When I know I needed home care

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    CatesAM
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    I had a horrible night last night. Gerd was really bad and could taste stomach acid in the back of my throat all night. When I finally did get a bit of sleep I was freezing. I woke up shiverering. Unable to find even under my blankets. I took my temperature and it read 93. Something degrees, I took it again and it was 94.74 degrees. I found more blankets and clothes until I finally started warming back up again. I texted my partner but got response. Texted a friend and the same. I was in a panic. I was afraid to take the morning pain pills. Finally I called the V. A. Nurse Triage crying. The nurse went through a series of questions and deemed it would be safe for me to take my meds. I tried getting up to work my way to the bathroom and my head felt off center. My whole body ached. I spent the rest of the day in bed. I am bed bound most days due to lower back, hip, and left leg,knee, and foot pain. After today, I know I cannot be in my house unattended. I have had hypothermia before, I was worried that the pain meds would put me to sleep and I might not have woken back up again. We will see how the process goes for in home care, but I am guessing long. Will try to keep this discussion updated. Concentration is getting worse

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    TPC_YaYa
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    Hi CatesAM,

    I am sorry you are experiencing this. Was you able to set up the home health care? We totally understand about concentration being difficult. For many of us we live with a fog of sorts that can and does affect our ability to concentrate for very long.

    Please do let us know how you are doing.

    Take care,

    TPC YaYa
    TPC Community Moderator

    “The views or opinion(s) contained herein do not necessarily represent those of The Pain Community.”

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