I am not here today to complain about anything, just to pass on what I did this past week, because I know everyone wants to know, lol.
About five months ago, one of my sisters (I am one of 10 children, 8 girls, 2 boys), was trying to put a siblings trip together. She is always going to Mexico so that would be the destination. I was very hesitant to sign up and stalled for a few months. Of course they all understand my illness (well I should say 'are aware of', as I don't think they really understand), and all were encouraging me with promises of extra care. Not wanting to miss what I knew would be fun I did eventually agree to go. In the past, I have always ended up with Montezuma's Revenge when traveling in Mexico. Have not been back for 7 years, so this time I took precautions. Took Dukoral before going, which is suppose to prevent that problem. I looked it up online to make sure it was what I thought, and it did say that it was recommended for people with Lupus, but in fine print at bottom it also said not always as effective with Lupus. Took it and hoped for the best. I still followed safety precautions - no raw veggies, only bottled water, no ice, only fruit you peel yourself, etc.. The food was great, service wonderful, loved being with my siblings, only 7 of us could go, 5 of my sisters and one brother. We all get along very well so it was very nice to be together. Within 24 hours, about 10 minutes after I had just finished the best seafood linguini ever, I found out that my Dukoral was not working. Well that was it, I spent the next 3 days in my room. The diarrhea eased up but I was 😴, I went to breakfast with siblings ate poached eggs with toast, then went to bed and slept until someone came looking for me for lunch. I slept all day and all night ( was a very comfy bed). The Imodium was working after about 24 hours but I was still sleeping away most of the days and not hungry. I did have a wonderful visit with siblings, did get a lot of rest, and came home wanting to go back - so, a good holiday I guess, right? I think the heat and the sun just knocked me out. Got home last night and had another good nights sleep.
Second part: not holiday!
I have been having a lot of trouble with right hand and Carpal Tunnel. Before going on holiday I had been to neurologist to have testing on nerves. She recommended surgery. I have follow up with GP tomorrow at which time she will tell me same thing Neurologist told me. I have an appointment with my Rheumatologist Nov 29th which was booked few months back. I wanted to talk to her about my legs, thighs get very sore going up stairs and my ankles have tripped me up more than a few times recently.
My hand and wrist are feeling much better than they were a few weeks back. Now I don't know if it was just a flareup in carpal tunnel and maybe don't need surgery, so I will ask Rheumi what she thinks. Has anyone been through this and had surgery with good results. Neurologist said could be 12 week recovery because of age (63).
Well I have used up a lot of space here so will sign off, hope everyone has a good day, take care