Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pills, pills, pills

Went to the rheumatologist today. She thinks it is best for me to go onto another medication..She just wants me to feel better, faster, so i dont have to take as much of the steroids and pain meds.
Still, adding another 2 pills a day takes me up to 19 pills a day. 21 if i take my multivitamin, a few less if its a relatively pain free day.
I guess it is worth it though, if it can help me.

I do feel like im getting a bit better too. Not all the time, but the meds have taken the harsh edge off of everyday. the pain is still there but it isnt so bad.
Everyone around me is sick, it seems. My mom even is sick and no one can figure out why. My boyfriends ankle is screwed up and wont heal. A close friend is struggling to catch up to her disease. Everyone is falling apart! When I was younger..I didnt know anyone with a chronic illness, or disability. I think there were maybe 3 kids in my k-12 career that even had food allergies.

What the hell happened??? Now it seems like everyone I know has something wrong in one way or another. But I still meet people...who have no idea, and I used to be one of them!

Anyway, enough of that!
I'm doing alright, and thats alright with me.
So cherish what you have, no matter how small; you may lose it at any time.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Blagging away

Well, this is it. A blog! Gasp.
I have so many friends and family who I know have been wondering whats been going on lately, and frankly the internet is a great outlet anyway! I havent explained things well to many people, so i'll do that too. :)

For anyone who doesnt know me, I suppose I'll introduce myself. My name is Krysta. I am 20 years old and I live with my boyfriend and my two awesomely crazy dogs. I work at a slightly good but mostly bad food service job which i hate but pays me just enough to not want to switch jobs. I love technology, reading, art, baking, and a bunch of other uninteresting stuff.

 Recently though, my life completely changed.
A few years ago my health started downhill, although i didnt recognize it yet. About three months ago, I was diagnosed with sero-negative rheumatoid arthritis. All that means is that i have rheumatoid arthritis, but i dont show it on paper; all tests came back negative. I still am thankful it wasnt a worse illness. Im on medication, a lot of it. And I hurt a lot, but i take everything one step at a time. Some days are easier than others.
There has been a good side to this, at least. I appreciate everything more, the important things. I appreciate so much what i have, even if it isnt much.

Anyway, thats me. Thats whats been going on in Krysta land. Im going to try to keep this updated, because i feel bad keeping y'all so uninformed, and again i just feel like gettin it out... I am fairly forgetful and tend to not answer phone calls,

Have a good night, interweb!