Hi everyone just thought I would let you know how things are....and sadly they are not good!
I was to have my legs bandaged up by the Odema clinic last month but was unable to have them done due to my health in general. I had to have an ECG and Chest Xray in case the fluid in my legs went to my heart and lungs.
Then the same week I went to see the orthapedic Dr at the hospital to have more steroid injections and view my knee replacements to be done ....and guess what he said Oh no your not well enough get some things sorted and we will re think!
Then had appointment with the Physiotherapy clinic who looked me over but still could not say why my right leg cannot be lifted, and also that I can only do Aqua exercises as my balance etc; and knee pain is too much for me to do impact. I cant go in the water as the chair is however out of use! Great. And from next week indef; I will be bandaged so no pool again!
My platelets are also down so have to be very careful not to hurt myself, as my blood will not clot very quickly, another reason for no surgery.
To top this all off my Dr has put me on water tablets that make me wee every 7/8 mins and taking them one day puts me back in bed exhausted two, I also had a small bowel procedure which never stopped the problem I had but made me lose pressure when I weed!
Sorry to have gone on a bit but this is so hard to deal with! It is a year now since I could drive or walk and I hardly do anything!
On top of all this I have an 87 year old mother in a home and she has now started fretting as I cant see her as often as I used to and she has got so confused she rings me every 10 mins and forgets she has spoken to me. The home do not know what to do because she has never been like this before. She was to be Whitness at my daughters wedding next month and I was giving my daughter away ( thinking I would be walking again by now ) now I cant do that because of my scooter tangling with her dress. So all in all I feel useless and more of a burden every day! ;-(
Thank you for reading this and sorry again it is so long winded but it helps to talk to someone as my daughter does not do my being ill very well!
Gentle hugs to you all ((((((((((((((((*-* ))))))))))))))))))))))