Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Surgery!

So I've thrown up again. Yay.

I had my wisdom teeth taken out yesterday morning. The pain isn't quite as bad as I was expecting. The right side is worst, but that's where four teeth were taken out, as opposed to two on the left. I only had three wisdom teeth apparently, but also needed the tooth immediately in front of each wisdom tooth removed due to breaking.

I just miss eating. What I do eat I seem to throw back up because it's not enough to help me stomach the pain meds I'm on... which isn't too surprising since it's twice as strong as what I normally take.

Odd side comment - my knees feel amazing. As soon as that laughing gas hit my system yesterday, my knee got crazy shakey and now haven't hurt at all. I'm kind of loving that.

Well, I'm sure I'll be blogging more as I throw up more, haha.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Run/Walk to Irish Fest and Surgery!

Whoa, it's been a while since I blogged. Oops.

The walk was an amazing success overall. There were a ton of people, and it was fun. You can take a look at the pictures and such here. I'm not in any, but some of my friends are once you get in the 34-ish page range. Yay runners! Thanks again guys for coming out and supporting the Arthritis Foundation.

I'm having surgery tomorrow :(

It's not that big of a deal. I'm just getting my wisdom teeth taken out, along with three other broken teeth caused by my wisdom teeth. So much fun. I am not excited to do it, but really excited to have it done with.

So I may be blogging more this next week. But don't expect it to make sense, haha.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wego Health RA TV

Hey guys, check it out. My first video for Wego Health is up over on their RA channel.




Enjoy!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Share Your Favorite Rheumatoid Arthritis Activists & Resources with WEGO Health!

Hey guys! I'm sure by now you guys already know that I work with Achieve Clinical, blogging about my RA experiences. Well, I'm going to be working with an additional site, and am really excited about it.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with WEGO Health, they’re a different kind of social media company – with a mission to empower the top 10% of online health social media contributors to connect with one another and with healthcare companies.  They call those folks Health Activists – but they’re people like me and you who are community leaders, bloggers, on Facebook, on Twitter, leading online forums, and usually “all of the above.”

As part of their mission, WEGO Health has recently launched a new Health Activist video platform called WEGOHealth.tv where they are presenting the authentic voice of the online community in the form of Health Activist-created videos and resources.

Right now, they’re working on a Rheumatoid Arthritis Channel and they’ve asked for my thoughts on resources and video ideas.  I wanted to make sure that all of you had a chance to weigh in as well so I hope you’ll take a minute and let them know what you’d like to see on the channel!  You can share your resources and ideas (or just sign up to get notified when the channel launches!) here: WEGOHealth.tv Rheumatoid Arthritis Channel.

By sharing our favorite resources and tools, we’ll help to make this new Channel as valuable as possible.

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But seriously, you guys should check it out. I'll be posting little video snippets of myself talking about my RAxperiences (yes, I just made a new word) and all the fun things I go through. If you have any topic ideas, totally share with me and I can pass them along!

I let you guys know when the channel is up and running, but it's expected to be set up by next Wednesday I think.

Yay activism!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Supergirl!

The boyfriend and I went hiking yesterday out at Devil's Lake. It was gorgeous and we had a lot of fun. It was nice to do something more physical on my day off from work. I haven't really been able to do that lately.

But holy cow, we were like billy goats up there. We started on this trail that was 0.4 miles up the side of a mountain-esque hill (compared to Oregon, Wisconsin has no mountains). But what we failed to realize until it was too late was that it was a back and forth trail, basically straight up the side of this thing.

I'm glad we had our walking sticks. And that the slippery, dusty rocks didn't let either of us biff it all the way back down.

My body is less sore than it should be. And I'm not excited about it. That just means it will get worse on that second day. Lame.

But I was SO impressed with both of us and our abilities to keep going up this trail - and then down another one. My legs got real shaky and, in some points, my left knee wanted to give. But we made it and rewarded ourselves with a dip in the lake.

And we went to see The Tempest at the American Player's Theatre. It was pretty awesome. I forgot how funny that play in particular was.

And now I'm at work. I'm sure that by 3pm when I get off I'll be super tired. Yay.