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Another 11-hour sleep....

Saturday, January 08, 2011

I got an awful lot done yesterday and feel a little dragged out. Worked 8 hours, went to hospital for blood draw, then to physical therapy for my neck, picked up Rxs at Target and picked up a quick "dinner" and then went for MRI, MRA and some other MR of the COW (circle of Willis), the last to rule out a stroke.....I am hopeful everything is normal and if it is the question of why I am having a 2-week headache and blurry vision is still to be explained. It seems the more I work the more my neck hurts as the blurry vision is causing my posture to be really bad as I strain to see.

I apologize for sounding like a broken record on my blog here but this is what is on my mind.

I finally am going to the gym this morning and will do some gentle swimming and whirlpool exercises. After sleeping 11 hours my lower back is sore.....

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I did swim today and that felt so nice....am taking it easy this afternoon and plan to do my neck exercises and go on the recumbent bike for 20 to 30 minutes later today.

  
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CANOGAPARKGAL 1/10/2011 3:37PM

    I really like how you hang in there, and still manage to do your exercise. You are a winner. emoticon

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MCGS62 1/9/2011 8:18PM

    Please take care. It is OK to cut back on exercise a little until some medical things are resolved.

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HAPPYONE331 1/9/2011 3:57PM

    Hope all your tests turn out well! emoticon

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MARPET44 1/9/2011 10:04AM

    More prayers out to you. It is great that you keep up with your activity. Hope they find out something soon.

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MILLISMA 1/9/2011 10:02AM

    Teddy, hope you get relief soon. Keeping you in my prayers.

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OPALMOON 1/9/2011 9:26AM

    You are in my thoughts and prayers - I hope you get some resolution to your health issues and feel much better very soon!

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RAINBOWFALLS 1/8/2011 5:55PM

    Good job getting in some exercise.

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/8/2011 3:26PM

    I hope they find answers soon.

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BIGT_56 1/8/2011 3:04PM

    Bless your heart! You have had way more than your fair share of physical problems. I hope they get it figured out soon and you can get back to feeling better.

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PATTYKLAVER 1/8/2011 1:38PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you! Here's hoping that you soon get the answers and relief that you need!

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CANBDONE 1/8/2011 12:52PM

    Prayers for a return to good health and a proper diagnosis! emoticon

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Blood test drawn and MRI, MRA etc done..results expected by Tuesday....

Friday, January 07, 2011

Got rescheduled for the brain scans at the clinic where I saw the neurologist. It lasted about an hour and wasn't so bad afterall.

I hope to get the results on about Tuesday. Hope the doctor calls to discuss the results as soon as possible.

I always hate to wait for test results....just hoping for the best...but also want to know why I am having this headache for almost 2 weeks and blurry vision that seems worst in the morning and gradually improves in the afternoon and evening..... emoticon

  
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MCGS62 1/9/2011 8:12PM

    Hope the test is good . let us know.

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RAINBOWFALLS 1/8/2011 6:10PM

    I hope you get the answers soon.

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CHANCELUND 1/8/2011 12:41PM

    I will keep you in my prayers. I know they need to do all those tests, but it certainly is a lot to worry about. When I get stressed, I go to my happy place (the barn). I hope you have a happy place you can go to. emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 1/8/2011 11:52AM

    so sorry to hear about this....
hopefully soon you will have some answers....
praying test results will be fine...
blessings and hugs..........lita

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SPMOM2 1/8/2011 1:56AM

    hope everything is ok, feel better.

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TGIF...toughed it out at work in spite of blurry vision and headache...

Friday, January 07, 2011

This morning only have a dull headache. Tried Tylenol for the headache yesterday and it did not help a bit. Will be starting physical therapy for the neck after work today.

Have not been to the gym all week but plan to go this evening. Will be careful with my neck so as to not strain it. (No front crawl swimming for now.)

Will enjoy the whirlpool today, absolutely!!!

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MCGS62 1/9/2011 8:09PM

    If my gym had a whirlpool I would never get any exercise done.

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PATTYKLAVER 1/7/2011 8:48AM

    I hope you start feeling better soon! Sending good thoughts your way.

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RAINBOWFALLS 1/7/2011 7:22AM

    Take it easy. Sometimes we have to take time off to heal.

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ROSES4UN4ME 1/7/2011 6:59AM

    good morning
sorry your not feeling good but you probably have a touch of the flu it is awful this year i keep getting it back gggrrrrrr I HAVENT DONE anything for 7 wks i had pneumonia/bronchitis ashma infection and than the darn flu i am so weak..... just be careful its a bugger

take care

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In a hurry to get to the lab for blood draw...so drove to hospital today instead of walking....

Thursday, January 06, 2011

I was anxious to get the blood draw done so I can get the results ASAP. The neurologist set up several MR's (MRI, MRA and MRV of brain) that are scheduled for next Tuesday to rule out brain tumors, sinus rupture and fluid on the brain. I am scheduled for 1-1/2 hours of MRs. The blood test is to rule out myasthenia gravis (which I read about on Spark people)....and I hope I don't have that.

I wanted to get the blood test done ASAP but there was a question regarding the doctor's order so I have to wait until tomorrow to get the blood draw for that.

The neurologist felt the blurry vision and headache could be due to some pressure on the optic nerve. If it is due to myasthenia gravis the vision blurriness could be due to weak eye muscles.

By next week I should have some answers.

Yesterday I had the cardiac echo and that was not perfectly normal but I have to wait for my doctor to tell me whether I need to be referred to a cardiologist or not as I could not tell from the report whether it is serious enough to look for any treatment. I have 2+ mitral regurgitation and also moderate left ventricular dysfunction. (I don't like the sounds of that but at this point I really don't know the significance of these results.)

I did manage to work my full eight hours today inspite of being gone from the office for 3 hours in the middle of my work day. I plan to go to work tomorrow, even though I have had a headache and blurry vision all week.

I found that opening mail and stamping it was quite enjoyable as I did not need to do much reading while doing that project.

I am doing a lot of squinting, head turning, and leaning forward when I am trying to read small print on the computer, so, of course, the neck aches are continuing...along with the sore back and ribs.

I hope tomorrow is better than today. Looks like it's time to go to bed....I could use some sleep....it's been a long day. I started work at 6:00 a.m. and didn't finish my 8 hours until 5:15 p.m. Good night!!!!




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RAINBOWFALLS 1/7/2011 7:24AM

    I hope you find some relief soon.

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A positive blog...for a change....

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Nothing spectacular has occurred but I have decided I would feel a lot better "accentuating the positive" instead of hashing over what is wrong.

The good news: I still have a job which provides excellent health insurance and therefore I am able to see the doctors this week to help unravel the problems of headaches, neck/back pain and blurry vision.


Today I see the neurologist and I am a bit apprehensive because I had followed with a neurologist following several whiplash neck injuries about 15 to 20 years ago. I recall being sent for MRIs and not getting much relief from chronic neck pain at that time. However, the orthopedic doctor suggested I see the neurologist regarding the headaches and blurry vision, so that's what I will say first when I meet with the neurologist.

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KENSTEVENS 1/12/2011 2:54PM

  My prayers are with you. It's good to start each day with, "Good morning Lord!" Then be happy you are able to get up. We are blessed each day. Sometimes we just have to open our eyes to see all the blessings. emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 1/6/2011 7:07PM

    Good Luck

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DR1939 1/6/2011 6:26PM

    I agree with accentuating the positive, but taking care of the negative. It seems that is what you are doing.
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CATLADY52 1/6/2011 12:33PM

    Definitely tell him about that. He can assess your situation more completely that way. Good luck. emoticon

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MYSTERY4EVER 1/6/2011 12:20PM

    As the song goes, "Accentuate the Positive". I find that keeping a positive attitude has helped overcome the plateaus and other problems of this weight loss. Keep up the positive view.

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MCGS62 1/6/2011 9:22AM

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MBOLTON5 1/6/2011 7:23AM

    good luck! emoticon

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102633 1/6/2011 7:22AM

    Best of wishes to you. May you find some relief from the pain and the blurriness soon.

Medicene has improved so much over 15 - 20 years that there may be an answer today.

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MRE1956 1/6/2011 7:03AM

    It's great to blog in a positive manner for a change, isn't it? I've been in the same position many times, and I also have found it refreshing to not vent too often (and I've had long phases of such posts)......

Hope things work out for the best for you!

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LIALOU70072 1/6/2011 6:15AM

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Each time you're confronted with what could be a negative, try to find at least one positive thing that may come out of it...once you start making that conscious decision to be positive...positive things just start happening!!

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