Wednesday, January 23, 2013
"No fruits, veggies, roughage, spicy, or greasy foods..." is the verbiage that keeps ringing in my head every time I attempt to eat.
For those of you who have been keeping up with my progress, I have been diagnosed as formerly having Crohn's disease which was removed from a region of my large and small intestine about 11 years ago. A few weeks later, I was pregnant with my youngest and only son.
Back to my condition...
After yesterday's visit to the GI, I was told that my diagnosis was inaccurate in so many words. The surgeon informed me the summer of 2002 after performing surgery, "You do not have Crohn's...I removed a tumor the size of a small grapefruit in the affected area."
How am I supposed to feel when another doctor says something different?
The intern sitting in the office looked as if I was in denial. Then, as though I wasn't in the room, says to the doctor,"She doesn't know she has Crohn's disease".
I wanted to "go off" on him and knock him into reality with my words. Glad I am such a tolerant woman. Must be all these years of middle school teaching...
So, today was a pain-free day with no pain meds taken.
They make me too drowsy...
Will keep you all updated after my scheduled colonoscopy next week.
Never give up!
"Take care of yourself and each other." ----Jerry Springer
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Yesterday, when I arrived at work, I felt fine. Arrived with my grande White Chocolate Mocha coffee, had a banana, grape protein smoothie prior,and was prepared for benchmark testing...It hit me like a Mack truck. A sharp pain launched itself inside my abdominal area. I hunched over during testing. I tried to play it off, leaned over as if it was nothing.
Fast forward a few hours later...
I had 3 bowel movements in a 4 hour time span...NOT GOOD!
Talk about light brown, stinky, stick-to-the-toilet...icky!
I explained to a dear, friend & colleague,"It hurts so bad!" with tears slowly trickling along the side of my cheek. I barely trudged down the hall after leaving my students in the cafeteria. My colleague told me, "That's it, Sonya. You're going to the hospital. Call your husband and I'll tell (insert principal's name)."
Just LOVE her. she's a true "ride or die" chick! I knew I was in good hands from that moment on.
Moments later, I arrived at the hospital. I was finally seen and treated 2 hours later with a CT scan and given morphine prior to manage the pain. I was instructed to eat soft foods, stay hydrated, and rest. So today I remained home, until filling my Rx
and scheduled an appointment with a reputable GI. Drowsiness is the side effect...NO driving!
My diagnosis (in my opinion)has to do with past small intestinal issues and blockage from a benign grapefruit-sized tumor which had been removed after 6 months of suffering and being mis-diagnosed as having Crohns disease. This was about 11 years ago.
Let's just say I went from a size 12 to a size 2, hardly able to digest Ensure. Yeah, I was in BAD shape.
I planned to be more explicit, but decided to give just enough details so you get the picture without "getting the picture" if you know what I mean...
Keep me in your prayers! I pray also for an immediate, accurate diagnosis.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Ed Young made this very clear in today's message.
God is the choreographer.
He referenced Ephesians 5:18-22 as for the wife's job description.
"And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord."
Additionally, 1 Peter 3:1; 4-6
Live a Christian life.
Let the INSIDE of your life speak.
Trust your husband.
Be feminine (taste, class, dignity).
Have a gentle, quiet spirit.
Likes to have fun.
Make husbands feel BIG/ important.
These are the wives' job descriptions according to the Word.
Ed Young is the pastor of "The Winning Walk" - televised program.
Dance in step with your spouses for supernatural and physical harmony!
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The night is vast and majestic underneath a starry sky. All is silent except for the distant sound of rippling water. Savor the moment with this rich romantic scent.
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