Good Morning everyone,
Stella, I'm sorry to hear about your dog...it's such a difficult decision to make, but at least she's not in pain anymore, and that's a true gift.
I haven't had any pin cushion moments for quite awhile, but I am scheduled for regular blood-work, which is going to be a nightmare. I have extremely tiny veins that tend to either collapse or roll when trying to get blood, or start an IV. Last time, it took just over an hour to get six tubes of blood, and they had to use both arms and both feet to get what they needed (I once had a surgery postponed because the doctors couldn't find a vein to start an IV - they even tried to start a central line in my groin with no success. Needless to say, I'm not fond of anything that involves needles (thank heaven I don't freak out!!)
The only other thing going on for me is that I've started two new meds, in addition to the Oxycontin, Tramacet and Cymbalta I currently take. I slept like a log last night and at one point, got up to hang out in the treehouse in the back, just to stay cool. That's pretty much the excitement in my life.
Hope everyone has a great weekend, with as little pain as possible.
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (Surgical Menopause and drug related), plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D and Multi-Vitamin daily