Showing posts with label thunderstorms. Show all posts
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Friday, April 26, 2019

EYE Exam when on Plaquenil to check for Macular Degeneration, Weather,Bursitis,Lumbar Spine problems, & Spring Weather bringing the insects

Eye Exam, Spring time Weather brings in the "insects", Hip Bursitis, Lumbar Spine causing pain, & the "catch-up" game on Doctor Visits

WELL, I got the EYE EXAM over with..finally yesterday... and no signs of macular degeneration or anything caused from some of my medications, especially the Plaquenil... although my vision had "gotten worse" so I did need new glasses, which I knew I would. And usually I am not thrilled with glasses, BUT I can't wait to get these in and take a pic n them... they are totally "different" in several ways than my last two pair... as far as looks etc... it will be probably 10 days, (I hope less) but with the "prisms" in the for the double vision, they take longer to make. So, I can "check" that one off the LONG LIST of DOCTORS, follow ups, etc...

 I was really past due. I am supposed to have an eye exam for the macular degeneration ANNUALLY! And I know it's been at least 3 years...between Mom passing away, then the hip fractures, and the neck surgeries, and all of the other 100 things in life that goes on for most of us, it took me that long to finally just say "you have to do this" and get it done. So, now I have an Echocardiogram next Tuesday. It's been a couple of years since my last one, and before they put in the pacemaker my Cardiologist wanted it done, which I hate only because you have to lay on one side, and be still at times while the tech takes pics, and so forth.. and it's just not comfortable for e to lay on that side... with my hips especially right now still hurting so badly from the bursitis (and whatever else is going on) I am NOT CONVINCED that "hip bursitis" is the only thing causing so much pain in both hips... MY FEAR honestly is that something has happened again with my lumbar spine... either a compression fracture, due to the osteoporosis, or a disc or two "gone" like in my neck, or something to do with my lower spine causing this much pain for as long as it's gone on now... 

I WANT to continue to BLAME IT on the "weather" and I know that it is part of why the pain is so bad, BUT.. it hurts to stand, to sit, to walk.... even just driving to Waxahachie to the eye doctor yesterday, made my hips and upper legs have such a deep ache... and it is only like 15 miles over there. So, I am not driving for that long. But going to Dallas to the doctor's up there does the same thing... yet if I try to stand in one spot, or at times just walk through Wally World or the market etc... it does the same thing... it is so frustrating... and my pain specialist ordered a CT Scan, I have the order, BUT I have had to see all of the other doctors etc... and besides I know the co-pay on a damned CT Scan is HIGH, besides, I still owe a little to the hospital for the Endoscopy from that CO-pay. The I will owe another one when the pacemaker is placed. Each time I see a specialist my co-pay is 35.00. That does not sound bad at all, 

I know BUT when you go to about 5 or 6 in less than a month, it adds up!!!! Plus I have not been back for my follow up with my Rheumy but I JUST now got the lab work results he wanted. So I knew there was no reason to make a trip until I knew for sure all of those were in and that they sent them to him. I still face also going to my "other" Orthopedic Specialist... the one that did my complete shoulder replacement and both neck surgeries.. once the CT Scan is done.. again though until I have that scan and the results there is no reason to make a trip to see him. That is why my pain doctor ordered the CT Scan.

He knew that it would be the 1st thing that my Ortho. Doc want of my lumbar spine. 
AND so goes, it's going to be so muddy, and now it shows we have a possibility after a beautiful weekend, of then from next Tuesday for at least 10 DAYS of THUNDERSTORMS everyday!!!! So, if I don't get some of this stuff done in the yard over the weekend, I may be having weeds taller than me in places... plus my I am overtaken by ANTS! Several kinds but I have put down everything and they keep "moving" .. these worry me because they are n the outside of at least half my house, I bought some "ant block" that is made to put around the foundation of the house... although I have already put down even the "Bayer" one all over the yard twice and they still are giving me the blues... OLO! they hate coffee grounds though...they are in one of the brick columns on my front porch, and it has enough space on it, I can spread the coffee grounds all around it, and it drives them nuts, they won't cross it so then of course they MOVE and find another way dammit.... but after almost "no winter weather" then ALL of the rains for so long... and an early spring I fear just like weeds and pollen we are going to be covered up in all kinds of "bugs".... here come the fire ants... I've already had a couple of beds of those... 


So, if it's not ONE thing, then it's something else... I know I am "griping" but I also realize I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON with all this mess going on in life... so I feel for all of you also... then the news talks about how "stressed" as a nation we are... well no wonder.....

Monday, June 19, 2017

CONTINUED FROM "Delving Into "hopefully" a New Outlook on Rheumatic Illnesses & finding Ways to get the word out to Others... Possibly a New BOOK, A new "Non-Profit" to be active with, and a "new attitude" for myself "Relationships" Chronic Illnesses, and Life

It's a mixed emotional painful weekend last few days for me... my entire BODY hurts so badly, and I am not sure what the hell is going on. Even MANY of the "joints" that have been completely replaced hurt so badly, I a not sure what to make out of it.


I continue to blame much of the severe pain that sometimes occurs on the humid, wet TX weather. Not the "heat" so much, as it is the basically HIGH HUMIDITY we have most of the time, whether hot or cold here.

You would think I lived much closer to the coast the way the humidity is so high here. Yet, I live at least 6 hours from the coast, if I went directly to Houston from where I am.

So, "the region" is not to blame for sure. We just happen to have a great deal of very "wet, damp" even some mornings the lawn will appear as if it has rained the night before because everything is so "wet and the moisture just "hangs" almost in the air.

Yet, I have to believe that there is more to what I am feeling than humidity. It's gotten me hurting so badly, that it matters not what I do or don't do, the pain is almost unbearable. In fact it can be down right frightening.

When you are already "autoimmune compromised" with RA, Lupus and so forth, you are on medications that are "risky" to say the least for severe infections, and sometimes even cancer that could develop although the risks are very low, I fear "infected" joint replacements, or something that has gone "wrong" with the implants... Yet it's not just those joints, it is all of my other joints, muscles, my lower back, headaches, every inch of my body seems to just ache deeply down almost as if my "bones" were in pain.

I've researched the subject many times, because this has happened to me over the past at least 10 years off and on, with really no way to find a good explanation or a diagnosis to put your finger on and say OKAY, "this is what's wrong"....

As I've told my pain specialist before I could literally...

Alas MONDAY MORNING ARRIVES, AND GUESS WHAT??? HIGH HUMIDITY, STORMY WEATHER, AND A "THICKNESS" IN THE AIR that feels like you could "push it up and sit down on it"....

So, no one can say "weather" does NOT effect many of us very dramatically especially when joints, bones, muscles, and chronic pain and chronic conditions are present....

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Garland and Rowlett went through horrid weather last night, 11 confirmed dead in these tornado's








Just unbelievable for this time of year, and then to right now have 11 people dead from these storms, no one would have ever suspected this kind of chaos and this much severity of weather for this time of the year! 

 

 Provided by Bass Pro Shops in the Garland Area from last night....

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