Posted 7/2/2007 8:46 PM (GMT -6)
Thank you so much everyone. I was just glad I got such a nice guy. The real irony is his wife was recently dxed with lupus so it may be why he was so nice. He even asked if a good rheumy existed in the area- apparently hers isn't treating her well. I gave him the name of mine. When he asked what to expect I gave him a little break down of what happened to me but told him everyone is different and that the faster treatment begins the more likely things are to go well. I also recommended he buy/read The Lupus Book by Dr. Wallace. It was actually very nice to have someone who knew how difficult this can be. He has to key in by hand over 2 years of income information so it may take him a while. He also has to verify two things with his supervisor. But otherwise things look good. I was way prepared. I made sure I had copies at home of everything I took so he could keep all he needed to. I have my surgical follow up tomorrow morning. The biggest part of my pain is the bruising all the way around my sides and back. The ones on my breasts are healing quickly but the others are so slow to heal I went and got some Vitamin K cream because K is what the body needs to process the blood from the bruises so the areas can heal. Apparently you cannot get enough by eating it or even with a supplement directly to the area so apply cream with Vitamin K directly gives the body what it needs via absorbtion directly where it is needed. I figure anything because I am still black and blue. I look like I have been caned or something according to my husband. I can't see most of it but I can sure feel it. The rest is just achy. Occassionally my stitches will pull if I move wrong. But other than that I seem to be doing okay. I am so glad too. I would have been better today but no pain meds when I have to drive. So I got all the pain nothing to ease it at all. Tonight I am taking full advantage of the medications available to me so that tomorrow I will not be over tired and maybe I will have less pain. I really like how much better my back and shoulder feel from the old pain though- it is easy to tell a big improvement already. So I guess this was more than worth it. But I think I may need a quick dose pack of steroids because I am having a mild flare up. I will ask tomorrow if she will write one. It will help speed my recovery if we can knock it out fast.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumetoid arthritis 2006, early sjogrens 2006, low positive anti-phospholipid antibodies/lupus anti-coglutant 2001-2004 and 2007, osteoarthritis 2005, Migraine 1994, Compression fracture 2001, Disk problems 2006, Multiple allergies 2006, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 2007, Bipolar type II 2007, possible siezures 2005, probable lupus CNS involvement 2007

Tx: plaquenil, Imuran, Enbrel, Celebrex, Tramadol, Norco, Singulair, Skelaxin, Evoxac, Clonazepam, Zonisamide, Baby Asprin, Relpax, Copper IUD

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