It has been a long while since I posted here...
Going to get another Radio frequency Ablasion of my Lumbar and SIJ's tomorrow morning. I have to pay cash as my insurance will not cover this procedure, it is costing $1,200 to do both sides and my lumbar. It has lasted 8 months, so that is pretty good for this procedure, usaully the nerves grow back in 5-6 months.
Getting another elbow surgery for my ulnar neuropathy, they have already did both elbows, now they have to go back and move the nerves, and wrap them with a membrane to protect them from scar tissue. The Right side was blown up like a balloon when I had the surgery last time it was 22mm sq. this time when I got it imaged it was 15mm, supposed to be about 5mm. So hopefully the membrane wrap will keep it from blowing up again. I get a lot of pain in my elbows and hands, numbness in the pinky fingers, that will wake me up at night...
I am also having trouble with my right foot, the 5th metatarsal bone, feels like it might have a stress fracture, or it could be the joint is being attacked by my Psoriatic arthritis. I will have to wait on that, as the elbow surgery will be enough for me to handle. I have the same thing on the back of my right hand, they srayed it but did not find any fracture. Guess I am just falling apart.
My latest Neurologist told me that he cannot help me, that all my neck pain is caused by poorly managed auto immune disease. He did order a MRA to look at my blood flow in my brain, I get pulsitile tinnitus, at night when I sleep, they found that the veins by my eardrums are looped, os that might be causing the tinnitus. I was mainly wanting to check out my brain for inner cranial hypertension, but I guess they could not find anything, I get headaches, both stress and migraines also optical migraines. I did notice a old fracture in my skull, where the headaches occure, but my neurologist said the skull looked normal... Is it normal to have bone fragments lodged in the Dura and sitting on top of the brain? Well I guess they will not do anything to it, so I will just live with it.
I did get diagnosed with ADHD Hyper focused, so that might explain why I am always finding stuff on my MRI images, at least it is a excuse! My Rheumy said she was going to take away my images, so I would not fret...
Anyway, hope everyone is hanging in there!
I'm married but no kids or pets right now. My husband didn't celebrateFathers Day even when we had pets. My mother would celebrate our dogsbirthday and give her gifts at holidays. And when we had a birthday, shewould get a couple spoonfuls of ice cream.