Happy Hump Daaaaaaaay!
I thought week two of Methotrexate would fare a bit better, but I'm just as worn out as last week. This fucking blows. It's been another 2 straight days of going from bed, to couch, to bed. I did manage to shower on Tuesday, so I guess that's a step in the right direction.
Today is gonna be one of my random shit, word vomit posts. My apologies.
The days are starting to get shorter and shorter, and since summer isn't what it used to be for me, I can't say I mind so much. Bring on the hoodies & Uggs, honeycrisp apples from Linvilla Orchards, football, hockey, the gorgeous scenery, campfires, and the Holy Grail of fall, pumpkin coffee and ales.
Yeah, I'm that girl.
Speaking of hoodies and Uggs, I've had to break out my clothes for the cooler weather. Last year around this time, I had to basically buy an entire new wardrobe so my more voluptuous figure didn't look like I was trying to pack into sausage casing. And this year, I find that I am even more voluptuous.
One of my doctors thinks that my body and hormones are so out of whack from the almost 2 straight years of daily prednisone, plus frequent high dose sol-u-medrol premeds with my infusions, that I will probably gain more weight before I start to lose any. Awesome. My stretch marks are having babies. But hey, at least something on me is having babies.
Since I can't afford to go out and buy another new wardrobe, I went out and got some Belly Bands from Target. It's made for pregnant women, and it's basically a giant stretchy band to hold up your unbuttoned jeans once your belly becomes too big for your jeans. I have to say, whoever invented this sucker is a flipping genius.
The woman who rung me up said "Oh, congratulations!" and I replied, "Nope, just getting fat and I can't afford new jeans! But thanks!"
(Steph, Brie, and Carly- I bought something from Target in August that was too small, and exchanged it for the belly bands! So technically, I didn't spend anything. I actually got money back! BOOM)
I don't understand why everyone in so up in arms about Charlie Hunnam playing the role of damaged goods, Christian Grey. I only read the first book in the series (he pulverizes her hyman with his giant man meat, and she's barely sore the next day? Did she ride horses when she was younger?), so I don't know if I missed something in the other two books. But if this guy wanted me to sign some freaky deaky contract, I'd have my pen out faster than you could say ball gag.
He is HOT. Must start watching SOA.
While we're still on the subject of things my brain wishes it could forget, last week Brie and I watched The Canyons, with Lindsey Lohan and porn star, James Deen. I can't lie, I think he is adorable, and minus the fact that his dong has been in more vaginas and butt holes that I can imagine, he looks like the guy next door that you could bring home to mom. Plus, he's Jewish; Mom-Mom would be so proud. Not that I was expecting Oscar worthy performances, but holy hell, I couldn't form sentences by the time it was over. And what did Lindsey do to her face?!?!?!
Now he could portray a convincing Christian Grey.
My September Spending Freeze is going quite well, I had no idea I had it in me. So far I have only spent $3.19 on non-essentials. I've been in Target twice already, and somehow things haven't magically found their way into my cart. It's a Jewish New Year miracle.
The Philadelphia Lupus Loop is quickly approaching, and if you are wanting to do a good deed and support a fabulous cause, then please donate! I'm sure I can speak for the other 1.5million Americans living with lupus, every penny counts!!!
I received so many messages of support from Monday's post. It's crazy how many people read this thing (ok, so I have been pimping the blog on its Facebook page... LIKE it, dammit!), and I'm grateful to know that even though I may not actually talk about everything, there are so many people I can lean on.
I am so proud to say that Steve received a much deserved promotion at work. He is now the Project Manager for the program/project that runs basically whatever it is that his company does. He works so hard for us (hey, someone in this house has to), and is honestly so good at what he does. Since it looks like I will be having surgery in the next month or two, and returning to work seems like it is slipping farther and farther away, this couldn't have come at a better time. Hip Hip Hooray for Steve!!!!!!!! So thankful for your hard work!!!
Tomorrow I see the rheumatologist and have my chemo, so I'm probably going to be out for the count for the rest of the week.
Love you all!
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