Wish I could write and say I am doing great and yada yada. But, that only happens on tv, right? LOL.
Well, I have been back in bed, in fact this week I only got out of bed to go see my gut dr on Tuesday. Guts in an uproar and of course so are the bowels-buy stock in TP peeps, I use alot. Back & hip pain incredible. I only thought it was worse until I got a charley horse in my leg the other night while in my recliner. I have a hard time pulling on the lever to get my footrest down, cat was on my lap laying on my heated throw with me-we fight over the heating pad and the heated throw. I ended up hyperextending myself trying to get out of the chair and that really kicked up the pain to about 25. I ended up finding some muscle relaxers which I broke into 4ths and took a piece and then waited 2 hrs took another piece. Thats was the following day on Sat. I called my pain dr but his office is closed on Friday but I left a message about taking Zanaflex, they were prescribed before my pain pump. The Zanaflex helped alot as long as I kept it going. So, I get a call on Monday its ok to take them, I said yes I know, I have been taking them since Sat and I am still alive today.
I am back to taking Lasix due to swollen legs and I also take my Potassium, but I don't absorb it well and the charley horses are awful. I get them in my thighs too and og they hurt.
Had an increase in pump last week and he wants an MRI done on my back. He was pretty upset that I did not tell him about the fall down the stairs. He says any kind of fall has to be reported to him ASAP so x-rays can be done to check my pump. For the MRI they are suppose to cover my stomach with a protective blanket so it does not screw w/pain pump. After the MRI have to go to pain clinic so nurse can make sure my pump is still working. Depending on results of MRI will make decisions on what to do next. I asked about x-rays on my hips and he says its referred pain from my back and I believe that. But, I still want my dang hips x-rayed so will ask my cold, cough & flu man to do that.
Saw my gut dr Tuesday and of course he wants to do another colonoscopy and is a little worried about some of my symptoms. He is now doing the Remicade infusions in his office, so his nurse will check with my insurance and see if they will pay for me to have it there. But, I got him to hold off on the scope till I get this back thing figured out and he agreed. I told him I could only deal with one issue at a time. I showed him my legs, bright red, very sore to touch, some swelling and hard as a rock. Then he got upset, says its CHF or could be a circulation problem to get into PCP. Meanwhile, stay off feet and get them elevated high. He is upset that I am still getting a small amt of Fentanyl in my pump and thinks that it could be contributing. I had problems with Fentanyl inducing CHF after patches were increased to 75.
Our weather here has been absolutely crazy. My grass is coming in, trees are budding. We have not had our winter here yet and its getting a little late. I feel too crummy to even go out and sit in the sun on the porch. Ok, enough whining.
Hubby says he wishes he had the video going when I was trying to get out of my chair, felt sure it would be a winner. Of course, he sees me stumble around here and tells me he does not see me being a ballerina. The smart a**.. I think he will no longer call me twinkle toes.
Hope everyone is as well as they can be. Hugs, Susie