My best friend and rock Shoobi [also O-bear]
So it’s no secret that life likes to test me sometimes but we are at a whole new level. So I spent this summer recovering from my car wreck and was supposed to move back to college yesterday. However my best friend in the entire world (and the girl who has been by my side for my entire journey through RA hell) fell off of a longboard and broke her right leg in 10 places. I’ve been camped out at the hospital since it happened except for [drum roll please] this morning I received a call from my rheumatologist telling me that my tuberculosis test came back positive and that I have “Latent TB”. Basically it’s hiding in my immune system and theres a 15% of getting it for real later in life. It’s not contagious and only affects me but still sucks. I start a treatment similar to MTX [chemo] monday to try and clear it out somewhat. They made me run in for a chest X-ray right before Shoobi’s surgery, I made it back 5 minutes before she had to go back to surgery. I really wish there was something I could do to help…. This woman has been an amazing friend to me and I just want to know why her. Why my best friend? I know it doesn’t make sense to try and reason this out and that these things happen but I… graaaahhhhh…..
In other news I have officially failed Remicade and will be changing to Orencia infusions in a few weeks. Hopefully it will stop the damage as of now the base joints in my hands are beginning to bend as well as some of my toes. If we can’t get a handle on this soon there will be some pretty bad long term damage.
So yeah…. life.