Appointment with the Internist this afternoon was eventful. He ordered labs for everything that I asked for and then some. He was in agreement that starting over with everything seemed to be in order. He’s checking for Lyme disease and Rheumatoid arthritis. Neither of which I’ve been checked for in the past. He examined my right knee and it was a considerably size different than the left. Very swollen and in his words “hot as fire”. Very red too … was weird looking. My blood pressure is very low for me. It’s running 111/ 70. I usually run about 140/90. They are liking how low it is. Which is a good thing, I suppose. He’s also checking potassium, magnesium, vitamin B complex, vitamin D, Thyroid, CBC, and so much more that I can’t remember.
The Neurologist, Dr. Woodward, has switched me to Lyrica. I’ve weaned off the Neurontin and am on Lyrica fully now. Just waiting for them to kick in. This waiting game is awful. Feels as if I’m not taking anything at all. Each day has been getting progressively harder to bare than the one before it. Today I couldn’t wear my jewelry because it about drove me to screaming fits. My earrings touching my neck gave me the creepy crawling skin. My necklaces plain hurt. The bracelet I wear just felt as if it were made of lead. I simply couldn’t take it anymore so I had to remove it all.
The Doc did upset me today awful. He said I was too heavy and needed to lose weight. I interrupted him mid sentence! I don’t normally do this at all, but today … I absolutely did. I took out my phone and showed him the before picture. (Yes, I carry it with me ) Let him know how much I’ve lost since April and still losing. Informed him that his approach with new patients about weight needs to be re-evaluated. Not ALL patients are doing nothing about their weight. Let him know I knew there was a lot of room to improve and a lot of weight loss to go. However, do not assume that the patient isn’t already doing something about their weight issue. Actually got an apology from a doctor! I was floored! He said to just keep doing what I was doing. Yeppers … you betcha.
So many irons in the fire as of late and I have no energy or umph to get anything done. Yet, the purge has begun. I’ve gotten rid of the first item out of the apartment. Go me! One down … 999, 999 to go. Yes, I have a lot stuffed in here. Too much stuffed in here actually. Will feel nice to let go of some of this stuff. I’ll finally get my ex back his stuff. Why in the world I’m carrying around that baggage I’ll never know. He’ll be happy to see it after 10 years. I’ll be happy to not be carrying it around with me all the time.
Lastly, this little one has been taking up a great deal of my time….
This is Dezi with her cat Gus and they have a Very Very Pink Day together … 🙂
It’s a children’s book concept I’ve been working on. I don’t know that it will go anywhere but it’s fun to try. *shrugs* Never know till you put yourself out there, right?
Oh! Also, the little Enigma site here got it’s first shout out from Georgia this morning on Twitter … lol
How cool is THAT?? Going to be coming up with a few doodle concepts for the Lynch cause. Will keep everyone posted if they get used. Yours little Ol’ Truly is getting recognized. That’s flattering! So wish I felt better. I’d really love to just knock it outta the park for Georgia & the Lynch Syndrome cause. A cause I hold very near and dear to my heart.
Perhaps a nap first, then FIRE DA creative MISSILES! Yep … dat will fun!