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Nickie goes to the doctor

So I never wrote about the nerve block yesterday. Sorry for that, but I was getting some good rest, so I didn't want to write. I actually planned to write, but fell asleep in front of my laptop. Or under my laptop, as the case may be.

The injection did help, though the swelling isn't going down the way I'd hoped. The pain has, so that's good, but I really want to have this flare over and behind me for good.

One of the nurses encouraged me to try a few techniques such as guided imagery to encourage my body to heal. The scary thing was that while there, they noticed that my face looked puffy. That was weird, and scary, so I have to have an "adrenal insufficiency" test. I'm concerned, and really praying that I don't have that. I looked it up. It's not pretty.

But my pain levels are low today, and it's a great feeling. Plus, the doctor, after she took my pins out, said that I can start taking my foot out of the boot while sitting or laying down. This also helps. So does moving it around. Maybe I can get the swelling down.

Hugs!
Nickie

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pawpower4me
Jul. 12th, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
hey, was just hopping around lj and saw your post. I have adison's disease, the adrenal thing you were talking about. I am so sorry and hope you don't have it. good luck
lisasali
Jul. 13th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
Addison's
I also have this. It's not fun, but I feel so much better being on the right meds for it. If your blindness is caused by onh or sod, there may be more involved that your doctor doesn't know. Feel free to contact me privately, and best of luck with the foot.
puppybraille
Jul. 14th, 2006 11:46 am (UTC)
Re: Addison's
I haven't heard of the conditions you mentioned, so I don't think that's what caused my blindness... I'm blind due to micro opthalmia. If the blood tests ever get ordered, and if I have it, I'll definitely contact you privately. Thanks!
puppybraille
Jul. 14th, 2006 11:44 am (UTC)
I'm hoping to not have it too, because I looked up the medications (steroids), and those can make me extremely paranoid. Thanks for reading!
capricorn_sistr
Jul. 12th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
I'm praying for you, Nickie.

p.s. The felines send good wishes to a certain SPECIAL canine named Julio!
puppybraille
Jul. 14th, 2006 11:48 am (UTC)
Thank you for your prayers! Julio says hi, although he's dreaming right now, he's stealing my pillows for my foot every chance he gets!
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