Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, February 21st, 2024
Rainy Whining

It’s been rainy but nothing huge here in our area. Some places have been hit hard, so I’m not minimizing this. But dang, in our neck of the woods, it’s just wet, muddy and dreary. Maggie and I are used to more activity. However I did get my MRI for my throat approved and scheduled, so that’s good news. The scan is in March, and by then it’ll be 8 months since I started trying to get help. It’s getting worse, but still more annoying than causing any real problems that we know of so far. I can eat and swallow, and that’s kind of important :-) At least, we’re making progress and I’m happy enough about that.

The sigh-and-wait thing is my Humira medication. This is a once a year challenge to get this — we seriously play the same game every single year. Just imagine me rolling my eyes as I’m making endless calls between the specialty pharmacy, the doctors office, and my insurance, and begging them all to contract the right people with the right information to get the proper authorization. It’s bureaucracy at it’s finest. I guess it keeps my busy? And I’m always grateful when the rest of the year goes smoothly too.

Back to the rain, I’m amusing myself by thinking of absurd or fun plots :-) Still not writing, no real plans to write, but making up plots is fun! Although,  a quick aside, Youngest suggested I write a cookbook or cooking/baking website — but I think that’s because he wants all my recipes :-)

How’s your week going?

4 comments to “Rainy Whining”

  1. Silver James
    February 21st, 2024 at 12:33 pm · Link

    It’s Wednesday. That means the week is going. LOL

    I’m sick and tired of my gastric issues making me sick and tired. :roll:

    It’s supposed to hit 80 today. Yay. :D

    I should probably be saving this stuff for Friday’s Five because this is pretty much the sum total of my activity/week at the moment. Other than that, Life is good. :D

  2. Viki S.
    February 21st, 2024 at 3:46 pm · Link

    You and Maggie must be climbing the walls not being able to go for walks because of the rain. I sure hope it clears up soon.

    Excellent on getting the MRI scheduled and crap on the Humira. You do have this issue every year. It stinks how they try to make things so difficult that we give up. But Leo’s are up to the fight 😉.

    I think the cookbook/baking book isn’t a bad idea. Score for BLB.

    It’s a nice day here today – 58F and mostly sunny. Tomorrow we’re going to have heavy rain all day. I figure after I clean the bathrooms I’ll go to the store so the rain washes the salt off my car. Then Sat. it will be right back on due to snow.

    Have a great afternoon!

  3. Jenn
    February 21st, 2024 at 5:27 pm · Link

    Silver, I hear you on being sick and tired of it! They are going to need to help you find a solution fast, you’ve already lost a chunk of weight and losing more rapidly will not be good. I’m telling you what you already know, LOL. I wish I could help, but I do care.

    Hope your day hit it’s potential, at least with the weather.

    Don’t worry if you don’t have five things on Friday — just talk about anything you want to. This blog is just a hangout for friends now :-)

  4. Jenn
    February 21st, 2024 at 5:37 pm · Link

    Viki, the weather today has been better — cloudy and occasional showers with sunshine breaking through. Maggie and I got out and both of us feel better!

    Yeah this is because the approvals are for 12 doses in a year when I need 13. For math buffs; the approval covers 48 weeks because no one explained that biweekly comes to 52 weeks in a calendar years. At least it does in the math I was taught way back in the olden days, LOL.

    I doubt I’ll do a cookbook or website. A lot of my recipes come from others, some are tweaked by me, but not enough to feel I can claim I created them. And then I do some freestyle cooking or baking but those are usually a matter of using what I have on hand, which I think most people do :-). I’m truly not an accomplished cook. But Youngest made me feel good so that’s what matters.

    You are getting some pretty big weather shifts there! I laughed about driving in the rain to clean the dirt and salt off your car :-) Sounds like a good plan to me!

    Hope you have a nice evening!

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