It’s been two weeks since this all began. I haven’t really been on the computer in a week. I was too weak and in too much pain.
This week started with me having to call the doctor because I was still in pain and my main pain meds were out. So they gave me another prescription. Tuesday I ended up forgetting my new meds at home and had a rough day. My mom picked up Jordan so I could come straight home and by this point I’m feeling really bad, not just in pain but feeling icky and bad. That evening I was so hot and going from hot to cold, no appetite, just feeling bad. I had a fever for three days but the first night was the worst. So I called the doctor because I knew that fever meant something was wrong. I hadn’t had a fever from the onset. After two days of phone tag with the nurses the doctor finally called me back herself to get a better understanding of my symptoms. She called me in a different antibiotic because apparently the first one didn’t get all of the infection. This was on Thursday.
Also on Thursday was my surgery consult. It was very quick. The nurse took pics of my underarm and the doctor who will be doing my surgery said that because it’s a very long medical term (lol) that insurance will cover it. They just have to wait for them to approve and then surgery will be scheduled. I have really good insurance so I hope that it’s a superfast turnaround time. I’m nervous about the surgery and my blood pressure was showing it. I never have high blood pressure except for these two doctor visits and before I got prepped for my c-section with Jordan. Although I’m nervous I’m looking forward to it as well. I’m looking forward to being comfortable wearing sleeveless shirts outside the house.
Since Thursday I am happy to report that I have more mobility in my arm and range of motion. I’m still by all means handicapped because it only takes me moving it the wrong way for all of the pain to come back with a vengeance. The pain level has come down some, instead of staying at a constant 9 and 10, it’s more so now a 7 and will quickly escalate if I try to do too much or if I’m struggling to get a shirt on and off. This weekend has been kind of rough because since the fevers, my appetite is just non-existent. So that has made it hard on my body handling all of these meds and not having adequate nutrition. It’s weird because it’s like my body is hungry but then won’t eat or I don’t have a taste for anything, then I take a few bites and I’m trying to keep it down. So Idk what to say there.
One of the biggest areas of issue with me now is that DH seems to need to be constantly reminded of my condition. It’s like I understand you may be brushing off some of my tears/actions as being overdramatic, but that’s not the case at all. I’m in true pain and it’s super hard to do anything. Because it’s my right arm. I’m sure if it was me left arm I would still need help, but I’m right handed and doing dishes, doing laundry, picking up, doing the bath for the kids, all of that is extremely difficult and when I just try to buckle down and get something done, my body is quick to let me know that it disagrees with my decision making. So it’s a no-win situation right now. Very stressful. All in all I’m just glad that I’m making some progress. I’m happy the pain level has subsided and I can at least hold my arm down instead of having it up near my chest looking like I’m a politically incorrect word that frankly idk how to get around saying it–so I’ll just say it starts with an R as to not offend 🙂