I hope a title for this story comes to me before I publish it. Oh, what about an image, do I have one I like? Would I rather go watch Matlock? For some reasons writing hasn’t happened this week. I often wonder what would happen if I made my living writing. OK, here goes with Pandora music in the background.
I do have one thing to share here with my fellow arthritis and RA friends. I am going to taper off my only medicine for it. I have taken Hydrocortisone for almost two years, seems that it long enough. This must be very powerful stuff because the tapering off period is four months.
I had an appointment with Dr. B yesterday. He is a pain management doctor, unfortunately not much he can do for me at this point. I really like him. They had changed their computer system and all my information had to be put in again. The nurse asked all the usual question, medicine history etc. When she got to the lists of ailments she asked, “Any depression”
“No, not depressed, I twitter.” Made her smile. Speaking of making people smile, I handed out my business card to the doctor and staff. Wanted to remind them and myself that laughter is very good for what ails you.
One thing that is not good for me is taking my blood pressure with one of those machines. My BP is very hard to take, very weak pulse. The office didn’t have a regular manual BP cuff, so I endured five attempts before she could get a reading. At least this time I didn’t burst out in tears.
I am writing this the day before Thanksgiving. (I am not a holiday person) I have enough things to be thankful to fill a book. There would be a chapter entitled, “Blog Readers, Angels on You”.