Okay...this update is mostly for me to document my week. So if you are bored easily (like me), feel free to skip this post.
Remember our new puppy? Well...he is gone. It turns out I may have been allergic to him. He found a great home with a woman who lost her dog two days before Christmas. We have gotten several photos from his new owner and he is doing great. We had him for exactly a week. Ha.
I had a lot of allergic symptoms: sneezing, red watery eyes, sneezing, itching and a major sore throat. His new owner picked him up Thursday night.
Friday night was one of the worse nights ever. It had nothing to do with the dog (who is still dearly missed). I went to the pain clinic on Wednesday. They switched my pain meds and that was all. The doctor barely looked at my knee. More on that at another time since I was not happy with the doctor.
I took the new pain meds Thursday & Friday. Friday evening I started to feel awful. My throat felt like it was closing. I had trouble breathing and was at home by myself. I called my husband who was with his band and he started home. But he was 15 minutes away and it was snowing and we live 20 minutes from the hospital.
So I called 9-1-1. An ambulance came and took me to the ER. It was my first time on an ambulance. I kind of freaked from not being able to breathe and then had some kind of panic attack. I was shaking so hard by the time the ambulance came.
I was give oxygen on the way and then had a Benadryl IV drip & a steroid shot at the ER. The ER doctor thinks I was allergic to the new pain meds.
I followed up with my family doctor Monday. He is the third doctor who said he thinks I have RSD in my knee. He sent me to an Ear, Nose & Throat doctor who saw me this morning (Tuesday). That doctor said I have acid reflux.
And so...all the allergy symptoms from the dog and possibly from the pain meds are all thanks to acid reflux. If you haven't had a bad case of acid reflux, thank your lucky stars. Worst. sore. throat. EVER.
A new ebay post will be up tomorrow so stop back then to see what I sold this week. Thanks :)