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Maybe I'm on my way to recovery

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I finally saw the cardiologist yesterday for all the results of my heart tests. The heart is basicly good the only thing is the long Q T syndrom. Which I guess is an irregular rhythem. He says it is not serious so I opted not to do any more medication at this point. So this is good news. When I left the office I had a very caring person take me to my car in a wheel chair. My arthritis in my hip is very painful and I welcomed the ride.
As for the arthritis, I am not sure where I am going with this yet. Surgery seems so drastic and the doctor still didn't seem to want to do this yet. I guess I have to lose more weight. I am thinking about getting a second opinion. When you can't walk and physical therapy is not helping the bone on bone pain, it gets pretty frustrating. I am back on prednisone, testing for what is causing the muscle pain. They took blood tests and I will find out in a few more days where I stand on this. The swelling in my feet and ankles seem to be going away slowly too.
I am still struggling with what I believe is withdrawl from my antidepressants. I cannot take any SSRI's because they could make my heart condition worse. So this is something I have to work on yet and figure out. I get so emotional over nothing. I seem to have no control over everything making me cry. What is up with that?
So anyway a few things have been sorted out and on a positive note, this is good. So what is good? I have some very good friends that keep me going and helps to keep me focused on better things. This has been a great summer and even tho it is so hard to get around I have been able to have a few very nice visits and lunches with friends. What would we do without friends. Everyone is so nice on SparkPeople too. What a great support group.
Just getting the thoughts out seems to relieve the emotional pressure and has a healing comfort. So here's to happy days and bless you all, Hugs.
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  • MONICATJ
    I'm so sorry you're in so much discomfort! I love your title to this blog. I'm amazed by your positive attitude! You are so blessed to have such caring people around you and I have to agree that SP is one of the best groups I've belonged to because there's always been someone there to lean to for support. Feel free to vent, that's what we're here for!

    On my side, my MRI came back normal (which is great!) so my endo thinks that there's nothing else to do but continue what we've been doing for the past 8 years that isn't working (not so great). I guess I'm going doc hunting too. I guess we really are on this journey together! LOL

    Have a blessed day!

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