Well, it seems like it never rains, but it pours is never so true when it comes to the side effects of Reclast. You don't ever get done with one aspect of the reactions to them and then you have, one...oh no, I'm mistaken, there are two...guess again, there are three, don't look twice, because it might just be four new things cropping up that you have to take notice of. And they aren't just little things either!
And you are scratching your heads and going, what in the world is thisw crazy lady talking about? Well, asmost of you know, my story of Reclast reactions has been long and exasperating. I thought I had pneumonia only three times that I was hospitalized for three episodes of pneumonia and one of the flu within a six months time frame. Well, in getting ready for my speech, I went through all of my medical records and found that I have had pneumonia four times instead of three times that I had to be hospitalized for. REDICULOUS! I guess it was a good thing that I had to do that though because I at least have my facts straight.
And I don't think I have updated you all on my teeth issue since I got back from the University of Iowa's Dental Department. With everything with getting ready for my speech and everything, I sort of forgot to let you know what was happening there. When I went to get the "pieces" pulled of the one tooth that the dentist in Waterloo had left in my mouth, it turned out it was way more complicated than that. IMAGINE THAT! What happened was that it turned out that he never pulled the roots of the tooth out so it took over an hour to get the tooth out because the roots were clear down to the jaw line. The dentist at the U of IA was very thorough. He made sure by going back to the x-rays that he had all the pieces pulled before he closed with about six stitches. It was very painful, but at least I knew the job was done when he finished. But he echoed the other dentist's opinion that I couldn't have any of my other teeth pulled for fear of the high risk of losing all the rest of my teeth and having bare jaw bone being exposed. Even then,the jaw bone at the back of my jaw is becoming exposed a little, which he said it could happen after the dental surgery. He said that is why they won't touch putting in dentures for at least two months or more. I go in October to have a consult to see if dentures are even an option.
Next, here is where the other shoe is falling. I'll start with the minor item of them all. Lately I have been sitting at the computer and all of a sudden my right thumb will start to jerk uncontrollably. Sometimes it will be just for a few minutes, and other times, it will be for most of the day, depending on if I have used my had quite a bit. What I discovered is that I have a bone spur on the other side of my wrist and when I put pressure on it, it causes the exact same thing to happen -- my thumb to jerk. So it looks like this wrist is going to need surgery on it as well. I'm trying to hold off as long as I can because my left wrist hasn't healed from the surgery that I had on it in July.
Next, I have been waking up with severe pain in my right leg that is right below my hip and radiates down to my groin. When I wake up, it feels like if I move, that my leg might break. So the other day (Friday to be exact), I got enough nerve to look up atypical femur fractures and unfortunately the photo of it scared me to death. The location of where the fractures occur is exactly where my pain is located at. It scared me so much that I ended up making an appointment with my doctor for bright and early Monday morning. I could just see it -- get out to Maryland and have my leg break! That would be horrible. So, I guess it's better to be safe than sorry. But, no matter what, I'll have them patch me or whatever. It'll have to be pretty darned drastic to keep me from going to Maryland. After all, everything is paid for. I couldn't not go now.
Next, I've been having issues with my spine as well. I have two areas in specific where I get about walnut-sized lumps in it, especially when we have a change in the barimetric pressure. On those days, I can't even hardly walk at all. Other days, I can barely handle sitting for real long periods of time due to the spurs. I need to have this looked into as well. Getting a doctor to look into it with more than an x-ray is almost impossible. And an x-ray doesn't show what needs to be done. It's like fighting City Hall.
Well, thanks for listening.