So I have been having such a bad streak since my hubby and I returned from Las Vegas at the beginning of the month. After I came back, with two broken ribs from falling in the hotel room bathroom the 2nd night we were there and spending the whole 3rd day in a crappy hospital ER in Las Vegas, I fell into a mesquite bush. My husband had to pull me out very carefully, and I was covered with prickers and some branched had given me puncture wounds all over my left arm and my right hand. The puncture wound was so bad on the right hand that it went straight down to the first knuckle and splintered the bone! After 3 courses of very strong anti-biotics and a tetanus shot, the hand is likely infected and Friday I will find out if I need surgery to debride it. I have been in a splint which I just got rid of today, which is why I have been incommunicado--I haven't been able to type! Then I fell again on the bathroom tile and reinjured my ribs. I am back using the walker just for balance, but I hate it.
Finally got into a group which includes a neurosurgeon, pain mgt. guy, and everything else orthopedic. They concluded that the electric nerve pain behind my knee is likely not coming from my back, but rather is an effect of the MS and they probably can't help me. They are going to try a special nerve block for the knee, and then see what they can do for the lower back, but he wasn't optimistic about the knee pain. Not really great news because when that beast starts up, I fall like a ton of bricks. I have applied for a service dog but it takes 5 yrs and I am afraid I will fall and break my neck before I am able to get one!
Still can only type with my index finger because the others are swollen. Hope everyone else is well. I'm trying to work my way out of the avalanche that buried me starting Feb. 28, so thanks for letting me vent. Sukie427