I speak with Michael on a daily basis. He is hanging in there, but he is just struggling with his work days right now. He finds it a tough day to go through as it takes all his energy and once he gets home he is dead tired so therefore rests all evening. So he finds that his healing is taking longer than he would like it too. He also has other serious family health issues that he is having to deal with, so as you can imagine, at the end of the day he is dead tired.
He misses all of you dearly and continues to pray for all his HW friends.
I also keep in touch with Cathy Witt, Privey and she has been quite ill as of late with having lost a lot of weight. She has since gotten a hickman central line so that she is able to receive parenteral nutrition overnight at home. In doing so, she has been able to put on enough weight that she is able to be up and about and feeling much better. She too misses her friends here on HW.
Hope this little update helps you if you were wondering how our two dear friends have been doing.
Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since April 2000.
Poor prognosis, seen thousands of doctors, been on dozens of meds and tried all forms of treatment with no success.
May 2010 to present taking DM, dextromethorphan, 4x/day, to continue to reset the receptors, weaning off of oxycodone as it did not help with my pain, pain continues to be terrible every minute of every day!
Feb to end of April 2010:3 cycles of IV Ketamine infusion via a PICC line and pump at home, this was to try to break the pain cycle by resetting the receptors
Meds: oxycodone for breakthrough, cymbalta, vitamin D, B12, magnesium, omega 3, melatonin
Profession: Part time registered nurse on Long term disability and applying for permanent disability thru CPP
52 yrs old, female, married, two boys 19 & 21, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada