About three weeks ago, Rachel brought home some runny nose and cough germs from the pre-school where she works and every last one of us got sick!
It was annoying, but we got over it.
Then a week ago Friday, my spinal stenosis symptoms finally got the best of me and I asked my husband to drive me to the emergency room.
I’ve been able to put up with the aches and pains of this condition without much intervention for years, now.
But unfortunately, for some unexplained reason, last Friday I began feeling excruciating pain in my left leg.
It was more than I could handle on my own!
It felt like knives were cutting through my thigh and my knee threatened to give out whenever I tried to walk.
When not walking, the aching was excruciating.
It hurt to sit, stand, or lie down on my back, tummy or sides.
I was miserable, so I made the decision to go to the emergency room to ask for some pain relief.
They took some x-rays and found much more arthritis than was there before, and thankfully, no injuries.
They gave me a shot of some kind of pain relief which helped immensely and didn’t make me feel out of it!
Then they sent me back home with a prescription for hydrocodone and instructions to see my regular doctor.
I had actually already scheduled an appointment with my regular doctor, but I just couldn’t wait that long for pain relief.
Now I’m just waiting to go to the appointment to see what my options are.
In the meantime, I can barely get comfortable enough to sleep without the pain medication.
Walking is exhausting and painful.
Getting in and out of the car is painful and driving is impossible.
Last Sunday night, I didn’t like the way Malcolm’s cough was sounding and urged him to make his own trip to the emergency room.
He was diagnosed with bacterial bronchitis and was out of work for a week.
Then to top it all off, few days ago, Bethany and I started coughing again and our noses are running.
Bethany has rubbed her nose and upper lip raw.
Bethany has also been grouchy and unrealistically obsessing about finding caterpillars to the point of worrying me.
I’ve been terrified that she might try to go outside when we’re home alone and I’m in the bathroom, so Malcolm installed a new lock on the door that can only be opened with a key.
But lest we be all doom and gloom, on a more happier note… we have not seen any seizure activity since about Bethany’s fourth day of taking marijuana.
However, so far, the marijuana does not seem to be improving her mood much, which is a bit of a disappointment!
I’m really hoping she’s just grouchy because she is sick of being sick and sick of mommy being sick and incapacitated!
I’m desperately hoping that as we tweak and play around with Bethany’s marijuana dosage that it will prove to be a mood elevator as well as a seizure suppressor!
I’m sharing at the Mommy Monday Blog Hop
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