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Here is hoping that today (Wed) is better than yesterday (Tues, which is still technically today while I'm writing this).
I ended up having to call out of work yesterday, mainly because my wrists were acting up - thanks to the fluctuation of the damned weather. Rainy days are hideously nightmarish on my wrists. With the neuropathy, it drives me nuts, and I've spent most of the day in either my left or my right wrist brace, and downing ultram (tramadol) every 4 or so hours to deal with the pain. I'm past due for another naproxen (prescription strength 500mg) and I will take that before I go to bed.
I'm so tired of dealing with this crap, and I need to eventually talk to my Doctor and ultimately see if I can get this issue resolved - or at least find out if it is repairable or not or at least find out exactly where the damned nerve damage actually is.
I would love to stop taking the pain killers, and stop taking the prescription strength anti-inflamatory for it. But, I know that is going to take time and probably dealing with more doctors than I really, really want to deal with.
I've had someone suggest going to see a chiropractor, and I've also had someone suggest going to talk to a neurologist. I've gotta do some checking into things and see just what co-pays will run with my insurance and see if we can work that into a budget and a variety of things like that - because I know it will probably cost a bit.
Alright, time to get away from the computer - as sitting up is starting to hurt again.