In hospital again

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   Posted 7/14/2011 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Just a quick one from me.

I'm back in hospital. I was meant to be coming in today for just a few hours for my cervical sympathetic block, but my leg blew up last night with cellulitis again, so my doctor is keeping me in for a few days of IV antibiotics.

Block doesn't seem to have done much. I know he hit the right spot because my arm warmed up. When I woke up it was completely numb and paralysed, but as that's worn off the pain has come back in spades. My neck and shoulder are in spasm too, despite my baclofen and them having given me something else for muscle pain.

None of this helped by Mum and I being in a minor car accident on the way to the hospital this morning... We were rear-ended while stopped at traffic lights. She's hurt her back and I've hurt my neck. Just another bad day in the march of bad days :(
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bone spurs, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.

On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Somac, Cipramil. Have a spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio.

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   Posted 7/14/2011 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   
So sorry to hear that you are in the hospital. I hope the IV antibiotics do the trick quickly and that your neck calms down a bit from the fender bender. I also hope that your Mom is feeling better and doesnt have any lasting injuries!

Big Hugs!
DX: CRPS/RSD full body, Fibro, CP, DDD, DJD, OSA, Syringomyelia, Arachnoiditis, failed fusion. Fusions C5-6, L5-S1, hardware removal and removal of scar tissue. SCS trial successful awaiting placement.
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Betsey Ross
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   Posted 7/14/2011 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I had no idea that you were in the sorry to hear that.

I hope that very soon the doctors can manage your pain for you.

When you have a fender bender the first 24 hours the aches and pains start to appear. I will pray for you and your mother to get the strength and fortitude to get you two through the next time period, forever how long.

Hang in there and I will be thinking of you

crushed lower knee and vertical fx of yibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected legcontinously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/need metal removed in July/wait 6 months for healing/then toatal knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take opana er

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   Posted 7/14/2011 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   


         I am so sorry to hear this!'s the last thing you needed! shakehead

      We sincerely hope you get to feeling better, and that the accident didn't do long term damage.

     Prayers for you and both your mother.

      Take care.


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   Posted 7/14/2011 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Laura I'm so sorry to hear that you have cellulitis again and are in the hospital. Wow. I sure hope both you and your mother have no lasting effects from the car accident. I sure hope that the antibiotics work fast and that the infection will be gone really soon. I wish you well. Take care. I will be praying for you.

love and hugs
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

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   Posted 7/15/2011 5:57 AM (GMT -6)   
So very sorry your in the hospital again...
Many Prayers to you, please posts when you can...thinking of you...
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   Posted 7/15/2011 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am so sorry for your troubles, seems like when its bad its real bad, but when its good and it will be again it will be real good.  Please take care of yourself and make sure those doctors take care of you also,  you are precious patient.
Hope your mom is ok.  Please get better soon, sending many many prayers to you and your mum.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson

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   Posted 7/17/2011 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
A few days ago, I was going to post to see how you are doing....because you've been quiet.  So, I really hate to hear this set-back for you!  I am glad that they are keeping you to give you IV antibiotics; while I know it's horrible being in the hospital - I want your infection to be taken care of and this is the best place for that. 
I also can't believe you and your mom were rear-ended.  I am so sorry, Laura!  Is your mom doing ok?  I sure hope so. 
I don't know if I ever posted this to you or not??  I'm sorry that my memory is so horrible.  But I spent a few hours one day, reading your blog.  You've done such a wonderful job putting everything together.  While I'm sorry for everything you've had to endure - you've done such a wonderful thing by putting information together for other people (and just by documenting your journey....I, myself, find it therapeutic to write my experiences down).  Anyway, I learned so much from your blog - and wanted you to know that.  I also loved your drawings and teddy bears on your blog smilewinkgrin
Please keep us updated when you are up to it.  Until then, many thoughts and prayers coming your way, Laura.  Hang in there.  You are a really strong woman.  --Tina
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