Thursday, May 21, 2009

Not to be Depressing but...

Every once in awhile I try to give you updates on what's going on with my health. I know that some of my followers care about what's going on - so that's why I do it! Not trying to complain - just being honest about what's going on.

Recent news has not been fun. The last couple weeks my asthma has gotten much worse again.  All my medications (including the steroids) are currently at maximum doses and there isn't really anything else the doctors can do right now. We've tried everything. So for now, I'm just resting as much as I can, pretty house-bound, and exhausted.

We did try having me move in with my parents for a few days in case it was something in my apartment I was reacting too. There's been no change though so I'm going back home tonight. I've missed being in my home! I love my family, and I'll always be welcome here, but I've become accustomed to my own place.

There is one new medication that we are going to try, but it's supposed to take months to build up in the system and work. It's also insanely expensive. So far I have grants for the first month and a half of treatment, and we're working on getting me more grants.  It'll take awhile - but hopefully this will help!

The other big news is that I'm working on the application for disibility right now. It's been over a year since my health got this bad, and there's no sign that I'll get significantly better for awhile. I don't know if they will grant it to me, asthma is a tricky one, but my Doctor supports me and I figure it's worth a try.

So - to try to make things a little less depressing - here are some things I'm happy about through all of this :)

~ My hubby, my family, and my friends love me!
~ I'm not reacting as badly to the high steroid levels as I usually do.
~ I have some awesome friends on-line that cheer me up every day :)

Love you guys!


Larry Hamm said...

Hey Rose I know How you feel hon I'm sorta trap inside with my health to I here if you ever need anything just let me know meanwhile you and your family are in my prayers.


Anonymous said...

Hi Ruthie, I'm sorry to hear that you've had such trouble recently with your health but am praying that with new treatments, you will find some much deserved relief. If you need anything ... or just need to vent ... I'm here for you.
:) DeDe

Franni said...

Hey Kiddo
I am here for ya if you need, been there done that with the breathing problems and the disability.
love and hugs

Anonymous said...

Wishes you healthly again, if you need a friend I'm always here for you! Someday we will have to go shopping together...since we are only @ 2hrs away from each other!!!


BeadedTail said...

I hope the new meds work and that all the grants go through. Again, if you ever need anything just let me know!

Memories for Life said...

Hope the new med works...and that you can get more grants! And get on disability!
So glad you can find things to be grateful for :)

Adaptable Kay said...

You know I'm right there with ya Rosie :D he he
We can get through this thing together!

storybeader said...

that's great that you are able to write a grant for meds. I've only been involved in grantwriting for exhibits and museum related things. Glad you have a good support system there - makes it all worthwhile, eh?
xxoo {:-D

Splendid Little Stars said...

This makes me sad. You are such an upbeat person. I hope that health will soon be yours. I'll keep you in my prayers.

TiLT said...

Big big BIG hugs!!!
We will do our best to keep it cheery :)