Think I had/have Pleurisy again
Saturday, January 14, 2017, I woke up at 6:00, and was having a good day. I sat down at 10:30 to have breakfast, toast with PB and J. When I was finished, I put washed my dish and sat back down in the recliner. I had a sharp pain in my left shoulder blade, and the pain got worse quick. It spread throughout my chest area, and by 11:30 I could not breath without sharp pains. The pain was bad enough that the thought of going to the ER came to mind, but I remember the last time this happened, I was in the ER waiting room for hours in horrible pain, and by the time I was brought back, they gave me a shot and sent me on my way in the same amount of pain I was in when I got there. So I stayed home. My husband put a lidocane patch on my left shoulder blade, and I took a percocet. By 12:30, I was able to finally lay down and sleep. I slept on and off the rest of the day. I felt a little better by Sunday, but it still hurt, and I was exhausted. Each day seems to be getting better, but the pain is just under the surface. I don't know what caused this to come out of no where. The last time this happened was the night before Christmas Eve, when I was awakened in the middle of the night with the same pain. This pain is horrible, and I feel like I am going to die because every breath hurts. I wish I knew what caused it because if I did, I would stop doing what brings it on. Today is better. At least I don't have to lay down all day. I tried to get into my chiropractor, but he is fully booked all day. First chance I get to get in for an adjustment, I'm hoping the better I will feel.
My name is Karen. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid in the fall of 1990 when I was almost 22 years old.