Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Where I've Been

August was really busy because I moved, and of course the physical part of moving was an exhausting daily project. And I'm not finished with it yet!

At the end of August, I developed a GI problem. Diarrhea, usually severe, as well as nausea and vomiting. Daily.

I must have been very ill, because I even lost weight, something that just doesn't happen to me since prednisone packed on the pounds years ago. I can be at death's door, refusing food, and still my body is convinced that fat must be preserved for an imaginary famine.

Anyway, this mystery thing made me very sick, and very weak. I had quite a few falls. I cracked my ribs. I may still have a jaw injury to deal with.

I could only survive on enough OTC Imodium to most likely raise the stock price of it, as well as prescription ondandsetron. I saw several doctors, and was seen in ERs several times as well.

My genius rheumatologist seems to have thrown a lightning bolt to the thing, improving me enough to give me my life back. I was surprised, since this is out of his specialty area. I saw him December 9 and have been working on catching up with months worth of communications and responsibilities ever since! Dr. Wallace had better not retire during my lifetime, is all I can say,

Looks like I might be able to make a blog entry once in awhile, now :)

1 comment:

  1. Good to have a doctor who listens.
    Mine changes every time.

    My treatment plan too ... sometimes, I'm just too tired to remind the "doc" what this or that earlier/earliest doctor (s) said.

    Well, I really hope you feel better soon from your GI problem. I know it sux to have more sickening symptoms after another.

    My face still looks like it is from the moon. And, I have "hump" growing on the back of my shoulder instead of in front ... :)

    I just hope I don't continue to go downhill ... I know I am .. :(


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