Back from pain

No posts for a while because I was recuperating. Had the surgery, it went well. Had absolutely no pain whatsoever from Wednesday through Saturday so I decided (stupidly) to go out on Saturday night. Went to a gallery opening and a pumpkin carving party. I paid for it all on Sunday. Went to work for a half day on Monday. Came home, took my first pain pill, and got sick. Now I’m in pain and I’m throwing up. Tuesday, went to work half day, got a new prescription, came home, ATE something then took the medication. Ahhhhh, sweet relief. Had physical therapy on Wednesday which put me back a few days, lots of pain. Had my follow up with the doc Friday morning and ever since I’ve been feeling great. He said he fixed everything and I should be off crutches by this Wednesday. Well, I was actually off of them yesterday, so I’m ahead of the game.

During the pre-surgery prep, the nurse asked if I was pregnant. “Uh…no.” She made me take a pee test just to make sure.

Now it’s time to think about the shoulder….

Under the knife

Met with the hip doctor, Dr. Guanche in Van Nuys. He looked at the MRI and said I have a tear in my labrum which is a piece of cartilage that goes between the ball of your hip and the socket. He said I also have some fraying and some extra bone. He’s going to fix the tear and shave the bone. He’s going to do this on Wednesday.

It’s a general anesthesia with a nerve block so I’ll be out all day, but it is outpatient surgery. He said I could go back to work on Monday, but everyone I’ve talked to says that’s crazy. We’ll have to see how I feel. I’m relieved it can be fixed. I just hope there aren’t complications or something and I end up worse than I am now. Positive thoughts….

Crutches for a few days and physical therapy and I’ll be good to go in 6-8 weeks, allegedly.

One of the advantages to all of this is that I can’t take a lot of the crap I’ve been taking, like the herbs, vitamins, etc. So my pill intake is diminished at least until Wednesday!

No plan is a good plan

So we’re taking a break. Which is to say, I’ve totally given up, almost. No more IUI, no more shots, no more counting. I’m just done. The focus is on managing the lyme disease and fixing the hip. Majid, the herb guy, along with my best friend and my own conscience, have told me lately that until those things are under control I’m just not equipped. So I’ve been really good with my new diet of no sugar, dairy or white stuff, and I have an appointment with the hip doctor on Friday to see what can be done. I can barely carry around my unpregnant person with this hip…I would be completely incapable of carrying around two people.

On a side note, my lyme dr. told me to keep upping my Magnesium until my leg problems resolved. What he failed to tell me was that too much magnesium can really mess up your, uh, intestines/bowel. So really I should have upped the Magnesium until my stomach could tolerate it and then stop. So I’m backing off a bit and reducing to 1,250 mg instead of 1,500. Thank you Majid for filling in the blanks.

Also, I can barely hear myself think with all the ringing in my ears. A nice feature of the Zithromax, I’m told.

On a completely related note, I’ve become quite attached to the rum and caffeine-free diet coke.