Monday, December 20, 2010

Quick Update

Injection #3 is complete. Still no relief but I really didn't expect any. It did hurt quite a bit after it was over - each has progressively gotten worse.

I asked if I needed to continue w/ the 2bananas/1gram of calcium a day because it hasn't helped in the first 11 days...and he said yes, I needed to finish the final 4 days. However, I did find out what he was ruling out......he was ruling out the leg fatigue/weakness being from the injections. Which because there has been no relief, that was indeed ruled out. What does this mean? It means the cause of the leg issue is from the original reason I needed surgery to begin with...not good news. Confirmation that surgery is needed....frustrating because I can't have it.

Made a claim to the Office of the Inspector General against the insurance company. Not sure that it will do anything but I did it at the request of my dr. Guess now I'm supposed to write the insurance company. Again, not sure it's going to do anything but at least it's something.

Jan 3 is the next appt to follow up on the injections and see where to go from here.

...and again, the waiting begins.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

another path..

After going on three weeks of my legs being constantly weak/fatigued feeling, as if I had completed 6 marathons a day....I called the dr. Dr. R (who is doing my injections) made two suggestions that I'm to try.

1 gram of Calcium a day x 15 days (aka FIVE HORSE PILLS)
2 large bananas a day x 15 days

Not sure what he thinks it is but I'm following the suggestions.

Final injection Dec 20 then the follow up Jan 3.

We'll see what happens in the next 15 days!

Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Injection #2

the injection itself didn't hurt but as soon as I was in the chair resting, as I am required to do after each one, it started to hurt... thankfully, the xanax knocked me out shortly after I got home which I think is a savior nowadays.

today was the day after the far the worst day of pain i have had in a long time. not welcomed. very frustrating! from shooting pains down my legs to pain with every step i took to aching in my legs to tingling in the majority of my body........tears of pain and frustration.....

i just want it all to stop!