I'm up earlier than usual today. Like I used to, back in the days when I had to wake up a kid for school and get to work by 8:30. My standard wake up time lately has been about 6:30. Last night I didn't sleep well... and my mom didn't sleep well... and Pop got up early and cooked breakfast for Austin before taking him to the airport so there has been lots of early morning activity around here.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Pop was going to walk Austin to security and we've gone over the maps of the Atlanta Airport so he knows what gate to go to and hopefully he won't have any problems. It's only his second flight and the last time he was very young... maybe seven or eight. Austin asked if Pop could just drop him off at the Concourse where his gate is.... so he really doesn't have a good grasp of how things work. During my long night of not sleeping I was praying for traveling mercies for my boy. That's delivery number one.
My doctor's appointment yesterday went well. I saw the P.A. who is a cutie and very chatty and personable and remembers that I'm a Gators fan. I told him I just couldn't live with the pain any more, that my quality of life has really declined. I explained how I had to allow for recovery time any time I have any additional activity in my schedule... that an errand as simple as going to the grocery store knocks me out of commission for the rest of the day.
We went over all the options and came up with a plan that will help me deal with the everyday aches and pains and then give me a safety net, so to speak, when the pain is out of control. Because my primary diagnosis, the degenerative disc/arthritis issue, will get progressively worse as time goes on, they wanted to hold off on anything too strong as long as possible, however, two years (almost) of having a daily battle with pain is E-dang-nough! So I'm taking a mild/moderate pain reliever daily (if needed but never, ever, ever when driving or working although with this one you CAN drive, etc). And he prescribed me a hard core narcotic for occasional use when the other pain reliever doesn't work.
I'm so relieved to have this treatment plan in place. The down side is that I have to see the doctor more frequently and there's a lot more lab work and stuff like that they have to do. They are keeping me under the limit for narcotics that would require a narcotic agreement and the really expensive drug screening but... the P.A. agrees that we've run the gamut of other options. Two years and fifty pounds later, I finally feel like we're really doing something to make the pain go away. I was so excited when I picked up the prescriptions that I almost cried. Delivery number two.
My laptop is in route and should be delivered today. My mom has been so generous with hers but I feel guilty having to borrow it. I can't wait to see that little brown truck! Delivery number three.
I'm having a major issue with dizziness this morning. I keep having to close my eyes and wait for the wave of dizziness to pass. This is NOT GOOD! I really need to be at the office today. Pray that I would be delivered from this NOW! Delivery number four, I hope.
More later... have to close my eyes... have a great day, y'all!
Posted by Heather at 6:17 AM