Yesterday, my husband drove me three hours roundtrip to see new rheumatologist (useless) and my pain specialist of several years (always helpful).
Later ordered x-rays and gave me prescribed for opiates that have no NSAIDs or Tylenol. Also gave me shot of Toradol. This is an injectable NSAID that spares GI tract.
Had to go to ER today pain was so bad. Turns out yesterday’s Xrays show l have a spinal fracture at T-11. (Thoracic fracture advice most appreciated dear folks. )
Today at ER got second Toradol injection.
Good news is my A1C is still at 5.9. The rest of Xray report suggests osteopenia but not osteoporosis. I will find out more tomorrow.
My kidney function is fine. Hard not to be miffed that immediate care doc didn’t take XRays to rule out fracture a week ago or 5 days ago.
Year ago today dx’d with PMR.
GCA suspected in May 2019.
Biopsy scheduled and canceled due to abnormal EKG. Prednisone increased to 60 mg
Angiogram 6/42019. Stent placed LDA
Pet Scan with contrast dye 6/27/19
- 13 mm lung tumor
Inoperable due to anticoagulant, etc
Cat scan Dec,2019 stop Plavix for week to do needle biopsy of lung tumor
Reduce prednisone 20-15
Jan 27-31 5 sessions stereotactic radiation
Reduce prednisone 15-12.5 -10
03/04/20 T-11 spinal fracture
Any advice about vertebrae fracture appreciated.
I am leery of bone meds, very pro active re nutrition.