Spent time yesterday
at Oncologist and Dr, Means truly a gem.
I have never had a doctor go over so much with me.
All ex rays and bone marrow test just point to severe arthritis.
Good, but still do not like the pain and balance issues, guess this is just a part of this condition.
Had many suggestions, some I knew but some gave me a little more instruction.
Also given a Vitamin B shot.
Was such a blessing to have a special friend meet me at the doctors, she even sent me an
email this morning with all the information and suggestions that Dr. Means gave.
She is appreciated and always will thank Polly for this.
Another angel has appeared in my life when needed.
Jamie has been with me so many times and just not where she could take off work again
and I did not ask. If no one available would have gone alone
My diet and exercise all good. Need to have a lot less dairy and I knew this
but love milk and am using more Almond Milk and using dairy free yogurt daily. Also eating less sweets because I
am no longer baking - but have found a young woman who makes marvelous cakes
so there will always be something on hand when family arrives or I want :)
A lot of medications that might help pain I cannot tolerate, like muscle relaxers, strong pain
medications because they almost sedate me.
An MRI has been ordered. Since I fell a week ago the pain is horrible in my right shoulder
and neck. A fall years ago experienced this and just took time and therapy for it to go
away. Hoping I have not dislocated anything.
Then yesterday another something happened - crown came off of a tooth but dentist
appointment this morning revealed the crown could just be put back on.
I kept hoping with so much going on that I surely did not need to have a tooth pulled.
Never needed a driver in the past but with difficulty getting out of car with the pain
have used my special helper. I remarked to him this was a new experience for someone so
independent to have to have someone
drive her to the doctor and he replied
"maybe people will think I am your body guard."
So end of day
early to bed
very weary with two busy days.
But ever thankful and grateful for all the special help....
the mornings low 60 and even cooler
are so delightful.