I'm feeling a bit bummed out at the moment. The biopsy results came in for my knee and they show that I probably have the icky form of arthritis (Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis - PVNS), the kind that has to be surgically removed.
I wouldn't mind that so much (well, I'd still mind - now I have to have knee surgery again) except that means the docs are saying I don't have Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.), which I've whined to you before I'm absolutely convinced I have and want to treat. The reason they say I can't have both, is b/c each are exceedingly rare and so the odds of me having BOTH are almost zero. Like getting hit by lightening twice (tho my doc then admitted he knows someone who's gotten hit by lightening seven times...).
So not going to treat with meds. Gonna repeat some blood tests in a couple of months. From now on I'm going to obsessively keep track of the state of my health in a notebook so that I can have better proof of the A.S. flaring up. Drat, drat, drat.
While I'm in a whiny, complainy mood, let me just add how much I hate Cairo traffic. There are way too many cars on the roads, there are way too many cars on the road that shouldn't be on the road period, there are no emissions controls here and the car exhaust is just terrible, poor donkeys should not be pulling carts in city traffic, and families are not meant to ride motorbikes together.
The latter is not nearly as rare an occurence as it should be. Today I saw Mom on the back sitting sidesaddle holding the baby, Dad upfrom driving with a 3-yr-old sitting between his legs. The worst I've ever seen is five - with a kid crammed on the seat inbetween mom and dad. And it goes without saying that none of them are wearing helmets or any kind of protective clothing, not to mention flip-flops are not good motorcycle shoes.
Okay, got all that out of my system.
Tonight we have Lebanese food for dinner. I made a special trip to my favorite restaurant which happens to be right near my doctor. We'll probably watch some season 8 "Stargate SG-1" which will cheer me up, esp if Jack O'Neil is in it a whole lot. That character just makes me laugh, not to mention I have a crush on him. Not on Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver did nothing for me) but on Jack. I do hate the fact that he's been promoted now - he can't get into nearly as much trouble. And, unless the episode is really exciting, I should be able to get some more quilting done.