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Getting Back On Track

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I'm so frustrated about gaining 7 pounds. I was so happy when I was 147 then I ended up going for a physical in September and finding out that my hemoglobin had dropped to 8.2. Not good. It is supposed to be 13 at the lowest. Because that usually indicates internal bleeding, the doctors were all over me; in and out, up and down. I had so many tests and had to take so many pills that I ended up really getting sick. I had a Colonoscopy, Endoscopy and several blood tests. I felt fine when they told me my hemoglobin was low. I told them I felt good. But after they got done with me, I was throwing up blood from being bombarded with so many drugs. I'm more of a natural cure person, so my body went haywire with all of these foreign substances. I laid there in the hospital bed for 3 days in excruciating pain because I refused to press the Morphine button. I'd rather be in pain. I was in there because of taking Motrin along with all the other garbage they prescribed for me. Now they want me to take Morphine? How crazy are these doctors? All that drama with 4 different types of doctors and they still said, "Well, we still don't know where you're bleeding from so we have to do more tests." I kept saying that I bleed heavy during my periods because of fibroids but they still wanted to do all these tests. They even sent me to a GYN for a sonogram. They saw the fibroids but said they were small. And went on with their various other tests and prescriptions. I couldn't take anymore. I was fine before I went to the doctor, so it had to be something else. I went to my regular GYN. She did a sonogram and said the fibroids were still small but they were in a bad place making me bleed more. She wanted to do the UFE procedure to shrink them and kill them. I agreed. Now three months after the procedure and I bleed less and have less pain. I feel like Woody Woodpecker right now. "If Woody had gone straight to the police, none of this would have happened". I hate doctors because they are just guessing but they act like they know. They don't really know anything. They only know what it could be according to their books and they try everything until they get a positive response. Everyone is different. We can't all be in sync with these books. Bastids! Now I have to get back to where I was in September 2009. I just got so discouraged. My eating habits didn't change too much. I just did no exercise and binged out several times on chocolate and cookies. I still look at calorie count and compare nutrition facts on the boxes before I buy, so I know Spark People has made a permanent change in my life. I'm very proud to be a part of this family and I know I will be back down to 147 in no time.
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