Saturday, January 28, 2006

Ortho Drs Visit

AS promised I'd give an update on the visit. It went OK I guess.. He suggests getting off the celebrex trying aladil and more cortisone injections in the shoulder and elbows . Unfortunately with having chrons disease it doesn't only effect just your intestines but also the nerves, tendons not to mention everything else in your body.. Just another complications.. To do surgery I wouldn't have much benefit from because it will continue to be chronic but knitting is a good thing he said because it does keep them moving. The tendons will continue to tighten up just do more stretchs of the hands & fingers before getting out of bed, take hot showers and try this round of treatment for a couple weeks and go back to see him again then. Other then that hope for the best! He's surprised that my hips, knees, ankles feet & toes aren't worse. Of course whiile I was at his office.. I was having a bad day...
YEAH I don't have to stop knitting but deal with the pain and take this medication before bed to rest the nerves better while sleeping.. It knocked me out last night thats for sure!
Like my DRs continue to tell me in a nice way alls we can do at this point is treat systems in the order of borthersome at the time and hope for the best and move on to the next.. In another words suck it up and deal with it heres some more drugs!! I hate taking drugs of any kind... Then afterwords I went to 7 different medical supply stores, driving from town to town as well as CVS & Walmarts as well.. Haven't found any gloves at all. So I'm trying to bid on some on Ebay amnd someone keeps out bidding me..! Wish me luck! I'll try anything that helps. I just can't give up knitting! I knit everyday!
Of course I can always use a Fentnayl pain patch as needed too.. (wear upt o 72 hours at a time) ;o((((( Then I can't function and get very ill after about 6 hours!....

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

What kind of gloves are you looking for? I bought some, I forget the brand name, but I think it's hand-eze. I never use them. I'm not sure of the size. I'll look for them. Let me know what your looking for, maybe I can help you out.

Mandy said...

I hope that you are feeling better!! That sucks about the gloves I will keep a look out for some here! Feel beetter soon!!

Jenn said...

Hope you are feeling better! At least you can knit though :)

PURLPOWER said...

Drugs are so irritating aren't they? I hate taking my new meds but I have to ride it out for a bit longer before giving up on them.

On a happy note, I have some great pictures of my wonderful RAOK on my blog and also posted on the knittyboard. Thank you so much!