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Blood Results

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Well I didn't quite get the Good News I was hoping for. Blood Results are in: Some Good , Others Very Bad!

Cholesterol is Down YAY! Total 198 LDL 105. So the Lipitor has worked but I am off it now. Liver function is overall fine. I am happy about this.

However for my Kidney: my Creatine is up to 3.77 (not a good sign) and my GFR (overall kidney function) is at an all time low of 12. 15 and below is Complete Kidney Failure So this is definitely not want I wanted to hear but it is what it is. To top things off I am now anemic, caused by the kidney issue as well. No wonder I am tired all the time!

Now I would say that the next step for me is to get a portal in place for Dialysis but I won't know anything definite until Monday of next week when I see the specialist. I don't feel sick at the moment, aside from the tiredness, so perhaps that will play in my favor. Still hoping I guess...

WOW, this has been such a sad year!

I think I will go take a nap so I can forget what I just heard for awhile. emoticon

  
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BRENDABUNNY 9/18/2014 8:51PM

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RURAL3 9/18/2014 7:12PM

    Not what you wanted to hear. My prayers are with you Sallie. emoticon

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LINDA! 9/18/2014 10:32AM

    I am so sorry that some of the results were not good. Praying for you. emoticon

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Primary Care Visit

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

So happy the dreaded Lab work is over. One stick Katy. Lol The only lab tech in 9 months that has been able to get what she needed with just 1 stick. YAY!! God bless her. Doctor visit went okay. He's taking me off one of my meds, he thinks it may be the cause why my sugar has been running high the last 2 months. 290's are no good! My diet has been steady for months now and on track. I also jus learned that Lipitor, the FDA is warning causes all sorts of bad things for your health. SO I think I should be off it anyway. My Blood Pressure was up a bit today but my blood sugar was falling rapidly from fasting this morning so I was feeling pretty bad and that may be why. Now it's wait and see on what the blood results will be. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for good numbers.

I have 2 more kidney classes to attend over the next two Saturdays. Learning a lot most of which I wish I had learned much earlier. emoticon

My daughter called today. We had a nice long talk with no fight or disagreement. YAY!!! I have learned to cherish these moments.

And I'm still waiting on my desk..... Will it ever arrive?

  
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LIFE-FAITH 9/17/2014 9:39AM

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LKWQUILTER 9/16/2014 7:32PM

    Yeah for 1 stick. I had blood drawn a couple of weeks ago and had to fast for it. Went 2 days in a row--had 7 sticks and no blood. Went to another lab--was told to come back the next week as all the good spots were blown. Went back to this lab and they got blood with 1 stick. Yeah for you Sallie. Wish I could have visited your Katy. I have my fingers and toes crossed for you too. Also praying. ((HUGS))

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STEVEN_D 9/16/2014 5:42PM

    Way to go!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/16/2014 4:19PM

    Yeah, for one stick. Yeah for getting off a med. And double yeah for a nice conversation w/your daughter.

HUGS

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Short Update Tonight

Monday, September 15, 2014

Not looking forward to Lab work in the early morning. Yep, it's that time again. Time once again to find out just how bad things are. UGH!!! Well, still I hope for some good news to be thrown in there some where. A speck, maybe!

Still waiting for my new desk. It's been 3 weeks since I ordered it. Now Office Max says it's on back order and they have no clue when I will receive it. Nice huh? It would have been nice to tell me that in the first place. I received the hutch part a week ago and, it waits. emoticon I hate waiting! Oh well.

  
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LIFE-FAITH 9/17/2014 9:35AM

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1CRAZYDOG 9/16/2014 3:11PM

    Good luck w/the labs.

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LKWQUILTER 9/16/2014 7:20AM

    Good luck this morning Sallie. I am like you when I want something, I want it now or a definite time--not somewhere in the future. Have you finished the kidney classes you were taking? Sure hope you learned some good tips at them. ((HUGS))

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JAMBABY0 9/15/2014 10:50PM

    hope you getting soon. good luck

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Missing Out on Some Fun

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Best wishers to the grandson on his first Flag Football Game of the season. Unfortunately I won't be able to cheer him on from the sidelines today because I must attend some more Kidney Education classes beginning today and over the next few weeks. Doctors orders! UGH! Oh well, I'll be there in spirit! Go Peanut!! emoticon

  
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RURAL3 9/6/2014 1:50PM

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LKWQUILTER 9/6/2014 12:59PM

    Hope you learn a lot at the classes and they are helpful. Peanut knows that you would be there if you could. emoticon emoticon

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I's Been Awhile

Friday, September 05, 2014

since I had a run in with my daughter. So today was the day. It's been one of "those " weeks! Anyway she calls me up and precedes to tell me she feels her dad is Mentally Retarded. emoticon I said I would go so far as to say he has learning disabilities but without a professional's opinion I would not agree with her opinion. I ask if her reasoning has something o do with her doing a clinical at a mental hospital his semester and she is marching her fathers issues with what she has learned? She replied that I was putting down her education and her by saying that. I replied I wasn't by any means. She told me to Shut Up! To which I said," Thanks for the enjoying conversation Lindsay". Bye, and hung up.

I think I have come a long way in the pass 8 months. I no longer engage my daughter in a heated escalating argument where no one wins. Once I know her mood, I would say that I retreat as quick as possible. Not surrendering and not enduring further abuse either. I no longer beat myself up over these encounters either. Life is too short I have found for that nonsense. She is the way she is and not likely to change any time soon. I am thankful for how she handled my health scare in January but also know her overall opinion and attitude of me has not changed and so be it.

So I will keep doing what I am doing to maintain my focus on my health. emoticon Afterall I can't sink any lower as to how my daughter or husband think of me but I no longer allow them to win either by crumbling into a mass of tears. emoticon

emoticon for the little personal triumphant!!

  
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RURAL3 9/6/2014 1:48PM

    Interesting since she and her dad used to gang up on you. All of a sudden, since your scare, dad is the bad guy. In either case, her behavior is unacceptable and you are handling it much better.

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LINDA! 9/5/2014 9:53PM

    I am sorry that your daughter talked to you so rudely. I am happy that you hung up and discontinued the conversation. Please take care of YOU!! emoticon

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ENDUROVET 9/5/2014 6:57PM

    I found Patricia Evan's book on The Verbally Abusive Relationship to be invaluable before, during & after the breakup of my 1st marriage...

http://www.verba
labuse.com/

Good luck honey!!! Take care of yourself.

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LKWQUILTER 9/5/2014 6:07PM

    emoticon for you Sallie! You go Girl!!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/5/2014 6:00PM

    I don't know how old your DD is, but my DD is 19 and I get the vibes "you're stupid" all the time from her. I don't tolerate it either and you're right . . . not engaging is the very best tactic. DD hates it when I walk away, but eventually gets the idea that I will talk with her about anything, BUT she has to talk to me respectfully.

Sorry, you really have had a rough week. ((((HUGS))))

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ALICIA214 9/5/2014 5:59PM

 



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