Monday, February 23, 2009

Quick update

Well, my pain is finally getting better. I had a time getting more pain medication. They said they couldn't call in the one I was currently taking, so they called in Tylenol 3 for me. I'm only needing it in the mornings when I first wake up. The right side of my face is still hurting quite a bit in the morning. The left side doesn't hurt at all. The swelling has finally gone away. There is some numbness on parts of my face. I'm assuming it will take awhile to get feeling back. I really hope that my next sinus surgery, whenever that may be, will be endoscopic and through the nose, as opposed to through the gums like this one. It's been a tough week!

Because of the IV steroid they gave me at the time of surgery, I gained 7 lbs of fluid overnight. It took me over a week to get rid of it, but I finally have. I have also gone down to 7.5 mg of prednisone, and will go down to my maintenance dose of 5 mg on Friday. A lot of my side effects are gone now, but I still find myself a little less patient than I am on the lowest dose. I am definitely sleeping better though. They say your body normally produces an amount that is equivalent to 5 to 7.5mg, so if you are taking anything over that, you are going to have side effects.

Casey is homework-free tonight. She's been working on a very big math project for the past 3 weekends, and turned it in today. Jason isn't working tonight, so we are going to enjoy our family time together!

13 comments:

Kristin said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! Hope you're 100% soon!!

Heidi said...

Have a fun family night! I am so excited that you have only a few more days until you are back to your 5mg of prednisone! Yippie!

OceanDesert said...

Yay for family nights! :)

Baby steps on the Pred!!! You'll be at 5 soon enuf! So far I haven't noticed any difference on 5.. It's been only 6 days tho... and I didn't know that the body normally produces around that amount... you're so full of info.. I love it!

Aspiemom said...

I'm glad you're having less pain.

I hate that Prednisone! It has so many miserable side effects. I remember being on 125mg of it in the hospital and crying because I hadn't slept in so long and I couldn't wear socks because I was so swollen...and my joints felt like a hammer had been taken to them.

Glad you're weaning off of them. Enjoy your night as a family.

Laryssa said...

Yay to spending time with Casey and Jason. And yay to feeling better and starting to sleep better. And yay to almost being down to your maintenance pred dose! I truly wish that this surgery you had would've fixed everything and you wouldn't need anymore but I guess that's not the case, huh?

Here's to hoping it at least fixed things for a few years.

*Tracy* said...

glad your feeling better! have a good week. hugs

Belle's Blog said...

So happy to hear you are feeling better! Enjoy the family!

Somer Love said...

I am glad you were to get something else for the pain! Let's hope you won't need any more sinus surgeries for a REAL long time!

You 3 have fun tonight!

LJ said...

I am glad you are starting to feel better:) I hooe you had a great family time. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU and Casey for my fabulous package. I am going to start the "I'd rather Laugh" book today. When Jay read the back of it he said oooh I want to read it when you are done:) I really appreciate it, but most of all I appreciate our friendship! You are so special to me and I love you!
XOXO

Tooter's Mommy (Courtney) said...

You pretty much can't beat family nights!!

Carrie said...

YOWCH! Get better soon!

CFlover said...

Im so glad your feeling some better!!
Hope its all better soon!!

Cara said...

So glad you are starting to feel back to normal. It sounds like you've had a very rough week! I've been saying lots of prayers for you. :)

Hope you enjoyed your family night!