just sayin' ... you gotta read the fine print
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Hubby and I just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. Our anniversay weekend was a disaster.
Hubby got a new crown almost two months ago and it never quit hurting. Did he listen to me when I suggested more than once ... that it might need adjusting???
Six weeks in ... we finally got it adjusted and were prescribed steroids to reduce the swelling and the pain.
Hubby suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2007 ... he is 99% all better. But lack of consecutive nights of good quality sleep can get us in trouble. He has been hospitalized three times due to major manic episodes. We have staved off 2+ times with emergency meds that I administer with doctor knowledge.
I told the pharmacist about hubby's brain injury and sleep demands. His reply was, I am sorry to hear that.
I asked him if hubby's brain meds would have an adverse interaction with steroids, it was a resounding NO.
I asked what the side effects where ... tummy issues and acne.
Well ... that turned out not to be all. Hubby stopped sleeping and we were on the edge of a manic episode.
I researched steroids myself ... shame on me for trusting the pharmacist ... and insomnia is on every list I found on the internet. So off the steroids, emergency meds for hubby and three good nights of sleep ... we were back to being good.
But within days we are back to a screaming tooth nerve and not sleeping.
We have already called the dentist office to let them know what's going on. The dentist is an army reservist ... so a phone call first thing tomorrow morning to see when he can work hubby in.
My marriage license says ... in sickness and in health.
It also says I am hubby's help mate.
The pharmacist should have read and known all the side effects and shared them.
I should have researched steroids for us.
This is like being on my healthy journey:
Read all food labels.
Know the side effects of straying off program.
Accept the consequences.
Correct your mistakes quickly.
Work at it consistently.
Ya gotta read the fine print!!!