Tuesday, April 29, 2008

An update on the Vitamin D and chronic pain

I just wanted to update you on my vitamin D issue. The high dose Rx vitamin D boosted my levels up a little and now I am on a maintenance dose of 1400 mg a day. I need to do some research because it seems like there is something else you need to take in order for your body to absorb vit. D. but so far I have just been taking the pills.

I don't recall if I mentioned in a previous post that they have found I have absolutely NO immune system - this is a result of 5 yrs. on IV antibiotics. I have been to an immunologist who drew 16 tubes of blood checking just about everything there is to check, and I go back to see him on May 1st to see what the outcome of the blood results are and what we can do to boost my immune system.

Needless to say, this is getting tiresome and I have become somewhat depressed over the entire ordeal. The anger towards the Dr. who did my initial surgery when I got the staph infection, but his ego got in the way of him treating it, has resurfaced. I went through a long healing and forgiveness process it took years but it finally happened, now it is back with a vengeance. I guess I will have to begin the forgiveness process again.

I will post again when I get my lab results on Thursday.

1 comment:

Dev Chengkalath said...

It is unfortunate that your case has become chronic. As a physical therapist that specializes in low back pain I deal with this on a regular basis.

Dev Chengkalath
Low Back Pain Relief Specialist