I wasn’t going to post until after my GYN appointment, but I had to go back to the orthopedic doctor this week. My elbow has become a real problem. Elbow bursa swelled up to the size of a small plum. Hot,red and sore. Saw the dr on Wednesday after an hour and a half wait after my appointment time. He pulled as much of the blood out of there as he could…over 25ccs. He couldn’t get it all. Gave me antibiotics for 7 days. Keep the area wrapped with an ace bandage during the day and ice it 3 times a day for 15-20 minutes. My elbow felt great on Thursday, but has since filled back up again, although not to the size it was yet.
The doctor told me that he did not recommend surgery as it was difficult to recover from and also it was not a guarantee that the swelling would not come back. So his advice was to live with it. He did not want to draw any more fluid off the elbow as it was more of a risk getting an infection from the needles.
So, we wrap, we ice and we live with it. I am so tired of being shipped from doctor to doctor with all these issues.
On a good note, I’m going to the beach in 2 weeks for 2 days. Two of my closest friends and caregivers are going also. We are just gonna hang out, get some sea food and go to the aquarium. I have never been to this aquarium, but they say even though it is small, it is nice.
In July I’m going back home for my nephew’s wedding. My brother from CA is flying out also. That should be nice and I should get to see a lot of the family. Hope it isn’t unbearable with the heat and humidity.
Okay, check in with you after the 24th, Have a good month.