Thursday, July 4, 2013
First I would like to know where IV sedation along with nitrous oxide used in conjunction with oral surgery has been my entire life. If this has been the norm and I had known about it my teeth would be in a whole lot better shape today. I also didn't know that having oral surgery,such as I did, that it would take so much out of me. I slept most of yesterday. I stayed up for a couple of hours but I quickly went back to sleep and slept until 730 this morning which is something that I haven't done in years. I am also a firm believer that when anyone has any type of surgery where one is sedated, that their loved ones should take the cell phones away from them. Tell them the battery is dead, tell them that the cellular towers are down, tell them anything they will believe it just keep their cell phones away from them.
2nd. Several months ago I complained about muscle cramps in my legs and in my shoulder. My fabulous doctor suggested I take magnesium citrate 400 mg a day, he told me I could get it in various places but to buy on Amazon from Solgar would be the least expensive and was what and where he purchased his, so I tried it. It was no quick fix but I soon realized after about three weeks that my cramps were lessening, I unfortunately ran out about a week ago and I have noticed that those cramps are coming back and my shoulder is hurting tremendously so it may be a little late but I ordered another bottle today. So if you're bothered by leg cramps shoulder cramps just muscles cramping badly, try magnesium citrate by Solgar 400 mg a day is only $7.12 for 60 caplets, on Amazon. I tried other magnesium but I could not find the citrate and nothing worked until I tried the magnesium citrate. Dr. Rucker told me that it was the citrate is best absorbed by the body.
3rd. I also learned today that you should doublecheck your washcloths before using. You see, multiple washcloths are held together by a little tiny T of plastic. If you miss that little tiny T, which is easy to do because it is tiny and clear, it can hurt you and even put your eye out. No, I did not put my eye out but it did leave a little red mark on my shoulder before I realized that I was scratching myself. Ouch!
I am thankful for the rain because without it yesterday today and tomorrow I would feel guilty about not being outside and working. I am thankful for my family who is taking care of me. I am thankful for my pets who have surrounded me and slept on me. I am thankful for my extended family and friends who have prayed for me and called to check on me.
I know this time of relaxation and reflection is almost over but I'm going to milk it for another couple hours, for tomorrow I'm sure the sun will shine and my family, well my family will soon be tired of taking care me and will be relying on my strengths, those strengths that make me the mom and wife , washer, shopper, caretaker, caregiver, chauffeur; all the things for which they are accustomed. I am thankful for the time off but I'm thankful that I will be able to resume my duties and in a whole lot less pain that I have been the past several weeks.
Please forgive any errors. I'm not sure I should have been given full rights to my iPad yet.
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With time, women gain weight because we accumulate so much information & wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy , we are enormously cultured, educated & happy. Beginning today, when I look at myself in the mirror I will think, Good Grief look how smart I am, I must be a genius !! ~
Monday, June 6, 2011
It appears, that in the world of Pain Management, you are either “spot on” and get a facility and doctors who understand and help or you get a facility that treats you like “you’ve been pissed on”, and are a doper and are treated like crack house scum. Please pardon my language, but those of you with chronic pain issues know what I am talking about. Right now, while I am in extreme pain, is probably not a good time to be writing this note.
My Dr., here in Cleveland TN, is one in a million that knows about MCS. Unfortunately, his main office is 45 miles east of Cleveland and he is only in town once or twice a month. His office personnel, for the most part, are nice. I have been seeing Dr. Siddique for approximately 5 years so everyone knows me; but the Practitioner will not write any of my meds because in her eyes apparently I am just another “doper”. She actually told me to go to the mental health clinic to get a refill on my Xanax which I take because the pain causes quite a bit of anxiety. Last I heard, Fibromyalgia was not considered mental illness.
You might think that one could go to another facility, what’s that you say, about a patient’s Bill of Rights? Surely you jest! I am not jesting and please don’t call me shirley. You have no right. If you use the reason that you don’t feel comfortable with your doctor or staff, they can write on your chart that you were uncooperative then no-one has to treat you.
Once you go to one of these guys, and don’t follow their rules, or if you take a med from another doctor and forget to tell them, you can and likely will be “blackballed” everywhere. I understand the need for security, but I have short term memory loss, and have had surgery and will be having more surgery which means I will not be able to drive in for a blood test and consultations at the drop of a hat. But since I have no choice I will do so on crutches or in a back brace and wheel chair on the city bus.
I am afraid I forgot to mention that even though is is June 6, 2011, I will not get an appt. until August this year. That is a lot of pain and anxiety to go through before someone can see me. I pray for my sanity and that of my family.
Now I know they are not all bad. I had great Pain Management in Memphis TN. They did me a world of good. They were not dark and dingy dungeons. They performed the epidurals and nerve blocks in their facility. it was the top floor of a medical building at Baptist East Hospital. Large windows, lots of sunshine, smiling faces and genuine concern It was a 180 degree turn around from this area I live in now.
Welcome to small town America in the middle of the “Meth Belt” as well as the “Bible Belt”. We are all addicts until our brain scans show our pain.
Please feel free share your experiences with Pain Management.