Hi White Beard,
I decided to start a volume 2 since the other one was getting lengthy and they do not like for us to get over 3 pages.
I have been away for awhile, got down sick with a crohns flare, that stinks, you have UC-well, I was dx-d with it as well back in 05 after a scope. Got sick but a different sick than crohns. How do you keep your UC under control? My internet modem went south on me and I had to buy a new one, then had problems with the phone line and had to get a repairman out here and been busy with the grandson too.
I read about the findings of the MRI and really do hate to hear whats going on there. I do not blame you a bit fo being concerned and nervous.You sure have alot on your plate at the moment, well actually for awhile. Yep, seen more people have Eppies with no change than ones that it worked for. Just another bandade to cover things up with. My old pain mgt dr I went to in the 90s for so long told me they rarely work on people. That came straight from the horses mouth. I said I always felt like it was a way to pad the bill and he looked at me and grinned real big, because Eppies are not cheap.I think you said your 2nd one is the 10th of June-my birthday, maybe it will bring you good luck, lets all hope & pray for that one. What were those people thinking at the facility about giving you a Xanax right before the procedure. They need to look in the PDR and see just how darn long it takes for one to take effect. If you have the Xanax at home, I would take it 45 min before the procedure and not say one stinking word to them. But you have to do what you feel it is right.
I hate to say it but I am really beginning to get a bad attitude towards drs these days. I guess its from own personal experience and then coming here and reading what some of the people are getting put thru needlessly, it just makes a knot in my stomach. I think the old saying ; Ignorance is Bliss; may be correct. Its like you said in the other post, sometimes having too much knowledge can be bad because we know about alot of this stuff. I am in total agreement wih you on that one. I know I got quite an education in the medical end of things when I worked. I ended up with alot of knowledge and in many ways this knowledge has prevented me from doing alot of things that has been recommended by drs over the years.
You have been busy building the new deck/porch. Have you found some muscle yet that can move the frame around back for you? I am quite sure you are paying dearly for the work you did and I really do understand where you are coming from with the frustration of trying to do things and then get kciked in the butt by your body for doing it. That a hard one to come to terms with as far as I am concerned. Memorial day I decided to trim 6 holly bushes behind my pool. I started around 7:00am and walked in the back door at 1:45 when I finished. First time I have done that in 7 yrs. I also had no clue of the time and how long it took me either. I ended up in the shower, 2 pain pills and stretched out after that little ordeal. I am outside no later than 7:00am every day, messing around in the yard or messing with my flowers and stuff. I have yet learned how to pace myself. Tuesday morning I decided since it was really cool out to try mow the yard. For the past 7 yrs my yardwook has been left to my yard guy. Prior to that I did all the yardwork, it was my therapy lol. The grass was not high, it just looked better topping everyhing off. Well, I could not pull hard enough on the rope to get it started, my mower generally starts on the 1st pull. So, I went in and asked hubby to start it for me. I got both the front & back mowed and it just felt good doing something I use to do. I set my speed control not too far from the snail rate, otherwise this mower puts you at a run lol. I had some trouble moving around by evening and was totally exhausted by the time I finished.
I cannot help but think once your roommate moves out some of your stress will be relieved somewhat. That has to be a really stressful living arrangement. Getting the divorced finalized will also be another weight off your shoulders. Yes, it is tough seeing a for sale sign go up in your yard, I have been where you are at right now before. But here is to the new chapter that will open up in White Beards life before too long. Its only got to get better the way I see it, its your turm now for something good to come your way. I think you know that is the way all of us here feel about you. ....Susie
PS: Still have to return the card for the digital frame-will try to do that over the weekend.