Howdy, everyone! I'm so sorry I haven't blogged in awhile, I just have had so many problems with my back and left shoulder that sitting up in a chair for any length of time is torture!! I figured I'd come and spend a short while on the computer while my hubby is taking a nap. Now, if I had my laptop (which is in laptop heaven) I could lay in bed and compute in comfort. But not any time too soon. Gotta get the surgery, then a job, then I can get a laptop and a Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader. I've already got my wish list!!!
My hubby is doing "status quo." He has had some periods of nausea and vomiting since coming home from the hospital. We never really "fixed" anything while he was there! We had to go to get his prescription pain patches at the pharmacy and when I came home, I read the little insert that comes with the prescription information. I read off the side effects and Frankie had almost EVERY ONE of the side effects. Painful stomach, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, ect. And those are just the side effects Frankie has had....so we are going to ask Dr. P about this. He is Frankie's pain specialist and orders the patches. Maybe if he tried something different, he could stop heaving up his breakfast and lunch every day!!! It has to be something with the medicines he takes. He's had about every test known to man and they keep coming up negative. Which is good news, but also news that we haven't found the source of his misery yet. Poor guy!! Keep your fingers crossed that his appointment on Wednesday of next week will go OK and maybe get him on something else.
I've been hanging in there. I've been on 10mg of Prednisone for about two weeks now. It's horrible. I'm so stiff in the morning, I feel like the tin man in the "Wizard of Oz." I need some joint oil to spray on......I wish!! And next week I should find out if my bariatric surgery is covered. If it is, then I start all the tests and I work on going down to the final 5mg of Prednisone. That would make it going from 20mg (which I've taken for years now) to 5mg a day. I think I'll have to go in for my surgery on a stretcher!! Which, if you think about it, I will be doing that anyway!! LOL..... don't mind me. I'm demented!!
We've been having a beautiful weather snap, too. It was in the 70's today. But I hear we are due for rain on Monday and cooler temps. Of course! We just had the car washed!
Nothing else to report. I'm just tryin' to survive and get through each day with hope that my insurance will cover my surgery. I never have hoped or wished for anything like this or as strongly as I do now. I NEED this surgery to help me back to a healthy weight. And then I'm gonna STAY that way if it's the last thing I do!!
Hope you all are well and enjoying the weekend!!!
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