First, the blood pressure thing: I went to the doctor, as I mentioned I was going to do in my last entry. That happened on Monday afternoon.
The Zanaflex was definitely the candidate. Since I stopped taking it, my BP hasn’t dipped lower than 100/65. WOO!
I’m back on the Temazepam, but I’m okay with [...]
I think I’m allowed to get a bit angry at the state of things, right now.
I felt like shit in May, but was pronounced cured via a broken test that my doctor KNEW was broken, but because of lobbying (hooray, money makes the world go round), he has to follow that broken test. THANKS, [...]
This month, I’ve experienced the following symptoms (moreso the past week):
bloating migraine w/vertigo and nystagmus unexplained weight gain in short period of time mood change lower abdominal cramping
I attributed them all to different things (mostly gas, exhaustion, and allergies). Then I silently freaked out about why the hell I’m gaining 10 pounds in [...]
An alarming number of people seem to think that my hysterectomy was the solution to all of my medical woes. (Alarming = nearly 10 that I can count off the top of my head.)
Considering the hype that was placed on fundraising, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised.
I will admit that not having cramps, [...]
It appears that most of the infections from ticks start with the letter “b” – borrelia is Lyme, babesia is a type of protozoa, and bartonella is more commonly known as “cat scratch fever.”
Then erlichia comes in and screws up the whole alliteration, but that’s beside the point.
I had a follow-up with my [...]
Yesterday, I weighed in at 184.6lbs. This puts me officially below my wedding weight (which was around 185-186…don’t remember, honestly).
My pants are all too big for me, except a couple of pairs I can wear with a belt. The ones I can’t wear with a belt…well, they bunch up underneath it and end up [...]
I was told nearly a week ago (September 6) that Santa Claus’s office was going to call me back either that same day, or this past Monday, and have me scheduled to meet with Da Vinci for a surgery consult.
I called Santa Claus’s office this morning and left a message, and Da Vinci’s office [...]
I went to my colonoscopy consult, today. I was afraid he was going to want to do another physical exam, but he said, “Nah, we’re going to be getting up-close-and-personal with you soon using a camera tube, so we’ll let you go without, today.” At least…he has a sense of…humor?
I will update you on [...]
Erin posted a (slightly panicked) email that I’d sent to her and a couple of other folks, and as she pointed out, I was waiting until I was calmer to post details about what’s happening.
Here’s the sequence with which things have been occurring, and what I’m going to do about the ones that are [...]
I went to my Lyme doc, today.
I basically begged him to switch my meds, for two reasons: the doxy makes me puke, and the metronidazole gives me an accent.
He pointed out that changing my abx would “throw the Lyme off,” which is honestly true, from what I understand, so I’m basically going to [...]