Well, there has been no word from the doctors office about
the referral so when I was at my physical therapy appt. last Fri. my husband went to talk to my pain doc's office about
it. They couldn't understand it because they said that usually they do the referrals quickly. The receptionist was going to call and check on things and send my chart again. Thing is, he may have looked at the chart and decided to leave town rather than touch a person like me with so many problems. :) I'm sure that I'll be hearing something.
Right now I think I'm going to have to see my internest because all I want to do is sleep. I have suffered for years with not being able to sleep and I know that I'm on this Duragesic patch but I can't keep my eye's
open. Most evenings I go to bed at 6:30p.m. and sleep until about
3:00a.m. I get up, get some water, go to the bathroom and get back into bed until around 6:00a.m. I could take a 3 hour nap in the afternoon too. I didn't have this problem with the patch when I first started it so I wonder if my anemia is worse. It wasn't that bad to begin with but my doctor put me on iron. I take it faithfully but I feel like someone has sucked the "life-force" out of me. I've stopped the 6 wks. of daily sobbing my eyes out due to the steroids and they should be out of my system now. I do have a little good news. The physical therapy has given me a little more movement in my arm. I can now, with some straining, touch my right shoulder and I haven't done that for 10 months. YEAH! It might be time for a little blood work. My 24 hr. urine was off (high) by 100 pts. and my rheumy said that she would check it again at my next visit-----3 mon. away.
Hope everyone has a good day. I hear the birds singing outside so it must be time to crawl back in bed and listen to their song for a little while.
Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, bilaterial knee replacements, total left shoulder replacement, years of chronic headaches and chronic pain, asthma.
Find blessings in every day!