by bonnie (1096 Posts), Wed Mar 03, 2004 09:30 am
Thanks ladies. I knew that you'd be supportive [;)].
Catherine, to answer your questions I have been running a low grade fever and feeling a little "run down". Here's the thing, last July, I got something called "Costochondritis". It is where the cartilige separates from the breast bone (right at the sternum). It has never gotten better. At first, they said it was taking a long time to heal b/c nothing heals quickly on me (thanks to the meds. . . you're really in a catch 22!). However, I need to keep a "temperature log" b/c of the enbrel (and the fact that I've gotten pneumonia before while on it, and didn't bother to tell anyone how miserable I was feeling --I'm famous for not sharing the truth about how I am doing, I hate the attention). So, when they looked at my temp log and then analyze the costo thing, they thought, hey it should be at least getting better. Instead, I have an indentation on my chest where it is, along with a nice RED circle that is hot to the touch. Their current thought process is that somehow, the separation has gotten infected. If it turns out that it isn't infected, then they are thinking it isn't healing b/c of the flare, and clearly we need to add other meds (I personally think that they are just trying to be overly cautious).
Now, that I've bored you all to death . . .
Thanks again for listening.
Yonatan 7/10/2002 (35 weeks PE)
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