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Emotional and whirlwind day - Temple next week!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      3 comments

When I was in the hospital last week, I was told I would get a call to schedule an appointment with a liver specialist. I haven't gotten the call. Yesterday I called to try to get it set up and about 1245 I was told 'you'll get a call soon'. At ... Read more
Quick update for today
Friday, November 25, 2011      2 comments

So after being up for 39.5 hours straight, I got some sleep by taking meds, felt sick most of the day yesterday, then was hoping to get some sleep and try to go to work today. Instead, I got about 2 hours of fitful sleep and feel horrible again ... Read more
I'm home now
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      2 comments

So apparently the ER wanted to scare me. They told me I had a blood clot in my liver and sent me to another hospital. After spending the entire night awake (I've been awake for 37 hours straight - and I'm not heading to bed just yet) I finally g... Read more
Bad things tonight, will update soon.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011      2 comments

I'm sorry to post this blog, because I know my sparkfriends will be very worried. Hopefully i'll be able to update quickly. For years, especially in the last year and a half (since I was diagnosed with gastroparesis) I get coughing fits tha... Read more
Let's put the thanks back in Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 21, 2011      2 comments

Let's bring back the meaning of Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is not all about the food or the black friday deals. It is not about a day off of work and sleeping in. It is about remembering what is good in our lives. We can't stop the stores f... Read more
Sparkfriends, if you have a moment...
Saturday, November 19, 2011      8 comments

As I've said before, I'm horrible about asking for help. For me, the fear of what will go wrong outweighs the belief in the benefits the majority of the time. Still, I could really use some help and it won't come if I don't ask for it. Life isn'... Read more
car update, blood tests back, and a 'bonus' from work
Friday, November 18, 2011      1 comments

My car has still been leaking since I got it back. I took it back after work today and the mechanic put in some major pressure but couldn't find a leak. He tightened some loose clamps and we'll see if that helps. Got the blood tests results... Read more
So cold, blood draws, Mayo survey, and a sad event in Mpls
Thursday, November 17, 2011      2 comments

The last few nights after I've had dinner I get really tired and cold. I take a shower to get ready for bed (and to warm up) but after I get out and go upstairs to lay down while my hair dries, my body temperature plummets to about 96.6*. This w... Read more
Got my review and I'm falling asleep already.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      3 comments

Well, it figures. Turns out my car was still dripping overnight. It is either: A) still drying all the liquids that sprayed/leaked everywhere or B) there was more going on than just the water pump. I called to ask and agreed to give it another d... Read more
Got my car back today
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      4 comments

I honestly don't know how I pulled it off. The doctor ordered all the tests and I'm going in Thursday right after work for a blood draw. The scary part - every time someone agrees with me (especially people like doctors) then I instantly doubt m... Read more
Little update
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      6 comments

My car has the worst engine to work on apparently. The leak is from a busted water pump. They have to disconnect and remove the engine to get to the water pump, replace it, then drop the engine back in and reconnect it. It's almost 9 hours of la... Read more
The past few days (very long and depressing)
Sunday, November 13, 2011      1 comments

I hate asking for help. It tends to turn out worse than if I hadn't asked. Whether it's a doctor who has no intention of helping someone who's being tortured by their own malfunctioning body or someone who means well but makes things worse by th... Read more
Made a semi-formal complaint to Mayo today
Thursday, November 10, 2011      2 comments

Earlier this week I received the bill for the 1 day of testing at Mayo. They're charging me $500 for the absolutely horrific endocrinology consult! I called and said I was really unhappy about that and was given the phone number for patient serv... Read more
Same problems different day
Sunday, November 06, 2011      3 comments

I stopped posting blogs for a few days because it's never fun being the person who's always a downer and can't ever seem to get things to go in a decent direction. Besides, it's really just been the same every day. Every time I eat anything... Read more
coworker torture
Wednesday, November 02, 2011      1 comments

One thing I really don't like about working is having coworkers. Some are good, some are okay, but unfortunately I tend to end up surrounded by coworkers who are rude and lack empathy. I turned 30 this past summer. Everyone at work ignored ... Read more

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