Saturday, July 26, 2014
2 weeks ago I had my surgery to implant a central line chest port to better access IV"s for Myasthenia Gravis treatments called IVIG. That surgery went extremely well. However during the surgery they used something to clean my skin that caused burns around the incisions. leaving me with huge blueberry sized blisters that were quite painful when they popped. it was those blisters that were the most painful of this prcedure. Being on my left side of the chest and I sleep on my left side, I've had hard time adjusting on my right side so not much sleep. I feel amost completely haled now and last night was the first night i was able to sleep on my left side and slept like a baby.
Wednesday at a Neurologist appointment we were discussing my severe leg cramps I have during the night. Mostly during the night but they ahve happened during the day, too. He diagnosed me with Neuropathy because i am numb below the knees except for the heels. So I am on another drug called Gabbapentin. Starting out slow just at night. But i can tell you after jsut a few nights on this medication I actually feel like I have legs and feet again.
Monday I have a 2 week follow up with my Vascular surgeon who did the surgery to see how it's all going. He may be acessing the port then jsut to see if it's working..
I've lost 3 pounds through it all.
Blessings to you all.