I had a good visit to the Rheumatologist, in spite of being tired from having the baby, and a morning of freezing rain, he thought that I am "better, that even though I have had this for a LONG TIME the Enbrel was working", my reply to that was for him was not to mistake me wearing makeup for being better, I wore it because we are meeting my granddaughter for dinner. She told me at Christmas that I need to get dressed up and wear my make up more, that it covered up the agony a bit. (This little gal has wanted to go to med school since she was 7, is graduating High School with honors and with about 4-6 College credits) His reply was that I had never been as animated as I was yesterday. I made him chuckle a few times yesterday, and found out he has a sardonic sense of humor too, makes me love him even more!
I do not have Scleoderma or Cushing's. The hump on the top of my back is from the arthritis. Not a buffalo hump from Cushing's disease, so hopefully it will not get any more pronounced. He wants me to get an MRI of upper and lumbar spine, look at the tailbone stenosis, and find out what is going on with hump and numb arms and hands. He said he will order MRI of mid back next time.
I found out Ethyl Chloride is available as a prescription, and I got sprayed there and a prescription, so now I can be sprayed with this to numb my SI joints and tailbone to ride in the car and got the only bottle available at Wal-mart!!! HURRAY!!!!!
Now sometime in the night I was found twisted up, on the bathroom floor with NO RECOLLECTION of even going to the bathroom, much less falling. Because it's my left side, I'm guessing I got up to pee and once again fell asleep on the toilet. I do not even recall my husband talking to me, trying to get me up, but remember my Mom trying to get me up, finally succeeding, though I would not take her arm, as that would only pull her down. She said it took her over an hour to get me off the floor, and into bed, that I would not allow her to call the Ambulance. I remember none of that!
Called the DC because my PCP is out of country, he sends me to Urgent care to make sure no bones are broken, no concussion, the nurse there gets my medical history and immediately sends me to the ER. 7 hours after leaving the house, I am finally home, with a diagnosed concussion, and no recall of it what-so-ever, so torqued up I can barely walk. I am really twisted and banged up!! Don't know if the Chiropractor will even see me with a concussion, I thank God no bones broken or chipped!
I had not taken any narcotics, or the night time valium, so they cannot be the reason for this happening. Just not really sure what did happen, but the cat scan was clean, I am to be watched for the next 24 hours. The ER DR told me that it is common to not have recollection of things when a concussion occurs, and that I may have memory lapses for the next week or two!
Hopefully tonight will be uneventful!!