Monday, January 3, 2011

Six Frakking Quarts of Water...

Yepper. That is my daily allotment. Bleargh! And Glug! lol Thank heaven for big plastic tumblers that hold a lot of water and straws. They make the slurping incredible amounts of water a little easier. I am a little behind, since I slept in a bit. I am just going on two quarts. Guess I had better step it up. lol

Coffee and brekkie are down. I am going to see if I can get by on one cup. Fewer calories and less caffeine.

Did I just say that? :P

I need to go make a doctor's appointment and take my BP med. Almost forgot it. Yuk. In spite of the cortisone injections, my frakking back is hurting again and Sunday I suddenly broke out in a nasty, painful rash on the left side of my back, under my arm and across my chest at the top of my breast. It is itchy and incredibly painful.  A reaction to the treatment? Shingles? Something else? I don't know. But it is driving me insane. Ugh! This sucks. I am tired of pain and I just want it to go away.

Okay, I am going to run along. Be back in a while.


  1. The science is generally weight x 1/2 ounce of fluid-the fluid weight in the food (1200 calories). That is what healthy people do, and we are going to get used to it. I struggle with it all the time. Start early, everything liquid counts..

  2. Ugh so sorry about your rash. That on top of a messed up back. Double ugh. That is awesome that you are cutting down on coffee though!

    Polar's Mom

  3. Erika,
    I'm so sorry about the pain being back again. I'm also sorry to hear about the rash. It could be a reaction to the new BP meds but please call you MD before you stop it. Your BP numbers that you posted before scared me and I worry about you. Check with your doc about the most likely cause of the reaction. While you are waiting to hear back from them, you might want to google your meds and see if a rash is one of the side effects. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you. Sunshine.


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