Category Archives: Physical Illnesses

Still no apartment, epidural and bankruptcy


From a supposed move in time of March 1, no communication at all. Very frustrating. I know it doesn’t matter to them and we are just needy nobodies to them. Do they think I would put myself in this position if I didn’t have to. Very humiliating the treatment can be. I am afraid when they finally call to view the apartments I will be otherwise engaged in something I can’t change.

Still waiting for my court date for the bankruptcy. I did get the court number for my case, but still no date set.

I just had my 3rd lumbar epidural. I actually feel less pain this time. Maybe it will work this time and we can start on the neck. This time I did it with iv sedation and not a local. I never felt or knew it happened until they were waking me up. Costs more, but the way to go.

The office changed their name to Corda Pain Institute. Sounds more professional, but they are completely out of control and over booking and can’t handle parking, seating and the wait times are ridiculous as they also brought more doctors on. Every time I go which is usually 2-3 weeks apart, they have changed their procedures. And the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. They are driving me crazy.

SoI have started packing and donating to the thrift shop as well as trashing a lot. Most of it needed doing anyhow. Less to take with me. Took a car load to thrift store today. And both my dad and son are getting rid of things they don’t want either. Had trouble getting rid of things so far, but really they have no value to me or they wouldn’t have sat in boxes for over 14 years, some long.

So tired of going nowhere.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

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Fibromyalgia Pain From Clothing


Fibromyalgia Pain From Clothing

People find this hard to believe that clothing can cause a Fibromyalgia flare.

I wear loose bras and clothing. Preferably nothing tight. I don’t care what people think if it helps relieve my pain.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

Can Fibromyalgia Cause Chest Pain and Shortness of Breath?


Can Fibromyalgia Cause Chest Pain and Shortness of Breath?

Here is an article I found in New Life Outlook.

99% of my chest pain trips to the Emergency Room are usually linked to my Fibromyalgia. It is impossible to tell if it is a real heart attack or not. I am so afraid one of these days it will be my heart and it will be the one time I don’t go to the ER.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

Fibromyalgia Symptoms: Morning Stiffness, Pain & More


Fibromyalgia Symptoms: Morning Stiffness, Pain & More

I have many of these symptoms. One of the weirdest is not being able to stand anything including a light sheet touch your skin. And it causes deep pain, even a light hug.

Along with my Fibromyalgia I have Degenerative Disk Disease and arthritis. Moving at night is terrible. I can’t sleep on my sides much anymore and my back is not comfortable to sleep on, but I have no choice.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

Probable cause to eye loss


I had a complete eye exam. My diabetes damage and high pressure (watching for Glaucoma) had not changed in 6 months.

He said to me that something that would cause loss of vision in both eyes like that was a sudden drop in blood pressure. Now this made sense because the day before when I had my epidural my blood pressure was extremely high (around 172 over 112) and they debated not doing it. Finally they decided to allow me to have the injection and it was still very high when I left. It was probably still high the next day and when it finally dropped I lost my vision. For once something these drs said made sense. I still have to have my followup with my primary doctor and to see if they want to try and convince my insurance to cover an MRI of my head. I freaked out at the hospital as they have a very tiny MRI with a thin long bore. I just couldn’t do it and I was double sedated. One of my out patient radiologists has a wider and shorter tube and I just barely made it through there. I would prefer not having it and don’t see a reason for it. The hospital added it to the list at the last moment so not initially a first request.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

Pain, hospital, shocking disclosure


You guys know of my pain, unfortunately the 2nd lumbar epidural did not do much to relieve the pain and I had a strange thing happen: I lost my vision in both eyes and though only a short period of time, ended up at the hospital. (Terrified that I could have been driving,)

They immediately decided that I had a mini-stroke and admitted me and started running tests none of which proved stroke.

As they were finally discharging me, I asked the dr why the ER claimed stroke and admitted me with no signs of it other than a brief loss of vision in both eyes. He told me that when they want to admit someone they find the closest disorder or disease that might fit and admit and run a particular set of tests.

I was angry because they scared my family and I with the thought that I had had a stroke and I didn’t. This has happened before with blood clots and other things. Really stupid if you ask me.

Now I am going to the ophthomalogist to have a complete work up on my diabetes damage and glaucoma pressure to see if one of them is having a problem.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

21 Symptoms Kids With Fibromyalgia Had That Were Brushed Off as ‘Growing Pains’


21 Symptoms Kids With Fibromyalgia Had That Were Brushed Off as ‘Growing Pains’

Although I had most of these and didn’t know why, a few of them brought back memories. Doctors still don’t take us seriously and now we are adults.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com