Pretty isn't it? I really like the cool packaging.
Back story (I'll try to be brief - which we all know I suck at being brief)- most of you know I injured my foot back on 20 February - I did cross fit and then went for a run. I felt a pain in my foot around 1.5 miles. I stopped running. Pain didn't go away...I did lots of research....treated it as planters fasciitis....symptoms weren't exact so on 3 March went to the ER, x-ray shows a bone spur - put in referral for me to see a podiatrist. Podiatry never called & they NEVER answer their phones.....in the meantime I have been icing, taking celebrex and putting essential oils on the area of the bone spur, NOT RUNNING and so on....anyway....blah, blah, blah after not getting better and not being able to get into podiatry I turned into a crazy lady and finally got an appointment at a Korean hospital (I tried nice for 10 straight days) in orthopedics because it seems podiatrist across this peninsula are extremely busy. Who knew there are so many feet problems?!?!?
SO....This is how my appointment went down and why I think my doctor is trying to kill me (not literally of course - but maybe?!)
Korean doctor takes more x-rays.....he looks at the bone spur and says,
"Oh that is no problem. That should not cause you pain. I see nothing abnormal."
Me - "Well, I have pain. LOTS of pain. Did you see me limp in here? That's because it HURTS to walk."
Him - Korean sigh (sucking in of air) then he says "No, this is normal."
Me - "But I can see the bone spur - it's right there."
Him - "yes, but it is very small, very normal, it should not cause you pain."
Me - with tears in my eyes, "Well something is causing me pain. I can't walk without my foot hurting."
Him - More sighing, pressing on my foot, me jerking it back from the pain - he sighs, sucks in more air and then says. "Bursitis. I think you have bursitis."
Me - "really? Bursitis? But my foot is not swollen and I can't feel a sack of fluid and I've had bursitis before and it didn't hurt" (They really love it when you question them....not.)
Him - "It could be swollen underneath the skin."
Me - this time I sigh and suck in air and shake my head.
Him - "I want you to stop taking celebrex. I am going to prescribe something stronger for you. Take the pill and come back to see me in two weeks. I think your pain will be gone."
I hobble out.
He prescribed & wants me to take these TWICE A DAY:
Airtal 100 MG/T -- PAIN KILLER
UltracetER - (Tramadol-hydrochooride/acetaminophen) -- highly addictive pain killer
With 50MG/C -- I can't even find information on this drug!!
I took these last night, I passed out but didn't sleep well. This morning I feel like I was hit by a truck, my foot still hurts and I threw up.
And that is why I think he is trying to kill me.
No, I will not take those drugs again.
Back to celebrex, essential oils and ice -- And hoping I run into Dr. Hampton (my orthopedic doctor whom I LOVE, but can't get in to see UNTIL APRIL) while out and about because you bet your bottom dollar I will ask him to help me in the middle of the commissary. ;)