I never have to wait long to get in to see the Dr. Â He asks how I’ve been, while looking at the computer of my last visit, the report of the specialist he sent me to and the blood tests from January. Â I explained all my current symptoms, that I was freed from the Gastroenterologist as I have no liver diseases. Â He again says he going to give me plaquenil and it will help with the fatigue but I have to see the eye doctor every six months. Â I explained that I’m already seeing him every six months because of the diabetes and the eye doctor is aware I will be getting the plaquenil. Â He examines me, looks at the photos of the butterfly rashes when I have had them and the photo of the bloodwork I had done today. Â He pokes and prods and I hurt in more places than I realize. Â He tells me I need cortisone shots in BOTH my hips and it will help with some of the pain. Â WTF? Where on earth did that come from? Â Okay, I’ve had pain in my right hip for a while but my left hurt just as much. Â Because of the diabetes I get to get shots on two different days. Â So he sends me to the receptionist who is so sweet when I tell her I need an appointment for a hip cortisone injection and she tells me that the earliest is August 19th. Â She tells me she will call when I he gets my blood report and give me another appointment to go back in for the Plaquenil prescription.
The receptionist said my daughter came in to see if I was still with the doctor. Â So the girlie wanted to go make sushi so dropped them off and I drove home from there. Â Totally forgetting we needed bread (I don’t eat it) and came home and had a beer and tossed the frisbee for Keely. Â It was one of those moments that I just needed to process the information.
I had cortisone shots in my feet for four years prior to my surgery and my mother has had both hips replaced. Â So needing shots in my hips is freaking me out AND if the the Plaquenil is going to help with the fatigue then give me the damned prescription for it. Â It’s NOT a narcotic (insert your favorite swear word)
So how was your day?
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