Saturday, September 26, 2015

I'm back after a few rough days

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Treatment was mid afternoon on Monday. I awoke at 4 a.m. the next day, so very ill. I was the color of my beige walls, felt awful, had chills and sweats, a fever, no appetite, nausea, joint and bone pain, no energy, could barely walk to my onsuite bathroom. I called out sick. Luckily, Wed was a scheduled day off, so remaining home didn't impact my sick leave. I returned TH, fever free, feeling better, yet still taxed. Having spoken with the MD on Tues, I was told this should last 72 hours. If it persisted, he would prescribe a 3 day course of Prednisone. Luckily, it didn't come to that, 72 hours after treatment, I felt my usual self yet joint/bone pain remains.

7 comments:

meme said...

oh my gosh, that is scary to wake up so sick like that. I hope you can get more rest this weekend....

Kathy said...

So sorry you had a rough time. Do hope that you feel better each day.

Belinda said...

Sorry the treatment was so rough on you, Carol. I hope you will soon get some relief from the joint/bone pain.

Ms. Sandie said...

It's terrible when a treatment makes us feeling even worse. I hope you are on the mend.

Marcia in rural WNY said...

How often is this treatment necessary? You won't be wanting to use 2 sick days each time, I'm sure! On the other hand, two friends my age are bothered with getting shots in their joints---one had trigger finger on both hands (an arthritis related problem.) I had one of mine fixed in a 10 minute surgery a few years ago, with great relief, however, the friend's doctor gave him shots in both hands instead. Another friend had shots in both knees a week or two ago and goes back this week for shots in the hip. Once you hit 72, I guess you become a pin cushion. On the other hand, another friend had his hip replaced about two years ago, and has walked enough since that he has lost about 45 pounds (diet helped also)--but what a wreck we all are when arthritis or similar diseases start attacking us! My yoga class at the gym (yoga for old ladies I call it) has expanded from one class a week to two, and except for some sore muscles, I think it is helping us keep moving. We usually have 12-14 in class each week, from a group of maybe 25 or so who come some of the time. One lady is 88 or 89 and has severe arthritis, and another had quite bad stroke a couple years ago but comes in and does as much as she can. It's SO important to keep moving, but SO hard if pain is involved!! If they ever get a cure for it, the older generation will be so much better off!

CTMOM said...

Thanks for the kinds words, the flu symptoms are gone yet the bones/joints still hurt. I can no longer take Advil (RX interference) so Tylenol was suggested. I'm putting up with it for now.

Marcia-rhumatologist says in 2 years I'll repeat, depending upon results of next bone density. I question waiting 2 years for scan to see if this treatment even worked. Already plan on doing this (if required) on a Friday, then will have the weekend to recover. I repeat blood/urine in 6 months. Cortizone in the hand hurts,and I have high pain tolerance. I had hoped to start an aquatic exercise program this year thru the hospital's rehab center. Enter a year long Achilles issue as well as shoulder surgery, I wasn't permitted. Currently in PT again for same shoulder, OT for hand, let's see how that goes.

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