May 03, 2012
Well it's been about 1 1/2 yrs since I've been to the doctors. This year I found a doctor that really seems to listen. I told her about all the pains in my body; but, mainly about the bloating and pains in my back. I also get severe headaches that last only a few seconds and chest pains ~ once a week. Because my BP and pulse rate has been elevated to stage 2 hypertention at times she is doing a Echocardioram, exercise stress test followed by a 24 hour holter monitor for tachycardia unspec.
Until she gets the test results back from all this she is not doing anything about the pains yet. It's getting really hard to sleep. Sigh. She did give me Etodolac in hopes that it may help with inflammation. Also mentioned ginger and licorish capsules.
Good news is I lost 16 pounds since my last appointment. Bad news is I went from a size 10 to a size 16. Go figure???
As for bloodwork she is checking alot: Lipid Panel, Albumin, ALT, Calcium, Carbon Dioxide, Chloride, Creatinine- Serum, Glucose-Serum, Alkaline Phospatase, Potassium, Protein-total-serum, Sodium, AST, Bun, Hemolobin A1C, Sedimentation rate, Rheumatoid Factor Screen, ANA-Antinuclear Antibodie, Anti-DSDNA (double-stranded), Vitamin D- 25 Hydroxy, TSH Thyroid stimulating hormon, and Hepatits C AB
I was told I have a few things going on and it will probably take coming back in each month for 3 months to get down to the bottom of it all. I just really hope she can do something about these pains.
In the meanwhile my Koenig still needs taken out at least 3-4 times a day with his harness or wheel chair. My Mom needs another surgery (total revision on her foot), my step father needs surgery, my brother is still doing rehab for his heart attack, my hubby is still having issues with his feet and legs........I REALLY NEED RID OF THESE STUPID PAINS! lol
Going to start back to church this Sunday. Too much on my shoulders and it may give me some relief. It's been a long time since Brother Foley passed on. It's time to check out different churches again. Hubby wants to start back also and I think it will be good for both of us.
As for now, it's just waiting on results and upcomming test. If anyone reads this. Wish me luck. :-)