I had several good days, and it was odd because they were during the month of April and it was soooo cold here during those good days i had!!!
I really enjoyed feeling good. I went to several baseball games in April and I enjoyed spending time with friends and just having fun.
But with fibromyalgia it seems that the good days are limited. My pain and migraines name back, I did end up seeing a doctor to get a new sumatriptan prescription. It has helped. The doctor was also very sympathetic to my fibromyalgia symptoms and prescribed a couple of other meds for pain and depression. I was very thankful. I wish that particular doctor took appointments instead of working as the head of the walk in clinic. It seems he is always at the clinic, so when I do get sick, I see this doctor just about every time I go to the clinic.
So, I got my migraine taken care of On Sunday. Them Monday happened. And when Monday came around it got me good.
I was cleaning house and working in my living room. I was taking some clean clothes from a rack that somehow got in my living room ..the clothes were going to my closet. I made it to the Hall which had terrazzo flooring and a fell …hard. I heard multiplication me cracking noises. I sprained both wrists and both ankles. The doctor claims I didn’t break anything that she could see.,,but three years ago I walked around on a broken leg for almost 2 weeks before I could convince a doctor that I really thought something was wrong. You see, the injury 3 years ago didn’t cause any bruises or swelling so every doctor I saw refused to X-ray me and gave me the “you’re not getting any pain medicine speech.” Ironically I was only asking (actually begging) for an X-ray and nothing else.
This time when I fell my first thought was that my left tibia had broken through my skin. Once I determined that was not the case, I tried to get up. However with both wrist sprain I was unable to use my arms to push myself up off the floor. I had my cell phone with me and it fell and landed right in front of me. I used the Voice activation feature to call my mother and told her that I had fallen and was unable to move I was basically stuck in the floor.
I have a cousin who lives with me and she was home. I wasn’t crying I was literally screaming for help. My cousin came running up the stairs and had to pick me up out of the floor I couldn’t get up on my own. To say the least it was very humbling, however I am extremely thankful that she was here. Without her I would’ve been stuck in the floor for at least 20 minutes unable to rollover or push myself up.
My mother arrived after about 20 minutes and help me into the core and took me to one of the urgent care clinics in the area. There was no question that something was wrong the doctor immediately ordered x-rays of both wrists ankles feet and legs. I had two of the best nurses I could possibly if I had but the x-ray tech really need to work she doesn’t need to work with patients. She got mad at me because I couldn’t hold my wrists the way she wanted to because it was too painful. so she dropped my arms around until she had him do what she wanted and again I was screaming. The nurses came running into the room to see what was going on they helped me I was thankful. Then it came time to x-ray my ankles I couldn’t hold my feet to where they need to be because of pain and again the x-ray tech got mad and twisted both of my ankles like she wanted them –it made bad pain worse. And to top it off, She x-rayed my patella , but failed to x-ray the top of my TB up with all of the swelling and bruising was so we really don’t know if I have a broken leg or not. The nurse who was wonderful schedule me an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon for next week my guess is I’ll have another round of x-rays and probably another broken tibia.
I’m trying to put a picture of the worst part of my injury.
My orders were to stay off the leg until the specialist sees it and determines if it is broken or not. This injury is much worse than when I broke the same tibia 3 years ago. I can only use my thumb and index finger on my right hand the rest of my fingers are swollen. Also, my left hand is swollen. Both wrists are slightly swollen. They don’t look bad and are probably The least of my injuries, but it hurts to pick things up.
just walking a few steps is extremely painful both of my feet are swollen. The bones in the top of both feet are very sore my ankles are swelling in both or sprained. The ankle sprains are quite bad. But the worst injury is to my left leg it’s bruised from the knee to the ankle and swollen from the knee to the ankle every step hurts and I have extreme muscle pain in both legs. Actually every muscle him joint in my body hurts from that fall.
The specialist didn’t have an open appointment until May 25 I’m hoping for a cancellation so I can get in early. However I’m considering driving to Memphis and going to the Campbell clinic’s walk in after hours clinic. The drive is only an hour and my understanding is the Campbell clinic is one of the best in terms of orthopedic work.
Sincw I already had torn Cartilage in the left knee and needed surgery to repair it I’ve decided to go ahead with the surgery as soon as possible. And, if I’m really honest with myself, I would be much more comfortable having the procedure done at the Campbell clinic.
I have a very happy intolerance and I’m hoping the surgery can be done outpatient and I would like to be able to go home the same day. I’m also hoping to have this done as soon as possible. I’m a college professor and I’m off until the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Then I’m back teaching summer school for five weeks; I would really like surgery before I start summer school. And I’m the surgery before I do my traveling in July I have a 10 day trip to the West Coast and I’ve never been there. I want to be able to enjoy the trip, walk everywhere, and have fun.
I and praying for a quick doctor appointment, quickly scheduled surgery, and a fast and easy recovery. I would appreciate your prayers, too.
I can really say Monday was a true Monday if it could go wrong it did. But on the bright side things have been getting better every day. I’m planning trips, i’m putting a small aboveground pool in my backyard, and I’m finally getting proper treatment for fibromyalgia.
Last, but definitely not least, i’m looking into online medical services. i’ve noticed several reputable companies that offer online doctor visits and family practice some specialties and mental health in psychiatry. Making time for a doctor appointment has been very difficult for me lately between my work and my family it seems that if I do take time to go to the doctor it’s ours everyone else’s schedule completely off. I’m going to try the online appointments and see how they go. I’m going to try tomorrow to set up an appointment due to the fact that every muscle in my body still hurts and a muscle relaxer would be a true welcome relief for me right now additionally when I get nervous at each horribly and my doctor has always prescribed him this drill or hydroxyzine for that however I have run out and both medicines on the heater not controlled so hopefully they’re eligible for the online doctor programs. Once I’ve tried the online programs our porch back and let you know how they go and also let you know how the cost compared to regular clinic visit.
Currently my mental health provider doesn’t take insurance my Nishell appointment was $195 and he traditional monthly appointment is $65. Specialists have a $55-$75 dollar copay when I see them in office. Also if I go to an urgent care clinic I have a $35 co-pay, and a basic walk-in clinic or to see a primary care physician is a $30 co-pay. And the most expensive one the emergency room has a co-pay of $175. Everything I’ve read about the online medicine clinic’s say I can use any pharmacy in my area or in my state actually, so it appears that my prescriptions would be covered by insurance and most of my generics are less than five dollars each. A few generics have a $10 or 15 copay. However, if no generic is available the co-pay is typically $80-$100.
I really do hope that the online medical appointments work out it would save me so much time for some of the smaller things. Everything I’ve read says they don’t prescribe any type of scheduled medication, but I really take scheduled medications anyway I have to be really injured and usually it’s only for a day or two. I am hoping it will help with my every day medications (and with fibromyalgia there are quite a few that I need daily to have a quality of life). me getting my maintenance medication so much easier and possibly save me quite a bit of money on co-pays. I currently take A beta blocker that helps prevent migraines, an anti-nausea medication, and a Triptan for when I do get a full blown migraine attack. Then I have 7 or 8 medications for fibromyalgia. There’s only one I take daily. The others are used only when I have a major flare up.
Even with fibromyalgia, I still have a good life. My recent injury has slowed me down, but I plan to continue to attend as many baseball games as I can this summer, plus I have a list of other trips (beach, mountains, museums,etc) I plan to take. And, my real friends understand that I’l have to modify my activities sometimes, but I’m still going to try to live a full life and the best possible life.