December 13, 2011

Much has been going on .....

I have been tied up with Therapy.

My 2nd neck surgery took place on Sept. 13th where both rods and 5 screws needed to be replaced, thanks to a therapist not following direct orders not to do ROM. I was in the hospital for only 1 week, then went home.

I had home care from nurses for 3 weeks, changing bandages and giving me my Axitra shots daily as I couldn't take my Warfarin for almost 1 month.

I began new therapy at a new location called ATI - I go 3 days a week and it has been on going since the 27th of Sept. They do very deep muscle massage,
ultrasound and heat treatments every time I go. My muscles in my back and neck have already started to atrophy so much work is needed to be done. I have no range of motion what so ever - I had to sell my car which was a good thing because now I am debt free.

I have finally got excepted into the Pulmonary Rehab center at my local hospital 100% paid for by the local community care program - my insurance would not pick this up because I didn't have COPD or asthma - my nurses eval was today and Thurs will be my exercise eval to get the program going - that will be 2 d
ays a week for 12 weeks. My latest respiratory muscle force was PI max 34, PE max 45. BP 110/70, resting HR 89, pulse ox 95, 6 min walk 150 meters.

They are believing that my muscles for my lungs could be because of the autonomic dysfunctions that are going on. My Kidneys are now showing signs of kidney failure can not go to the restroom without the water pills. I still have iron deficiency anemia for which the iron pills are not working. I see the kidney specialist every 4 months.

Been having problems with my knee replacement had to have another Cort shot yesterday and have to start Nsaid tomorrow, of course I had to get permission from the Neurosurgeon and Hematologist who prescribes my Warfarin, this means possible adjustments.

Oh and we're not to have cranberries because of Warfarin, but I now have to take the pill form of cranberries because I can't seem to fight off the bladder infections I keep getting every 4 months. Never had a UTI all my 55 yrs and I have had 3 this year go figure.

Good News - with all this going on my diabetes is still in remission A1c 5.1%, Lipid panel just done was excellent so my Dr said: total chol. 147, trigs 70, HD
L 56 and LDL 77. According to this I am should be healthy, my weight is now 150.

Life has been like a bed of Roses especially for the thrones
that represent all my trials, my favorite color for a
Rose is yellow because it stands for peace. I am
at peace with all that has been going on
because I know
God has been taking care of me
and not letting me down.

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