Had my appointments today, here’s what was decided –
Primary doctor – he feels that everything that isn’t easily explained by Parkinson’s or hormones is probably leftover effects of anaesthesia. He wants to see me back in a week and in the meantime recommend trying melatonin for insomnia and contacting my neurologist.
Surgeon – was extremely impressed with how fast my incision is healing (my body better do something right). He started me on .25 milligram of estrogen, recommending I take a double dose today, half as soon as I returned home, which I did. Still right at 7pm, just like the past few days, I got extremely light-headed. No mood swings yet though. We also discovered my weight is down to 107 – 9 pounds less than my first visit with the surgeon 3 weeks ago. I’m supposed to see him again in two weeks.
I sure hope something we’re trying works.
Here’s a really boring update on the past eight days regarding my health… and then a very exciting award ceremony –
Continue reading “Updates and Thanks”
I went to the ER on Sunday evening with terrible pain. As a result surgery was moved up to tomorrow (hence my last post, I didn’t know whether or not I’d be having emergency surgery on Monday) I’m in pain, nauseous, and trying to remember to keep everyone updated, if I missed anyone I’m sorry.
Today I may be having surgery so I decided to post this. I’m not really sure I want anyone else to see this poem but I figured that if I don’t make it through today than you will know where I am, and that if I do come through this than you will know how I feel. I can’t decide which one of those two things is more important.
I am mute
I am mad
No words of Thanksgiving can be found
My vocabulary insufficient to describe this indignation
My hands are thrown up in frustration
Today I lower them without uttering a single syllable of praise
Continue reading “Poetry Slam: Mute”
Reality Check: Mine and Mom’s
Since the only people reading this blog at the moment are people I know, and since I’m sending my friends here for updates; here is a post that lays out exactly what’s going on
Continue reading “The 411”
I’ve been posting a lot of complaining on here lately, so today I decided to post what I’m grateful for. But first things first, my surgery has been scheduled (assuming insurance approves it) for the 26th. I would appreciate prayers for insurance approving the surgery and that it would be nice and simple. That everything would go well. Continue reading “If I Can Only Have One Thing I’m so Glad it’s Not My Health”
So it’s been awhile since I posted, but I had a good reason. On Sunday I went to the ER with extreme abdominal pain. After 2 hours of poking around they found an ovarian cyst bigger than a softball. Then they sent me home with a referral to a gynecologist. Continue reading “Am I Done Yet?”