June 'n JOe Christmas Newsy Lettre
December 28th, 2016
has been a while since I felt up to working on this. But things have
changed. For one thing My Primary Care Physician has started me on a
small dose of a low level painkiller. Pain has been too big an issue
for me the last five or six years. Principally arthritis in the knees,
right shoulder, and ring finger on my right hand. Because of
my diabetes I am asked not to use Ibuprofen (or any nsaid).
Aceteminefin does almost no good. And so I ache and cry a bit. This
week I asked the Doctor if there was any alternative that would provide
safe relief. He gave me a prescription that I filled 60 tablets for
$17.00 a months supply. I took the first one yesterday around
10:30 AM. 10:40 no effect. 10:50 Slight lessening of the pain.
10:55 I got up out of my recliner and there was so little pain I
thought a miracle had happened. Now I need to guage how much and
when to take the meds so I don't abuse them. Enough about me
has been dealing with acute Sciatica since early Summer. She was
scheduled for spine surgery, but due to a fall and complications from
medicines interactions, was unable to have the procedure. She also has
short term memory issues. Her cognition seems almost normal, but she
cannot remember things. I believe that she is improving. Her Doctor thinks the lowered sugar may be a key factor in her improvement.
the fall (early in the autumn) I have been managing her medications and
trying to help her with diet. Last week her Doctor praised her
progress with Sugar A1c (5.10), Blood Pressure, and weight.
we were feeling good about things and then at dinner Monday evening she
fell again. She is in a little pain, but think she will be fine.
Her store is doing fair, thanks to the amazing help of Granddaughters Jess and Jo Dawn.
you heard this before, please forgive: I used to have a great
memory, someone stole it and replaced it with a forgettory. It is