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.


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5 Responses to Seriously?

  1. Urspo says:

    it all sounds like a common theme of inflammation – medicine nowadays is thinking more about chronic inflammation as the disease and all this stuff as different expressions of it.
    Worth investigating?!

    • sassybear says:

      Spo: Although I have not been diagnosed with chronic inflammation, per se, during a check-up when I was mistakenly believed to have had 4th stage T-cell lymphoma (yay for misdiagnosis) my oncologist explained that all my inflammations and infections were related (perhaps alluding to this?). Although my colon was removed, effectively “curing” me of colitis, my body still has an overactive immune system and is prone to frequent inflammation and infection. I currently take azathioprine daily to help stem the recurring inflammations in my inner ear (labrynthitis), eye, (scleritis, episcleritis, iritis, uvetis),arthritis (hip joints) intestine (Pouchitis) and, apparently, now my wrist joints (tendonitis) and my veins (phlebitis). It does seem like my docs tend to put out the flames and not focus on the cause of the fire, but I’m working on getting wholistic treatment as opposed to symptomatic treatment.

  2. RG says:

    Oh good lord, when it rains it pours doesn’t it? Have mercy. Sending good thoughts your way.

  3. Raybeard says:

    I know it’s no consolation, but if you really were now atoning for a previous incarnation of misdeeds, then just think what a fabulous NEXT life you’re going to have! WA-HEY!!!

    Let’s all hope that these current troubles will clear soon and let you get back to a state of health where you can enjoy yourself again. Here come yet more positive vibes for you – zzzzzzzzzz.

  4. JimA says:

    Aw Sean… I hope all this clears up soon.

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