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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