Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Back Update

Well I think it's a little better, either that or I'm getting accustomed to the pain.

I paid the doctors a visit today and they want me to have a steroid injection in my back as they believe it is a flare up of the psoriatic arthritis.

The other thing that came to light is that I have seemingly missed 15 years worth of HRT after having a full hysterectomy so I have to have a bone density scan and start some HRT so I have to go back again next week after they have dug out all of my notes.

So, I have to keep topped up on my Tramadol, Anti inflammatory and paracetamol oh yes and an anti acid (new one) because of the anti inflammatory tablet.

Good stuff eh!

22 comments:

Lorraine said...

oh Jak i hope your not in too much pain huni and i hope all goes well for you.Take it easy and wrap up with sone hot choccie and a big duvet xx

Deb said...

That is quite a pharmaceutical cocktail you're taking - yech!! Hope you will soon be pain-free and back to scrappin!!
Hugs,
Deb T.

Ms. Jen said...

Hang in there Jak. I'll be praying you're back on your feet soon!

Robyn Cockburn said...

Oh dear! That's no good at all. I hope they get things sorted for you soon!

heidy said...

Hi Jack,wish you all the best
Hugs Heidy

Dawn said...

Jak, Do so hope that it settles down for you. xx

Mad Mary said...

Glad you've been to the Dr's and got things moving. I have had a few steroid injections Jak for my Rheumatoid Arthritis but not one in my back. Hope you get some relief with it when you get it. Keep us posted on your visit next week.

Take it easy please.

Mary xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Hello Jak I haven't been around for a few days (family probs etc) so sorry to hear about your back and do hope you get the right treatment to help you control the pain and also the bone density scan goes well. Thank you for the gorgeous free papers again...you're always so kind to your crafty buddies. Take care.

Love Sheila xx

Peri said...

I'm right there with you Jak! Take care - keep taking the tablets! - and I hope you start feeling better soon. Hugs, Peri xxx

Sandra said...

I hope you overcome the pain very soon... All the best, Jak!!

xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jak, it sounds as though you are now becoming one of us oldies, sorry about that, if you shake me I rattle, hope it all gets sorted for you. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Jacqueline said...

Good news and bad news then!! hopefully the HRT will make you feel better.I know when I was on it it did.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jak,

Sorry to hear you're in so much pain and find out you should have been on the HRT meds all this time. Yikes!

You'll be ok but it is hard going, I know. I'm in a similar situation so I well understand. It's frustrating as well as painful.

Try to take it as easy as you can and don't fret the small stuff. You need to rest your mind and your emotions as much as your physical body.

Take care, Jak. We love you.

Craftylicious said...

hey Jak

ive had 32 steroid injections in my back, over the past 10 years, sometimes they take a little while to get going, painful to have done, but worth it for the pain relief you'll get. there's nothing worse and i can sympathize having suffered for the past 10 years with back pain, no-one understands how different back pain is compared to a back ache.

good luck tracie x

Christine Levison said...

ouch......... poor you! Back pain is the most debilitating pain ever! Big hugs for you xx

Anonymous said...

Best wishes Jak, very best wishes, that's all I can say except that you will remain in my prayers for however long it takes.

(((HUGS)))
Mary Mac

Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's said...

Hugs to you Jak. Still praying!!!

Mina said...

oh no Jak how terrible for you, theres nowt worse than back pain, my Dad used to say it was like toothache in the back...horrendous...I hope you feel better soon
Mina xxx

Anonymous said...

Speedy recovery wishes headed your way. Feel better, :) Lori m

Candy said...

Isn't it fun to age, Jak??
Pooh! enough medication and then an antacid for the meds - crazy. I have the same problem.
Hope the tests don't show too much damage and that you can take something to build up the bones again.
You take care.....
Hugs, Candy

Dawn said...

Oh Jak, poor you! My back is a bit sore at the mo & it's so debilitating, no where near as bad as yours but I can empathise!!! Hope you get better soon & hope the bones are okay!!! Will the catch up HRT make you 16 again????
Big Hugs for a speedy recovery!!
Dawn xxx

Crafty_Kitten said...

Hope they get you sorted out soon, It's awful having arthritis, I too take a handful of tablets a few times a day and some days get no relief from them at all. I am sure they give me placebo's sometimes.......lol It's funny how you get used to the pain being there isn't it. But lovely when the drugs do their job and take it away for a while. Keep your chin up Jak.
Sending lots of healing vibes your way.
xx Lynn xx