Additional complications and life

The internet connection at Michael’s (where I am now pretty much living) is screwed up. The wireless is gone, and for some reason everyone can get wired connection except me. Yet another stumbling block in the way of keeping the site up in line with my own standards. Sigh. But he says it will be fixed. In the meantime, I get to the library when I can to use their connection. And I read a lot.

As for me, things have been rough, but might get better: this weekend I’m going to Chicago with Michael and some other friends. Dr. Easley says I can’t take Fentanyl anymore because of the side effects, and he’s decided to stop prescribing Demerol to anyone anymore. He went to some conference and learned some horrible things about it. So now I’m on Dilaudid, which isn’t as good — there’s less pain relief and more sedation than I had with Demerol — but is better than nothing.

Also, I’ve been to see a chiropractor several times. He prescribed a bunch of herbal supplements and has been doing adjustments. The result so far is predictable: the Headache improved markedly for a few days, then I slammed back into my usual level of pain. This tends to happen with any non-drug treatment I try. But I have decided to keep seeing him for the time being.

5 thoughts on “Additional complications and life

  1. dedekeene October 31, 2011 / 1:20 pm

    MEAGHAN,
    You are such a stromg lady!
    I don’t thimnk you give yourself enough credit at all.I AM praying for you,especially for your physical needs.I want you to know CHIROPRATORS can literally save you.I sam proof.I do however want to tell you that SOME HERBSEL Suppli,ments will work against you with certain type medicines.Way to find out is consult your pharmacist.He has the Knowledge even DOCTORS Do Not Have.IF they are COMPATIBLE for you.GOD BLESS YOU,TAKE CARE HAVE FUN in the WINDY CITY.Part of my Memories in Illinois is meeting FATS DOMINIOE PLAYING a Piano in an ALLEY for people .I was just a little girl then in the early 50’s.

  2. Lori October 31, 2011 / 8:49 pm

    Watch for dilaudid. My mother was on it after she broke her femur. Her halucinations were incredible!

    Good luck to you with your journey of healing.

  3. amy October 31, 2011 / 11:54 pm

    Have fun in Chi-town. Dilaudid is what they gave me after they took my gall bladder out three weeks ago. Watch yourself trying to operate machinery. Jewish mama here says wear a hat when you go to Chicago, so it doesn’t affect your ears and therefore your head.

    There is a place right outside of Chicago called Hot Dougs that I want to try…supposed to have interesting hot dogs….

    Hugs and be well.

  4. forthelost November 2, 2011 / 4:50 pm

    If you need recommendations for anything to do in Chicago, I can advise. At least I can tell you some good places to eat.

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