Pure folly

Jan. 4th, 2016 01:58 am
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Life has been rather grim lately, particularly with regard to my freedom or lack thereof to get out of the house and do anything resembling fun. Even inside the house my hands are so wrecked with arthritis and I've so little energy that I'm forced to brutally prioritise to a shrinking list of essential activities. But not entirely.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Random medical post that I decided to put on the blog rather than Facebook. Does not indicate any greater coherence, just the desire to distract myself for a few more minutes until I can get some pain relief. Today I saw the shrink and my physio.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

I'm about six weeks into my LDN trial and well overdue for an update.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

A few days ago I started a new drug trial so I'm a bit remiss in making a full report. This might not be entirely coherent but should contain enough of the basics for future reference. Disclaimer – I'm simplifying in the extreme to the level of my own basic understanding which may or may not be particularly accurate.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

For the last few months I've been bothered with pain in the lower joints of my right thumb, ranging from a sensation of mild bruising to oh-no-you-didn't system failure and collapse when trying something adventurous such as drinking a glass of water. It responded to codeine and amitriptyline, but those are at the heavier end of the pain relief spectrum and I try to keep their use to night time. I can't take anti-inflammatories of any kind.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Today was my 6 monthly visit to Dr T my psychiatrist. Six months is the default interval so in a sense that's good news. That said I would have brought the appointment forward if it wasn't already there. Things got very very grim around the turn of the year.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Today I went to physio Georgia to explore the significance of the knee-centred relief I experienced during my latest massage. i.e. if I could experience such relief would it be possible to replicate the effect without the subsequent crippling pain. The short answer appears to be "not really".

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

I appear to be awake at an unsociable hour and have a backlog of things I'd hoped to post about. This will no doubt be more than a little disorganised and rambly, so no change then.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Hydrotherapy (gentle exercise in warm water) is the current focus of my life, and yet I'm only in the pool for a bit under an hour once per week. How does that fill my days?

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Last Friday I managed to get back in the pool for another session of hydrotherapy.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Tomorrow I'm going into Glengarry day ward to have an endoscopy. Because I'll be under a sedative and (we trust) blissfully unaware of the process I have to fast, starting at midnight tonight. Food shouldn't be an issue, but I might get a bit thirsty. I've no concerns about the procedure itself. At worst I'm looking forward to a  temporarily and slightly sore throat. Most of this post is a summary of my relevant clinical history in prep for talking to the specialist tomorrow, so beware TMI and vomity badness.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Saw Dr T my shrink today, for a regular 6-month review.

Read more... )

A good day

Jan. 30th, 2014 03:14 am
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

I had a good day on Tuesday, with some nice surprises.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

So, the reason I put myself through the horror and torture of buying bathers recently is that my medical focus for the foreseeable future is hydrotherapy.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

I haven't blogged much this year, and indeed have failed to blog many non-trivial things at all (part 2 of our Dunsborough anniversary trip being but one case in point). This is actually informative, because it reflects a year of poor health, even by my standards. Actually my poor health is one of the few things I did document even remotely properly, because of the amount of information I needed to track. This does not please me.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

I do so hate spending all my spoons on medical things, as opposed to wringing out every scrap of life I can, but them's the current breaks. I include the writing effort that goes into these medical report posts, but they're such darn useful things they have to take priority.  Today I saw Dr NF for what was supposed to be the next review of The Supplement Program From Hell but the appointment didn't quite go that way.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Valium. I don't like valium, but I have some in my drug collection as Diazepam and I've just taken 3/4 of a 5mg tablet, and I thought it best I record it here. May as well do something while I wait for it to kick in, and who knows, it might get interesting.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Went to the GP Dr D today as I needed a new script and wanted to discuss some investigation and treatment ideas. Got the script, got some validation for ideas, but no solutions. One keeps on fighting. One must.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

OK, a smidgen late, but here's the roundup of my latest visit to Dr NF on Monday 23rd September for medication tweaks, with bonus 2 week progress report. Unlikely to be of general interest.

Read more... )

Profile

stephbg: I made this! (Default)
stephbg

June 2017

S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
1819202122 2324
252627282930 

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 20th, 2017 12:47 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios