I'm a little embarrassed because yesterday, I toughed it out for the 8 hours fast for the blood work and got to the lab an hour before, my doctors appt. The lab refused to do the blood test because my doctor said she would examine me first. So went up and spoke to a nurse in my doctors office explaining that I got an email telling me to fast but I was getting all shaky and light headed and if she wanted the lab it had to be now. Doc was at lunch in the office. So the RN explained to my MD, no she wanted me to wait and they take me as early as possible on my appt. I just started crying. So in the end they had me eat my greek yogurt and drink some gatorade and then I had my appt. and of course the doctor wanted the blood work after all (she always does), so the some of the tests she wanted to do where ruined.
I hate being fragile. Oh, and I might be allergic to codeine in the hydrocodone (pain pill) and just maybe my antibiotic. They want me to take at least 8 days of the antibiotic because if we switch at day 8 I'll have to start all over on another 10 schedule. So I suffered through hives last night and this morning. And finally got the courage to take that 8th levaquinne tablet after breakfast. Hopefully tonight will be my last big night of hives. And to insult, she doesn't want me to put the levaquinne on the allergy list yet. Because we can't prove if it was the codeine or the antibiotic. I'm already allegory to five families of antibiotics and that allergy would wipe another family that is just huge. And then every time I needed an antibiotic I'd might have to be hospitalized and feed extra steroids. Dang. I can already predict a few years from now I'll take it again and 15 days later I'll break out in hives if not respiratory arrest, that's how it happened for the five. I sure hope they come up with more super antibiotics for people like me.
Only have a fluoroscopy today to see why my R. diaphragm is stuck. I'm tired of something else happening every time I turn around. I guess since I'm whiny I'm getting better.LOL
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Last edited by denlo; 05-02-2012 at 09:24 AM.--Denise
Our Tampa-based DD broke out in huge hives once. After talking to us the doctor said she wasn't allergic to the anti-biotic. She said it was a 'combination' reaction to the meds and food she was eating (it was so long ago I can't remember the combo - like 3 things). Anyway she successfully has taken both the anti-biolic and the algestic meds since then with no reaction. I think it was a seldom eaten food stuff that threw the combo into effect. Doctor said DD would probably develop adult onset allergies - which she did - just not to those particular meds.
Just thought I'd throw that in since you mentioned the doctor not adding to your allergy list. Good luck and don't beat yourself up over the tears - your life is kinda difficult right now plus you're missing you DVC fix.
Janet & Dan
You get to be fragile after what you have been through a lot of people would of been complaining more that you are, and YOU GET TO WHINE if you want. My DH just had back surgery, they did 7 vertebrae in his neck so we completely understand how you feel. The only thing you have to remember is to hive WDRL a hug every once in a while - he is worried about you.
Re your DH surgery, my little back problems seem minimal compared. I hope he has a full recovery and it seems shorter than expected.
I'm not sure what I would have done without Wil. He does get a little bewildered as to why I cry so much since it is not the norm. But he is always willing to give me a cuddle when needed.
Thanks again everybody. Last two days have been pretty busy. Looking forward to only having to PT tomorrow. Maybe I can do some housework. I'm definitely getting board.--Denise