Calizari @ 70

Calizari @ 70

Last night I finally managed to get her to 70.  She finally has Riptide and played with that a little in a couple Utgarde Keep runs.  Of course today they are doing maintenance, so while I wait I will be reading forums and watching vids on Resto Shaman POV for MoP most likely.

She is fun to play, and is always busy doing something.  While waiting on Outland queues I started working on her Explorer title and have Durotar and Northern Barrens so far.  It’s not much, but it’s a start.  I also got her First Aid going finally.  The biggest thing I need to get busy working on is her Jewelcrafting. I think once she has that maxxed, I will drop Mining and put her to work on Alchemy.   She is going to need both once they change over to the new talents and change in mana regen. She will probably be needing as many Mana Pots as she can get on the way from 80 to 90.

I am actually looking forward to the new changes.  Now is the time to be learning while there is still time to play through dungeons to get the hang of it.  Practice, practice, practice.  This is why I love randoms…a mix of easy going groups that are on the verge of boring and other groups that require me to be on the ball at all times to keep the group alive.

I am enjoying Resto shaman and can’t believe I never got past the whole ‘totems’ thing.  Yup, you heard me right…I never played Shaman before because I did not like the idea of having to mess with managing so many Totems.  And now that they will be changing them soon, I think regardless of those changes, it won’t make me stop playing this class.  She is fun!

I read more and more about how Resto Shamans aren’t doing as well in MoP Beta as the other healers…and of course that Holy Pallys are just through the roof again.  No surprise there.  Trivenna will get leveled sooner or later…probably later tho.

Priorities pre-MoP

I am hoping that Blizz drops the patch soon enough but not too soon.  That way I can get Calizari and Ezdenia to 80+ by the time it hits.  I think that way I can make a better decision as to which one I like playing best, being as I will know how they are going to feel healing come MoP.  I would hate to get them both to 85 and then have to relearn everything all over again and end up changing my mind.  Not good.  But I am working on getting them both to 80 asap.

Then I need to get Shortbookie leveled up too.  She has Inscription/Herbalism and will be able to make decent gold selling Head and Shoulder Enchants not to mention supplying Cali and/or Ezzy.

If I have time, I would like to get Trivenna leveled up also.  Just in case she is needed for guild runs.  That and I would like to get Blacksmithing/Mining leveled up on her.  Another way to make some gold and not have to spend it for my own needs.

If I am really, really lucky I would like to start on a second Shaman or Priest.  Depending on which I choose as my Main, that way I can still keep learning more about the class but have another toon for professions and bank space.  Just the idea of doing this could be another whole post?  Hmmm.

Mists of Pandaria anticipation

I ordered my Digital Standard edition this morning before leaving for an appointment.  So I am ready to go.  I think.

I have to get Calizari and Ezdenia leveled up and make my final choice on a new Main.  Professions also need to be leveled up as they will help make gold and lessen my gold output to gem, enchant, flask these two gals as well.  All I need is to get Shortbookie leveled for her Inscription benefits and I should be ok.  Starting over on a new server is never easy and road blocks don’t help either but I am getting there.

I am going to plow ahead on Calizari first this time since I jumped to 60 first on Ezdenia…hopefully I will see a difference in which one I prefer to play the most.  So far if there is any difference, it isn’t enough that it’s obvious yet.  So until I am sure, I don’t want to chose yet.

Calizari @60!

Calizari @ 60

Thank you IcyHot Arthritis!!

I was finally able to get back to playing after a week of stiff, painful hands and other joints.  I managed to get her to 60!

That was Monday…I ended up back at doctors yesterday with a double infection and a Vitamin D deficiency.  But now that I am feeling better I am going to just keep right on going with her to 80 I think and then get Ezdenia up there so I can make my decision on who I like playing best.  The sooner the better!  Because I am behind because of my screwy health lately…and I need a few laughs and some fun to push me along.   😉

New Rheumy doc and todays visit…

Today is the fourth day of being sore in every joint and the third day of not being able to play WoW.  It was my first visit to the new rheumatologist tho and was a little surprised what he had to tell me.

After a 3 hour day at the doctors office, doing background history and him looking at blood test results from earlier this year and poking and proding me and questions upon questions and more questions…he is retesting me for a few things and will be doing a couple MRIs in 3 weeks before starting me on any meds.  Mostly because he thinks my pain is not from Fibromyalgia alone…he thinks I have early onset Rheumatoid Arthritis.

So what could be worse than Fibro?  Any one of the autoimmune diseases…sigh.  After spitting that out, he asks me if there is any history of arthritis in my family….um, yes my mother had rheumatoid arthritis…bad enough her docs wanted her to have back surgery and fuse her spine together…to which she told them exactly where they could go.  This was 10 years or so ago tho.

So, now I am in the waiting mode again to see if this new doctor can figure out what the heck is going on with me.  Telling me I am a mess does not count as a diagnosis of anything.  And yes, those were his exact words…I am a physical mess.  Ya think?  He says I am fixable to an extent;  since there are no cures for either Fibromyalgia or Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Time will tell.

He asked me what hobbies I have.  I said I play WoW when I am able and read one of the many Terry Brooks Shannara series books when I can’t play.  He didn’t have much to say to that.   😉

On a sillier note…can you see an Orc shaman gimping along in the very back of the group, grunting and throwing out heals as she went?  That would be me lately.  At least my toons are racking up some rested time…hopefully I will get some rested time too.  I could use the boost.

The Fibro days of summer

I have had a couple rough days and have not been able to sit at my computer much less work on leveling my Shaman or Priest.  Instead, as I lay on my bed yesterday, waiting for the 1/2 Oxycodone to kick in (left over from when hubby had dental work done), I decided to try to write out something (anything) by hand.  I was just so incredibly sore and to the point where I finally gave up and was ready to try anything that would stop or at least make the pain more manageable. The Tramadol has done diddly to help with any of the pain.  So I gave up and took the good stuff.

You see, Saturday I wasn’t feeling so good but not really bad and I thought maybe a little indoor gardening was in order to chase away the blahs.   I managed to re-pot 4 smaller plants and then had my youngest help me with my biggest one.  I didn’t think it was all that much effort or that I was over doing it. It wasn’t like I was trying to hurry or anything.

Anyway, here is what I managed to write while lying in bed Sunday, please pardon my language:

Days like today really piss me off. I didn’t feel so great yesterday and it was enough to send me into one of those ‘get something done’ days. More or less, I tried to stay busy so I didn’t have time to think about how crappy I was feeling.

I didn’t go crazy or at least I didn’t think I had.  But today, I can barely write or tolerate my 15 year old.  And all it took was to repot a few plants.  That’s it, nothing major.  The biggest one my son helped me with, so it wasn’t like I did more than I could handle. But geez…really?  Repotting four plants total kicked up my Fibro enough that it’s literally kicking my ass today?  For real?  This is BS!

I stopped taking the Amytriptyline almost 2 weeks ago.  I do not like how it made me feel.  The only good thing I found that it could do was quiet my brain down  and kept it from running at 100mph or faster the minute I crawled into bed.  Other than that, it made me sleepy longer into the following day and I ended up sleeping longer than I normally would.  I also found that it made me a bit paranoid as well.  Not nutty paranoid but stupid shit that I knew better than to ever think in the first place. And the weird as hell dreams?  Ugh.

I am not depressed…I am pissed off!!  Pain makes me a cranky granny.  The worse the pain, the better chance somebody will be offended or told to go away.  Today is one of those days.  Which is why I gave in and took the Oxy and am waiting for it to kick in.

I have problems getting to sleep and staying asleep.  My husband explains it best I guess when he says that If a mice could fart I would hear it in my sleep and be instantly wide awake and looking for the little bugger.  That is no joke.  Whatever causes it, I have no clue.  All I know is, that I can go from dead on my feet to wide-the-hell-awake in an instant from anything that gets past the white noise of my fan(s).  Snoring from either my hubby or my son (from the next room no less!), passing thunderstorm(s), noisy neighbors, or even the ringing in my ears.

I just keep telling myself its only two more days…two more days.

In the mean time hubby has the other half of that Oxy ready for me for later when I am ready to go to bed. Anything to get me through til my appointment on Tuesday.  I can’t do this much longer, I need some kind of help to sleep and for the pain and burning that drives me up the wall because once it starts it will not stop for days.

So no playing WoW for me today.  I think I was lucky I managed to stay logged in on Calizari yesterday for 30-45 min. before I gave up and shut it down.  But I did manage to read quite a few great blogs later on throughout that day.  So it wasn’t totally boring for me…I just have to do a little at a time when I am like this.  Maybe that was too much too, I don’t know.  At this point I admit I have no clue why or what is causing the flares to be so regular and to last for so long.

I just hate this.  I have a few days here and there, where I feel good enough that I start thinking I might be able to work again.  Then, I get a rude awakening after days like yesterday and today.  Fibromyalgia is a bitch…and I stick by the idea that if Fibro were a person, they would be long dead.  Somebody would have lost sense of all that they are and would have done Fibro in for sure.  Hell, I would have made it the quickest and cheapest cure in the world….one shot, one kill.  No more pain…for any of us.

Today is looking like it will be a repeat of yesterday…I am sore and the burning is back.  I probably am over doing it now just by typing this out.  Grrr!

I hope tomorrow is better.  I am not missing my appointment for anything…even if hubby takes the day off to get me there.

Ezdenia @ 60!

Lvl60

Ezdenia made it to level 60 on Monday.  She managed to make it this far, and is getting impatient to get to 85.  Then the real fun begins.  I say this because so many randoms lately have been hit and miss…mostly miss.  Some know what they are doing and where they are going and the ones that don’t, well…they don’t last long.

Anyway, I can see why Disc priests are so popular!  And I thought she would be too squishy healing.  She does ok for herself tho.

I have to say tho, that with a good group and a good tank…it can be boring.  And as I found out from 57-60, if you have a good Dk tank it can get very boring.  But that is good right?  Things die faster and dungeons are run faster…which in turn means we level faster.  But I did actually find myself wishing for a jumpy hunter or impatient mage to pull something extra into the mix a few times.  Something to make it more interesting…and give me something more to do than bubble tank, wait, wait, wait, Penance if he blows through the bubble and is getting near half health…or if not and dps is getting hit for some reason, then I can throw out a Prayer of Healing and be done.   I think I like rush of someone accidentally pulling an extra group, just so I could save the day.  Which tends to put a smile on my face for a little while.

I gave her a break today and got to work on Calizari so she could get back to having some fun too.  Although tomorrow evening Ezdenia insists on going with guildies on a Molten Core run.  If only she were 70…then she could hitch a ride to the Karazhan run that is going on right before that.  Oh well, she will just have to do with what she can get…for now.

She managed to get a Smolderweb Egg during one of her many Blackrock Spire runs.  She did miss out on the other companion pet that drops in either Upper or Lower Blackrock Spire.  That’s ok…maybe Calizari will get a chance or two at it.  While Calizari was traveling through Booty Bay…she remembered to stop and buy a couple each of the Senegal and Cockatiel.  So now she and Ezdenia have those as well.  Which quickly got Ezzy the Plenty of Pets Achievement!

The other rather obvious thing I have noticed while playing around on Ezdenia is that she has the BEST rolls of any toon I have ever played on!  I mean this goblin rocks when she rolls!  It’s pretty bad when she fills her bags before the end of an Upper or Lower Blackrock Spire run.  She has ran willy-nilly through that place throwing trash out of her bags just to be sure she didn’t miss out on any gear drops.  She needs them for Enchanting mats ya know!  😉

Well, at least she is resting a little now…but I bet she is already kicking around the dirt waiting for tomorrow nights run…let’s just hope there are enough that signed up for it that she gets to go.  Otherwise she will have to wait to see what else she can find to do.