Visit with bff and how do you spell relief?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by flutterbee, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    It is not R-O-L-A-I-D-S, I can tell you that. It is S-T-E-R-O-I-D I-N-J-E-C-T-I-O-N-S.

    3 of them this time - both shoulders and right hip. The lidocaine is wonderful. Instant relief. Ahhhhhh!

    My visit with my bff and her hubby was wonderful. I overdid it of course, but we had a great time. We hadn't seen each other for 5 years and it was like it had just been last week. We promised it wouldn't be 5 years between visits again. She and her husband have been together for 20 years (since she was 14) and married for 14 years. I don't think I've ever seen a happier couple. They really are made for each other. I wish they could have stayed another day - only if we didn't have to do anymore shopping, though. :faint: :bigsmile: My bff is an RN and she helped me with using my cane. At first, I was putting too much weight on that side and I injured my hand, so she showed me how to do it correctly. Now I have to wait for my hand to heal. :slap:

    Saw my GP today for more shots - as noted above. Got a referral to an ENT for an ENG. Say that 10 times real fast. :winks: Balance issues are worse so this test is to determine if it's inner ear or neurological. If it's neurological will get a new neurologist since my current one said that since I went to 'elaborate measures' (i.e., putting my arm out to catch myself) when I fell over doing the heel to toe walking (fell over 3 times) that he doesn't think I have balance issues. :rolleyes: Plus, my speech problems are getting worse and I'm not catching it like I used to. Also getting a referral to an orthopedic surgeon. She was joking about sending me to all these different specialists yet again and I said, "So, I won't tell you about the gnawing, burning pain in my stomach. That one can wait." :rofl:

    NIH finally called them back this week and they never got my information. Surprise, surprise. Gotta love government stuff. So they faxed it to them today, but it will probably be another 6 weeks before I know anything. :mad:

    So, that's my update in a nutshell. I had a wonderful weekend. Good friends, good food, good weather. I've spent the last 2 days recuperating, but it was so worth it.

    OMG. And the spiedies were sooooooooooo good. I have plenty of leftovers. NYUM NYUM NYUM
  2. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Well. My first reply disappeared.:mad:

    So I'll try again.

    Glad you had a wonderful weekend as you were certainly overdue for one. :D :D

    Don't get the neuro deciding you don't have balance issues because to put out a hand to catch yourself. So, you have good reflexes. That's a good thing. Don't see what one has to do with the other.

    Travis' balance is screwy but he'll still put a hand out, or whatever. His neuro didn't seem to think one had to do with the other. hmmmmmm

    Banging my head on my desk over the NIH thing. And since it's horribly cluttered that's not so easy to do. :faint:

    Glad the steroids are helping with the pain.

  3. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Glad to hear the pain has been reduced!

    It's great you had such a good time with your friends-you so deserve it!!

    I hope you get your ENT appointment. soon so you can figure out if it is inner ear or not.
  4. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    What a great weekend for you!!! :fall:

    Glad you have received some relief in the injections. :nurse:

    Hope your upcoming appointments are helpful. :doctor:
  5. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    *gets icepack for Lisa's head*
    (I actually did bang my head repeatedly against the cupboard the other day. Afterward, Wynter was still there, still arguing and then I had a headache to boot. :rofl:)

    ENT appointment is Monday. Besides doing the ENG test, I'm going to ask them about having my hearing tested. While on one hand, I'm very sensitive to noise, I'm starting to worry that I'm having some minor hearing loss. I have constant tinnitus, so that could be all it is.

    Did my research on orthopaedic surgeons and have my list of top 3 choices. Wanted ones whose subspeciality is spine. Lots of shoulders and knees and sports injuries. Not so many spine. I'll call my GP's office tomorrow and give them my list and have them schedule. First pick is at OSU, so that will probably be a bit of a wait. We'll see. The rheumy wait wasn't bad, but the endo appointment was about 3 months out (both at OSU).

    So, Monday is ENT. Tuesday is endo. Wednesday is pelvic ultrasound. Thursday is eye doctor for exam, very, very dry eyes and get a baseline because one of the rare, but serious side effects of my new medication is retinopathy. I really hate having so many appts in one week. They wear me out. :faint:

    Talked to bff. They made it home ok, but went right from vacation headfirst back into reality whirlwind. No adjustment period. :(
  6. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    So glad that you had a good visit. I hope all of the upcoming appointments shed some light on things for you.

  7. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    So glad you enjoyed your spiedies! Many hugs.
  8. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Heather, so glad that the steroid injections are giving you relief from the pain, and that you had a wonderful visit with your bff and her hubby.

    Hope everything goes well with the docs, ENT, ENG etc.

    And, glad that the spiedies were delicious and that you have leftovers. Yum!