I have posted a little while back about having ear infections. It seems as though I have not felt well for about a month. I have been to my PCP with a left ear infection. Approx. a week later went to Urgent Care (on a sunday) rt. ear infection.
The last few days I have had the chills, ear pain, slight sore throat, pinkie finger infected and what I thought was a swollen lymph node left side pelvic area.
Well I woke up this morning and really felt awful. Fever, pain (not the pain from my cervical and lumbar and leg issues) just felt bad. I wanted to cry but doesn't really help the situation. My husband woke up and called the PCP who said to come in now. We got ready and went in. Not really surprised that I have double ear infections, throat infection, infected pinkie finger (no clue how that occured) and a cyst the size of an egg left side pelvic area. The dr. was actually quite amazed I had so much going on all at the same time. I spoke one time before about low immunities in one of my posts. Now the dr. is checking my blood for my white cell count. Not quite sure what or why? Should have asked but I did not sleep the night before and wasn't thinking straight. To be quite honest not quite sure the point of this post maybe I need to vent or I am at my wit's end. I do listen to my body so I do not believe that my pain meds cover up or mask the symptoms of other illnesses. Perhaps the pain I have in my cervical and lumbar and legs is so intense it overrides the other pain from the infections as it is not as severe. All I know is I am one big mess and am feeling quite "blue". Maybe I avoid going to the PCP as I am so tired from running from specialist to specialist. So I let things build up and before you know it I am really under the weather.
Does anyone else go through similar situations where the little aches and pains take a back seat due to our chronic pain issues?
I am so sorry if I sound like I am having a major pity party. I am trying not too. I just feel really alone and sick. I do have a wonderful husband who is so kind and supportive so I know I am not alone that way. I also think I don't want to complain to him about other things as I feel like he deals with enough having to do almost everything due to my disabilities. I think if you click on my name is will list all my issues. Again I apologize for sounding like a big baby. I am just feeling really down.
Praying for brighter tomorrow's for all of us.