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Yesterday while sitting outside with my parents and their friends the sun was just beating down on me and I felt as if I were about to catch on fire. I guess I really should be more careful with the sunscreen. The blisters are like 85-90% gone, but they are not fully gone. It’s quite gross and unattractive, but at least it doesn’t hurt.

Today my middle finger on my right hand is swollen. I have no idea why. It’s the red arthritic swelling that I haven’t seen in a long time. I’ve been taking my meds pretty religiously at the same time every day, so I’m not quite sure what this reaction is. I guess it could be the weather change. I’ve been working out a lot more, so hopefully that’s not causing this.

I don’t have much else to say. I’ve been feeling good overall and I’m hoping that this good news/feeling will continue. Time will tell! Next doctor’s appointment is October 26, so just a few more weeks.

doctor out

I’ve made jokes in the past that I’m bad luck. Clearly, I do not have a lot of good luck on my side of things, but now it’s starting to spread. I made a joke a year ago that once I started to get better all my doctors at Tufts left. They had had enough and needed to get away from me. I got all new doctors.

Now I leave and start at Beth Israel. Things are going along nicely, well, of course minus the allergic reaction which has now subsided, but I got a call yesterday that my doctor had been in an accident and wouldn’t be back to work for at least 3 months. WHAT? I guess she’s ok, but that’s all the details they will give me.

I hope she heals quickly because she’s actually healing me!

It’s on.

Thanks for the birthday wishes! So far 30 is exactly the same as my 20’s. I’m hungover, I wrote some stupid texts last night and I could use a nap. So far, so good.

I went to the doctor’s yesterday to deal with this hive issue. Turns out, it’s not hives, it’s an allergic reaction to my medicine that is actually blisters! GROSS! This explains why it burned my face in the shower though. Needless to say it’s so rare that my doctor didn’t even mention it as a side effect. Less than 1% of people have this reaction, but since I’m the luckiest person in the world, of course I got it. Anyway, as anyone who reads this would know, I hate steriods. I hate steroids more than I hate…creed or nickelback or…the word hipster or…REM. Anyway, the cure for this is, as you could have guessed - STEROIDS! shoot me. It’s a quick blast though. 60mg yesterday, 50 today, 40 tomorrow, 30, 20 and back to 10 which is what I take daily anyway. I took 60 yesterday and 40 today, I couldn’t take 50 because I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. Anyway, it’s already better. Steroids are the worst / best drug in the world. They work SO well, but they are SOOO evil. I’ve realized that all my crazy crying/emo stuff has amplified over the months on the roids. It sucks.

I also joined a study where I give blood every 3 months and it goes into research. If my garbage blood can help someone, that’d be great because it definitely isn’t helping me. On the plus side, they give me $20 every time I give blood which pays for my copay. SWEET!

That’s really all I have. I’m glad this is getting better, it’s already way better than it was yesterday. I’m not still drunk from last night and my hangover is settleing in nicely. My scooter is in the shop and will hopefully be done today. Apparently I put some bad gas in it..who knew that could even happen??

So to sum this up. Hopefully this was a fluke thing. I don’t want to get off the cellcept because it seems to be working really well and it allows me to be on little and hopefully off the roids. I’ll leave you with one of the lasts texts I sent last night to jenny “Lo e you. Ni hii r”. Oh 30 - same as the 20’s hungover and full of regret!

5:12p.m.

30 years ago today, at 5:12p.m. I was born. Crazy. 29 years ago today, roughly, the nickname Dink was born.

at 3:30pm today I go to the doctor’s to find out why I’m breaking out in hives, not exactly the best way to spend the beginning of your birthday, but it seems appropriate for me.

Tonight I’m going to dinner with some lovely ladies and then hitting up the Young Adults/Best Coast show at the Middle East Down with Zack and maybe Mulkern. Great way to spend the day!

it’s getting worse

it’s itchier and swellier and grosser.

see?
hive face