Sunday, November 21, 2010


And so I should catch up on the health of my family, lots of it was on my other blog here.

Labyrinth is officially considered intellectually disabled by our lovely government. This means we are going to be getting a tiny bit extra money by fortnight now. This hardly covers our cost of living but it's better than nothing. Well, we could be worse off, but our rent is going up and so is our food bill with all the allergies in the family.

I have sjogren's syndrome. Raven has some wierd eye problem where he has extreme helio-sensitivity and even water makes him hurt. I can't imagine he has the same problem considering 95% of SS sufferers are female. He gets mistaken as a girl often enough, but he still has the unmistakable male parts. He also has some behavioural problems, and tells me constantly that he loves me and I am special. It's lovely but it ends up frying my brain. I've also had what started out seeming like classic glutening symptoms that didn't go away for nearly two weeks, now I've got a cough, sweats and a temp. It seems to have gone through the children too, like wildfire.

Dante has his depression. He's seeing the top guy in the state, he saw him once, was so concerned he went and booked him appointments for over a month. He also told me today he thinks about being female a lot. I don't know how to take this, as he is often told he is a very beautiful girl. He was once singled out by my brother at a gathering who asked me who is sitting by his daughter, he told me he thought Dante was the prettiest girl in the room. More often than not people who don't know him think he's female. He's just a vewy pweety boy, really!

Kai has his incontince. It is severe.

Raven, Dante and Monika have all got wierd allergies, such as Monika's carotene issues. Gluten of course for Raven. Dante is reed thin like Raven, but has height, he's on the 60th percentile. But he will, if he hugs it through puberty as he has since birth, be shorter than Monika who is 75-80%ile. She is wearing clothes that Raven is handing down immediately! She wears a size 5, she only turned 3 in late September. And her hair has lightened to Dante's shade of honey.

Andrew suffers from his headaches. We've finally accepted his depression is a seasonal thing, but he's depressed now because of his constant headache. I hope its impacted wisdoms so he will get the relief he needs sooner than later.

Oh yeah, I've got impacted wisdoms too, I'm on a three year waiting list for surgery as one of the roots has intwined with the nerve, and I'm looking at a good chance of a broken jaw during surgery or the following three months as it will leave just half a centimetre of jaw bone left when the damn thing is removed.

I also am on a waiting list to see a public hospital Rheumatologist. I had a blood work up to see if I was positive for Sjogren's and at the same time the GP ran some more tests. Result: I need to see a specialist, a lot of red flags were raised. She will not elaborate.

My broken arm last year was not a coincidence. I have calcium absorbsion issues, as well as iron ones.

I have depression. Anyone?

I've severely pissed off Lady Luck, haven't I?