Thursday, October 30, 2008

Birthday fun!

Today is my 34th birthday. I had a Halloween party with 18 kids and 7 or so other moms there and we had fun...the kids played a few games, ate way to much junk and we did a few crafty things. My wonderful friend Ginger baked me a cake that was awesome - thanks Ging!! All in all a nice day. I am about to go to dinner on a date with my hubby to Jinbeh and Nanna Betty is watching the kiddos for us - thanks Betty!! She is so awesome!!

I have been experiencing a new weird little symptom for some strange nose and top lip started tingling like when you come out of the dentist and the numbness is going away. Well, this has happened a few times on and off then goes it has "spread" and it pretty much the whole inner part of my face including my apples of my cheeks, nose, upper/lower lip, inner eye/bridge of nose and the mid forehead. Weird stuff I tell ya!! We will see how long this one stays around!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Been a few weeks....

since I last posted. I have been taking Topamax for my headaches and it seems to be working fine. I also remember the name of that other drug, Treximet, but I do not think it is for me. I took it once I felt a headache coming on and it seemed to make it more painful! That was not a fun day!! We were at my nephew's birthday party and had toleave early as I was just no good that day - probably should have stayed home but the kids were sooooo excited as it was a costume party and they got to wear their Halloween costumes for the first time. I should just go back to Migrin/Midrin, as it was cheap and I know it worked! Back to Topamax, one of the wonderful side effects of it is that some people may experience that the taste of carbonated beverages tend to go flat. I love my Diet was like my coffee!! It now tastes like Diet Pepsi with lime, which to me has always tasted flat. So now to get some caffeine in me, I have gone back to a little morning coffee with some Splenda and Fat Free flavored creamer. I guess this will have to do since I would rather not have the headaches all the time. Unfortunately it also has the same effect on frost adult carbonated beverages as well. Go figure right????

It is gearing up for our busy time of year; from Thanksgiving on we often break from our normal school schedule and do field trips and fun stuff until the first of the year. It seems this is all starting a little earlier this year.....I am going to have to play it by ear though. I actually have a full cirriculum this year where as is the past I have always kind of done mmy own hodge podge thing. The next few weeks are really busy with parties and loaads of running around to do!! I love the fall!

The pool construction MIGHT come to an end this week. We began this adventure in August, yes, August; when we thought we would be able to swim in a pool for a while yet, since we live in Texas (right? nope this year we will actually have a Fall and no Indian Summer)......well, mishap after misunderstanding, after gaff, after @#!$ (enter explicative here) another......and mismanagement of this whole project by said pool company and we are still waiting on this whole process to be finished. Today the decking was torn out to be replaced as the first round was done incorrectly and poorly (I guess that was assumed huh?) so tomorrow they will be out to repour the concrete and we will see how that goes. I really wished I spoke and understood more Spanish. So much for those 6 years in elementary school I had to be in Spanish classes.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Well, I had the breathing test done and the docs all say I have better lung function then most of my peers. Who the heck knows what is causing the wheeze, but I am not going to worry about it any more. My GP said he just did not see where I could be classified as having asthma and so he said to just let him know if it continues to bother me and we would go from there.

Also, I went to the neuro and the last MRI was very good!! Praise God - no new lesions and shrinkage (yeah, shrinkage) of the old ones.......which means the Betaseron shot is doing what it needs to be doing!! She still wants me to consider doing IVIG therapy but I do not think it is covered on the insurance. I asked her to look into it, but for right now, I thought I would just keep things the way they are......seems what we are doing is working. I will get my own copy of the MRI as I did not actually see it, she had compared it to the old ones I had though and said it looked better. I want to see it myself though.....I have learned how to read the reports and MRI's as well!! They did claim one lesion was totally gone, but I do not think that it could be, as it is what causes the L'hermittes sign, and I still have I think that radiologists are all different and the reading of an MRI can be subjective......especially id they did not see the earlier ones.

All in all, this is all great news!! I have been feeling pretty good the past couple months. My biggest problem is fatigue and headaches now. She is putting me on Topomax for the headaches since I have gained so much weight from the Lyrica (or the defunct thyroid or the sedentary life I lead, or....who knows - 16 lbs. in 2 months is too much!!). She also gave me another sample of something to help when I get the full on Migraines.......can't remember the name of that though.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Just Wheezy........

I had to go to the GP today and have him take a listen to my lungs. I have had a wheezy crackle for months - thought it was left over from 3 bouts of bronchitis earlier in the year. I had to go get an Xray taken and drop it back off at the office (just down the hall) and I am waiting to hear back from the doc. He said he was perplexed since I do not have any coughing going on, and do not have asthma(not currently diagnosed). He said he will look at the Xray and decide from there if I need to go for another test called a Spirometry test. Guess I will know more later on this.