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Thursday, May 02, 2013

I received a Sparkgoodie from one of my Sparkfriends earlier in the week wondering how I have been doing.

So, to update any who might be wondering...

August 2012 - stomach issues landed me with a colonoscopy...came back clear, though I am now on the 5 year program.
Fall 2012 - Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a lumpectomy, then a mastectomy. She is on a pill treatment that lasts....the next 5 years...I think. She is doing well with that. She is also in therapy, and finally dealing with the grief from my dad's death a few years back.
January 2013 - Back to the doctor, stomach still not feeling well...gall bladder, it turns out! I had it removed in February, and then came down with a lovely case of C. diff. After a 3 week antibiotic course, that is much better.
Late February 2013 - my bum ticker ended me up in the ER, though my symptoms disappeared before they could get me on the EKG. My cardiologist put me on a one month monitor, which recorded some PVC's (early heartbeats, which we knew I had), and SupraVentricular Tachycardia....that is most likely what I was feeling when in the ER. Now I will be seeing a Cardiac Electrophysiologist. While in the ER, the X-Ray showed...something?? They wanted me to check back with my doc in 3 months, but he and I decided to check again in a month. My follow up X-Ray was Monday, waiting on results.
April 2013 - My mom has been scheduled to have her gall bladder removed in May.

So, the struggles continue. I'm not crazy about my late 30s right now, and have been dealing with anxiety and depression to boot. I feel like I'm in a stall, just waiting to see what the docs will determine.
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    I have been thinking of you and little Mira (and your mom too) a lot these past few months. I'm SOOOOO sorry to hear that you have been going through all these struggles. I certainly can empathize, as I have had a lot of my own (with the HOCM).

    You are young and beautiful and, I am sure, with wonderful medical help, you will be back to your old self in due time.

    Hang in there! It will start to look up, I'm sure. emoticon
    1811 days ago
    Mira is doing ok -- though we are in potty training mode. That is making me want to pull my hair out! LOL
    1814 days ago
    Hi! I too am struggling with the anxiety and depression right now! How is your little girl? I hope the test results are all OK. Keep us posted!
    1815 days ago
    If there is an upside to all of this it would be that going through all of these things now means that maybe your 40's will be a breeze!

    I hope you and your Dr. get your issues worked out so that you can at least feel normal and not have to worry so much about your health.
    1817 days ago
    Unfortunately, until I can get my heart issue straightened out, cardio is out of the question, and I have to be careful about my strength training, too. It's frustrating and depressing!
    1817 days ago
    You've certainly had your challenges these past months. When life's challenges fall our way it's so easy to be side tracked and fall off the wagon. Hope your finding some strength to be able to continue to work on your healthy life style. You are worth it. The steps don't have to be huge but each one counts. Do it for yourself.
    1818 days ago
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