Staying busy…

So far I have been staying as busy as possible between doctor appointments and waiting until the day of my surgery.  But I will be damned if it isn’t one thing or another that comes up!   I received a call from my Rheumatologist office first thing this morning to tell me to get my butt in to get retested for ALT levels.  I guess my last blood test on the 10th came back with a slightly elevated ALT, which is liver function.  So now it needs to be rechecked and if it is still elevated….then I assume I will be taken off the Prednisone and put on something else?  I don’t know.

All I know is that I really want to jump into WoW and try not to worry about all of this.  I can not believe they haven’t been able to figure out exactly what is going on yet after 10 months of this crap.  So I have RA, and now they are going to be doing MRIs looking for MS and neuropathy in my feet.  None of this is good by itself, but come on…MS and neuropathy on top of it?  No wonder I spend as much time as I can in WoW trying not to think about all of this.  It’s the only way to block out my worries and have a laugh or two during the day anymore.  Hubby is stressed out from all of this too…and I feel so bad that he has the added stress of  being the only one working to keep us going while we wait to see whether or not I can/should file for disability.  The longer it takes for the docs to figure out what all is wrong with me, the more stress it adds of course.  Hubby just makes sure I have my WoW sub paid and does not complain one bit.  The only thing that would make it even better is if he played WoW too…but he isn’t interested in the slightest.  So, he plays Call of Duty or one of the many other fps games he has to relax after work.

I have been staying busy on Calizari and Ezdenia lately.  Both have their production/gathering professions maxxed out!  The hardest part will be getting Ezdenia leveled up and doing dailies forever to get her rep up to get the Tailoring/Enchanting recipes from all of the quartermasters.  Sigh….

I am not sure I am liking all this daily grind…but it does help keep a toon from being broke.  It is a decent source of gold, which is always handy.  I guess I was too use to being able to grab a tabard and farm heroics until I had all the rep I needed.  But things change…boy, do they change!

Calizari has done two weeks of LFR so far and has managed to get 3 pieces of gear from it.  Add two pieces of Valor gear, the Direbrew trinket and the Horseman’s ring and she is sitting at 469 equipped ilvl.  Not too bad I guess for taking a few days off from the dailies grind.  It just got to be a little overwhelming trying to do all the dailies that she needed for rep that opened up Valor gear for her.  But I am back on it…making sure to get it done every day.

Getting there….

The gear this xpac isn’t very flashy yet.  I guess if I don’t like the look once she gets more LFR gear then I will have to take up Transmogging.   That alone will be an undertaking.

And then there is Ezdenia…

Looking cute as ever!

If Ezdenia were Shaman, she would probably already be 90.  Lol!  I just have more fun on Calizari than I do Ezdenia.  I ended up going Shadow so she could level a little easier.  Maybe its just that I haven’t been feeling so great lately and can’t/don’t want to have to get into Disc healing right now.  I really don’t know.  I just know that I don’t have to ‘think’ about doing anything on Calizari, it just comes automatically…and that means I have more fun healing randoms and LFR.  And that is the idea….fun.

Trivenna is still collecting some dust.  She is 51 and I am debating on whether or not I want to respec her to Prot or Ret for the remainder of her leveling time.  I need an Alchemist/Herbalist so she would come in handy.

Guess I have spent enough time typing….time to get busy on dailies….again.

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IRL getting in the way of Raiding….again

This past couple weeks have been frustrating.  Today I realized that I may not ever raid again…at least nothing above and beyond LFR.  My health just isn’t going to allow it I guess.  By the time they figure out what the heck is going on with me, I will have missed too much time and have lost my spot to raid.  I will be right back where I started…looking for a guild that wants to raid but needs to fill spots.   What a PITA!

I have been referred to a Neurologist and was told that they will be scheduling a head and/or spine MRI.  The only thing my rheumatologist had mentioned during my appointment was that I may have neuropathy in my feet.  That alone is not good but I was too curious to know what they could be looking for in a Head/Spine MRI.  What I found I didn’t like either.  I found two things they look for when they do these specific MRIs…the first is tumors…the second is lesions or scarring of the nerves caused by Multiple Sclerosis.  So now I am comparing symptoms and the biggest one I have been having almost every night is the numbing/tingling of my arms, legs, hands and feet.  Sometimes its all of them being numb and tingling when I wake in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.  It has gotten progressively worse over the past week and I am now on pain pills every 8 hours.

It helps, but I am still having a hard time walking.  So between that and the pain meds, I am not driving for now until they get this figured out.  I really don’t know what to do at this point but stop researching things until one of the doctors has a definite diagnosis.

I have been playing when I can and just try to focus on having fun and doing whatever I can in WoW for now.   There is not much else I can do at this point.

I am scheduled to have surgery on Nov. 8th for a separate health issue as long as nothing comes up that could postpone it.  So I only have from now until then to get a few things done before I have to take a week or two off.   I am hoping that is the longest I will have to stay off of my desktop, but I will have my laptop to keep up on reading and forums during that time.  I need to stay busy and focus on recovering so that I can tackle whatever is next.  Without WoW to keep my focus away from the stress that has been building up this past 10 months and the fact that I have been getting worse…I would no doubt be much more stressed than I currently am.  Playing has been a way to  steer the focus away from all of this between doctors visits.  Now it will be my focus to get me through up to my surgery.  During my recovery I will be doing lots of reading.  I have lots of Terry Brooks Shannara series to finish yet and keeping up with resto shaman blogs, MMO Champion forums and of course the WoW forums should keep me busy enough for the first couple weeks.  If that isn’t enough, I have two rather thick Sudoku books to work on.  😉

Having fun while I can, because the alternative sucks!