Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I DONT THINK SO - not words you want to hear from a dr's office let alone 2 drs offices.
Since I had the Epidural Steroid injection in my back 1 wk ago today; I've gained 15 lbs. It is basically fluid retention but still; 15 lbs IS ALOT. I had to go get La's yearly lung test done today before she went to school; so even though the dr not in I ask 1 of nurses should I b concerned about the 15 lb fluid retention since the injection is related her response I DONT THINK SO.
I call pain management - cause it really hurts to walk due to the retention in my legs. I ask the nurse there should I be concerned is it related to the injection - I DONT THINK SO.
Like for real now. So I decided screw the medical profession I'm taking matters into my own hands. I've taken the water pills for 2 days and they havent helped at all. So I decided to eat some Dipsy Doodles, the little bags. Then take 2 water pills. PRAISE BE it's working. I m now down 8 lbs. Yea u read that right 8 lbs.
Since I had the injection I m so much more aware of my pain it is no long the dull annoying pain its now HERE I M type of pain. So I do about 1/2 hr of activity around the house the I rest 1/2 hr.
Well I m going to the family Dr on Monday to once again talk about my fluid retention n leg problems. Not to mention the pesky asthma. My ankle looksa like a football but prayerfully that will b gone by the Monday but usually when it gets like this it last a mth of so. It's from a hairline fracture that happend about 10 or 12 yrs ago. I had a really bad habit of avoiding drs I guess this is wat I get now I'm at a drs appt 2x a mth minimum
I get that needle nerve test either on the 28th or 29th of March. Then I go back to the neurologist on April 1st. Next injection is on April 5th. I'm still waiting for an appt for the Dr about the Carpal Tunnel.
I'm just so tired of it all.
Tomorrow I officially start my counseling; prayerfully they can get my meds regulated. I have decided to stop my denial of my bipolar (for 23 yrs I've been saying NO NOT ME). Well now I m embracing my bipolarness; by embracing it instead of denying it I can make it work to my benefit. Thats y I'm doing all the list. I also working on not burning myself out when I have those UP days - its makes the down days not so down; not so stuck in bed.