So much for hoping that I was just having a holiday flare that would disappear after Christmas. I’ve been taking maximum doses of tylenol on top of my feldene & other meds, but it doesn’t seem to be helping. Pills are limited to breakfast, lunch, dinner, bedtime – keeps me from forgetting when the last dose was and consequently taking too much.
If there’s a bright side to this, it would be the fact that I have an appointment next week. With any luck, my insurance company will approve the new medication in a timely fashion, and whichever drug I get will yield quick results.
In the meantime, I’ve been using my trusty rice bag as a hotpad – rotating between elbows and shoulders. If anyone has other relief tips to tide me over until I see the doctor next week, I would be most appreciative.
In other news, I have a couple blisters on my hand — and although I’ve been cooking a lot recently (pies, candy, etc.), I don’t recall burning myself. You’d think I’d remember burns that are bad enough to leave blisters, but I have no idea how I got them. On the bright side, they don’t hurt unless I press on them. Makes me wonder if the PN is getting worse.
2009 is almost over!!