Sunday, April 19, 2009


I am writing in red because this is how my body feels under my right breast and back. I feel like I am on fire or I have a wicked sun burn. This whole numbness and tingling sensation has gotten worse. I called my neuro and he wasn't there so I talked to another one. He scheduled me for an MRI (I wasn't suppose to have one until June.) on Tues. morning at 7:30 and put my on Gabapentin to help with this feeling I have. IT ISN'T WORKING!!!!!!!!!! I am so uncomfortable! No one can touch me on my right side. It is really hard for me with a 1 year old. I am hoping to just wake up tomorrow and it all be gone. I feel like each morning I wake up it is a little worse. I am scared. I am really scared and need to live in the moment rather than thinking the worse about the future.

Today I am thankful for an amazing 1st year with my son. Happy 1st Birthday Asa!



Heather, a question.

Do you have any bumps with the burning pain? Does it itch in addition to being painful?

If so, consider that this 'could' be a shingles outbreak. If you think this is possible, please get yourself into the ER so that you can start antiviral meds immediately. They are most effect if begun in the first 72 hours of a shingles outbreak.

If it is not, I certainly hope that you be feel much better very soon.

Heather said...

Lisa- It feels like there should be bumps or some sort of rash but there is nothing there. Thanks for your thoughts!

Nico Blue said...

I'm sorry you feel so crappy. I know exactly how you feel. I get the same symptom. Have you tried a few days on IV Solumedrol? I hope your flare-up subsides soon.