I usually post on the Arthritis thread but this week's stresses and ailments have been so many I'm not even sure if this is where I should post but here goes.....Came home Monday from a wonderful weekend following my son around. He's marching with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps out of the Chicago area and we haven't seen him for two months!!! So, his dad and I go to three shows and visit with him and it's wonderful except.......all the while my right leg is getting swollen, and more swollen, and even more swollen. I have a knee replacement and have had phlebitis in that leg. By the time we start heading for Houston, I'm having trouble breathing, short of breath, and some pain in my chest. We go straight to my rheumatologist's office and she puts me in a wheelchair and takes me straight to the ER. My blood pressure is high so they're not very happy about what's going on. I do get put in a room pretty quick, get the iv and continue to wait. Finally they come to get me for a venus doppler to check for blood clots in my leg and that turned out okay. They we rushed to the room where we CAT Scan was and were there for quite awhile. No blood clot there either but had to spend the night to have more tests run. So, next day they did all the heart tests - heart scan and imaging, heart ultrasound, chemical stress test. After all that That's happened before but I have a hernia and a lump on my right breast so it's not over yet. At least my infusion is not for 4 more weeks! And to think I was supposed to be getting checked out to have knee surgery. What a week!!! And on top of all that I have a horrendous flare with my IBS-D...just awful!!! I'm not sure anything else could have happened in that week! At least I hope not!!!
Current DX: psoriatic arthritis/rheumatoid arthritis/spondylitis/fibromyalgia, CD, carpal tunnel, degenerative disc disorder, nerve damage, high blood pressure
Current meds: Remicade 400 mg. every 5-6 weeks, methotrexate, celebrex, lortab, folic acid,
flexeril, topamax, toprol XL, lortab 10-500
Previous meds: Enbrel, humira, bextra, vioxx