Thursday, May 21, 2009

My trip to the spine doctor today ....

He said that my MRI did show minor disc bulging, but it isn't enough to cause the pain I am dealing with. The pain in my lower back and down my right leg is definately nerve pain. He is ordering an epidural of pain relief/steroid to the area, and put me on Neurontin. Now Peanut and I take the same medicine! :)

He also prescribed Vicodin, but I can't take it. How will I wake up at night if Peanut does?

The biggest thing is that he ordered a bunch of labwork. He thinks I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have some finger joints that have been "deformed" slightly, one ankle is larger than the other, I am SO swollen and stiff in the mornings. I am hoping it's not RA, it seems from reading that it's not great. But there are some medications to help, and at least I would have an answer.

It's hard to deal with my own medical issues, when I am always enveloped in Peanut's. I always put myself on the back burner, but the pain is unbearable at this point.

I hope the Neurontin helps me sleep tonite!


Junior said...

Praying that your pain will subside and you can find some answers.

HennHouse said...

You HAVE to take care of yourself so that you CAN take care of Peanut.

Praying for you.

The VW's said...

I pray that this helps for you! It must be so difficult having pain and taking care of your Peanut!

What does Peanut take the Neurotin for? They wanted to put Gavin on this for gaging issues, but I heard that it was sedating, so I didn't want to put him on it, since he has recently just become more active. Is she on it for gagging? And, does it work?

Take care of yourself! I know how difficult this can be, but you are a very important person to someone! :)

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Ihope you got sleep. I agree that dealing with medical issues of our own is so much harder when we are taking care of our special ones.
Thinking of you.

paparazzimom said...

(((hugs))) and prayers for complete healing and pain relief for you!

Kirsty said...

I'm sorry for the pain you're in, that must be so hard with the responsibilities you have. Prayers that you will have relief very soon!!