I'm taking major doses of predisone again trying to get rid of the inflammation, still wearing a hard splint 18 hours a day, and the damn thing feels like it's on fire most afternoons, after I've had the brace off for a while to do light housework and my physical therapy exercises. In the seven weeks since I've had the surgery, it's gotten progressively worse instead of better, and I wish I'd left it the hell alone.
Damn that sucks. What does the doc have to say about it?
Add some potential serious eye problems to my list of woes, I saw an opthamologist the other day who saw some signs of macular degeneration in my left eye, going back in two weeks for some more specialized tests. gah.
That's a real bummer. I hope you're right and he's made a mistake. But if not, you're in good company as Stephen King suffers the same ailment.
I'm hoping that everything will work out for the best for you. Hang in there.
How's your mom, btw? When are you heading out again? It must be hard to leave her...
She's improving, thanks for asking. They removed her sutures and the trach tube day before yesterday. She looks a lot better without that tube sticking out of her neck. Her artificial voice unit should arrive next week.
I'll be heading back out early next week. I feel better about it now that I know she's doing even better than the doc expected.