Morning everyone, well as I lay here in bed I'm feeling very very crummy. My Rheumy put me back on MTX last week to treat my lupus. Only managed to get in one dose in.
However, on Monday I had to have my upper left molar pulled. I called my Rheumy on Monday and asked if I should take my MTX. Well he called and said sure go ahead it's just a tooth removal.
Well it was more than that. It took over an hour to saw the tooth into three pieces. He had to use a mallet on my teeth. Finally, he was able to pull the tooth. Once it was out they could look up into the hole that went up into my sinus cavity.
So they had to close my sinuses up and stitch my sinus and gum together really well. When your sinus is opened like that, they remove fat from the inside of your cheek to fill the hole in. Then they stitch it in really tight. I have a total 13 stitches holding me together, really tight. So needless to say, when Rheumy found out how complex it was, I was told NO MTX for at least two weeks maybe longer :(
My lupus is flaring, my face is really swollen as well as my jaw. I've only been able to eat milkshakes. I'm hungry for real food, between the antibiotics I was given and the Motrin my stomach is messed up.
I sure hope it heals fast, I want to eat an soon. Please pray that I have NO problems with me healing. I have to take reclast for my bones, as i have osteoporisis so bad that my bones are breaking just because. I really do not want anymore surgery, I just want to feel better. I am sick of lupus and leukemia and I just want to know WHY ME?
Thanks for reading my post. Just for a huge laugh picture me with my huge moon face that is so swollen on my left side I look like a chipmunk LOL. That's not mention the bruise on the cheek, hubby said if the police come to the door, I'm not to let them in the house w/o a warrant. Think he's worried someone is gonna call them and report me walking around with a bruised and swollen face.
Hope you all have a good day and may your pain levels be low today.