Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Quick Update

Real quick, then off to work this morning...

I got a call from my nurse yesterday. She says my lab came back great! Bad cholesterol was fine, good cholesterol was a little low. Need to add some cheerios, oats and walnuts to my diet. Other than that, everything looked good.

Went to the rheumatologist yesterday, he called my one swollen toe a "sausage digit." I am not kidding when I say that. That's a little discouraging for someone trying to lose weight. You don't like for anything on the body to be referred to as a sausage anything. At any rate, he says sausage digits are common with psoratic arthritis. Since I don't have psoriasis, he scratched his head and hesitantly diagnosed me as having psoratic arthritis without psoriasis. He placed me back on the weekly injections to help with the arthritis, prescribed me another two weeks of steroids and said see you next year. Don't like the shots, but I like not hurting much less.

Yesterday was a good little workout. Just a little over a mile on the treadmill, then off to enroll the kids in school. I'll be glad to get them back into a good routine. It seems to be working pretty well so far this week. Let's see if it continues to run smoothly.

Off to work. Hope you all have a happy successful day!

Thanks for reading,


  1. I have psoriatic arthritis with psoriasis and i know it's no fun!
    I've also had sausage fingers, but not for a while. The shots do help and i actually have had it for a few years now :)

  2. Oh Rachel, I sincerely hope that you find some relief with this treatment. It's not good to think of a good friend in pain. Great job on the workout! Your attitude is incredible! You have the determination of a champion---you're going to win!

    I agree---they should think of another thing to call the condition. Sausage anything just sounds mean.

    My best Rach---Love ya,