Thank you all so much for your input. I am going to try to get him online this evening to read these.
He is on Centrum multi-vitamin. He also was prescribed 6MP, but we are very concerned about the side affects and he has a history of cancer(6yrs ago). So he hasn't filled it nor taken it...yet.
Do you ever feel that there has got to be something else out there to stop this misery, but you just can't find it?!
I hate feeling helpless to make him better. God chose me as his helpmeet, and I'm trying the best I can, but he is trying me some days too ...the Pred is bad stuff
I hate that he is feeling so terrible. When he had cancer he slept. I helped by buying and cooking the only food his stomach could tolerate. (severe nausea from radiation) I also could help by keeping the kids quiet so he could rest. The year prior to that he crushed his foot at work, and I could get pain meds, ice packs, assist walking to the rest room, etc. When it started to heal I could massage his feet and they think it actually helped it heal. When he has long days at work now and his foot hurts pretty bad, I make him a warm scented soak, and then massage lotion into them for him. So even a life long thing isn't a problem for me - "in sickness and in health". The problem is just what do I do this time?
This is unimaginable. I bought a pill sorter and I count out his meds each week. When I pack his lunch in the evening, for work the next day, I make sure he has his AM and lunch meds in there, and that he has plenty of pain meds in case he works late. That's the extent of all I can do. I have researched online for SOMETHING to help, but he has researched as well. I try to be encouraging, but I don't know how to help.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not depressed, just exhausted. The only thing I can think of is diet and he is very difficult about compromising what he likes to eat. The fried food elimination has been okay for now, because he thinks it is temporary.(I know he'll read this later, but that's okay) Fried food elimination isn't really a bad thing for us a family anyway with my side's history of heart disease and I have high cholesterol. The kids are all skinny, but it still is a good habit to form in them anyway.
whew, I guess venting helps some as well. Getting it all on "paper" so to speak.
Post Edited (mommaduck) : 8/29/2008 3:14:16 PM (GMT-6)