Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Went to rheumatologist today instead of projected appointment next month: they had a cancellation so I went,,
guess it is better to get the bad news early..
I first went to the eye doc for new glasses last year,:he told me I have cataracts.
Next was the family doc for hand pain:found out I probably had carpal tunnel..he referred me to neurosurgeon: that guy wanted me to see a rheumatologist and get an MRI before surgery to rule out something else going on in my body to cause all the pain and things,,
Big news from the rheumatologist: NO, I do not have rheumatoid arthritis,YET, do have severe arthritis, osteoporosis, bursitis in both knees, and the best part: I have fibromyalgia!!
I have had the symptoms and pain for over fifteen years, but with everything else going wrong, it never got diagnosed as this..
So now instead of getting off some meds, I am now on three more Rx's,, he ordered a dozen blood tests, a whole page of xrays,,
So I am not having carpal tunnel surgery,, yet,, he also told me that diabetes can cause this,, tee-riff-ick! Also, while I was sat the doctors,. again the nursing home called to tell us mom's rehab is finished, she can leave,,
that call return will be tomorrow,, after work,, oh, I also was supposed to buy a back brace(which I did, insurance does not cover it) and special arch supports(not covered either) but did not purchase them,, cannot afford this,, will have to pay most of all the tests he ordered too..
I already wear WALKFIT insoles, they are miracle workers,,
so that is my wonderful day,,
I am so glad it was not worse, but those two diagnoses threw me for a loop..
I told him that the bright side to all this is: I cannot get prostate or testicular cancer !
Sunday, January 23, 2011
So glad I got to hea rthe Scripture last night at church,, helping me today be motivated, grateful and smiling..
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Ever have one of those days that goes so downhill that you can actually FEEl the greased road?
It is always a pleasure to work on my birhtday anyway(sarcasm..) tehn to have my boss call me and tell me I was supposed to eb there an hour ago(they changed my schedule without my knowledge) so I jump up n the dark to get dresed, , skip my breakfast, race out to garage to start car(temp is 0), dash to car checking as I go to make sure I have underwear on(no sense in sending the whole town to the E.R looking at me),, feel rushed all day,, got my work hours cut in half,
get home to discover that teh rheumitologist that was referred by my doc, will not accept my insurance, so I have to fins another, also discover that an MRI costs $1,200+; my hwol annual insurance coverage is only $1,500, which includes all my labs quarterly,, office visits, prescriptions(I have four every 30 days) and outpatient anything. My carpal tunnel surgery is outpatient, so the MRI basically wipes out all my coverage until December 31,2011...
Trying to find a way to pay fo rit without selling a working organ.. trying hospital grant here that MAY qualify me for help with it,,
I NEVER get tests, only visit the doc when I am very ill , ready to go to E.R(which I cannot afford,see above) so I know God will perovide this too for me,,
My Bible study spark group this week is a sign fo rme,, all about how God provided for Noah when he saw that Noah was disgusted buy sinners..
I am still a sinner, but try to haul myself to the front of the line each night for my "whuppin"" asking for love, understanding, forgiveness and patience from HiM.. trying to give these thigns to others too,, very hard sometimes, but it is our job, our responsibility to HIM and others to JUST DO IT!!
ON a lighter note, I decided to stay home fo rmy birhtday this year,, DD and I always go out to dinner for each other's birthday,, did not go out to dinner, had leftovers,, knowing I will be out of work for six unpaid weeks soon, all the bills I will be liable for, makes me just stay home, praying for the gift of use of my hand again, if I could cross my fingrs or toes, I would do it to NOT have rheumatoid arthritis,,
If it is so, HE has HIs plan for me, hope it includes a bod that holds out till I can be eligible for medicare,,(8 years more)..I ramble, but this is my only vent,, fo rthos ewho are bored to trears, sorry,,
I feel better,, tears of hope now,,,
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Is this year over with yet?
It never ends..
Had an initial appointemnet with neurosurgeon this afternon after work,, I was very anxious about it,, go thoem, credit card company called about them not snending me any statement, tehn c=declining my card!! Just got teh card in November,,
Sent check out fo rthat.. Just ebfore I left, of course, not t o be lef tout, moms nursing home called,, they want me to start setting her up for her discharge,,
yet another worry,, scan my mail from yesterday,, again, taht wonderful mailwoman stuck another nasty note on my envelopes telling me she did me a favor by delivering my mail yesterday, but if I did nto have all teh snow away from my mailbox today, she was not going to continue to deliver it!
I am definitely calling the postmaster tomorrow,,
I have ahd it up to here with this person,, 26 years in this house and she is the very first and only person to complain,,
Kristy went out immediately and shoveled ,, she also watched when teh truck came around the bend, they did deliver, but she could not tell who was in the truck,,
When it snows we shovel infront of the mailbox, but then the snowplows come around and pile all teh snow from teh whole stret in front of my box or in my front yard!! I am going ot call the postmaster and tell him to contact the road commission or I am going to have to borrow one of those huge snowplows and drive behind that chick and plow her into another county..
that is all I needed today to send me over the edge!!
That was not the worst part of my day!! It gets oh so much worse,,
I get to the surgeon's office, he starts examining me, asking me questions,, now he wants an MRI(never had one), then he wants me to go to a rheumatoidoligist!!
HE is about 99% positive that I have rheumatoid arthritis,, but also thinks I have something else for my whole right side to turn numb when I lie on it, which I cannot.. Tee-rific!! I went to the eye doc for new glasses last year and found out I have cataracts, went to family doc for sore feet and found out I have carpal tunnel, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, osteoporosis, stucco keratosis!! Now I go to see about carpal tunnel surgery and all this....
When I have the surgery(it is a given) I will have to be off work for a minimum of six weeks!! No income for six weeks!!!
So now I am waiting to hear form the surgeons office: they are checking with my insurance company to se eif the MRI is covered by my insurance,, also waiting for other specialist appointment ,, got to have all this done BEFORE my surgery,,
now in the midst of all this, got mom to deal with again,, it always happens when I need time for taking care of me,,
going to bed to pray, meditate and know that God will give me what I need,, on HIS time,, stacking up my crosses to bear, in my closet,,hahaha..
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Snowing more all day, freezing rain over top of it,, high temp is 22 now, supposed to get single digits tonight, more snow and sleet tomorrow,, a regular freaking winter wonderland!!
I just got a filling at the dentist, mouth and face is cold anyway,, tried to put some lip balm on before leaving dental clinic: sure glad it was not red lipstick!! All over, down my chin, across my cheek,, I am such a glamour queen!!
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