Hi Tracy, that was 27 years ago that my mom died. It's just too bad she didn't stick around because she would have had 9 grandkids and 4 or 5 great grandkids and she would have been a young grandma like me so that she could have really enjoyed them. I saw my new hand doctor today. I really like him. He seems to really know what he is talking about and he has a sense of humor too. I like that in a doctor. I would rather laugh at my problems than cry about them. My hubby is in a wheel chair and we laugh all the time about different aspects of it. We still laugh about the time we were camping and I was pushing on his butt to try to get him into the camper and we were both laughing so hard we had tears. My whole family has a good sense of humor. The new doc thinks that I have corpal tunnel syndrome brought on by my accident. He put a cortizone shot into my wrist and told me to tell him if I had a sharp hot pain because then he was too close to the nerve then. Well I didn't have to tell him as I jerked my hand which was really stupid but the pain and burning was such a shock that it was automatic. He held my hand then and put the needle back in to finish it. He was really nice about me jerking my hand like that. Some doctors can be real jerks about that. My arm really hurts tonight from it but if it helps it will be worth it. I will try heat on it like I did when I had a shot in my knuckle. If that doesn't help will take a pain pill. I found out today that my insurance won't pay for nexium so will just keep taking my out dated pills that seem to still be working. I'll have to call the doc and see if maybe I can take 40mg of omeprazole over the counter which is very similar to nexium. The nexium by itself doesn't work but with pepcid 2x a day I am good. I might try some natural stuff as I just got a book written by a doctor and 2 nutritionist. I'll let you know if I find any thing that helps other than the traditional drugs.
I am a bit nervous about the dentist tomorrow as my dentist that i have had since I was 16 is out of town and I am going to get the brand new dentist my dentists son who just graduated from school. I have a problem with night grinding I was just told about 2 weeks ago by my doctor when he ground my teeth down to adjust my bite. He never said any thing about a mouth guard for me, but the dental assistant today read his notes and said he told me to use my appliance at night. Well I guess he's loosing his mind as he never gave me one and up until 2 weeks ago I was never told any thing about grinding my teeth. Oh well will find out tomorrow whats up I guess. Well better go make some thing to eat so I can get to bed as I have to go see the chiropractor before I see the dentist. The hand doctor said not to let him touch my hands because I go back to see him in 2 weeks and he doens't want any thing to mask my hand problems. It does always get better after I see the chiropractor but gets bad again with any thing I do that irritates my hands.
I will find out for sure on the 13th if we will be grand parents to twins and what the baby or babies will be. I sure wish the grandkids were closer. We have to travel 1200 miles to see them as my son is a Marine and stationed on the coast and we live in the upper midwest. Oh well at least we get to see them 2-3 times a year. Some people don't get to see the grand kids for years. I spoil them rotten when I see them. Well my hand is going numb from that shot and is really hurting so will go for now. Take Care. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back and cysts on ovaries and uterus. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems.
Meds, Nexium, gaviscon, Advair 500/50, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Nitroquick, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, fish oil, calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, vitamin D, multivitamin.
Proud Mother of a US Marine Seargent (son) & a daughter who is a certified dog trainer! Also furry children Abby(rat terrier) and Gizmo(chihuahua)
Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Diesel & Lucy.