Thanks so much for replies and well wishes gang, so much appreciated. Then, I feel bad for coming here and dumping on everyone. I tell myself no one wants to hear it. Normally I am able to keep my maladies to myself. I guess this this time I just blew a gasket. It like I am fighting this battle non-stop with cellulitis and this psoriasis and I am not able to get a handle on it. The stress from breaking my arm also has caused breakouts of psorias, stress is a trigger, how do I avoid stress, ugh, I don't know.
I saw the PA this morning and he made arrangements for me to go to an infusion center for IV Rocephin. Its a really strong antibiotic. I will do this for 8 days and see where we are at. He warned me of it potentially inducing not only a crohns flare but an ulcerative colitis flare. I knew this, have been down this path before with antibiotics and got really sick with those two flaring and rearing their ugly heads at the same time. The odds are right at 5% of having both bowel diseases and even my gi was shocked when the path report came back positive. He said he knew my symptoms were more UC related than crohns but after a couple of scopes there was no denying it. But, he conceded I do get alot of weird things so why were we surpised. Stella Marie and I have alot in common on spending lots of times on our thrones, lol. I have started on a really good Probiotic so we will see, plus I like yogurt. If you have any left over change buy stock on whoever makes Cottonelle TP. I want the soft stuff no sandpaper or corn cob stuff for me.
I have thought about joining a tannng salon, although I cannot lay in one because of the pump in my stomach, but I thought you know I could put my feet and hands in one if I sat in a chair. I plan to talk to the dermatologist about this. I know light therapy can be effective. Before my pump I joined a tanning salon for my aching joints, it felt so good going in there and laying down and letting the heat hit them. But my gi dr had a fit and said he had not invested so much of his time and energy trying to get me well only to lose me to cancer, so he put an end to the tanning bed. I had no psoriasis outbreaks either during this time.
My blood pressure was off the scale but he says he thinks its all fluid retention causing this, as I do have some fat feet and legs right now. He changed up one blood pressure pill and added another diurectic to an existing one to try and get this fluid off. So,wish me kuck, I need lots of it right now. Gentle hugs to all.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.