Well, I can understand why we have to cancel all operations at hospitals in the immediate time. My hospital is currently full of patients with covid-19, and I hope they are not overwhelmed. It is really frightening.
On top of that, those of us with other health problems have been put on the back burner. After months of pestering my oncologist for a referral, I saw an oral surgeon last week who immediately wanted to biopsy new growths in my face that were on my trigeminal nerve and others that were in my mouth. The pain had been getting worse and worse, and the tumors I had removed three years ago just came right back.
Now that operation is put on hold indefinitely, my pain doctor can’t even do Botox at the pain clinic, which has nothing to do with respiratory issues. Nor will she increase my pain medication. I’m at 40 mg of oxycodone a day, with more than 6 tumors throughout the left side of my face, and she says it’s already at the limit. Of course I take other things, right Lyrica and Cymbalta, but they are not enough.
Ugh, thanks for listening people. I know I am fortunate to be in need of more immediate care, and I hope the country and my community can get a hold on this thing.
SO STAY HOME! WASH YOUR HANDS! This will take longer than one month, but we must endure, especially in urban areas. It is a huge sacrifice, but we have to do it.
If we don’t, all of our pain doctors and neurologists are going to be prevented from seeing us because they have to assume we have the virus. Be safe, meditate, exercise, stay home, and tell everyone you love them.