Friday, August 22, 2014
I just spent another 32 hours down with a headache and vomiting. The muscles in my neck, shoulders, and lower back got so tight it was almost impossible to move them.
I am going to be tested now for MS and Myasthenia Gravis next week. I will be running between my regular doctor in my hometown, and my Cancer doctor in Sioux Falls, and my team of doctors in the Cities.
I do not have West Niles. Seriously, I was hoping I did as that can be overcome within a years time. My sister, Niece, husbands Nephew and my father-in-laws brother have it.
Exercise has become now a thing of the past. I joke that what use to take me an hour can now take a day to accomplish. Its hard to explain but...I have a chair placed between the house and my garden now because just walking to the house is an effort. I tire out so quickly. I started my Summer doing GREAT and then about the middle of July...started to feel drained all the time. Now, I feel weak. It has become an effort to keep my arms raised long enough to dry my hair. Middle age bites. I can hardly wait for the golden years. LOL
Personally, I think it is my fibromyalgia messing with me. It makes it hard to get a good nights rest etc.
I will let them run their tests and pray they have an answer for me that I can live with. I am going to be concentrating on this aspect of my health right now.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
They ran a series of tests on me. Five blood tubes for inflammation tests, West Niles, and two others that I am hoping I pass.
A chest x-ray, ekg, and a cat-scan for my head. I guess we will find out if I still have any working matter upstairs. I have ALWAYS had blood pressure that is 112/67 and today it was 180/80. My body temp is always low...about 93 and today it was 99.4. Odd.
The extreme fatigue and headaches point to West Niles I am hoping this is the case because the other possibility is that my cancer is back. I had Medullary cancer in my thyroid. We will have to wait and see if my calcitonin levels are elevated again. This would be the worst outcome because....there is no treatment for this type of cancer. Only surgery until there is nothing left that can be removed.
I will find out more on Monday. All prayers appreciated.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I woke up Tues morning around 6 am feeling GREAT. By 8 am...I was down with a migraine again and by 9 am...vomiting until 1:30 am Wed morning. Now it is almost 6 am and I feeling a little weak, but the headache is gone. Just some sore muscles yet in the neck and shoulder area. I am hoping to be able to put up some dill pickles today and maybe start the sweet chunks. Or, I may just call it a lazy day, depending on how sore I am.
This has been a bad Summer for Migraines for me. I am averaging a couple of them a week since the start of June. Odd, because usually I only get a bad one every couple of months. I do have a doctor appt. in place because I need to see if I can get them under control. They always rob me of a good 24 hours from start to finish and the day after, I am drained.
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Last week we had all these high percentages for a chance of rain and got nothing...nada, zip.
This weekend it was suppose to be Sunny and the chance was almost zero. So, we have been getting nothing BUT rain. Now, if my brother were not here from CA, I would be totally fine with that but...it has been a damper in all of our plans for the lake.
We had plans for taking the boats out...skiing, tubing, fishing, and just cruising around. We were going to spend the day at Todd's camper and grill and sit around a bonfire. Instead, we spent last night all sitting in Mom's garage and grilling and visiting. WAY too much food but I kept it under control.
Kev and I got home at about 4 am and slept in late. Quick check-in here to log some food and weigh in and its back to my mom's to sit in the garage and visit. It is really raining AGAIN. I wish it would have held off for a couple of days. Todd was planning on pulling out tomorrow but may leave on Monday instead.
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