Things to talk about
1) Mothers Day is tomorrow
2) I have approximately one week left until my rheumatology appt
3) I’m exhausted in every way possible (I think)
4) House projects keep coming
5) book news
1- If you haven’t gotten a present, then hurry up you lazy bum. Your mom spent hours in labor with you and you’re waiting until Sunday morning to stop by Walgreens and grab a wilted orchid? You, my friend, are either a bad person or very confused as to what the day is. At least make a card or something
2- This is exciting news. Though I contacted my endocrinologist about my cyst a few weeks ago and it is recommended I get another MRI sometime soon since my head hurts almost always and my supposed symptoms are either stationary or worse. I’m putting that on hold until I see this new lady and she cures my life…no pressure.
3- In a related story, I’ve been filling out a ‘lupus symptom tracker’ sheet and the fatigue column is teeming with info recently. I am TIRED. You know when you get the flu and your skin just feels tender and achy? My body feels like that. My back and my neck are just under a level 7 pain- tears are on the horizon but haven’t quite surfaced just yet. Trevor gave me the name of a new Chiropractor though so hopefully that solves that issue? Also, I can’t sleep due to said pain and also I still pee like a damn drunk girl at a tailgate (just with better manners and never in the woods).
4-The latest house upgrade is a new brick patio. My family is cooler than yours because my g-pa is letting me have his bricks from his front walkway and my papa bear is helping frame and lay them in the back. So soon I can host a smores party!
5) I’ve actually started to write a book. Kind of a coming of age story for pre-teens to young adults to read (or parents that are completely out of touch with the world and want to know what their kids are going through I suppose). It’s composed of a bunch of mini-stories of personal experience focused on body image and the battle of the bulge….so far it is not good, but I’m hoping once I get the gist of everything written down I can get someone else to help with the flow and whatnot. If you are interested in being a reader throughout the process let me know and I’d be happy to share each piece as I write it.
Today I will be working more than most people- first I’m on the nurse shift at Wellington until 1, which generally lasts until 2 since people are terrible at being on time. After that, I’ll probably come home to eat and drop Rowena off, then head to Duke for a bit of lab work. My only hope is that I make it home in time to take a quick walk around the neighborhood, shower and relax for a little bit. Then tomorrow I have work in the morning, Sunday morning errands, boxing class and then mothers day dinner/present delivery!
So that’s the update on Erin 🙂