i'm finally not really that sick any longer. it's been two weeks since i started feeling ill and i'm still a little snotty and coughing a bit. i can't fucking wait until it's all cleared up. it better be soon. ugh.
my birthday was last week. and i was sick. so, you know. awesome husband @_antgas and i went to benihana (if you have a local location, join their chef's club and you'll get a $30 certificate for your birthday!) and ate A LOT. then on my birthday we went over our friends' house and had nathan's for dinner. it was very nice and nostalgic: when we were younger, my mom would pick up nathan's hot dogs and french fries for a special dinner on our birthdays. she'd also get this lemony cake for dessert. i don't know how many years we did it, but i remember it being a thing. the next night we had greek food and ice cream with my bestie for forever.
my dad's birthday is the week before mine, so we've often done joint birthday things. on sunday, we went to our favorite steak house with dad, my brother, his fiancee sisterfromanothermister, and my twin half sisters. it was lots of food and lots of fun. i had a meat-ful weekend.
so much meat. so much.
i'm not eating meat until saturday again. @_antgas' mom is having st. patrick's day. we didn't do anything for st. paddy's day because i won't cook meat and we don't drink... so, kind of pointless. but for saturday i'm planning on making scratch irish soda bread - one without raisins because i hate raisins - and i might make my family's cole slaw.
i've been off my meds forever, it feels like. my joints are screaming. and the fatigue is coming back. it's like just existing in this much pain causes fatigue. i'm kind of over it.
i'm getting some tattoo work done on thursday, not too much but a bit. my rheumy said i should stop taking my meds for a week before and a week after if i want to get tattooed. i've been off for over two weeks, almost three. but then i have to wait for another week before i can start humira. which is the next biologic drug we're trying. enbrel didn't do shit. i only hope humira does something.
piglet seems to be.... well, piglet. her tooth is definitely getting worse, but she's still drinking and eating and peeing and pooping. of course, every cat vomited everywhere last night. damn it. we'll bring piglet back in about two weeks to have another round of blood work and see if anything's changed. i guess we'll cross that bridge when we come to it....