Took my pain meds, had my shower, made a list of my current medications, cleared out my purse to only take what I need with me (aka, not a shitton of makeup and perfume). I’ve got my meds, the list, a couple of pens, a few lip balms, my keys, I’ll have my cell and my mp3 player, I’ll try bringing my book but idk if I’ll be able to hold it open for very long still. I really miss reading though, so I think I’m going to try. Plus, the two hour wait before my surgery is going to be pretty boring otherwise, haha.
Also, I just updated my phone, and put the tumblr app on it, so I can just go on the internet without wifi for once and get dinged, and tell you all I’m fine and dandy! I have to text a few other people I’m really close to who want me to tell them I’m okay ASAP, so it’s not a big deal.
Oh, and today I saw Dr Lindsay instead of Dr Berkman. I got him back up to speed with my crps spreading to my right arm, and he mentioned the SCS as well. So it seems like this is definitely in my future if I can buckle down and lose the weight. Dr Lindsay asked me if I thought I could do it, and I told him I’m going out for walks a lot more, eating a lot healthier, and that my GP referred me to the dietician at the local hospital but I haven’t gotten a phone call for an appointment yet. As soon as I heal up from my surgery today, I really want to get back into the habit of doing at least 2miles a day, whether on the treadmill downstairs or out around town somewhere with one of my friends if they’re not busy. I’ve already noticed a difference from when I really started to get my ass into gear last month.
He put me on new medications to try though. I’m trying fosamax, and prednisone, on top of the topamax. Fosamax I’m going to be on for three months. And the prednisone I’m only going to be on for two weeks. A really high dose the first week, and then I drop down by one pill a day to nothing - apparently it’s supposed to help short circuit my nervous system from keeping on being so haywire.
I’m not really having any adverse reactions to topamax yet, which is nice. It’s not really doing much of anything for me at all actually, which is frustrating. I’ve tried so many different medications and at first they used to work, and then they would plateau and stop, but now it seems that things hardly work at all, if they’re going to in the first place. Keep your fingers crossed that the fosamax will help you guys, because it’s expensive, and it isn’t covered by my insurance so my parents are going to pay for it for me while my dad is still working up in Alberta. I don’t know what I’m going to do when my dad quits in August, and I have to keep going to physiotherapy (which is going to now cost 50$/visit), and expensive medication that isn’t covered.
I’m just going to live life day by day though. Eat healthy food, exercise, play with my puppy, drink lots of water, remember my sunscreen, and just go about my life the best I can and enjoy it to the fullest.