My Monday Night Surprise

On Monday evening, it happened again. All of a sudden I felt sick to my stomach and before I knew it I was getting sick. Why again? Three random “GI attacks” in the last month. Of these 3 attacks, 2 of them have happened right after very painful physiotherapy sessions. Weird. The worst part about these random GI attacks are that they throw off my medication schedule, and when I skip doses the pain is not in any realm of OK. (Then again, I am always maxed out right now so I guess it is all relative.)

Since developing CRPS, my migraines have doubled as well…I used to suffer from migraines about 3-5 times a year, so not very often. I’m very lucky I don’t get them more often considering the constant pressure changes due to Chinook winds. But, like many people, I would just rather not have them at all!  Through anecdotal evidence I have found through fellow CRPS patients’ blogs, and internet chat rooms, many patients notice an increase in how often they fall ill after developing CRPS. Yay, systemic bonuses!!

I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow, and I hope I can get everything accomplished. It’s also time for another ultrasound follow-up for my Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in my popliteal vein. Certain symptoms of CRPS make exams such as these very challenging. Ugh. Even thinking about someone pressing a wand into my leg makes me want to bawl. All you can do is hope that you will have a good day to give you some wiggle room for pain, and that the sonographer is efficient and understanding. I usually cry, although some visits have been rougher than others. I doubt the clot has moved, as my mobility is still very limited. Calf exercises can help promote blood flow for DVT patients, but I can only do about 5-20 repetitions a day. My physiotherapist says his ideal number is 200+.

Wish me luck! Or, tell me to break a leg…LOL.

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