Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope that those of you who are mothers or who have mothers had a good Mother's Day :)

My sternum is still killing me. I think I forgot to take my painkiller on Friday morning - that was the day that I got up at noon and went back to sleep at 1pm. I took Percocet yesterday all through the day and I've taken it today all through the day in addition to the usual doses of Oxycontin. I wouldn't expect that the sternal pain would continue for a second day because I'd think that the painkiller level is back up. Maybe I'm wrong. Either way, I see my family doctor tomorrow and I can ask him then.

I also need to ask my family doctor about my woogly back. I'm sure it's just something like Restless Legs Syndrome, except that it's in my torso and not my legs or arms. The last two times I've had a severe woogly back it's been very unpleasant and a little scary. It can happen when I'm over-tired. I don't have pain but I have strange sensations in my torso and I can't not move it. The sensations do not start in my muscles or my bones. Anyways, it's definitely weird and the last time it scared Ian (he wasn't around the time before). So we'll see. My doctor might just say that it's nothing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have done some basic research into Restless Leg Syndrome, (because I found some combinations of OTC meds cause this to occur with me, and what else are you gonna do when you can't lie still at 4:30 a.m.?).

Anyway, I think I remember reading that when RLS increases in severity, it can cause the torso to have the same sensations.

It seems that there are many many possible causes, but the treatments are interesting. I think sometimes Oxycodone is prescribed (not helpful to you)... but there are other treatments too...

Please take it up with your Dr. - ASAP. It is considered quite debilitating / disabling and Drs. will generally take it quite seriously.