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17 March 2004 @ 10:23 am
The doctor prescribed tar for scalp treatment of psoriasis, but that proved very ineffective. I've got to schedule another dermatologist appointment, but the bitch nurse at Kaiser won't let me unless I go through my other doctor first. It's a follow-up on a prescription from a dermatologist, so shouldn't I be able to go directly to them? Whatever.

While I was mucking around yesterday with base oils I was also looking up treatments, and it looks like my next attempt should be with a zinc product. I wonder if I can get that without a prescription? I wonder why tar doesn't work on me. Kendrick and Dad both seemed to have no problem with it.

TOTALLY switching gears...

Yesterday we went to David's Bridal to look at bridesmaids dresses for Kitty's wedding. It makes me a bit antsy to look at them now, when the wedding won't be for three years and color trends/styles will be completely different. In fashion cycles, color is determined 4-8 years in advance by dyers and fabric manufacturers...the colors we're seeing now were probably chosen back in the '90s! I haven't seen any forecasts for the 2006-2008 timeframe, but it will be different than it is now. Of course you can work around that, but it can still complicate things. *shrug* I'm overthinking, I'm sure.
The mauve two-toned skirt & top that Kitty had initially selected for us to see today was from the fall season and mostly sold out. So we browsed around and ended up selecting a medium rose pink that will hopefully be around in a few years. I'm not sure...from the way Kitty was talking, she seemed to be thinking we'd be buying the dresses sooner rather than later. Hope not. I certainly can't afford a fancy dress anytime soon.

Cynthia, one of my co-workers, was having a dinner at the California Pizza Kitchen for a celebrating her birthday. (It was last week, but we could't make it to that party, so we had a mini-party.) Food was great, but after eating I felt so drained. We went to the bowling alley and ended up playing three games. Well, everyone else did - I lost focus and energy and didn't even properly finish the first game I played. Kitty thinks it's my diet, and she's probably right, so later today I've got to set up a diet and then go buy the food for it. (There's no food in Kero's house, and I haven't had the money to go to market, so we've been eating out a lot. Irk. Fix that today.) Since I'm not overly fond of red meat, I think I'll need a lot of eggs for protein. Luckily, love eggs. Diet's probably the exact problem, when I think about it. I slept a good 6-8 hours (interrupted sleep, but it totalled 8) and I still feel woozy. I haven't felt sharp and alert in months. Blaaaaaaaaaaah...
Nataliecallisto_le_fay on March 17th, 2004 10:44 am (UTC)
just got your letter yesterday,
so i put you up.
happy berry hugs,
(Anonymous) on March 17th, 2004 04:08 pm (UTC)
scalp psoriasis 411
My fave, but I try to stay off it so it doesn't become a problem is clobetasol proprionate solution and/or elocon lotion. Very helpful in clearing up spots. Burns a bit, but it will go away quickly.

I avoid tar because it changes the color of my hair, and it tends to be a little smelly. Try Neutrogena t-gel or t-sal. Those are tar based but don't smell too bad. Will affect color of hair, but not as much as tar treatment.

good luck.
Suzik00kaburra on March 17th, 2004 06:48 pm (UTC)
Re: scalp psoriasis 411
The Neutregena T-Gel was something I tried in two-three month periods through high school, and it didn't help at all. I'll have to look up the Clobetasol tho'. Thanks for the help.
jeanniejeannietran on March 17th, 2004 06:59 pm (UTC)
keep in mind that it is Christine's wedding, and though we may not agree with her on things she picks out, we should be supportive and SUGGEST alternatives rather than dis her choices. who's to know what's gonna change in 3 years, but until then let's just humor her.

hey, at least i got her off that mauve color.

your diet concerns me too. too much $5 pizzas and other junk. you need leafy greens and whole grains. we'll go food shopping when we have money [i love safeway], and until then, i'm sure your mom makes good healthy food.
Suzik00kaburra on March 18th, 2004 12:49 am (UTC)
It's not her choices that worry me (except the mauve, and we fixed that), it's the availibility that worries me. When this color trend and style season move on, it will be a lot more difficult to match to it. Three springs from now, it may be near impossible to find that shade of pink we looked at; there will be one lighter or darker, but that exact shade is quite likely to be gone. If she wants to match tablecloths and napkins to the dresses, or something funny like that, it would be best to do it now while that color is popular, or else to wait until you're buying the tablesets to start looking at bridesmaid gowns.
But she'll be an event planner. She'll figure all this out, and everything will be peachy, I'm sure of it.
jeanniejeannietran on March 18th, 2004 10:51 pm (UTC)
i doubt that Christine's buying any of these things any time soon. she's just [i hope] getting an idea of what she wants so when it comes down to like it being 1 year away it'll be easier to plan cuz she'll already know what she wants.

and to be honest, i really don't think the color will never be made again. it's pink. it's a moderately bright pink. it's like baby blue. they'll never stop making things in baby blue. it'll just be the cut and styles of the dresses that'll change.

and no i didn't mention Chelsea because 1.) i forgot 2.) i only saw her for like 10 mins 3.) only like 2 people read my live journal and you're one of them and you were there when we were with Chelsea 4.) i only put things in my journal that i feel is humorous or interesting and 5.) by the time i write my entries it's like 2 or 3 am so i'm a little tired and i don't feel like writing every single detail of my life.
Suzik00kaburra on March 19th, 2004 04:20 pm (UTC)
I'm sure it'll be fine, I'm just anal about colors and have paranoia issues.

Sorry if the Chelsea thing annoyed/angered you. I just thought it was interesting because you never see her, whereas you see me just about any ol' time, so she's much more interesting to talk about than me and a poorly-editted movie. :-p
jeanniejeannietran on March 19th, 2004 10:57 pm (UTC)
it's not that i got mad at your or at anybody, sorry if it came off that way. it's just that people kept going "why didn't you say this" or "you didn't talk about me!" and it got annoying.
seaturtle84 on March 17th, 2004 11:47 pm (UTC)
Hey... about feeling drained... and your diet. It probably has a lot to do with your diet. Have you taken Psychology yet? I'm sure you have. And if you haven't... we just learned all about sleep. There's REM sleep and NON-REM sleep. NON-REM sleep CANNOT be achieved without REM sleep. NON-REM is a deep sleep that helps with the growth of tissues, etc. REM sleep is the lighter sleep that helps with cognitive, knowledge, memories, etc. There are 4 stages to sleep. Stage 1: Still a little awake. Stage 2: Dozing off. Stage 3: Deep sleep. Stage 4: Even deeper sleep.

You start out at stage 1 everynight and continue on through the stages in 90 minute intervals all night long. But only within the first few 90 minute intervals do you get to Stage 4, being the deepest of sleep. Getting to my point... lol... If you go to sleep and you wake up several times a night, you're sleep pattern DOESN'T start where you left off. It starts all over again. So, maybe you are getting a decent amount of sleep, but not enough of a certain type of sleep and that may be causing your wooziness. You probably already know this or it doesn't make sense. Either way, I gave it a shot! Hehe. :)
Suzik00kaburra on March 18th, 2004 12:58 am (UTC)
Made perfect sense, and since I do wake up on and off throughout the night it really explained a lot, too. :)