(((Erin))). I hope today is a better day for you and that your doctors can give you something to get through the rough spots.
managed so far to keep myself out of the hospital. went to the PCPs today for bloodwork...i am proud that i actually made it there.
well, have a fever, case of the "D", a little rash across my face, very pale too...recieved a depomedrol shot...and sent home for bed rest for today and the next week.
doubts it's any sort of sepsis, personally i rule that out too. so it's agreed that this is just a major MAJOR RA FLARE. and perhaps even the possibility of a drug induced lupus. which in reality this one does qualify me & is bad enough to be admitted....but he did leave it up to me. but, i have gotta keep my butt put for a while.
also could be a trigger of fighting off a germ from being in a room full of people saturday.
nothing has got worse pain wise...so for that i'm grateful.
the next big flare iget i think i will be alright with getting admitted to the hospital..but i'd really hate it now...might seem petty, but with the holidays soon coming...i feel it would drive my mom off the rocker right now. so if i can tough it out at home till' after christmas???? i wonder if i can get a visiting nurse??????? hmmmm???????
thing that bites is i KNOW i HAVE to go sometime soon. there's too many things that need to get checked out, and i do need administered pain meds that are stronger. and all the physicians keep badgering me to really go & be admitted for a few days.
well folks, when this get rough they sure get rough. for anyone going through the same thing...you'll make it through as sure as i will too.
Jim, 53, 5 level Cervical Laminectory-2003, sclerotic lesions in hip found Nov 2006, GERD, 30% Carotid artery blockage, Kidney Cyst, Asthma, Eye problems, Prostate BPH, Tripling of PSA.
Meds, Tramadol HCl, Flexeril, Omeprazole, Nitrostat, Plavix, Albuterol, Saw Palmetto, Multi Vitamin Mens
Post Edited (Jim-N1BRP) : 12/15/2006 10:16:07 AM (GMT-7)
Hi Erin - I hope you feel better soon. I've been thinking of you a lot these last few days wondering about you since I haven't been online...now i know why, must've gotten the vibe you weren't well! I'm so sorry to hear how much so!
Take it easy and rest rest rest!!!!