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Valnvaughan
Valnvaughan

Just back from a "today" appt at GP.

I take 14 different meds for PMR, high BP, hypothyroidism, osteoarthritis. I had a AF episode 2 weeks ago and had to go to A&E. There was slight UTI too. This has not cleared with self medication on Mannose and caused 2 changes of clothes yesterday as crutches slow my walking( waiting for 2nd hip replacement in 6 months due next month). I also have alternate constipation and diahorrea since Naproxen was added to my med list. So GP very understanding, sending urine sample for testing but have antibiototic to take. Stop Naproxen, increase co- codamol. Add an antidepressant to lift mood. And vastly increase the Lactulose for aiding constipation. So minus 1 plus 3 meds!

I hope ....hope some of this will be resolved when hip op takes place.

I told my long suffering Hubbie that the antidepressant leaflet says give to a partner or friend to read.......he continues to stick with his computer screen.

Lunch with friends for her birthday today. And weekend away with 12 couples in our sports car plus bike rack carrying my wheelchair......fun??

Thanks for reading. Just needed to share.

Valerie

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DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer

Illness is not for the faint hearted!

Gosh I felt your distress. I too hate taking meds but don't have as many as you. What really rang a bell with me was your descnription of struggling to get around with crutches and not getting to the loo in time. It really got me low as well.

Had my hip replacement 18 months ago now. That was the last time I was on 10mg pred. Since then I have had all sorts of problems and stress, personal and physical but today I have tried 10mg again.

Fingers crossed things are getting better and you wont be too far behind me on the road to recovery.We'll get there.

Valnvaughan
Valnvaughan in reply to scats

Thanks. Things are improving re UTI, but slowly.

I was so happy after first hip op in May 18. And only 26 days to go to 2nd.

Next year will be better! Valerie

scats
scats in reply to Valnvaughan

I'm sure it will. Hope all goes well.

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador

"And weekend away with 12 couples in our sports car plus bike rack carrying my wheelchair......fun"

Must be some sports car... ;-)

Valnvaughan
Valnvaughan in reply to PMRpro

MGR V8 with 3.9 litre engine! Boy, can she go! I've done 105 mph on a German autobahn. Hubbie has washed and polished her, bike rack fitted, clothes sorted ready to pack......need a few hours rest. Still dashing to bathroom. Hope that clears up with antibiotics. Car is on display all day Sat and Sun at event on IOW and we'll be with wheelchair outdoors. Booked a boat trip as "no need to walk" after checking I can board the boat by phone. Oh, how easy it all was prior to PMR and hips!

I love my car. 🏎 Mine is purlescent dark green, 2 beige leather very comfy seats, walnut dashboard and black mohair collapsible roof and fabulous heater. We are staying at Warners adults only hotel with pool, bowling. And evening entertainment. Promised myself one dance per night.

Valerie

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador in reply to Valnvaughan

Not sure you got what I meant "... with 12 couples in our sports car..."

But it seems to ba a habit: "... checking I can board by phone..."

Valnvaughan
Valnvaughan in reply to PMRpro

Yes, I got the humour. Maybe I just need an English language refresher course. Cheers Valerie

You will definitely not regret having a hip op. One of the most successful ops in the world. Glad you have stopped Naproxen as it is an NSAID and it is recommended not to take it with pred

Valnvaughan
Valnvaughan in reply to piglette

I think 2 hip ops in one year is taking its toll on my body. Recovered from May op only to go down with needing a 2nd, and PMR too!

Next year WILL be better!

Valerie

piglette
piglette in reply to Valnvaughan

I admire the people having both hip ops at the same time. Having the second will definitely make you feel like a spring chicken again!

Valnvaughan
Valnvaughan in reply to piglette

Fingers crossed. Thanks

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Wow! "Chronic illness; it's like swimming upstream every moment you're awake."

Valnvaughan
Valnvaughan in reply to Hidden

Thank goodness for a few hours of sleep!

Valerie

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