Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I Might Just Live, Afterall

Thank you, my dear friends for your concern and lovely messages and gentle hugs. I am overwhelmed and appreciate them so much. <3

So, I dragged my carcass into the shower, washed my manky hair and brushed my choppers. Later, hair dry, minimal makeup on and dressed in comfy warmies, it was off to the urgent care. I was first in line. Stood, shivering, teeth chattering out in the cold for twenty minutes but I didn't have to wait once I got in there. When the nurse took my vitals, it turned out that my blood pressure was sky high. 193/108. Yikes! I haven't had blood pressure like that since I was pregnant with my son.

First thing the doc did was chew my ass out, very nicely, about my BP. Then he asked me about my back, poked the shit out of it, scraped me off the ceiling and told me that I had tendinitis in my upper shoulder and back and inflammation of the tendons and muscle sheaths. He gave me an injection of Toradol and a blood pressure pill. My pressure came down a lot, then the doc gave me injections of steroids and a long lasting local into my back and my pressure went right back up. Urgh! So, Now I am on BP meds until further notice. As soon as I can, I am getting off of them. I hate stuff like that.

Anyhoozle, The pain level in my back is down from torturous to pretty frakking irritating. A huge improvement. I am ordered to stay quiet, keep heat on it and expect the steroids to take a little time to fully do their job. Until they do, Mama has a little Vicodin to help with the pain and to help me sleep for the next couple of nights. Hopefully, these injections will get the job done and this nastiness will be behind me.

Now, I have to go find a primary care doc. *sigh* Fo shizz. No more screwing around, I guess. Time to dive head first into "having a doctor". :P

I am behaving myself with food and drinking my water. In the interest of staying quiet, I am cutting back to three and a half quarts. Actually, that is all the drinking water I have on hand at the moment and I am not exactly feeling up to filling and lugging jugs. I'll fill in with Crystal Light and still get in my fluid requirements, today.

I am so sleepy. I want to go crawl into bed and fall into a deep, dreamless sleep for a awhile. I am going to stay up until tonight and, hopefully sleep like a log. Until then, I am sitting here with my back against the heating pad, watching Nora Robert's High Noon I recorded to my DVR on LMN. The movie is okay. The book was tons better. Yes, I like Nora Roberts books and LMN. Sue me. :P :D

Okay, I think I am chatted out, for now. Have a terrific, on plan  rest of your day, loves.


  1. I'm glad to hear you made it to the doctors. One of my closest friends suffered from a similar problem a few weeks ago (tendonitis in her trapesius) and just getting her to the hospital was difficult, it is such a horrible injury. They didn't give her any meds, though, just recommended over the counter painkillers, light massage and heat treatment, along with some very gentle neck exercises, and her problems went away within 3 days, so hopefully (with the meds) your recovery will be quicker!
    Best of luck :)

  2. Glad you got some relief, Erika but so sorry to hear about the BP. I hope the meds are temporary. I've heard they can have unpleasant side effects. Even when I was MO, I never had BP problems. I hope you find a great PCP.

  3. I love Nora Roberts too! Though i agree that the movies are never as good as the books. :)

  4. I am so glad you got some relief. Take care of yourself.

  5. Poor Erika...ouch. Glad to hear you are experiencing some relief. Watch that bp (I speak from experience).

  6. That is so scary to have blood pressure that high! That same thing happened to me back in 96 prior to losing my weight. They made me stay over night in the hospital and have boo-coo tests. Nothing showed up, but I knew that I better get a handle on my weight before its too late.

    You can do this!!!

  7. Im glad you got things taken care of - especially your pressure..... Nighty night! ((( hugggggsss)))...... Gently, of course!

  8. I hope you are sleeping as I type this!! You need REST, uninterrupted rest.

    I'll say a little prayer for a quick recovery. Good catch on the BP issue. The little pill is not so bad, when you think about the consquences of prolonged high blood pressure.

    BP often goes up with pain, so perhaps it will improve as your back improves. Here's hoping!!



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