I like walking, but I LOVE breathing 🙂 I really did wear myself out today. Pacing myself has never been one of my virtues. If I have a good day, I always overdo it. I need to take it easy and build up my endurance.
I wish I understood the science behind my disabilities and why prednisone is such an absolute miracle. It always has been that way for me…at least at first. So many people I know are not so lucky. Some folks become psychotic, some hurt worse, some have truly horrific side effects and for a baffling-to-me group…nothing happens! I go from almost dead to dancing around.
How does prednisone fix so many things so quickly? I don’t understand that at all. I have always had a sky high SED rate. That means I have a lot of inflammation. Prednisone calms inflammation…but what does that mean? Why do MOST things wrong with me get better?
I feel like I have never really seen this building or even my own apartment. I notice complexity and details now. Not only do my eyes work better, I see through new eyes! I feel much more curious. The world is way more wondrous.
I went out to get my mail and bumped into 4 folks yakking. We talked awhile and a strange, nutcase woman came in and rudely wanted to know where carts are. I showed her the shopping cart by the elevator. She snapped not that kind of cart! One for furniture! Well, it’s 9:30 at night. I wasn’t about to suggest we wake up Marion and her husband to get the key to the craft room. There’s a dolly with a rope in there. She likely wouldn’t have approved of that one, either. If the woman had been the slightest bit polite, I would have offered other suggestions.
If this stranger had come over to us, smiled and said hi, my name is ****. I am new here and am moving into apartment #***. We probably would have all pitched in and helped.
The 4 folks by the mailboxes were unmercifully gossiping about everyone. When this new woman showed up, they whispered about her. I tried to escape. The ditzy new tenant and her companion had piled up multiple boxes of crap in the vestibule between the doors, and in front of both sets of doors, plus across the inside door. The automatic door was nonstop opening and closing by itself because of the weight of the crap pile. Geeze! Don’t mess with me on steroids! I feel instant panic when I can’t get out of a bad situation. I told them they can’t just block the only way in and out for everyone. I emphasized ambulances are often here. They acted totally clueless and put out that what they were doing was unacceptable. You know what really sucks? She is moving into the apartment diagonally across from mine 😦 We really didn’t need a new nut job! This place has more than its fair share. Sigh…so much for the relaxing evening. I don’t understand starting off life here with rudeness. This afternoon the manager had told me a nice woman was moving into that apartment soon :-p
So while I am sitting outside, there was a guy pulling an absolutely filthy carpet out of the dumpster. Then he buzzed a tenant to be let in 😮 Lots of people here have pets that go on the carpets, fleas, bed bugs and probably worse. A few minutes later, a man I have never seen wheels a cart of garbage out. He parks it outside by the front door…and walks off! I saw too much. The creepers come out at night.
I have a new appreciation for my apartment with the blinds closed.
Ah, geeze! I opened my blinds to find a transient running their truck to get warm while they put on clothes this morning.
Soon after I heard fire trucks and ambulances. There was someone laying on the lawn across the street. A news truck pulled up simultaneously. No idea what happened.
The woman who does my laundry just came in to get it. She said while I was at FNB yesterday, there were two cop cars in the parking garage and they cuffed and took away a woman. Just as we were coming back from FNB, a tow truck was pulling out a mini van. Bev says the cops took all sorts of things out of the van after cuffing the woman. Crime and craziness are spiraling upward at an increased pace 😮
I had enough money to do laundry today because my disability was deposited early due to the holiday. I wrote checks for bills and have $5.89 left for all of September 😮
Well, at least I have prednisone for now 🙂 Next…back to the fight for IVIg…