Thursday, October 20, 2011

Medical Update

The pain medicine is helping a lot, thank God. Unfortunately, I often experience some severe pain before I realize that I need to take another pill. And one pill only seems to last for a few hours. I don't know much about shingles, so I don't know how long the pain will last - how long I will need to take the pain pills (I mean days, weeks, etc.). I only hope it goes away soon because, damn it hurts!

I need to find an alarm that will go off every three or four hours so I'll know before the pain starts when it's time to take another pill.

I know I have another appointment on November 2nd, and it's probably for my ultrasound, but I haven't received notice in the mail yet. I called the hospital's automated phone system which will tell me when I have an appointment, but it won't tell me what the appointment is for. So the appointment on the 2nd could be for the ultrasound, or it could be for a different unrelated routine exam.

My brother warned me that the pain pills can cause constipation, and that may be happening. An explanation would probably be more than anyone wants to hear, so I won't explain!

3 comments:

bigbroken said...

stool softeners, lots of them.

bigbroken said...

stool softeners, lots of them.

master Rafa said...

Sue, treatment for "shingles" should not exceed 15 days.
I'm not a doctor, OK, but I have to do with them, I'm just an Emergency Medical Technician. Sue, be sure to drink enough water every day (mineral water). You must take at least 2 liters a day (3 if it is possible for you). This will help to eliminate toxins. This amount of water removed other medication side problems.
Get well soon.
RAFA.