If it isn’t one thing, it’s another!

Spent yesterday in the ER (emergency room) and my already bad arthritis (degenerative disk disease) has increased severely and is pinching nerves in the neck and back. Pain pills (narcotics) not helping much.

Can’t sleep for long or sit for long or stand for long. I couldn’t take the pain any more yesterday and I have lived with chronic pain for 40 years now.

My sugars are now high since they did give me steroids while there and the normal treatment at least the last time this happened which was 7 years ago was steroid shots. Can’t keep my sugars down while taking them. Wonder if treatment has changed since then.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

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12 thoughts on “If it isn’t one thing, it’s another!

  1. FLO

    Stay strong. I know you’ve found “tricks” over the years to distract yourself. Try all of them and then go back to the first one and start over. Narcotics may help until there is some letup. Hope the pain lets go of you, soon.

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  2. donnainthesouth

    oh, I’m sure, if it’s that bad; I didn’t understand the difference in root canals; the first one they gave me just ibuprofen, the 2nd narcotics, but as far as the steroid and sugar connection, yes, my dil goes through that, but you’ve been to the ortho now, though, haven’t you? so this is a little behind



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