they don't. They take a long time to heal. Oh yeah! My head too! Sores on my head. Weird.
I go back to the rheumatologist in a few week so I can address it with him. I'm just baffled. Probably some new condition or symptom. Just add that to the rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and sjogrens. In the mean time I will just cover up so the world can't see.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
The good, the bad, and the ugly
I have been married to my husband 15 years and we have a beautiful 12 year old daughter. I was diagnosed with RA 8 years ago. I am a Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist and a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician. My mission is to raise awareness and understanding of the general public and those suffering from RA by telling my story and sharing what I've learned in school. The information on this site should not be used in place of, but rather to compliment directives from your healthcare professional. ~last modified 7/26/16