Hi butterflake, sorry you are down. Have they checked your thyroid? I can't swallow when it gets bad and have actual permanent nerve damage from hashimotos autoimmune thyroid. I've had trouble walking before and even found out it causes osteoarthritis. Well, as for cheering up, you are so lucky that you got your daughter through college. You must be so proud. I'm having such a time with my son, he has epilepsy and his mind is like swiss cheese sometimes and he thinks so differently from the norm sometimes. But he's really funny, one time, he decided to make mac and cheese and he was down in the kitchen and I was upstairs and he kept yelling at me, asking me questions. So I nursed him through finding a pan, how much water to put in it, etc. and then he asked me "how do you know when the noodles are done?" I told him, "you take one out and taste it." So a little while goes by and he yells at me and says, "I tasted the noodle." I asked, "is it done,is it soft enough?" and he said, "Yeah, but when do I put the rest of the noodles in?"
He cooked one noodle. I'm sorry I couldn't come up with anything better, my mind is a terrible waste right now. I hope you feel better and that they get this stuff figured out, it sounds very frightening. I will send you peaceful, happy thoughts your way.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments