Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Slowly but Surely...

Slowly but surely, I am on the mend. 

Last Thursday, I had my yearly Reclast infusion. Reclast is an IV medication that promotes healthy bone growth and helps curb osteoporosis.



This is the second year that I've had this infusion. I am hoping that I won't need it again next year. The infusion itself is not the problem. Once the nurse can find a vein to stick the IV in (it took 4+ tries and two different nurses to find a vein), the medication drip drip drips for an hour and then you are done.  The problems start a few days later: terrible aches and pains, fever, nausea, and dizziness.  These last anywhere from 3-8 days.  I am on the 4th day of feeling very ill.  I do feel a bit better today and hope to feel even better tomorrow.

My mother used to say that growing old isn't for the faint hearted.  True but it beats the alternative.

I hope to visit everyone tomorrow after I announce the Touches of August winner. xo

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  1. Oh dear, I'm sorry you have to go through the treatment. It sounds most unpleasant. Hopefully, it will be worth it.

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    1. Lorrie, I'm thinking it is. My numbers improved since last year so that tells me something.

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  2. Oh, I hope you are feeling much better! That does not sound fun!! I had to do antibiotic infusions at home for a week. It was much nicer doing them at home instead of the hospital this time. They didn't kick the infection, so I had to have the expander removed. I've had two bone density tests and rated excellent both time. Weird, but good!!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann, ouch on a week long antibiotic infusion. I'm glad you could do it at home. I hope you are all better now. I am jealous of your good bone density scores!

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  3. Several of my friends that that medication as well Gina. I have my bone density test in the fall and I am afraid of wha it will show since I had the broken wrist earlier this year. Oh well...what cant be cured must be indured as I used to hear. I hope today is better.

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    1. Arlene, I think my doctor wants to be extra sure for me. Both my parents broke their hips when they were older and I think they take that into account. I've never broken a bone before though. Here's praying your test scores well. xx

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  4. Oh my that does not sound fun to have to go through, hope it doesn't last much longer and you will be feeling much better soon!

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    1. Thank you, Connie. I'm feeling much better thanks. xo

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