sorry been quiet

Hi everyone, hope you all are doing good and pain free (well we live in hope).

I have been pretty rough over the last couple of months so not been posting. Just having a catch up this morning before I start a busy day.

I have had to come off of hydroxy as it really upset my IBS and made my skin itch like crazy. So that left me with the MTX tabs that were not working and 13mg pred. I have been changed to MTX injections last Friday and had to go to the hospital for my lesson in self injecting. While there I asked if there was a chance of a steroid injection as I was really struggling, the nurse could see how bad I was and obliged. She filled a syringe with 3 small bottles so not sure how much I have had. I did my MTX without a problem as got used to injecting to keep my blood thin when pregnant.

Saturday I was not to bad til the evening then could barely move and was still the same on Sunday.

Monday however I took the kids to a cafe for lunch and noticed that one side of my face under my jaw was swollen. It got worse as I carried on eating and I could hold it in my hand.

Tuesday I was eating breakfast and the same thing happened on this time it felt like my whole face was going to explode. I thought I was having a reaction to the steroid shot so I got in to see the doc. It turned out to be my tonsil very inflammed. I had no temperature or sore throat but he prescribed penicillin as he said I was more prone to infections cos of the MTX and pred.

Yesterday I felt better than I have done in months so wondering if the antibiotics are doing more for me than just clear up the tonsilitis. I managed to clear the grass between our paving path with the help of my son.

Today my legs hurt a little but feel ok ish. Got a busy day though so hopefully I will manage most of it.

Tomorrow I will be taking my 2nd MTX injection and awaiting the delivery of a whole leg of pork ready for Saturday as on Saturday I will be turning 50 and having about that many guests to help me celebrate. I am so looking forward to it (the party, not being 50 lol)

Anyway that's my update, I will continue to read what I have missed over the last several weeks.

Keep smiling.


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  • Congratulations on turning 50. I loved turning 50. i hope you are feeling well and enjoy your party on Saturday

  • thank you

  • thank you

  • AAgh, infections are the pits aren't they! But thankfully with the tablets you should start feeling better for the big day! I had a great 50th and had a mini Glastonbury with everyone coming in festival gear and put up some tents and camping chairs, then i had a few local bands who were brilliant!! So i hope you have a great time too and enjoy!! Lovely to hear from you again, miss you on the site!! Axx

  • Thank you. I am doing my version of a hog roast as in a hog's LEG roast lol. Got a large gazebeo up ready. Got drinks in also. The pigs leg is being delivered tomorrow so I can cook it overnight. Just filling my hot tub up for guests to use if they wish. There will be about 50 of us and I have decs of the 50s era. My dayghter is a photographer with a studio in our garden so got a pink cadilac carboard thing for photo shoot. Then I will have a photobook done of my day. Can't wait.

  • Sounds like you'll have a great time, happy 50th. I had mine 4 weeks ago, enjoy x

  • I am really excited to be honest, not often something revolves around me lol.

  • Wow that sounds amazing. I have been hearing lots about "pulled pork" recently but I have no idea how to do it! Think the Glam pink theme and hot tub sound brilliant, my daughter plagues me for a hot tub , but they r so expensive!! And I would end up cleaning it I think !

  • you can get an inflatable hot tub called a lazy spa which is about £300 which is what I originally wanted. We have one in a purpose built cabin which seats 5 and was expensive at just under 3K but we have had it 4yrs now. We only have to change the water every 3 months so only twice during summer as we don't use it during the winter. We use a squeegy mop to clean it so easy really.

  • Easiest solution is to send my teenager to you!! Xxxx

  • Happy birthday sue,i hope you have a lovely

  • thank you

  • I turned 50 in January and had the best party ever in March - I hope yours is just as wonderful! X

  • I hope so, thank you x

  • Hope you have a lovely birthdayx

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