Frustration and hand diagnosis
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Well, I went to the orthopedic doctor yesterday for my hand. It seems that I have developed a gangaloin cyst at the base of my thumb in between the joint. Fortunately, the doctor thinks that it can be treated my oral meds. I did have the option to have it drained in the office by a needle, but she wouldn't put me to sleep to do that. Yes, I am a big weenie. Unfortunately, the pain meds are severely upsetting my stomach. When I woke up yesteday, I weighed 170.2 lbs. At the doctor's office I weighed in at 172 (I checked again when I got home, it was right). Last night before I went to bed, I weighed fully clothed still, 167.6. This morning, I weighed in at 165.4. That was just to give an idea of what the pain med did to me yesterday. I only took one. I was so exhausted because I woke up at 2 am yesterday because of the pain. I thought for sure that I was going to be able to sleep after the dr. appt. I finally As of 9 am this morning, I have yet to hold anything down and keep it down. I am still in pain and so frustrated. I came to work this morning to try and keep my mind off of it. Not helping yet either. I know that the logical thing would have been to drain it yesterday, but I would have passed out.
This week has not been a good week for me. I haven't eaten enough, not by choice. I haven't been able to make it to the gym either. Hopefully I can use the rest of the week to regain my strength. It is difficult for me whne I get sick like this. I had to have my colon removed 7 years ago. You don't realize exactly what that intestine does until it you have problems with it or it is gone. It takes a lot to keep my hydrated. And getting sick like I did, really takes a toll on my body. I am trying to rehydrate and eat crackers so that the cramps stop. Then, maybe I can at least take the prednisone to reduce that swelling.