Wednesday, January 25, 2012

MRI Results

Hello dear friends.
I thought I would let you know what is happening around me just now.
I thought I had sciatica which was the source of my horrible pain BUT ....not so!
Turns out the MRI revealed I had inflamation of the spinal column. The doctor wanted to clear it up ASAP so he prescribed the drug I hate most....PREDNISONE!
It was what I had to endure for 2 years when I had polymyalgia rheumatica. I blew up like a balloon..
He assured me I would not be on it long term and it would not affect me that way...whew!, just a week or 2 of a high dose should do  the trick.
All well and good but Prednisone and diabetes is not  compatible and my blood sugar shot up from 5 to 29. I nearly fainted when I saw the numbers. When this happened before I had to go on insulin as my regular metformin does not work to control the blood sugar.
Well after a couple of days on  the insulin my reading this am was 4.2...YEAH!
Looks like things are returning to normal(whatever that is!)
So that is the story to date..I am feeling so much better and no back pain thank goodness.
I am back working in my studio, finishing up some hand applique on a quilt, and then getting ready for a retreat next week... I am so looking forward to that.
I have some other things to tell you but for now I will call it  a day.
Thank you to everyone that takes the time to stop by for a visit and leave a helllo.It makes me feel soooooo good..
Toodlesfor now


Dolores said...

Glad to hear modern medicine is working for you. I hope you stay pain free so you can enjoy life.

Mama Pea said...

Maggie, glad to hear you are doing okay (or that you soon will be). I also want you to be pain free and happy!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Hi Maggie, sorry to hear you have been in pain, I had sciatica some years ago and finally had surgery to get rid of my pain. And was on prednisone for about four years with this RA, but it was good to me. I didn't get the moon face, in fact I lost weight. Medicines are so strange the way they affect different people. Glad you are pain free now and I will pray you stay that way.
Hugs, Pat

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

Maggie I wish you the best and hope you have a wonderful time on your retreat.

FredaB said...

Thank goodness it was not something worse. I know most people hate prednisone but it works miracles sometimes.

That was scary with your blood sugar and glad you could get it under control. Be good to yourself and enjoy your retreat.

Colleen said...

I'm glad they finally figured out what they heck is going on. I've got my fingers crossed that you have no issues with the drugs and you can get back to whatever you want to do pain free. x

Idle hands, empty brain ... said...

Glad you're feeling better and pain free. A short course of the "P" drug can do some awesome things. I was on it last year after CQA conference for an asthma attack. Felt much better for it so stay the course!