A difficult day

I was hoping to start this week off in a positive direction, but Jen’s chronic vaginal itching/burning, and her leg/knee problems are making her life miserable.  She was also having a sharp pain headache on her right temple again.  These are all symptoms she’s been dealing with since September/October of 2009.

We had her blood work done today.  Third CBC done in the past year.  Doc also wanted to check her thyroid and metals.  This is always tough for Jennifer because her veins are hard to find and they usually end up sticking her more than once.  Today they moved lower on her arm and she said it burned for the next half hour.  The pain and misery caused by the Gardasil vaccine make me feel horrible as a mother who allowed it.  Hopefully she’ll not need another blood test for a while. 

Jen is seeing a physical therapist and Osteopathic physician for her knee.  I’m thinking the next specialist I need to seek out is a gynecologist that specializes in treating autistic girls.  She has continually had what I’ve thought were ingrown hairs, but now I’m wondering if it isn’t something to do with HPV.  The itching and burning seem to occur most while she’s on her period, and this seems to be a common complaint of Gardasil injured girls.  I know Jen will resist a visit to a gynecologist, but at this point, I believe it is necessary.

Sadly, this is a typical day in my house.  Help Jen with her pain.  Assist Jen with her feminine needs. Seek out medical advice and gather information.  We’re all looking forward to a time when Jen is pain-free.

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