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The waiting....

I had my mammogram on 11/11. In years past, there have been some abnormal pictures, and I always had to go back and have my left breast reimaged and an ultrasound. Well, not last year. Last year they didn't see it. The problem area has always been in the inner quadrant. This year....it's on the outer. I have no idea what this means, but I must wait nearly a month before getting that second scan and ultrasound. I'm hoping my luck hasn't run out.   December 15th is when I go back. It was their first available slot. I have my annual doctor's appointment and an endocrine checkup on the 13th, which has been set for the past 3 months. I have time off available for that appointment, but not for the 15th. Not that is the most important thing about all this. Money means nothing if you aren't healthy. Well...I mean, you need money to pay for healthcare. It sucks there is no universal health care here in the United States. Rambling...I am worried. I don't know why.   A

Slowly, but surely....

We are vaccinated, boosted as much as we can and the post COVID fatigue is still hanging around. We are doing much better though. We are back to meal planning, cooking, and household chores.  We are also recommitted to making sure our health is our top priority. I recently had an endocrinology appointment and I'm doing great. My labs were mostly good. A little too much on my thyroid medicine so we are reducing that to a third of what I'm taking.  My main issue is that vertigo is making walking a struggle at times. If I'm walking down the hallway at school and glance down another hallway and look forward, I get dizzy 🥴 NO FUN! One day at a time, right? 

COVID

I have dodged getting COVID until this past week. Thank goodness I was vaccinated and boosted. I honestly feel that kept me from having compromised lungs. Don't get me wrong, it sucks. I had a fever for four days, then the congestion hit. But, while I am coughing and sneezing still, everything is productive, and it's not settling into my lungs. I also finally tested negative on Monday. The fatigue hitting hard is real! Last night, I had to call rescue for Jerry. Because we have been feeling cruddy, we weren't eating right or taking our medicines. I should say that some of us weren't....not naming names, but it was Jerry. His body went into diabetic ketoacidosis, and he is on a ventilator in the hospital's ICU. Scary shit!! I stayed away from the hospital so I could continue to rest up and get better. He is sedated and wouldn't know I was there, but that doesn't mean I don't feel incredibly guilty. I contacted the nurses, and he is improving, although it

Doing homework...

Sometimes, no, most times you need to be a super sleuth regarding your health. My doctor kept talking about a medication that would be out in 6 months. False... It's it now. Also she has problems ordering medication and ended up ordering a generic brand that didn't work for me. Needless to say, I sent three messages via the patient portal and waiting on replies about changing to this new medication, and fixing the prescription that she put in while I was in the office. 

Too sad for a snack...

I have to get up early tomorrow for a blood work for my endocrinologist appointment next week. I have a feeling that my TSH is way off and frankly I'm getting tired of feeling like crap.  The only thing I enjoy right now is sitting and watching TV with Jerry. He's had a rough month at work but the other day I turned on Star Trek, The Original Series and we just talked and quizzed each other through the episode, praying of course so we didn't miss anything.  So. Fun!

Cancerversary...

Four years since my nephrectomy to remove my left kidney. I wish I could say my head is better since removing the cancer but I don't feel it is. Weight issues, thyroid issues, having you walk with a walking stick to keep balance...WTF.  I was so happy when I was losing all the weight, but it wasn't me. It was the cancer. How do I wrap my head around that? 

Walking....

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  I've purchased a walking stick for myself.  I'm loving it in comparison to my Hurrycane.  It gives me the stability I am needing.  I also like that I can rest my hand on the top versus gripping a can handle.   If I get really wild I can extend it and use it as a trekking pole.  So many options. I'm finding that I can walk longer with it as well.  Which is a good thing.  With the cane, my back would get tired but with the walking stick, it isn't happening. Which is a good thing.