No, really. I'm sick and I'm tired. I'm in the middle of a lupus flare-up and, thanks to my suppressed immune system, I've also acquired a nasty summer cold from my bestest daughter in the whole wide world. On top of all that, I had to get new rounds of blood tests in the same arm, two days in a row. In all, I think they took around eight vials from me. That, of course, didn't help my anemia at all.
Really though, it's all kind of funny to me. Given the fact that I'm the biggest walking anomaly that I know, I just have to shake my head and smile at the irony sometimes. I mean, I guess it shouldn't even be a surprise to me how things go sometimes. Both of the phlebotomists that I went to had to use a vein in my left arm because the ones in my right arm are too spidery to try and get a needle into unless it's absolutely necessary. I suspect that getting a needle stuck into the same vein two days in a row would be enough to make anyone's arm a bit sore but since this is also the same arm that is already a bit weak from the surgeries I've had on that side, it was totally out of commission yesterday and it's still achy this morning.
Things aren't all bad, though. I was really thrilled when I found out that my new rheumatologist is a woman. I felt really comfortable talking to her and I think it's going to work out well having her as one of my doctors because she's right across the hall from my general practitioner so it won't be difficult to get information back and forth between them. She recommended that I start taking Plaquenil for my lupus symptoms. I used to take it in the past and I didn't get any adverse side effects from it so I agreed to start taking it. I'm going to get it filled today.
Well, my arm is hurting now so I'm going to go and lie back down. Maybe I'll be back on later to respond to some of the new comments under my last post.