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Arthritis Walk 2011

Earlier this month, we participated in the annual Arthritis Walk in Atlanta. It’s something I look forward to every year. It’s such a great atmosphere, and it’s fun walking with other arthritics. 🙂

This year, a couple of friends from my mom’s group joined us, and we had a lot of fun. Lucy had a blast. She refused to be pushed in her stroller — she wanted to either walk or be carried by Joe. She was a hit, too. Everyone thought she was adorable.

This is Lucy as we started out on the walk:

And, here she is at the finish line high-fiving everyone:

Next year, I want to get team t-shirts made. I haven’t decided if I’ll make an iron-on logo myself with my Silhouette or have a company print them. We have a great idea for a logo, though. I can’t wait to see it on a t-shirt!

I’m looking forward to the holiday weekend. We’re heading up to my parents’ house to celebrate my grandma’s 84th birthday! I can’t wait. I’m so lucky to still have all of my grandparents alive.

You know, I thought having to deal with pimples would have ended after my teen years. Not the case. I’ve dealt with several bouts of pimples as an adult. I hate having to find a good way to remove pimples. It’s a hassle. I hope I don’t have to deal with them ever again. At least not until Lucy hits adolescence.

I’m dying to get some kind of pool for the summer. We may go with an inflatable pool that we can all enjoy, but I’d love to get one of those steel or metal above ground pools. I’d love to have an inground pool put in one day with a hot tub, but for now we’re hoping to get an above ground pool. At least I won’t have to worry about shopping for spa covers.

The Sinus Infection from Hell

It’s been a long week. It all started Tuesday when I was heading to the babysitter to drop off Lucy. I started to feel like I had a sinus infection, such as head and ear pressure. Luckily, my ENT office was able to squeeze me in, even though it meant I had to see the NP. She originally thought I was just having bad allergies (right, because I don’t know how my body reacts to a sinus infection….), but she was wrong. I had a sinus infection. And, guess what? I am the lucky winner of a CT scan next month to determine if I need sinus surgery. Hooray.

But, it doesn’t end there. I came home and relaxed until Joe and Lucy got home, and by that evening, I was achy and was freezing even though I was running a fever. A sinus infection with flu symptoms is the worst possible thing I have gone through. It has been a miserable week. I was at the point where I was ready to drive to my ENT’s office and demand they do the surgery RIGHT THEN.

Thankfully, the antibiotics finally seem to be starting to work. I love me some antibiotics. At least I didn’t have to get any tretinoin cream.

So, I am praying the CT scan shows I need surgery. Friends have told me they’ve had good results from it, and Joe hasn’t had any problems since his sinus surgery last year. Sure, the recovery isn’t a lot of fun, but if it means not getting a sinus infection every month, I’m all for it.