Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Note: The positive news is a little further down. First, the not so great stuff.
This has been a rough couple of months. Anemia still has a hold on me. Too much blood loss. Called the doctor's office and she sent me another referral to the specialist because the first referral wasn't good enough (even though it was for the same issue.)
With Anemia, comes dizziness, a pale complexion, fatigue, and randomly feeling like you are going to pass out.Iron pills aren't cutting it. I am following the doctor's (Specialists) instructions but am a little peeved. The reason I saw him was to make things better and so far, they are worse BUT sometimes things have to get worse before they get better. He did say things would take time but the time spent not feeling too well can be overwhelming. No matter how much someone focuses on the positive, they still have their moments. That is definitely true for me.
The doctor did tell me that losing weight would help with my symptoms. It's not that I disagree BUT I would like to see him hop on a treadmill (or do any kind of exercise) while bleeding horribly for a ridiculous amount of time while having terrible cramps all while being anemic and see just how much weight he could lose but hey, I am still getting my minutes in this month. Maybe not as many and maybe not as fast but nobody can say this spark member is trying! I just wish people wouldn't make it seem so simple. Just because a concept is simple doesn't mean achieving it is. The positive is he wasn't rude about it. I know, I know. He is a doctor. It's his job to be concerned about health.
Some positive news is that my mom chose a date for the neighbor to get out of here. She can't take it anymore. He has told a lie here and there. Every time a lie seeps out of his mouth, a little more sympathy leaves my body. I made the effort to try to give him a pep talk about how he could just try to work part time and that he at least needed to give himself a chance. It did not go so well but someone had to try!
A few nights ago, I was able to get away. Ran some errands with a friend and then we went to her house and watched a couple of movies. It was so peaceful and relaxing. Definitely watch Hotel Transylvania. It is an adorable animated film.
Another positive is that there will be no effort made on my part to be a friend to people who don't treat me very well. I deserve better and my energy is better used elsewhere. Maybe when I feel a little better, I can devote time to helping animals by volunteering or doing whatever I can do to help them.