Botox in your bladder… who knew?

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Botox injections in bladder.

Who knew Botox could be injected in your bladder “ouch”. Look at the following web page for full information http://www.windsorurology.co.uk apparently it not only works on wrinkles on your face but is effective in relaxing the bladder muscles, it reduces the need to visit the toilet as frequently as one did before. Well I have an appointment on Thursday to see my Urologist so he can check out my bladder, if the size is ok(what constitutes a normal size bladder I don’t know) anyway if it conforms to the right size I can then have these Botox injections that last between 6 to 9 months, I did ask him if he has the time could he just add a little extra Botox to the lines on my face, (whether he does I’ll wait and see)getting back to the bladder size if it’s not big enough then they either streak it by inflating a balloon via a catheter inside(no choice in colour) or have to  surgically increase the size (doesn’t bare think about that option) so all being well the first option sound more promising, so fingers crossed could alleviate the need for a Suprapubic catheter after all.


Ankle screw 

ankle bolt

Appointment made to see the surgeon that operated on my leg and ankle, he said I should return if I have any problems or if the screw in my ankle protruded more than the 3mm it had when I left the hospital, well my ankle has swollen and is very painful to walk on(not that I can walk very far )so appointment is the end of August, not as quick as I hoped but there you go, I suppose I will need an X-ray and stay in hospital to take the screw out, hope he can do it under a local anesthetic rather than a general as I don’t relish another stay in hospital again, I expect I will need to recover again which better not be as long as last time.


More blood tests

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Another appointment made this time at my Doctors surgery, I have been on Levothyroxine 50mg a day for an under active thyroid, and Atorvastatin 20mg a day for high cholesterol, since March and haven’t had a blood test to check my progress so thought it might be a good idea to see how I’m doing so that’s next week.


Physiotherapy Appointment today

Had my monthly Physiotherapy appointment this morning, normal chat told her that I have been unable to do some of the exercises she gave me last time, mainly the standing and leg stretching one, as with my ankle causing problems and my leg strength weakness progressing I have been concentrating on my core strength, she has reduced the leg and increased the arm and core exercises now for me. I was extremely disappointed with my weight loss as it has been a month since my last weigh in and I have religiously stuck to my diet but my weight has stayed the same, she tried to reassure me that I’m do everything right but am almost losing a battle as I have trouble moving and the tablet I’m on work against any effort to lose weight as they are known to put weight on, anyway she said she will make an appointment for me with the dietitian, she also gave as another walking frame as my husband bent the other one by standing on it trying to fit it to go between the stair rail upstairs and made it quite unsafe. Another appointment made for a months time.


Electric Bed

Think I told you I’ve been having major problems sleeping since I broke my leg and ankle, I slept on a hospital bed in our conservatory for 8 months before we had a stair lift installed to get me upstairs to our bedroom and our bed, but there in lies the problem I got use to being able to manover the bed into a position that was comfortable as it was electric, I could also raise the height so as to get up and out of the bed. Well cut a long story short my local MS Society have sent me a form that I completed and returned with two quotes and a letter from my consultant, and it looks as though they will fund it for me, keep your fingers crossed as that will be fantastic I crave a good nights sleep I’m sure that once I get a good nights rest, get the bladder sorted and my ankle dealt with the rest might fall into place, hopefully. So my thought for the day is never give up, keep trying every avenue you will find the help from somewhere.

Just thought you would new post  “Botox in your bladder… who knew?and updates on my daily M S diary, hope you enjoyed reading…All the best AL

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