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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. emoticon

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. emoticon


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    I know how frustrated you are with your health complications; I feel the same way about mine. Some days it feels impossible to push through, but know that to be strong means to be willing to feel weak sometimes. As for the doctor, he might be overwhelmed or feeling inadequate because he doesn't know what to do to help you. I know better than most how frustrating it is when this happens with doctors, but that's why it's important to be a team with our doctors. (FYI I'm seeing the neurologist next month again to talk to him about my concerns again. I gave him the chance to try to correct what I perceived as a brush off or to tell me to go elsewhere, and he told me to get another appointment.)

    It is wonderful to hear that your mother is starting to put her foot down. You have done what you could, but it is time for him to find help elsewhere. I'm sure getting out of the house was helpful for your mind and body, so while he's still on his way out, see if you can schedule a few more outtings. You deserve it! Have you considered talking to a rescue or animal shelter near you to see what volunteering options are available? You might not be able to do much hands-on work right now, but you may be able to do something to help. It might be something as simple as spending an hour a few times a week visiting and playing with or brushing some of the dogs and cats to keep them happy and looking pretty for people coming to adopt them. They might also have a need for someone to help spread the word online about the animals up for adoption, where you could help from home.
    1736 days ago
    Good for you to decide not to put up with people who don't treat you well. Once you start doing that, people take notice. Maybe the new DR will be better able to help you. Keep your chin up, things will turn around.
    1736 days ago
  • 1EMMA2011
    I feel proud of your mom. I am very happy your mom is stepping in. Great job!

    1736 days ago
  • TONYAB2000
    So sorry you have been feeling so bad. I hope you start feeling better soon. Kudos to you for keeping up with your exercise while you are feeling so poorly.
    1736 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Do your best and emoticon
    1736 days ago
    I'm sorry you're still feeling so bad! Hopefully you'll start feeling better soon.

    Perhaps, instead of trying to jump on the treadmill to get your exercise when you're not feeling well, just go for a nice, relaxing walk. It has multiple benefits... including getting out of your house and away from your pesky neighbour! emoticon
    1736 days ago
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