Friday, January 8, 2010

Question & Answer Time.....

Hi......Joyce, let me introduce you to Max, A.K.A. Ding ~ he's 10 and not so bad anymore just old and senile :)

and this is Ms. Bailey, A.K.A. Dong ~ she's 2 and VERY BAD, but so cute...she's my baby :) she hunts birds with Mr. P, although she's on the DL this winter due to a leg injury and will be having surgery hopefully at the end of the month :/

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis which is Rheumatoid of the spine & vertebral body.....I also have degenerative disc disease in my cervical spine and my lumbar. I had to have two discs removed and titanium cages fused to the discs in my cervical spine last March, so to get to the answer to your question (I talk a lot :) ) Remicade & Methotrexate are chemotherapy drugs that are used to treat many things one of them being Rheumatoid Disease...I have to go for a monthly infusion, a cocktail as the infusion nurse calls them...not really my kind of "cocktail" but hey it helps A LOT!!! It takes about 3 1/2 - 4 hours and it wipes me out....this is what I look like when I get home....

By tomorrow though, watch out.....there's NO HOLDING ME BACK!!!!!

So that's it in a nut shell....I'm going to go get cozy, because yes ladies it's FREEZING UP HERE!!!!!!!

Until tomorrow, Be Safe & God Bless!


  1. Well I learned something about you tonight too!! I new about the RA but not the Disc stuff! You have a great evening and yes lets all stay warm!! LYLAS!!

  2. I hope all of this treatment helps! I was tested for RA about a year ago but it turned out to be just plain 'ole arthitis! You are one busy lady, so it doesn't slow you down:) Have a blessed day dear Lynda! Hugs from chilly Georgia!

  3. Thanks so much Lynda! It helped! Sorry you have had so many back problems. No fun! Glad you find relief though! Cute dogs! You stay warm over there!!! You are far from me!

  4. You are always in my prayers! I know how difficult it is to work with pain and how much it can wear you down. I was just thinking the other day that I have been working full time for 8 years now. My doc says nothing short of a miracle! It was December 2001 that you took pity and hired me! I am always mindful of that and you will always hold a special place in my heart. I learned a lot, had some fun and value our friendship! Love ya, Sassy