Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Quest for answers goes on - Wt 169.2 and SPARKS

Had another doctor visit on Monday morning. I'm going to start tapering down the med which I call my stupid pills - the one that makes me forget words, gives me perception difficulties and shakiness that was to prevent migraines.

Still not doing well at eating. Not even eating two good meals a day. :-/ I don't know why. Just don't get hungry, nothing sounds good and I have no appetite. I try to have a handful of salty nuts to try to get my blood pressure up.

There was one weird high result on my blood work my doctor said she didn't understand, so she took a little more blood to try to figure it out. She still wants to work on getting my adrenals pumped up. I'm out of several of my supplements, so that is not helping, I'm sure. And I've got some huge cysts in the boobs that are quite painful. Got an order for an ultrasound and have that scheduled for next Wed with an immediate appt afterward for needle aspiration afterward. Fun times. It's actually been an issue since the biopsy in July. :-P

Editing this post to add another note on a SPARK to fuel the fire of blogger support and community. I've missed what I had before and found a link through my friend Hanlie's blog. I'm reading the blogs of others who are posting about what sparked them to get started and will be reaching out to encourage and support them as well. I started my health blog in May 2007 and found the Online Weight Loss community so important for a long time. I joined Facebook in 2009 and kind of lost my blogging mojo after that. There are too many people who see my stuff on FB, so I'm not as open there about my body issues! :-) Struggling with some health things (long story!), so it's back to blogging for me. Short story - started this year 20lbs heavier so I have lost weight this year, but lately it's not been in a good way. The past year has been one mired in depression, recurring migraines and general crappy health. But I have a new doctor whom I LOVE and we're working on it with getting me OFF meds and focusing on natural stuff. That's my kind of doctor!

This topic reminds me of a song on the TranSiberian Orchestra CD Night Castle. :-) SPARKS! It's a good song.

8 comments:

Katrin said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Take care

MIz said...

HUGS and offers to help...

Jack Sh*t, Gettin Fit said...

To reiterate what Miz said, big HUGS to you and if you ever need any help, ummmm... call Miz.

Journo June aka MamaBear said...

Jack, I will go to Miz for help and to YOU whenever I need belly laughs! It's really hard to be a gloomy gus when reading your hilarity! :-D

Hoot said...

I'm just getting into your blog, and I really hope things get better soon! Big hugs to you.

Shannon Lavery said...

Looking forward to following your journey. Good luck on all of the health issues its a good thing you have a good doctor. Hope all goes well in what they are testing to. So happy to have you as A Spark!

Donna said...

June, I'm new to your blog, but I noticed you mentioned cysts in your breasts. Do you do a lot of caffeine? I had that problem when I was in my early 20s and getting off caffeine made it go away completely. It's hard to give up at first - to this day I still apologize to my college roommate - but it was definitely the answer. Anyway, just a thought. I'm enjoying getting to know you and appreciating your support through Spark.

Journo June aka MamaBear said...

Donna, no, I gave up caffeine when I had my first cyst many years ago. (!995 when we were living in Korea - that one was the size of a golf ball!) Every mammogram I have, I plan on going straight to ultrasound. Never fails. :-P An iodine deficiency in the thryoid can cause them, too so I've been supplementing with that. Still having issues, so it may just be my body! One looked weird in July so they did a biopsy instead of just aspiration, but turned out to be the same old fluid filled cyst. Will never be letting them do that again, messed me up for months! :-P