Friday, March 16, 2012
So made it through another health issue. Seems like I've had more than my fair share lately, but I do realise there are others that have had it much more worse than myself. Our own issues are serious for us though and in my own I struggle not to worry myself sick and to just face each item as it comes along. So much fun comes with age. As my grandmother Lula use to say life is only good as long as one's health allows them to enjoy it. I felt human today. I know that may sound odd but I actually had a day where most of the day I felt really good. My last scare turned out to be a thin uterine lining. Mine was a bit thin. The fix was to give me some estrogen patches and raise my estrogen levels which trust me has me having hot flashes but it's not all bad. Now I'm just waiting for the next test. No cancer in my Uterus, but did the freezing of my Cervix kill the cancer cells there? I go in on April 9th for that test which means I swill probably know the week after that. I have a new diet they have me following and I'm having to try to cut out a lot of carbohydrates, breads, caffeine. They want me to do three days on, two off four on, two off three on two off and so on. Lots of fruits and veggies in this new diet. I like fruits and veggies though and summer is coming so walking is going to be my thing again this year. Be ready to see lots of pictures and posts on my walking journey. I can finally go back to the gym again too so I hope to be toning and getting back in better shape. As with each summer I want to make as many happy memories as I can with my friends and family. I love being outside so it's going to be a great one I think. Who doesn't love 78 and higher temps in March? I am loving it myself. Well this is a short to the point and sweet update, but I wanted to put one out here. Enjoy the weekend, it's going to be a great one I'm certain.
Friday, March 2, 2012
So as you all may or may not remember I had my cervix frozen in November two days before Thanksgiving. I don't actually go back and get the test retaken for that until April 9th to see if it killed the cancer or not, but it has definately had me somewhat nervous. I have had to go to my gyno again though. I started my cycle on January 24th and it just never went away. It's still here. Yeah. Fun eah? So I went to the doctors last Wednesday after giving up that it was going to go away on it's own. What do they tell me? Basically it's a crap shoot and they don't know why it's happening. It's not menepause. Not enough symptoms and I know yeah I'm getting there in age, but that just isn't it. They drew 8 tubes of blood that they are going to test my blood count, test for anemia, check my thyroid and I forget what else. I go next Wednesday to have an Ultra sound done on my Uterus next Wednesday and to get my test results from my blood work. What do they say could be the problem? Well they say it could be an under active thyroid, or my uterus lining may have thinned from birth control pills or yeah they said it, it could be uteran cancer. As usual though they assured me that probably isn't the case and even if it is we can just take the plumbing out. Somehow that isn't real reassuring to me. I think Doctors and Nurses and Nurse practioners all take a course in how to freak you out. Am I right? I know I have lots of family out here on Facebook that are medical. Is it a lets freak you out so you'll be prepared for he worst and if not April fools? I feel ok for the most part except for the constant bloating, cramps, back ache and headaches and lack of energy... Yeah I know but you either have to laugh or cry. I just hope next week we get some resolution to this. It's been going on too long and in the end maybe it's just stress. Good Lord knows I've had enough of that in the last four months or so. My cousin lost her husband today. My heart breaks for her so I know my worries are small and it could be worse, but I would appreciate prayers. Never hurts to have others speaking to the Man up stairs on your behalf. God Bless everyone. Have a great weekend.