How is everyone here... and the families?
Phoenix - have you got rid of the bug yet and did Mr P get it????
FF - how is sis.... and please tell me the CPAP has arrived now!
The TENS sounds good - my rheum arthritis and lupus, since.... oh, since I was 23-4... moves all over the place - other than my feet (which are nicely fused on the right now) the pain is not a constant anywhere - but is generally everywhere whenever the little white cells feel hungry and wish to munch my joints.
Funnily enough - the chap who lives opposite Texas Bubba is an anaethetist and is pioneering a morphine pump under the skin. We spoke about it at length - but my disease is very erratic - I can be well for a while, and then sick for a while... so, it would not be appropriate at this stage. He was aware of the meds and pain killers (morphine based) I take - and explained that with this new pump under the skin the chance of morphine addiction is very small as the doses of morphine pumped are miniscule but go straight to the nerves where the pain is i.e. back etc - very pinpointed. Seems a great idea rather than taking painkillers which are systemic orally - or steroids injections etc, again systemic, which I sometimes require.
However, I'm 43.... and as yet don't wish to have pumps under the skin unless the pain focuses on a certain place. If that happens - OOOOH, YES PLEASE!!!!! GIVE ME THE PUMP!
Anyhoo - hope you are all OK and no-one is struggling right now.
Take care everyone.