I had a visit with my GP last week and he put me on Zolpidem sleeping tabs and Lyrica tabs for neuropathic pain. All I can say is HALLLLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!! I was told to only take the sleeping tab 3 -4 times a week, and I have a lovely deep sleep on those nights, not waking once. It's amazing! I don't even hear my partner coming into bed OR snoring. We had to sleep in separate rooms before this. My sleep without tabs is so light that if someone got up to use the toilet next door it would wake me and it's rediculiously disturbed. As for the Lyrica, they haven't fully kicked in yet. As far as I'm aware it takes time to kick in.
Unfortunately I am after getting an infection following my procedure two weeks ago. It started last Friday with pain and bleeding. I haven't had to go back. They sent me out a prescription for BioFloxin (Cipro) for 5 days. So, I finish them tomorrow and hope that everything ends there.
I have been down with my other GP this week and we had a long discussion about the whole Lyme issue. He has always said that something is being missed. He has always suggested that it could be Rickettsia as he knows someone with a very similar story to mine who was found to have it. He is also very open to Lyme. So, we have put in an order for 'Complete Lyme Panel', 'Complete co-infections panel' and 'Complete Rickettsia Panel" test kits. All of this will be done at IGENEX in the US. I will be waiting until the new year to take blood and send it off. Maybe 2010 will be a year full of answers...
A friend of mine is having a very serious operation today. In fact, he is on the operating table now. He has been told that there is a significant chance that he may not come out of it, so it is a very tense time for his family and friends right now. He was diagnosed with Crohn's disease a few months ago. When they scanned him to look at his stomach they found a much bigger vascular problem. One of the large veins that comes up from the right leg to the heart is wrapped like a ball of wool and is also wrapped around the organs in the abdominal cavity. Due to this so far they haven't even been able to deal with the Crohn's. It is very rare and they have been in communications with doctors in the US for a while now trying to figure out the best ting to do. I think it will be a very long operation. So, please God all will go ok for my friend.
I forgot to mention that I have been granted the disability allowance. I received my first payment two weeks ago. As you can imagine I'm very happy about that.