Well, I have a new fancy back brace and a surgery appt. of Dec. 21st. I have to spend one night bc of my lungs. I still need an EKG and a pulmonologist appt. If I don't pass inspection then I can't have the surgery and must wear the brace for 3 months and let my back heal on its own. Praying for the surgery.
Good news about your OH and getting a new job, just the thing for this time of the year but what a b*gger about your thumb. I know how much it is affecting what you do and to have to keep going back for appointments and still getting no answers is a pain in the butt. However it is also good to hear that your gums might be the issue and not your teeth and getting back on denosumab. You have been given the runaround havent you? Grit your teeth and breaaaaaaaaathe 😉
Yes back on Denosumab finally - dentist thinks my pain is due to gum problems rather than teeth - so been given sensitive toothpaste to try, but unlikely to need any work done so OK to start the treatment again.
Hi dragoncarine, sorry to hear you’re getting the runaround re your thumb, it is annoying when you’re going for appointments and not getting any answers! Assume from what you’ve said you’re continuing with denosumab, did your Onc say anything about your teeth? At least you’ve had some good news! Kxx
update on my thumb problems, MRI scan showed some sort of lesion on my thumb so orthopaedic surgeon referring me back to oncology - I'll be so annoyed if it turns out it is cancer related after all, and 4 oncology appointments have passed with them telling me to get orthopaedics to look at it grrrrr. It's now been 3 months that I've not been able to bend my thumb or use my hand properly. Feeling quite fed up again. Yesterday saw a different oncologist than my usual one, and there was some sort of mix up with my denosumab prescription (oncologist seemed to think that a prescription was not required and pharmacy would simply hand me the stuff...) and despite discussing needing different pain killers, no prescription for that either. Luckily my OH got a new job today so we have some good news to concentrate on at least.
Can't sleep back is spazing. Trying to get my mind off of it, so making a list of a few things I need yet. I'm off work today so hubby and I are getting it done. Then wrapping time. I am a lucky girl bc hubby is an excellent wrapper.
Then it's clean up time. I will be sitting on the couch directing this. Hubby and son are going to be puppets. I get to dust. Drives me nuts that I can't vacuum. Next Thursday was supposed to be cookie making but might have to change that. We shall see what surgeon says tomorrow for my game plan. I've been counting how many "sleeps" til the surgeon. He is looking better than Santa! The surgeon and the delivery man of all my packages are my heroes. Carolyn, Mine come in a brown truck.
Can't wait to see pictures of your dazzling tree Carolyn!
Yesterday, Hubby and I had a fantastic day. We took our trains to my work and set up a small display on top of tables for them. My dementia "peeps" really enjoyed them. One man is early stage and used to be a train engineer. He was so excited. He started to planning for my husband to come back and how he would make sure there was more tables for "their" next display! A couple other men really enjoyed talking with my hubby. Peeps that aren't in the dementia unit came too. One of my dementia clients was trying on Tuesday to get someone to get her candy canes for the tree and some to pass out. All the employees had told her no. She ended up crying. She told me how her family had a floral shop and she always gave them out. Lol this lady is so mean to me everyday! She can't help it. It's from the dementia. I felt so bad her heart was broken. Hubby went to the store for me and got candy canes. She had a blast giving out candy canes to the people that came to see the trains. She sat by the tree greeting people. Seeing all their smiles was Christmas! FF
OK Girls, l'm busy getting my ducks in a row! Surgeon appt. Friday morning. Went to hospital yesterday picked up discs of xray, CT and MRI. Today was family Dr to try and get my blood glucose down. Evermilomus plays havoc with blood glucose. They added another med. Waiting for call back from oncologist to discuss if I have to stop my drugs for surgery and if it's time to change drugs.
I have Christmas under control too. Really enjoying my tree and decorations.
Ok, off to work I go. Yes, This crazy lady is still working with a broken back.
Hope you are all feeling pretty good and letting Amazon help with your shopping. FF
Hi ladies, what a lot to read! I've been absent for a while but only because I'm rushed off my feet getting ready for Christmas and family birthdays and seem to have no time to log in on here to post anything. Well today is the day ha ha so you will see me posting a few more times this morning.
FF , glad to hear your back problems have been investigated and there is a reason behind all your pain. Annoying though that you will have to get this sorted, presumably fairly quickly, at a busy time of the year. Good for you for getting the decorations done and the shopping. I'm still getting all the small bits sorted and decorations don't appear in our house until later in the month. This is mainly because of eldest daughter birthday being in December and I always kept the two celebrations separate when she was small but also because I get fed up with all the decorations after a week or two! Bah humbug as we'd say this side of the pond!
Hope treatments are working well for all SBC ladies whatever they might be and the side effects aren't getting to you.
Busting my rear getting some things done. Working on lights on the tree. Hoping to be finished it tomorrow and everything packed up. Not allowed to stretch or twist. This week will putt around cleaning and wrapping then. I want to be finished this week getting Christmas ready. Hubby is a good shopper and will pick up anything I forgot. It's supposed to be an easy fix for this, but I want to be ready incase of complications. FF
i am so pleased for you ,at least you can get on, or try to with your life and have hopefully a better xmas without the worry of what the pain is,then plan your new year with better luck ,this is what i wish for everyone on site
Thanks girls! I'm OK about this. I was glad for the answer, bc now we can work on the fix. I was just agitated to find out on the weekend when you can't reach doctors.
Bon, I can't tell you how many times I've slipped and tripped with this. Hitting pot holes while driving is the worse.It's like anything else that's sore. You keep hurting it when it's sore. FF
Hi FF I'm glad you know what's wrong with your back now and hope you find some good treatment. Meanwhile avoid tripping over chainsaws, lawnmowers or leafblowers. If he had left a vaccum cleaner in the middle of the floor you might have been able to hope he was going to use it.
love Bon xx
Oh ff that's good news because now you know where the pain is coming from you can get themfixed and stop the pain, hopefully before Christmas.
Oh lovely!! Oncologist called at 6:30 PM on Friday night. MRI showed 2 compression fractures. One at T-11 and one at T-12. She says I need to see an orthopedic surgeon bc they need cemented. I guess I will be busy Monday morning trying to find one. FF
Carolyn, A dorm room is usually a college bedroom and a lot of them are quite messy! That is how my living room looked!
Hubby has the outside decorations up. I have most of the inside ones up. Almost done shopping. Tree this weekend. Amazon has been my new best friend. I will finish shopping next week. I don't go to stores on the weekend. They are too crazy. I will go out next week in the mornings and finish. I really want everything finished by next weekend. I love this time of year but it's been a little overwhelming for me already. I think it's this cold. The nose just won't slow down. Hoping it will end soon! Leaf blower is back in the garage!!
Sounds like everyone is trying to be festive! Dec. 1st let the count down begin. Yikes!! FF
LOL, The coffee table is piled with Christmas presents, hubby decided to use the leaf blower on the front deck! He did finish the deck but set the leaf blower and extension cord in the middle of the living room and went to sleep. If we get out the alcohol it will definitely look like a dorm room. They better all be planning on cleaning up after dinner or this girl will lose it!
Ooh Funnyface, sending you hugs - it does sound a bit S&*t for you at the moment (but the vision of your house right now did give me a smile, sorry!) Grab the remote off hubby, keep warm, and send son out for shopping, including some alcohol for medicinal reasons. Bad enough having all the other things you have to contend with but having a cold as well is just so unfair! xx
hi ff ,
dont feel bad having a whine as you make every thing going on in your home sound so funny ,i know it's not at all but keep cheerful or try anyway,
Thanks Renee! I feel bad having a whine when I know you have it tough. Just need this back to quit acting up! Hope you get some answers Renee and a plan.
Thanks ladies. My house looks like a hospital room. Hubby hurt his back over doing some lifting. He Hastings piled around his favorite chair to make them easy to reach. Son stopped by and he has his arm in a sling bc he tore his bicep and he has this cold too. Lol, he picked a chair and made his comfort zone. I have my comfort spot I call my nest. We all have blankets and pillows, trash cans and tissues. Hubby has the remote! We might have to steal that when he falls asleep!
ff................I don't post very often at the moment........not much advice to give at the moment. But I have read your latest message...........just want to say we are all thinking of you and sending hugs and good wishes. This will all pass. You have caught some sort of cold to slow you down. There's a lot out there at this time of year. Drink your vit C drinks, and try to support your immune system to get through. And REST!! Spoil yourself. The MRI is a good idea, just to give a baseline for that worrying aspect, but I bet it shows nothing! Look at carolyn.......so worried about new pains, but nothing new there. But the scan is the right thing to do. Keep warm, but of course the winter warmth...........central heating........is not the best for our sensitive bodies........too dry. But it's the best we can do. It's important to keep warm.
There you are. I said no advice!! Then I waded in! But the main thing is to send best wishes. Update us when you can. You are a real example to us all.........a really determined lady. But that gets harder when under the weather i know. We all love you! Hugs coming your way! I started my life in the US.........Vermont, then Conn, then Michigan. I 'pledged allegiance' every day and learned to read with Dick and Jane! I have a real soft spot for the US.
hi ff ,
sorry you are feeling so poorly and thinking of youat this time ,i have not been on here for quite sometime as lots of things going hay wire but will let you all know more when up to it ,in the mean time take good care of yourself and get well soon ,also hope you have good news from the scan.
Oh ff, so sorry you're really suffering at the moment. The nasty cold will get better with rest and hot drinks, once that is over you and your body will feel able to tackle the rest.
sending you lots of love and hugs,
Look after yourself and shake off that cold. Hope the MRI answers some questions and your docs come up with some answers. Big hugs Bon xx
I am a mess! First the back issues, next mouth full of ulcers, next cold sores, next a nasty cold, sore throat, raw nose and nose bleeds all while my back still hurts! Enough! I just want to be me again! Just call me miserable and send me to bed!! Had MRI of back yesterday, hoping to get some answers. FF
So pleased for you Carolyn! That is an excellent result, especially that a hormonal alone is working so well for you...phew! Time to break open the chocs bought for Christmas.....xx
That is such brilliant news, you must be thrilled :). You had a long wait for the results so you must have been anxious.
Last time I had scan results (in August) they mentioned a small deposit on my adrenal gland. I didn't even know where it was and had to google it !! xx