PICS.. Six E.R.s in one year.
I am 86 years, a DAV. In local E.R.s six time in 2018 —4/2/2018 Left medium Inguinal Hernia, Dr. pushed it in. Discharged.. See surgeon, who is on vacation. No suggestions!.—4/10/2018 Same issue. Inguinal Hernia- 8-9 Worsens, into lower bowel & scrotum. E.R. for Surgery, Successful.. No follow ups .— E.R. 6/11/2018, 1:30 am Bursa left hip and thigh muscles spasm, pain 8-9 Morphine and xrays. No hip joint issues. See provider?? Bursa and leg muscles hurt when I lay on them at nite. 5-7
—E.R.10/26/2018– Diverticulitis. See Med. provider. E.R. Given Magnesium Silicate. Heavy BM. — 11/16/2018 E.R. Sigmoid Diverticulitis. Severe pain 6-8. Heavy Laxatives, Morphine & Fentinol, for 3 days. Released 11/18/2018. See med. provider.? LOST 30 lbs. in 5 months. Muscle loss and pain in arms and legs. Little sleep. Pain in old surgeries now. Both shoulders,hands, knees and back. Can't sleep in any position except back for a short time, back hurt. 4-6.. The heavier I sleep the greater the pain if I change position in my sleep!
Waking every few moments!! Anxiety, racing mind, depression, and some suicidal thoughts. Had small stroke 5 yrs ago. Wife had small stroke 12/20/2017. Lots of Stress!
Have no idea who to see for what. —My med. provider scripts antidepressants. No direction. Says I'm 86 and no suggestions.!
—Digestive specialist say no treatment for diverticulitis only diet. No Followups from any providers! —V.A. Dr. suggests body and muscles reacting to weight loss 30 lbs in 5 months and nutritional loss. No suggestions!! I've been on the internet for some months, LOOKING! "Read article from May Clinic on PICS". Makes more sense than anything. NEED GUIDANCE BADLY! Are there Medical providers for Post-Intensive Care Syndromes. Near me? Dayton, Ohio. My meds. now are Tramadol 10 mg 1/8/hrs, Robaxin 750 mg, 2/24 hrs. Tylenol 650 mg 2/8 hrs, losaritan 10 mg /day. Vitamins, Magnesium, fish oil, B complex, multivitamins. They help some during waking hours. No follow ups any where. Hospitals seem that I'm looking for Opioids I think!. Just relief and sleep. Robert