Both my feet are swollen to the point that I can't wear any of my shoes other than flip flops. My left is much more swollen - it looks really bad. I am going to the doctor tomorrow but it isn't my normal doc so that isn't the best. I just don't think I should wait til she is back from vacation.
It doesn't hurt so much to walk but the left foot is very tender to the touch. My knee joints hurt so bad that I can barely go up and down stairs. My hands are weak and sometimes swell and I can barely close my hands in the morning.
I have been trying not to list all of my health woes but in order to get honest suggestions from you folks I figure I better. I have spinal stenosis, failed back syndrome (two bad disk herniations and a third surgery for leaking spinal fluid - all within 8 weeks). I had nerve blocks until I had another spinal fluid leak and that caused arachnoiditis. I have oseoarthritis as well as disk degenerative disease and a bulging disk. I have severe neuropathic pain from all of the surgeries.
I am getting a neurostimulator in late August. The surgery is being performed by an exceptional doctor so I feel good about that.
I have slight thyroid issue but nothing huge and acid reflux from my asthma. I also have anxiety which causes physical symptoms (pressure on chest, speeding heart rate etc).
I take morphine, gabapentin (sp?), and have begun naproxin for my hands (they started swelling before my feet but they are nothing like my feet). All my joints, from shoulders, to hands, knees and even hip joints seem to hurt.
Anyway...sorry to babble on but does anyone have any suggestions? If I can head into the doctor tomorrow asking the right questions then I can maybe get more out of the visit.