For some reason, perhaps related to my condition or perhaps related to an accident my wife had witht he car last month, I was very nervous about the drive. I don't know exactly why. I worked in the city for many years and we lived there in the University City area for a while. I have driven the city streets many, many times. In recent times I even delivered my friend Ronald to downtown when he stayed for a week.
I couldn't get a driver so I drove my wife and I there. We had no problems.
The photo was taken of Walnut Street from the examination room I was in while I waited between doctors. I just found it humorous to see a police vehicle that was a Smart Car.
For some reason, about a week before my appointment, an old adversary reappeared. My psoriasis
flared up something fierse. I have had this scourge since I was in junior high school, but in 2012 when I began taking Methodrexate for my arthritis it basically disappeared. They use the same medicine for treating psoriasis. It is also used in chemotherapy of cancer, but it stronger doses.
When I saw flared up, I mean expoded. I haven't had it this bad in 30 years. My whole body was covered and it itched something awful the first couple of days.I'm praying it will fad away soon.It's disgusting. The itching has generally calmed down to tolerable.
I was supposed to have an allergy test. I have been having problems with sinusitis. I generally got some sinus troubles each spring, but then it would clear up by summer. Last year it didn't clear up and was pretty miserable. That was when I was at the doctor's in June and he gave me the antibiotic causing me to have C. Diff and a couple hospital stays. The stuffed up head and runny nose and constant cough returned for an encore this spring and persisted all summer. It also made me very hard of hearing, so I finally went to an ear, nose, throat clinic.
At first they perscribed the same antibiotic that did me in a year ago. I refused to take it, so they gave
Hard for me to get up and go these days because of the progression of the ALS. They say I'm doing well, but I have so much fatigue. It is difficult to keep my Blogs up, including this one, because of the fatigue. I am getting very tired already just typing this. Some of this is probably due to my breathing capacity. My FVC is at 48% and my NIF is -17.
FVC stands for forced vital capacity and NIF is negative inspiratory force. They are primary measures of respiratory muscle strength, capacity of air sucked in and then the ability to blow it out again.