Hey all! I sure hope each of you are enjoying a semi- or lessen pain day. Just wanted to keep you all updated on how goes the struggle with WC....Drs.....Psych doc....and everyday life.
I had my reg. PCP appt. today and since my pain wakes me up at night doc uped my nerve pain medication trileptal from 2 a day to 3 a day. I am to take one in the a.m. and two at night. So hopefully this will help with the pain at night and allow this 40 some old gal to sleep all the way through the night without being disturbed. (at least this is my hope....we shall see).
I also asked for a medication to help me quit smoking and after much discussion doc put me on Chantix to see if that will work. I've been on a smoking cessation drug before and it worked well so cross your fingers that I will be smoke free by the end of the year and can keep the weight down as well. The one thing I didn't like about quitting was the fact that I went from 128 to 184 on my weight!! EEEK! That I never want to see again...I was soooo miserable at that weight.
So to combat this hubby and I are going to cut out the sweets and eat a bit healthier. Oh goodie...rice cakes and low fat foods for me! But whatever it takes to quit! I now have a bit of a cough which is scaring the crap out of me, even though doc says my lungs are clear. I refuse to watch myself go through COPD like my dad and wither away; leaving my hubby alone to pick up the pieces.
Anyway.....went to my Psych appt too. We discussed some new goals and I think (so does my Psych) that I am doing quite well. I've learned a lot from him and am very grateful that I have had a good psych doc.
Well, best close for now. Sorry this was such a long post but I had to share the news.