...TOO much! I usually don’t use my blog to update people but this is the quickest way for me to do it this time...
First off my dad is in the hospital, he is doing better. He has pancreatitis and gallstones; they are talking about removing the gallbladder on Monday, but that is not set in stone yet. I have not been up there yesterday or today (only two days I haven’t went to the hospital) to see him, but will be doing so tomorrow...hopefully talking to the doctor or nurse tomorrow to find out more about Monday.
My son started basketball this week and so far he is really liking it. He is a little sore but ok otherwise. The football coach is letting them use the weight room before practice and he tried that on Thursday...I think that is why he is so sore last two days. Their first game isn’t until Dec. 3rd. I think they are planning to practice during their Thanksgiving break even. They have that whole week off here.
I’m not getting much time to get anything done or to be online because the hospital is about 45 minutes in one direction and the school is about 20 minutes in the opposite direction. The hospital did finally extend the visiting hours so now I won’t be rushing back and forth at least....
My dog is also doing much better...she spent about a week not walking or putting any weight on one of her back legs and I thought it was the cold damp weather make her hips hurt since she is so big and I’m fairly certain she has hip dysplasia. But yesterday and today she was fine and fully of energy and jumping around, so now I am thinking that she just hurt that leg last weekend when the kids had her outside playing and throwing the ball.
I finally got my first appointment with the VA docs up here, all my med records and everything were transferred finally. I spent about 6 1/2 hours there on Thursday. This new doc agrees with the last one that I probably have fibromyalgia, but she has ordered testing to rule out multiple sclerosis. She had me do xrays and a full blood work up while there and is scheduling a couple different MRI’s and a CAT scan and something else that I can’t remember. One of the tests it to check for TBI and make sure that raised area behind my ear is not a crack in my skull....which she doesn’t think it is, but she wants to make sure.
I should be getting my appointment schedules this coming week for all the testing and the other consults she put in for me to see other docs too.
She added two new meds to help me with the pain that I am having through my shoulders, upper back and down my side. These are also supposed to help with the ‘electric shock’ sensations that I am having randomly....I hope so! LOL! So far I have only taken one of the new meds and so far all it has done is make me high...LOL! Tomorrow I am going to try to other one.....so we shall see.
Well, I think that about sums it up!