A couple of people have asked me to post an update on what's been going on with me, so that's what this is.
I have been having a good amount of discomfort from the fibromyalgia and back pain lately. I have been trying new medications, but the problem is, I don't respond well to most medicines. It seems I have tried them all, well, not all, but quite a few of the pain meds, especially the long acting ones. They give me headaches and I have a general feeling of malaise when I take them, so I end up going back to what I have been on for years, the Percocet 10/650. The only thing is , it doesn't always work on the pain.
So to make a long story short, I went to the pain dr office this week and met with yet another ARNP who didn't know me from Adam, but who took the time to listen to my history. To his credit, he went and relayed our conversation to the dr and she came up with changing to Oxycodone 15 mg every six hours. I felt kinda of sheepish, as i didn't realize that oxycodone (without the tylenol) came in a higher dose. I am a retired RN so I should have known I think, but oh well. Anyway I took it today for the first time and the first response is excellent. The pain is relieved and I don't have untoward side effects. Plus, I don't have as much acetominiphen in my system to plague my liver! I think this will be a win-win situation.
As for the cancer (endometrial and cervical), I am doing well. I finished all my treatments and am getting my energy back and my hair, though short, is growing back in. I even got it dyed a dark blonde from the gray just a few weeks ago. I am feeling good, so don't worry. I will follow up with my doctors and let you know how it all goes. Thanks for your ongoing interest this past year. It has been a year now too.
TMJ, aka Suzane, is coming to visit me in a few days for a vacation and she will stay with me here in Ocala, Florida. I am so excited about this. We are like two peas in a pod and I am looking forward to having my good friend here with me. This will be so much fun, I just know it. I don't think I will let her go home. LOL.
My granddaughter, Kelly, is turning 7 this next week and her party is Sunday. Many of you have heard me speak of her and her sister Anna (age 2), over the years. They remain my heart and I live for them. (Very co dependent I know, but still.......) They are both beautiful and healthy, praise God.
So my dear friends, that is my update for now. I will continue to post and plan to keep in the loop. Thanks for missing me. I have missed you too. I love you all.
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