Important Question!..

Will someone in the medical field please answer the following question:

Has the law changed and do they automatically test for STD’s during a physical or do you have to ask for it?

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Botox Experience & Reclusive Contentment

I had my first set of Botox injections yesterday.  By set, I mean like 10-12 or more.  I don’t know.  They were in my head.  Heck, I think I’m already brain damaged.  What is he doing?

I told the doc most of my pain is on the left side so guess where he gave most of the injections?  Yep.  The needles are actually smaller then acupuncture needles, however, there is medicine involved and you can feel the medicine go in.  At first, it felt like bug-bites.  No problem.  Then, he hits the nerves in my scalp right where the pain points are.  Yikes.  When I was laying on my stomach and he hit a point on my scalp I think I made some weird, moaning, dying noise or something and he asked if he was hurting me.  I’m like, “That one did.”  Anyway, I asked about side effects and he sort of dissed them.  But, I’ve read about them.  The headache side effects really weren’t to bad.  A little Acetaminophen w Codeine kicked it.  I do have bumps all over my head at the injection sites and my head is a little sore when moving it..but all in all I think this one is okay.  It will take about 3 days to kick in and IF it works; it should last for about 3 months.  Now, this will not take my headaches/Migraines away but it should cut them down.  Wow, maybe I will wake up and go to bed without a headache for  a while.  That would be a dream come true for me.  Oh yes, the doctor also mentioned Botox helps wrinkles.  Everyone keeps bringing that up.  That’s great.  What are you implying?  I really think wrinkles are the least of my worries right now.

When I mentioned to my sister on the phone that I am becoming a Recluse and I am actually enjoying it; she sounded sad.  Is there a reason why we should not enjoy our own company?  Do we really need to feel sorry for those that choose to be anti-social?  I think it’s the fact that I am sick so much.  Outside stimulation can just cause me to get sick a lot more, so it’s almost worthless for me to do it.  I have most everything I need here at home.  I do think maybe if we move to a mobile home (yes, we are back to discussing that.) and maybe  if I can get these headaches under control; my feelings may change a bit and I may want to get out a bit more then I do now.  But in the meantime; I am content where I am.

Sorry so long..No excuses

Gosh, I hadn’t realized how long it’s been since I’ve written.  I try to write at least every other day.  I won’t use the I’ve been sick excuse (although I have) because that would be annoying and you would get tired of hearing it.  I just finished the last day of my Z-Pack today and started feeling a bit better yesterday.

I just finished playing Wii for an hour.  I consider that a work-out.  It was Wii Bowling, Tennis, Ping-Pong, etc.  but it still kept me moving so it is still considered fitness for this girl.

The weather today is cold for us.  I say for us because if I whine about the weather to much, my relatives in WA like to remind me that they have snow or are freezing or whatever; like it makes a difference.  I don’t choose to live in those type area’s where it is even colder to affect my headaches and sinuses.  I am not a cold weather person at all.

I saw my Metabolic Specialist yesterday who was quite impressed with the changes I’ve been making since I started seeing him.  Although I do need tokeep taking my pills correctly.  It gets tough sometimes with as many pills as I have to take; but that’s why I am on disability and it is nobody elses responsibility but my own.

As my husband keeps reminding me; my health is the most important thing in my life to keep track of.

Life & Helping Others

Well, plans have changed again and we are not going anywhere for my B-Day yet.  My choice.  I think I want to be healed so badly; I’m pushing it and taking a trip would be a bad idea.  I really need to be taking my baths and sitting on my pillows plus, the thought of using public restrooms all day is not appealing.  After I heal fully, we can do something..maybe even something different..like Disneyland!  We live close but don’t go much and thye have a new land now.

In other news, I got a surprise phone call the day before yesterday from an imaging center that my Nephrologist had wanted me to have an Abdominal x-ray.  But, I scheduled that and had it done yesterday.  That was annoying.  My whole day was thown off because I could not eat anything before and the appointment although scheduled at 11, did not happen until 12 or after so it screwed up my food and my medicine times and I developed a killer Migraine headache and had to take a Maxalt last night.

I  did get some more wrapping done.  Two more things to wrap.

Plus, I found this really, cool, website called www.Aidpage.com. where people write in what they want be it money or cards or material items and others offer to fulfill those needs.  You use passwords and user names so as to be anonymous but it is an awesome way to help poople.  I am waiting to hear from one person to take me up on my offer.  In this way, I know I am helping someone who really needs it.

Post Surgery & Thoughts

The surgery went well and the worst part is the stupid tube they put down my throat that they didn’t tell me about until after.  I am really not in a lot of pain otherwise.  But, now, I really hurt when I swallow and it makes me cough, etc.  It feels sort of like the tube is still there.  Surprisingly, the pain when going to the restroom and at the site of the fissure is less than it was before the surgery, so I believe this may have actually worked.

It’s raining today and I’m losing my mind.  I’ve misplaced my cell phone and my check book so I will have to start clearing the house until I find them.  The last time I misplaced my cell phone it was in  one of the bags in the closet I was going to give to a Homeless Person.  Needless to say, I’ve already checked there.  And, I haven’t used my checkbook in over two days.  Ugh.  I hope the doctor didn’t cut into my mind while I was under.

Speaking of wich, it’s scary how we go under anaesthesia so quickly,  I don’t remember my husband coming in to see me before going into surgery.  I remember asking the nurses to get him and I remember one of the nurses saying they had put something in the I.V. to help for pain and make me drowsy but that’s it. He said he showed up and we talked a bit but I cannot tell you what was said.

Lastly, I finished my Nanowrimo novel on the 27th.  I’ve already started editing.  I am pretty proud of it although I am not sure about the end as I sort of made it really quick.  But, I did it and that is the part that mattered.  I love that they even give you a printable certificate to prove it.  I proved I really am a Writer or can be if I set my mind to it.  In a few weeks or so, it will be onto my next (or continuing) project.

 

 

Post Surgery Update

I’m alive and I’m on Vicodin.  Not too much pain but very loopy.  Much more than normal peanut gallery people.

Surgery seemed fast, I was completely out.

Suffering bad headaches too.

Haven’t used the restroom yet.  Not looking forward to it.  Hospital gave us an actual  Sitz BAth which my husband set up. Like a Bidet for your rear end.

Life at present.

All my pre-tests are done for surgery and my novel is almost complete for Nano.  The ending is tough but it is writing itself.  I do believe I’ve got the ending in my head figured out.  Bad english, let’s try that again… I do believe I have the ending figured out in my head.

My Christmas shopping is completely finished as I do it all on-line.  I even bought a few extra items for people I don’t usually buy for.

Plus, my husband bought me a Wii with the Wii Sports and Sports Resort for an early B-Day present.  It is so cool.  It gets me  off the couch now and really does get me sweating playing bowling and tennis, etc.  I look forward to recovering from surgery and doing even more.

So, that’s life right now, as I know it.

Specialist Instructions and Onward

The referral to the surgeon has been approved and I am going to call tomorrow to get things set up.  I guess the medical director had to give the okay for the change.  I don’t know why it was such a hassle to get a closer doctor.

Anyway, a few things the specialist did advise is to take a Sitz bath or sit in the bath two times a day to relax the muscles and to take Metamucil instead of the Fiber I’ve been taking.  Metamucil, really?  I hope it comes in a pill now.  I remember that stuff was gritty.  And two baths a day?  You know how if you are in thew ater to long you come out looking like a prune, I wonder if I can lose weight in my ass cheeks by doing this.

 

Getting To The Bottom Of The Problem

Well, today was the day I was both waiting for and dreading.  The day of the specialist/surgeon appointment.  This one was a lady and she was super nice.  She didn’t have to use that horrible tool this time and she  totally empathized when I told her about what happened with the rude, male doctor I saw (who is in the same medical group and office she is in.  They have like 4 or 5 exam rooms or whatever and 4 or so doctors so it’s not like he heard me, not that I care).  Anyway, she even explained what can cause the fissures to be painful and a bit of how to try to keep your diet stable in order to handle it.

We are going to try, yet another, type of cream but this one has a really high success rate for curing people.  If it doesn’t work; our next step will be Botox into the area.  She said Botox does pretty much the same thing as surgery.  She said surgery is a last resort because some people who have surgery can become incontinent when it comes to gas or bowel movements and then they must have a follow-up surgery later.

Now, I have to find a Coumpound Pharmacy somewhere close to me and see if it is covered by insurance and how much this is all going to cost.    I would say I also need to have patience but it’s been over a year so I have lots of that.  Plus, if theres a real cure for this, it’s worth the wait.

Different Updates

The weather has changed to semi-cool and rainy.  Actually, it’s warm and rainy which is odd for here but it is causing me migraine headaches.

I saw my new Nephrologist yesterday and he seems okay.  He actually spent more time with me in the first visit then my old Nephrologist did in every visit I went to in the time I saw him  from 2005.  I mean individual visit..not combined.

I called to make an appointment with the specialist for the skin tags however, they wrote anal fissure on the authorization and since I have skin tags there too, the doctor won’t look at the skin tags (which is what needs to be removed) unless it is specifically written on the referral.  It’s alway’s something!  So, I need to get a new referral before I see the specialist.

We have 5 houses including us participating in the yard sales next wknd so I am going to take the permits to the city today.  3 more and it would have been half the street.  On well, it’s still multi-family.

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