Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Daily Post

 Neuropathies (central, autonomic and peripheral)- chronic heels, Urinary bladder, GI
 GI- altered elimination, slowed GI motility, constipation, upset stomach
 GU- altered voiding, neuro-bladder holding urine
 Muscular- weak fine motor strength
 Immune- slight viral illness shared with my children (upset stomach, malaise, headache)
 Cardiac- palpitations in the night
 Respiratory- no problems
 Psychiatric- slowed word recall, decreased ability to complete complex thought process, decreased ability to multi-task
 Sensory- easily over sensitive to sensory input of environmental surroundings (noise, smell, visuals, things touching me)
 Pain/Comfort- headache, upset stomach 5/10, intermittent sharp, shooting right lower leg pain
 Sleep/Rest- fair night sleep (w/Ativan & Naproxen), asleep at 10pm & up @ 5:30am, busy day teaching Certified Medicine Aide Program, stressful evening
 Self-Propelled Disease Management:
-maintain appropriate carbohydrate intake
-medications to help improve sleep/rest and discourage over exertion

Managing AIP becomes significantly more challenging when...
parenting twin 7 year old boys with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
supporting a 19 year old daughter with AIP that manifests itself as "Mr Hyde" during her Luteal phases.

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