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Another update....with more "fun" health issues - UGH!!!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Well, I haven't been spending much time online lately, so not on Spark much either. I've been taking as many "extra" hours as I can at work, so I worked 3 days last week, instead of just the one. This coming week, it will be 2 days. I can't wait to see my next check in two weeks. It will feel like a windfall. I do a lot of reading when I'm at work, so I've been getting caught up in the books that I've been reading. I think I'm in the 'addicted' stage right now - lol!!!

Doing lots of fitness minutes lately too, which has kept me away. I'm already over 1,000 for this month and I passed my 10,000 yearly fitness minutes some time last month or the month before. Unfortunately, I broke my plateau - the wrong way! I've been gaining. Went to the MD on Friday and mentioned that and to check my thyroid while I was there - which they did. Now on to more of the MD stuff.

Last week I e-mailed my MD to let her know that with all of this horrible humidity that we've been having (worst ever that I can recall). I've been having trouble breathing. I mentioned that I feel like the lady on the COPD commercial where the elephant is sitting on her chest. So, she listened to me and thinks that is respritory (sp?) so she hooked me up with an inhaler. She also did some blood work, on top of checking my thyroid levels, to make sure there's no infection and other things that could be causing this symptom. So I have to wait for the results. Like I don't have enough wrong with me? UGH!

Oh, then my gastroenterologist's office called earlier this week and left me a message that they have the biopsy results in. I almost had a heart attack when I heard that message. I didn't even know they biopsied anything when they did my colonoscopy, so this was scary to hear. Luckily, they were benign and I have another appointment scheduled for later this month.

I'm really trying to not let all this bother me, but it is. The weight gain is like the icing on the stale cake. I'm going on vacation next month and when I went to update our camping checklist, I had to add my new GI meds and my inhaler. It just didn't make me feel that great. I'm really not trying to let it bother me, but I just can't seem to help it right now. Good thing is that I see my therapist this week.
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  • KRYS210
    Sending you emoticon wishes!
    1192 days ago
  • FISHER011
    emoticon It will get better & an inhaler really helps.Best wishes! emoticon
    1196 days ago
    Hugs to you! I wish we had the same level of health we had when we were younger! I know that I lost my weight because of my parent's health, and now I have issues like arthritis that they never had!

    Don't let this get you down, you are a strong woman, and you can do it!

    1197 days ago
    I OFTEN say I'm so sick & tired of being sick & tired! I asked my Dr if it was possible to be a hypochondriac & really be sick all the time. She said, 'Yes, but not you, Lisa. You are just always really sick'. Dangit! I wanted to be a hypochondriac. I can deal with mental problems! HA!
    1198 days ago
    1198 days ago
    I'm surprised they didn't tell you anything up front on your colonoscopy. Guess they didn't want to stress you out while you waited for test results given that fact that you haven't been feel well. Hugs to you and have a good time camping emoticon
    1198 days ago
    Prayers and positiveness throw your way!
    1198 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    1198 days ago
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