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And the Pain Goes for the Win. . .

Friday, August 16, 2013

Bible camp starts Sunday night. And I'm having a really hard time still with my health. The pain has ramped up again today. Plus I'm having this thing where one hand has turned super red and my palm is hyper sensitive - a nerve thing, I think. Earlier my muscles felt "dead", though thankfully that has gotten better. My brain is having a hard time thinking too. My new pain med either doesn't help or might be making it worse. I can't quite tell. Normally, of course I would have time to wait for blood levels to improve but I have to be functional NOW.

I've finished writing my lesson plans for the 9 lessons I'm giving but there is more to do. I'm working now on memory verse stuff. I've roped ds16 into helping find images for the lessons I'm teaching. He's been so helpful. Later I'm going to get dd11 to help me mount the images and crop them. My hands are so painful I really don't think I can do scissors right now.

So - I just got the very first results in: my shoulder and hand/ feet x-rays were normal except for some arthritis in one toe. Still tons of pain in my shoulder and hands though. So the question is - is it soft tissue (I'm assuming that an x-ray wouldn't be able to pick up problems there?), nerve, or something like that? I am not making this pain up! I know, I know, I have to wait for all results to come in and for the consult with the doctor in two weeks.

I hate this kind of stuff. Which is partly why I didn't go to a doctor for so long. But at the same time I have to get this under control. Did I mention that I have to be functional? I am an active busy person who doesn't like sitting around in pain.
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  • FRAN0426
    Oh sweetie you are not making the pain up. Waiting for results and follow up appointments are not easy to wait for, but seems it does take awhile for things to move along in the medical systems. You do need and deserve help for your problems, but hang in as best you can with the waiting. I went for an Echo Cardio today, my doctor said make an appointment to see hime in three weeks, as it might take that long for him to get the results. REALLY? I needed this done since my blood pressure dropped somewhat drastically when I was at the clinic last week. Dr. wasn't sure if it was do to the medication I'm on or being somewhat dehydrated from being ill for a week. Guess I will take my BP every couple days until I go back to see him.
    1499 days ago
    I am so sorry you are in pain and suffering. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. emoticon
    1499 days ago
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