Sunday, September 14, 2014
I just wanted to stop by to let everyone know that I have been feeling better. I am so thankful for all your kind thoughts and prayers that have been sent my way lately. For the first time in a long time I was able to accomplish something today without feeling so sluggish. Hopefully things will continue to improve.
I will be seeing my doctor on Wednesday with regards to my sinus problem, and hopefully he will be able to send me to see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. Maybe he/she will be able to help me with the vertigo I have been experiencing as well.
I am so thankful for all those who have read my blogs and send such encouraging messages.
God bless you all.
Friday, September 12, 2014
I have been dealing with some health issues of late. I have been having bouts of vertigo as well as sinus infections that just don't seem to go away. I am on my fourth antibiotic for my sinus infection, and my doctor said that there is nothing else he can give me for this. We'll have to look at other things that may be causing my problems.
Because of my vertigo, I have been having trouble sleeping because when I wake up the room tends to be spinning. I have been sleeping in my recliner when I can. My son has been staying with me for the last couple of weeks, so I haven't been able to sleep in my recliner, as he is sleeping in the living room, and I don't want to disturb him.
I hardly slept on Sunday and Monday night, and I have been feeling restless and just have no ambition. I have managed to get some sleep over the last couple of nights, but am still feeling very down. I couldn't figure out why until today. September 8 would have been my DH's and my 30th Wedding Anniversary. He passed away 3 years ago. To top it all off, September 25 will be the third anniversary of his passing. I think I need to make arrangements to visit his grave again.
I will be seeing my doctor again next week, and I'll see if I can find out more about this vertigo, and see what is going to happen with regards to my sinus problems. Hopefully things will get better.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
My son called me on Thursday and said he was having some health issues and needed to see a doctor, but his health card had been cancelled because he didn't change his address when he moved. I told him that I would take him to see my doctor, as he has a walk-in clinic, and he is also accepting new patients. I needed to go back to see him anyway, so I could go at the same time. My son decided to come over and spend the night with me on Thursday so that we could go to the doctor on Friday. He phoned about his health card, but they told him he had to fill out a form on line and then it would take 4 - 6 weeks to get the card in the mail.
My son is very like my dh was, and he has no patience. He gets angry and frustrated very quickly. I calmed him down and convinced him to go downtown to the main office and see what could be done about his health card. He finally agreed to do that. We were able to get him a new health card right there. We then went to the doctor's office, but unfortunately the office had closed at 1:30 P.M. on Friday. I didn't realize that it closed that early. However the office was open on Saturdays from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 P.M. My son decided to spend another night so that we could go to the doctor on Saturday.
He had been complaining of stomach and chest pains. He said a doctor from a walk-in clinic had told him that he was developing an ulcer, and that he should stop smoking and start eating properly. When he saw the doctor on Saturday, the doctor checked him out and told him that he didn't have an ulcer or anything else wrong with his stomach, but that he had a torn cartiledge in his chest muscles. When my son asked why he had such pain whenever he ate anything, the doctor said that when he ate and if he had gas it was bloating his stomach and pushing on the muscle walls causing pain. The doctor told him to take it easy and try not to do too much work where he was using those muscles so that they would have a chance to heal. My son is so relieved. He was even thinking he might have cancer. Did I tell you he is a bit of a hypochondriac? (lol).
My son is spending the night again, and we are going to church together tomorrow. I have so enjoyed having him here for a few days. I did spoil him a little, but it was fun.
Hope everyone else is enjoying their weekend as much as I am.
Friday, August 15, 2014
I have been dealing with some health issues lately. I have been having dizzy spells and am battling sinusitis. I have had some bad dizzy spells, and since I live alone, it is pretty scary.
I had a bad vertigo attack several years ago, and had to go to the hospital to get some help, so I am a little (okay very) nervous when these attacks come on.
I have been sleeping in my recliner for the past couple of weeks, because it seems that every time I sleep in bed I wake to find the room spinning. I spent several days not being able to do too much because of these spells. I am so afraid to fall and not be able to get any help.
A couple of my friends have been checking in on me once in a while to see how I am doing, but they're not always available if I need someone. There is a lady who lives across the hall from me. She told me she has had several dizzy spells, and twice she fell in her bath tub and hit her head. Thank goodness her hubby was there to help her. She gave me her phone number and told me to call her if I needed help.
When I saw my doctor he told me I had low blood pressure, and he told me to cut my water pill in half and see if that helps.
The other day I got a call from my DB, and he told me that my BIL has been diagnosed with kidney cancer. It is stage 3 cancer, and they want to operate right away. My sister called from Oregon and said that her dh is now in the hospital awaiting surgery. I also received news that a good Spark Friend of mine is battling stomach cancer. She told me she thought she was getting an ulcer, and made an appointment with her doctor. Her dh was in contact, and he has let us know that she is in hospital dealing with cancer. I am awaiting further word as to what is happening.
I am just stunned. It seems like so much to absorb. it almost makes me feel like my problems are nothing compared to what others are going through. My head is spinning and I just don't know what to think.
I am doing a lot of praying right now. I am so thankful to know that I am not alone in this.
God is always there for me. He will never leave me nor forsake me. I am so thankful that I can lean on Him during this difficult time.
Friday, August 08, 2014
I have been dealing with some health issues over the past few weeks. I have been experiencing dizziness, sinus problems and bad headaches. I have tried different things, but nothing has worked.
Last week I woke up early and when I went to check the time, the room started spinning. I had to stop and hold on to the wall until things settled down. I didn't do much of anything for three days as I was having nausea and dizziness most of the time. I slept in my recliner for a couple of nights, as I was afraid to sleep in my bed again. I started to feel better, so I decided to sleep in my bed again. I was okay for the first night, but the second morning I again awoke to extreme dizziness and I couldn't do too much again for a day or two.
Thank goodness for my wonderful Christian friends. One lady dropped off some Gravol and some diet Ginger Ale for me to help me out. She told me to call her if I needed anything else.
Another good friend called to make sure I was all right. She picked me up and took me out for ice cream one evening, so that I could get out and get some fresh air. She phoned every so often to make sure I was okay.
My doctor gave me some antibiotics to help the sinus condition and the headaches. However, they didn't work. My chiropractor helped after one of my spells.
Today I went back to the doctor to find out what is going on. He checked my blood pressure and then checked it again. He told me that I now have low blood pressure, instead of high blood pressure. He told me to cut one of my pills in half each day to see if that helps. He also prescribed another round of antibiotics, different once this time and for a longer time.
I will pick up the medication tomorrow and I will try cutting the pills and see if that helps. If not I will be going back to the doctor once again. I do hope this helps this time. I am so tired of feeling this way.
One of the ladies in my block gave me her phone number and told me to call her if I was having a dizzy spell. She has had a few and has fallen in her bath tub a couple of times.
As I live alone, it is a little scary when these attacks come on. Hopefully things will improve soon.
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