So I went to the doctors today to ask about a few aches and pains that have developed since my ” fever escapade” that just ended last week. My right wrist has been weak and sore for a while, making it difficult for me to pick up anything heavier than my laptop; my right leg felt bruised and hurt when I walked (or sat still) and my fingers keep getting really cold to the point my right pointer finger starts to go numb. It occurred to me maybe I should head back to the MDs and get checked out.
Fortunately, my doctor was able to identify all my problems and prescribe treatments. It seems I have:
Superficial Phlebitis in my right leg
Tendonitis in my right wrist
Raynaulds Phenomenon in my fingers.
I am on antibiotics (again) and will apply heat to my leg 3-4 times a day, keep it elevated when I can, and stay off it as much as possible until it improves.
I will be applying anti-inflammatory cream to my wrist a few times a day and wearing a wrist brace at work for a week or so.
I will do nothing for my fingers other than to keep them warm as needed and watch that my finger tips don’t turn white.
I swear I am a total freak of nature. I get new ailments every day. I must have kicked a lot of puppies in my past life.