Monday, June 29, 2009


I am sunburned and very tired, but probably the happiest I've been in a long time. This vacation was exactly what I needed and more.

Noah's Ark is America's largest water park and it shows by how much you have to walk around there. The big boy wave pool really is a big boy wave pool - yikes! The rides were a ton of fun. My boyfriend and I did some other things, like Duck rides and boat tours, the deer/other animal feeding/petting park thingy, and more. It was so much fun, especially House on the Rock.

I miss it so much already, but life must go on eventually I suppose.

All that's been hurting lately is the sunburn stuff. We did a lot in the water the first day and I think that was enough water therapy to help my body out. Plus, someone is very considerate about how things affect my body, so it's easy to stay within my comfort zone.

My appetite has been having a problem lately, except for reaaaallly late at night (like now for instance). Annoying.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Have Internet Again!!!!!!1!

That was the longest weekish of my life.

I'm going on vacation this weekend.

My hunger is waaay back in full swing.

My sister got BadgerCare and has separate appointments for an MRI, EEG, and a dermatologist.

I have to go paaaaaaack!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Sorry about the lack of updates. I had concerts and events galore this past weekend and I'm just two days away with being officially done moving, though there will still be things to move in and out of houses, storage units, and garages.

I worked 8-330 today after moving stuff last night, then spent most of tonight moving the bulk of what was left in the other house tonight. I am just completely drained. *le sigh*

Oh, and if you're interested in the Iran thing, I've been following that reaaaally closely on my other blog in the meantime.

Monday, June 8, 2009


I've been working without a day off for a while here now. It's not terrible, but I'm definitely getting pretty tired of it. I had a cramp yesterday in the back on my right leg that didn't go away until after work today. On top of that, it's time to get certified with the cleanliness of our store, so I've been in contact with a lot of chemicals today that, with my allergies and asthma, I probably should not be. Needless to say, I'm still a little light-headed. Oh well, tomorrow is another day.

I'm beginning to think that my leg cramping is a result of not having arches. It always seems to happen in my right leg, starting with my right heel. It should be interesting to see exactly what's going on there eventually.

Well, I'm pretty beat. I get to wake up early-ish and work just a few hours tomorrow, but I'm sure it'll be full of busy things to do and more physical pain. Oh joy.

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Hunger

My appetite, she has returned. It is a miracle!

Or it could be that the last thing I had to eat was a cinnamon roll and coffee at ten thirty or so last night.

In either case, it's nice to be hungry again. My knees are a little tired from running around a lot yesterday in Appleton with my friend Kyle and all the working I've been doing lately, but I'm definitely having fun. Next weekend, we have Kelsey's MRI and EEG appointment. I also have two concerts to go to and we move to the house up the hill from us. So busy! I'm sure that I will be hurtin pretty good after all is said and done.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

And Another Thing

I keep losing a lot of hair lately. My appetite still isn't back to normal, so I'm not sure if it's due to a lack of food or vitamins or stress or what's going on.

This sucks.


No, not the girly kind. Bear with me while I explain some background junk before getting to the cramps.

It's important to note the kinds of physical problems that accompany autoimmune diseases like Still's Disease. In allergies, the body tries to fight against what it deems to be a threat. However, this threat is the host's body itself. In autoimmune diseases, the body tries to overreact to each finger pop or leg bump to the coffee table. Not surprisingly, many people with Still's have allergies, asthma, or any other immune system issues.

In most people with Rheumatoid Arthritis, there is an antibody which is directed at the body itself which causes the biggest problem. Rheumatoid Factor (RF) does not exclusively mean Rheumatoid Arthritis, but with the right symptoms it can. Other diseases with high RFs are hepatitis, leukemia, mono, lupus, and Sjogren's syndrome.

After that medical lesson, let's shift our attention back to the title.

In addition to my Still's Disease, I have:
And some pretty interesting abdominal issues as well, but that's a part of the JRA itself.

The amount of proteins and vitamins that my body doesn't hold on to correctly cause a lot of problems. My fingernails and toenails suck, which isn't that big of a deal unless you like to be barefoot like my hippie self does. I also get these terrible cramps, generally when I'm working, that extend from my lower back down to my calves. Sometimes these cramps get so painful that I can't move my leg, which is not all that conducive to retail life.

I'm thinking it might be time to start taking the multivitamins that I bought forever ago.