I have been remiss in not updating the blog lately, but I PROMISE I have a good excuse. I have been dealing with some pretty major heath issues. I feel comfortable posting now, that we have ruled out any life-threatening issues, but I am still searching for answers.
1. I have a BRAIN, and she is gorgeous. I know because the doctor gave me a CD and I can look at her whenever I want!
2. I do not have lesions, aneurisms, tumors or other brain related abnormalities that could be causing my issues.
3. I do have some spinal issues with 4 protruding discs, but again they may explain SOME symptoms, but not all.
What we do not know, but suspect, is that I probably have a combination of issues (yeah, yeah, enter complicated woman comment here) that are causing my problems. We believe the hand issues are caused by the protruding discs, so I am going to physical therapy. I most likely have Hemiplegic Migraines which explain the other effects, and some residual side effects from the increase in the RA medication, methotrexate. I have had migraines in the past, but never one that has lingered as long as this one. I basically have been living with some level of a headache since the beginning of September. Most of the time I can power through and move on, but sometimes they knock my flat on my ass. NOTHING makes it go completely away, and I can now set up a side business dispensing drugs, if needed, since I have been prescribed everything from Imitrex to Vicodin to try and get these headaches under control.
|I used to look human, but I have|
had 4000 Xrays in 1 month
Thank you all for your patience with me, I promise once all this is sorted out, I will be back full of snark and sarcasm per usual!
Lots and lots of love,Nic