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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Knee Doctor & GP

I managed to wake up early for an appointment with my knee doctor. I explained to him that I have been having issues with my left knee, which the gastroparesis has made worse because I keep knocking it into the toilet. He is going to send me to a pain management specialist. He says I might need an epidural or something that he is not qualified to preform.

I've only vomited three times today, which I consider a great achievement. I also found out that Dinty More is gluten free, which makes me happy! I love beef stew. I ate a small amount of it because my stomach won't tolerate much more than that.

So, the doctor put me on Hydrocodone 7.5/500 and Zanaflex 4mg. I know that the Hydrocodone can cause slow gastric emptying as well but I'm in so much pain that I need something to control it so that I can sleep. The Zanaflex actually does wonders for my stomach and has gotten all of the cramps to relax a bit. I hope that I'll be able to sleep normally tonight.

In the morning, my GI doctor will go over my biopsy results from my colonoscopy. He said everything looked normal, so I'm not going to worry myself about it just yet. He is also making me an appointment with a motility specialist, we'll see how that goes. My husband thinks that I should give acupuncture a try. I've never done that before but I'm open to almost anything if it will make my stomach stop hurting.

I'm still on the search for a new General Practitioner. I need a doctor close to my house. The hard part is going to be trying to track down all of my medical records for her office. I don't even want to think about that right now.

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