Liquid. I had a new large gauge needle for cattle so just took it orally. Not as effective that way so the dosage has to be increased. Had a much better night as a result. The taste is not great but a little orange juice helps that. Goldenseal will help but you have to pretty much keep at it as it needs to build up in your system. Taste goldenseal and then penicillin-quite similar that way.
I had my INR test this morning. Okay about in the middle and will not have to go back for a month. Of course I do have to wait for Jolene to call me. Got a nice little cute bandaid on of Garfield. I try to keep it on 24 hours and dry and clean.
My cold is better . My knees are better and I have to start excersizing my hands, Still quite sore. But better than to start with. I open and close my hands and been doing all that I can that way. I am back to wanting to eat more. Got to watch that to keep wt down.
I felt like working some in the kitchen yesterday. Got kettles washed. That may not seem much to you, but to me that is making headway.
Yes, the weather is warmer and out of sub-zero. I need to start walking a couple more miles a week. Can outside on weekends.
Tuesday night the pain in my right arm woke me up...most Tuesdays I'm sore (it's a load day) but nothing like that was. Wednesday I filed a work related medical concern, and spent the day on OTC pain killers. The only thing the OTC's did was make it so I didn't want to scream or cry, it still hurt. Arrangements were made for me to go to a doc this morning. Turns out I sprained my Trapezius muscle (the one that goes over the shoulder and down the shoulder blade) I will be wearing a sling for the next week - not that the arm needs to stay still, but so I remember, okay force me, not to use it. The problem is that I'm right handed, so there is a greater tendency to do something by reflex, and it's not until the shooting pain hits that you remember. I do have some exercises to do with it so the muscle doesn't freeze, but that's all I'm to do with it until the follow up next week, the first stage of this healing is rest. I must admit, the second part of my shift I had the sling on, and although the arm was sore, it didn't hurt, I wasn't looking at the clock wondering how long before I could take more meds, like I was doing yesterday.
Oh bonnie, I so sympathize with shoulder problems. I ended up in the ER last October with what the doc called 'accute tendonitis' and I had my arm in a sling for a week. Thankfully, it was/is my left shoulder because I am right handed too. I pretty much have constant pain and nights are the worst.
Thanks Mela, Doc gave me some stronger anti-inflamitories (didn't spell it close enough for spell check to correct, but I'm sure you all know what I mean) mixed with a pain killer, to use at night. He had offered me a shot of something (not cortisone)that would take the pain away and was an anti-inflamitory for a couple of days. I was going to take that, then realized/asked, it wasn't going to heal the muscle, and if I wasn't in pain, I'd use the arm then cause some real damage. He said I could use it during the day also, but that's not my plan (doc approved my plan - to only take them at night, and use the OTC's during the day to take the edge off)
For me, knowing what it is, what needs to happen (rest then slowly working it back) makes all the mental difference. I can stand discomfort, as long as I know nothing is seriously wrong, and it will not last forever. Also having back up meds if it gets bad, helps mentally also. Most of my battles are in my head (not sure if that's a good or bad thing)
You take it easy Bonnie. Those shoulder pulls can be rough to get over. i have seen some folks in slings who have to put a restraining strap around the lower part of the sling to keep from jerking the arm to do things out of habit. hard thing to break yourself of. Hope you can get some rest and relief.
I had to go get thyroid pills today. Been $18 for 90 days. $7.50 today. Bet it will jump back up. Same brand. So that is good I at least got one cheaper. I have to get another prescription filled end of the month. Every bit helps.
I got 5 bottles of vitamins yesterday most at vitamin the store as only place to get them. So should be stocked for some time with what I have bought. Still runs me high on vitamins and hope it will work on my eyes.
Went back on penicillin yesterday. The gurgle came back and associated cough. But my chest was just COLD. Weird effect. I guess I will stay on the stuff for a few days-perhaps I quit it too early. A common mistake with antibiotics. Did have an easy night of sleep. Colorado-do the vitamins really help you?
Dan, I have dry MD. Nothing the doctor can do for it. He has said flat out he can not. Why go in? I wonder to but if it turns wet he can stop the damage maybe, Wet MD bleeds and they seal it off with laser. I am trying to save the sight in my left eye. Vitamins can help but no cure. I had that cataract out years back. $45 each time I go in and the Ins pays the rest. Vitamins is all I can do . Been two month as was in in Dec. Vitamins have came up and up some more. Two months and I will know if worse or stopped or slow so on. He has the photos. Vitamins do not work fast and I have been on them and increased the one that is suppose to help eyes. They have said i8n past 20 mgs and now say safe for 60mg. Just found that and I was up to 45mgs. Just wait and see.
Ahhh...that is tough, Colorado. I was diagnosed with wet version some years ago. They had a gizmo that could take a photo of the eye and show the problem so I could "see" it. Handy tool. I have an Amsler grid pinned to the back side of the bathroom door. I took the vitamins for a long time-some by Bausch and Lomb as I remember and some others. Never noticed any difference. Did some reading and digging and quit the vitamins entirely. I was fortunate to live near a very good and active farmers market and went on a fresh vegetable binge for a couple of years. The macular degeneration went away. Last eye exam was six months or so ago-again the nifty picture, again, no indication of its presence. My ability to get GOOD fresh produce is severely limited now but I keep at the diet. So far so good. I know that the wet dry version is much more difficult to deal with. I hope the vitamin regimen helps you and keeps it at bay. I wish you the best of luck in your efforts. Make sure to keep those sunglasses handy.
Mela-the only thing that gave me any relief during the pneumonia was Ricola cough drops and Nyquil or the generic version of it. I hope yours is just a cold or flu, but the result is the same. I also found that steaming some sage and mint leaves on the wood stove and inhaling that seemed to open my sinuses a lot. Feel better.
Good news, Colorado. I am going for a check on the shoulder to make sure it is healing as it should. Some mumbling about a fake arm-not sure I want to fool with that. Although a hook could be fun. I wonder if there are screw on attachments? Hook, claw, ice pick, Crescent wrench??? Hammer?
I had my INR test Tues morning and still no call from my monitor. It is in range but she is suppose to call. I will not have to go back for a month I know. One month I got called twice. So far she has been calling ok. This is the slowest.
I still have not heard from my monitor . All she would tell me is stay on same dose and come back in a month. his is easter weekend.
Made it to big city yesterday and to both Dr's okay. Eye doctor says my MD is same as 4 months ago. So good news there. No way to make it better. If stays that way I am okay. I go back in 6 months unless have a problem.
Reg doctor increased the pill to slow my heart down more. They fixed prescription for more pills. He wants me to walk outdoors now weather is warmer and do more of it. B/P and wt fine.
This is a little embarrassing, but....is it possible to get a wisdom tooth at 64 years of age?!!?? I swear it feels like I have one trying to come in my lower left jaw! I had minimal trouble with them years ago and thought I was well past that by now....jeeez.
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