Caroline, you asked about the pain meds, right? Well...
The key is having tried everything else. I can't even remember the names of half the drugs my former rheumatologist threw at me--the list is two pages long. As for the pain meds--He... Read more
Time to Clean Up my Act! LOL
I hate that I can't take a bath right now. That dratted, necessary surgery...
Showers are pain. Hundreds of thousands of tiny, hot little needles skewering the nerve endings in my skin. Ugh.
And it's that or a sponge bath and "dry s... Read more
On the Bright Side...
Yep, Mary, but we tried almost everything else, but my numbers are still killing me! And there's a possibility some of the recent downturn in kidney function may be due to circulation issues that are affected by the high lipid levels, so it's l... Read more
The Day After
It's a new morning.
The sun is shining, and I'm not in any pain... probably the first time in a long time. Even my little colon issues seem to be at bay this morning, and it's beautiful. I hope it lasts...
Last night was something el... Read more
I Made it Through This Too...
... and boy, am I tired.
Funny how something like this can trigger all the worst symptoms I get. I'm lying there on a hospital 'gurnie', having FMS spasms in my abdominal muscles! Good thing they weren't trying to put in the IV just the... Read more
a "Letter to Nicole"
Nicole. That blog... Normally, I really enjoy your blogs and find them fun and informative-- and this was no exceptiong, until I hit that 'cardio doesn't count unless it's 10 minutes...' Sorry Nicole, but I do not believe you can put blanket f... Read more
HERE I GO AGAIN...
I've been trying to keep up with my regular threads, but I haven't blogged for a bit because I've been too busy with doctor mumbo-jumbo etc... now I've got the news to share, and here goes.
I'm having that surgery on Monday morning... Read more
STILL Waiting... but an Interesting Day
I know the lab has finished the reports for the CT scan: I called and they have my copy waiting for me to pick up. But...
My doctor's office HAS it, but the doctor has apparently not seen it yet. The receptionist tells me they 'have a pro... Read more
The Next Step?
Well, here I am again.
I had that appointment with the GI doctor this morning... No Crohn's disease, no celiac disease... it's some kind of rectal ischemia, an issue with the blood flow to the area-- and he sent me for a CT scan. There may... Read more
OMG What NEXT??
I've been having a few issues with my bowels lately, ESPECIALLY since that sigmoidoscopy back in January, and the recent colonoscopy alleviated them to an extent--but they are back now with a vengeance!
... so I called Digestive Health Spec... Read more
Okay, It's okay...
I survived the MRI.
The Ativan made it bearable emotionally, but...
I didn't anticipate the pain.
Normal people it's not an issue. I have fibromyalgia, and when I stay in one position for more than about 10 minutes... ... Read more
What a DAY!
I don't know what's wrong with my energy levels lately. Maybe it has something to do with not eating for two days...lol
I'm just so exhausted right now I feel like crying--when I've actually had a pretty amazing day! This afternoon, I wen... Read more
The Good, The Bad, and the UUUGGLY!
Okay. Got some rest, feeling a bit more like me... so here goes.
The colonoscopy, as usual, was a piece o'cake. Easy schmeasy. Out like a light, over and done. And I'm glad the wait is over, I hate waiting.
They took pics. The sur... Read more
The BIG Day...
And I'm too tired to write about it! LOL
There was an issue, but at least NO CANCER! HURRAY!
I'm going to bed...... Read more
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I'M HUNGRY! lol
Day three of colon prep. No raw veggies, everything cooked for DAYS--and nothing solid since Monday... and I'm thanking my lucky stars someone invented Zofran! LOL
I'm on my second day of clear liquids, and the second half of what Brian ... Read more