Finally an Answer! More Health Problems
Friday, September 08, 2017
I was beginning to think that all my health problems were stemming from me not getting enough sleep, but how would so much stomach pain come from that? I saw my favorite NP and she ordered some tests for something I had never heard of. Turns out, I have it. Won't say what it is, but it can cause all kinds of stomach problems, attacks the lining in your stomach, all kinds of bad stuff. I saw my main doctor yesterday and she told me I was positive, and then wouldn't listen to a word I had to say, everything was from this issue. Even though I know some is not. At least she listened to me about the knot in my stomach and thinks it is a hernia and is sending me to s surgeon. I got seen for it by the other NP and she told me to do stomach exercises, which has nothing to do with having a hernia., we think it is from when I had my gallbladder removed a year ago.
So I'm taking some meds for 14 days to get rid of the problem, then at 6 weeks going in for another test to see if it is all gone. I'm hoping it is because the stomach pain has just been worse and worse. Not meaning to complain, just saying what is going on. It's hard to work out at all with the dizziness, and pain throughout my body. I also got an MRI done yesterday. Wow, I have not had one in ages and I think I got an open MRI last time, this was like being squished into a tube that was too small. I had a rough time with it, but made myself breath as well as I could and I made it through.
Next week is the neurologist for sleep and migraines. The doctor would not listen to me about being very dizzy, so she told me to bring it up to the neurologist. I am so happy this neurologist that I got referred to happened to be a sleep specialist so I can get him working on my sleep problems too. I've heard nothing but good things about him. I sure hope they are true because I've been waiting 4 months to see him!!
I'm hoping and praying that all of these doctor appointments and medications and more doctor appointments, helps me to get back to healthy enough me that I can start working out again! DH and I sat down last night and came up with a healthy meal plan for a month. I'm going to have at least one salad a day and some fruit, I'm cutting out sugar (had cookies in the middle of the night, oops!!) or trying to cut out sugar, and work on getting this weight back off. I think I may have to cut out sugar, but not before having some pumpkin spice lattes!!! My FAVORITE!
It's been frustrating though because my husband is like, just do it, just get on the treadmill and walk for 30 minutes. Umm, when you are running on 2-3 hours of sleep, stomach pain, neck and shoulder pain, migraines... need I go on? You just can't. It's not that I don't want to, I love my early morning workouts I really do, makes me feel like I've accomplished something that day. But I'm having so many health problems I just can't do it. Makes me feel awful that I can't. But I decided that I'm only going to do what I feel up to doing when it comes to that. If I'm in so much stomach pain from this mess I have, I'm not going to get on the treadmill. Period. But if I'm having a really high blood sugar day and I need to get it down, the treadmill (working out) is the only way I have to get it down. Gotta weigh the pros and cons.
On the bright side though, I'm so glad we have answers to what is going on with me! I'm hoping the neurologist will have more answers on Monday. To finally have validated that these pains and problems have a cause and the doctors aren't looking at me like I'm just making it up.
Okay, I'm off to do what I can with housework and try to help DH decide what houses we want to see tomorrow so the realtor can get us in to see them! It is officially time to really start looking at houses and deciding which one we want to make an offer on. I'm so excited yet nervous because then we have to move and I'm so worried about cost of moving and having all these pains with moving and what if's that I can't control. Yup, that is anxiety for you. But, I'm still looking forward to getting into our new house!
Hope you all are doing well and having a wonderful TGIF!!!