Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 12/26/2009 8:03:33 AM (GMT-7)
SE I am having computer problems too. I came on this am and found 3 exact posts on this thread here alone, lol. So, I went in and deleted them gawd. What next. A minute ago it kicked me out and said I needed to log in so I lost a response I did to a post. Last night I kept getting knocked off the forum for some reason.
My ortho told me this week he thinks I tore scar tissue loose in my arm and that really set things back on improvement. That hacked me off. But, then while making candy Christmas Eve I was holding a pan of melted chocolate and dipping the candy in it with the bad hand, finally I just started screaming in pain with my hand, I could not take it anymore. I should have had the brace on doing that little project, but I had my hands in so much water during this time I took it off to keep it dry. Well, I screwed up royal on that deal, imagine that. I nearly dropped the pan but managed to get it to the counter. I got the candy done before the horrible pain set in. But, as my luck would go I stood there screaming in pain and trying to get the brace on at the same time. I ate some Ibuprophen and it helped, but omg I have one fat swollen hand now. I am paying for that candy making. I was up till 2:30 in the morning baking and wrapping last minute stuff. I remembered last night I bought the little tornado a set of walkie talkies at the last minute and forgot to give them to him. Oh well, I am consistent, I always forget one present every year, lol. I have this tape stuff they gave me at PT to put on my wrist and arm for the swelling, it makes the tissue adsorb the fluid and gets some of the swelling to go down.
We had a great Christmas and a wonderful dinner with tons of food. I was like an old dog, once I got my belly full, I found a chair by the fire and my lights went out. The kids all know I have problems sleeping so they left me alone and I slept till 7:00 PM!!! I slept right thru the others all leaving, lol. Only reason the little tornado let granny sleep was he had tons of new toys to entertain himself with. When I woke up his daddy had hooked up the Wii to the tv and the 4 yr old was kicking dad's butt on the golf course, lol. I cracked up, cause little one plays those games on the hardestr level and he was waxing dad in golf. Both are golf nuts. That was his big toy from granny and papaw this year. He is such a hoot. His Nana bought him some additional pieces to the Wii game cause she knew we had bought him one. So when he opened hers first he said I have extra pieces I can take to Nana's or Aunt M's to play on their Wii. So, then he was given the set as the last gift to open. We were not sure he realized that he had the actual game console, so his Nana said well Cole what have you got there, he thought for a minute, then he said Nana I have my very own Wii game and extra pieces. He is a very smart little guy to just be 4 yrs old. Of course granny brags too, lol.
SE I just am not sure your dr is having you do this taper thing the proper way, and I see the potential for you to be in some serious needless pain. I don't wish that on anyone. I think when he decides to lower the Oxy dose, I would ask for something to help me relax a little to ward off some of the effects. That would not be an unsual request either. I think I have asked before, but don't you have a neurosurgeon lined up to do your surgery? And are you also going to have a second opinion too? Sorry for the questions but the mind is still still tired today. I just think it would have been better all the way around if you would have had an actual surgery date before having you do the taper. I hope you can get everything set up soon. Have you called your dr to find out when anything is set up yet? I would at this point stay on top of them.
I am in Fort Worth and we had a white Christmas which is very unusual. I read Wichita Falls which is a little north of here had 11 inches of snow. My sister lives in Okla, City and she got 14 inches and they set a new record. They have also had some deaths reported. They had blizzard conditions. I was worried she might lose her power, so many had.
I am out of here and going to go crawl in my bed and take myself a nap. That is something I rarely ever do, lol But, truth is, I wore myself out that last week and I am still tired, lol. Take care sure hope this all works out ok for you.
Wow Frances, cannot believe that no one warned you about heat and Fentyl patches. My Mom was on them in the early 90's and both her dr and the pharmacist warned us about heat and things relating to heat. Then later it was the same with me when I was put on them. I wore mine 72 hours although the last day was not pretty, they only lasted 48 hours. In the winter I had no problem with them but summer was a whole different issue from me overheating while outside and too much was released. I hated that feeling when that happened too.
Yes, I knew you were working a temp job and I was so glad when you landed it. Any potential of it becoming full time work for you? Take care of yourself.