Going to the Mayo Clinic

My RA doc is sending me to the Mayo on the 12th of Feb.  He is bewildered as to what is going on with me, whatever, I’m more than happy to go to the Rheumatology Clinic at the Mayo Clinic.

One thing though, my dog Tucker is dying, he has stage 4 unspecified metastatic carcinoma.  He has surgery on Jan 8th, they removed a large tumor that was wrapped around his intestines.  It’s in his lympnodes, already spread to his shoulder lympnodes as of 2 days ago they gave him maybe 2 or 3 weeks, he’s been by my side 24/7.  The Mayo is maybe an hours drive from me, maybe a little more.  I prayer that he’s still with me.  He also has fluid build up in his abdomen, this was found 2 days ago as well.  I’m more worried about my baby then myself right now.  He would be 10 in May of this year.  I’ve had him since he was 8 months old.  Easy to say I’m more than depressed, my heart is breaking and my RA is flaring, I feel like I have a million ulcers and have had a million heart attacks.  I’m going to miss my brave boy Tucker



I’m having an EMG tomorrow on my right hand/wrist.  Then a full body bone scan to look for I have no idea.

I’ve been pretty stressed out lately, my beautiful wonderful dog Tucker has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, so I’m focusing all my attention on him and my health has not been the best because of it but I need to spend as much time with him as I can.483043_4494541174288_779586201_n

Long time no blog

It’s been quite a while since I last blogged, my laptop was on the fritz.

Apparently the Rituxan is working, I have zero B cells which means, as far as my RA doc says, is good and bad, good: the rituxan is working, it’s blocking the cells that create joint damage, bad: my immune system is even more suppressed, I have been sick for over a month.  At least I know why now.  I’m not sure I like the being sick part, take the good with the bad, I don’t know.

I had my right hand/wrist/forearm mri’d yesterday, I’m hoping that there is nothing wrong with it other than my joint damage from my RA.

My knee’s have been acting up on my lately, all of my joints have, probably because of the freezing cold.

I’ve had insomnia since the beginning of December, my dog was sick, he had been waking me up 3 times a night to go out, my body freaked out I guess, last night was the first night I didn’t wake up, happy about that.