The Road To Recovery
Saturday, May 05, 2012
My son had a rough day yesterday and he was exhausted. He has finally been able to sleep a little since then. He looks horrendous though.
It's a lot of stress on me and even though I ate on plan yesterday and got my exercise in I awakened at 3 in the morning with pain in my hands and wrists, GERD, and an asthma attack. I seldom have GERD any more if I eat on plan, and I did eat on plan, and I have not had asthma problems in a long time either. I got up and did my best to treat my symptoms without meds as I don't have any. I never went back to sleep and was too tired to get up and fix breakfast at 6. I got up at 7 and defrosted a frozen breakfast sandwich for my hubby. Those things are really icky but sometimes you have to make do. I went back to bed and rested, then fixed my son and me a real breakfast later when I got up. At 9:00 I called the new doctor who wanted to see me as soon as possible. My doctor retired and the new doctor takes a long time with patients. I have seen him twice and he seems okay. My son has seen him twice now too. I miss the old one though. I have been though so many docs in my lifetime. I could never even count them all. After my 9 month illness in 2006 the docs like to keep on top of things with me. So my son and I got ready and left at 11:15. I left his office with 2 prescriptions, an order for 3 OTC drugs, and an empty wallet. LOL. For the time being I will have to treat the GERD. I can't risk the asthma attacks. He ordered 2 GERD meds, some allergy medicine, my B.P. med, and an inhaler too. Ugh. I hate meds.
We then went to my son's appointment with the dermatologist. The dermatologist was not there but his physician assistants were. I guess on Friday they have a party for their patients. Lots of pretty people there. My son called it a Botox party. LOL. He was ushered into a private room right away away from the princesses. Every one who worked in the place came for a look-see - like a side show freak. His face and body truly looks awful but it's difficult to be stared out. They think it might be chicken pox but they aren't sure. The markers aren't there. They have never even had a case of it. They said that adults my son's age rarely get it and that by his age 99% of the population have had chicken pox or have immunity. They gave him a ton of meds and instructions too and took a biopsy. He has to go back this week for a follow up.
We had to wait on our prescriptions so we went to the park and ate. The geese and ducks ended up with half our meal as they are such beggars. LOL. The geese are so big they can stick their head up to look right in the car. I can't resist them. They are so cute.
I was able to get a few errands done while we waited - paid the power bill, went to the bank, went to the newspaper office, got a few groceries at Wal-mart.
We came home and I made supper. Hubby came home and said we had to go to town because he overspent on gas and didn't have enough to pay for it - he owed $2. LOL. He had to get some lawn mower blades anyway. We went to Lowes, Wal-mart, and Kmart and my hubby could not find what he wanted. We bought a mother's day gift for my MIL's best friend, some suet and birdseed, and some Kool-Aid and candy bars for my son.
The weather radio went off and it stormed most of the night. The sun came out today but it was hot and muggy. Miserable. I do not want summer in May!!!!
I managed to sleep in between the thunderclaps. We had an indigo bunting at the feeder this morning. I love them! I made breakfast late and lunch late. I started my new OTC meds and at first I struggled with them as it felt like they were hung but I have gotten used to them.
I had let things slide here and had to run the dishwasher twice today. I got the trash burned, took out the compost, fed the wildlife, and put out some strawberries for the turtles but none showed up yet. There are lots of squirrels hanging out around the feeder and a few birds. Hubby put some suet out for the birds. I saw a pregnant deer in the back yard this morning. My peonies are blooming.
The new med kicked in and my son slept a lot of the day. I woke him to eat and take meds. He has meds every 4 hours. I changed my son's dressing. I hope that he doesn't end up severely scarred.