How are you?? I am really paranoid about leg pain, especially if you don't remember hurting yourself. A few years ago I fell off a ladder and had a bad compound fracture in my left leg. Needed a couple surgeries, and the docs were so watchfull about blood clots. Tightness in the calf, sore to touch, and pain that got worse when flexed my foot were all things I was supposed to alert them about. But, I think they talked more about soreness in the back of the knee...anyway....please be carefull!! Might be worth a call to the doc. Keep us posted, ok?
It's probably worth mentioning the weather did change overnight. It was raining yesterday a.m. and this morning it dropped to 45 degrees. We were wearing shorts and tanks to school w/no jacket the other day at 7:30 a.m.
I'm so glad you're going to try and reach someone, hope you are able to! Let me know how you are.
just wanted to check in on you....are you ok? Been worried about you, hope you were able to reach the doctor.
Hi guys, thanks for checking in with me. I've been off-line all day. I did not reach the doctor yesterday, I think I see rhuemy soon but will call on Monday to see if I can move it up just in case there is somethign to check in to. My joints are hurting pretty bad and I'm exhausted beyond belief. The tingling in my hand is still there and my legs are falling asleep really easily. In fact, today, I didn't even feel my leg asleep until while I was walking along I almost fell flat on my face. Very strange. No feeling of pins and needles. Had no idea it was asleep and wasn't sure when I got it all awake.
My palm is still weird, but slightly better than yesterday. It hasn't been going numb like it did....I've been thinking that maybe the tingling is either a result of the going numb or (which I'm not happy about) my psorisis is about come out on my palm there. I haven't had a serious problem on my hand w/it since I started remicade. I seem to recall strange feelings in my hand before it would get really bad. I could never control it before the infusions, but the remicade eradicated it (on my hands) in the first 2 doses. SO, while I wait the weekend out to reach the doc, I'm trying to heavily lotion up my hands regularly in hope that if it is psorisis coming through, I can lessen the outbreak by keeping the hand moisturized. Soon as/if a rash comes thru, I'll put on the rx'd cortizone.
Yalinda....noodles sound yummy! Can I put some basalmic vinigrette on it first? ****
Was so glad to see that you had posted!! Had you on my mind all day...was almost ready to e-mail you and see if you were ok. That numb leg sounds stange, must have been kind of scary...please be careful and take good care of yourself! Do you have family or anyone around who can help you with the kids so you can get the rest you need?
Post Edited (erin.K) : 9/23/2007 12:12:50 PM (GMT-6)
Are you still doing a little better? How about the numbness in the leg? Praying you are able to get some rest through all of this! What does psorasis look like? I have some stuff breaking out on one knuckle, looks a little strange to me.
Erin, I'm the one who brought up the leg manuever..thanks for sharing that info..but it's kind of scary..I had surgery 3 years ago, and the nurse in the ortho's office told me to do that!! Thankfully, I never developed a clot.
Been thinking about your wife Bear, can understand how she feels, but also been thinking about what Erin has written several times. She has said that she is at the point she is now because treatment wasn't done early on....so, what I am hoping, and what my doc has said, is that early agressive treatment is the best defense against the joint damage and other stuff this disease brings into out lives. It may not stop it, but if it slows it down even, I'll take it. Also, from what I understand, treatments are so much better today than even a few years ago...so that gives me hope. Must be a bit scary for both of you to have watched someone you love go through this, then think that perhaps you're facing the same thing. Anyway, just my thoughts, for what they are worth.
No, I did not go to the docs. I've been so stressed out and miserable, but decided it was nothing to bump up my appt. on the 11th. My palm still hurts. They look a little red, but not like a burn or scrape (which is how they feel) and are sensitive to the touch. The tingling in my hand and leg seems to have dissapated, but there is a lot of joint pain in the knees, feet, hands, etc. I know stress level is REALLY bad....when I reach my limit, my stomach hurts to the point it occasionally makes me do a slight double-over. I'm so angry, tired, and fed up by night-time, I am not able to relax when putting the kids to bed (which they need to relax themselves!) I'm sure that is NOT helping matters.
Just wanted to send you a hug, and let you know am thinking of you. So much wish there was something I could say or do to help you...you've always been such a support for me! My heart is with you girl...email me anytime if you'd like...always there for you, even if it's just for you to vent.