Thursday, September 9, 2010

Time and Time Again

Well, before I do my post about healthy spices, I thought I'd do a post about my health issues *cringe*
As I said this morning, I went to the doctor. I had my blood drawn today, with only one stick in the arm. But that was the only good news today.
What I heard was far worse.

I now have such severe, tender, and sharp pain in my abdomen, back, and right side, that my doctor has prescribed a narcotic. As I mentioned before, he does not like prescription drugs. But he seemed almost eager to give this to me, as he's never seen me flinch and give as many stifled moans of pain when he's done his physical examination. More good news? He says I also probably have a kidney stone.
So, before I left his office today I received a CAT scan. It made me feel more nauseous than I already was, and pretty dizzy. But that's nothing new.

I have to see him in 5 days. He was worried, and moved my neurological and spinal conductivity test to tuesday, then he wants to see me about my pain, and then set me up for IV drip therapy, using a cocktail of drugs, nutrients, fluids, and vitamins to try and keep me stable, especially since I still can't eat.

Oh! And did I mention that on Tuesday I also have to have a bunch more blood work done? I really am the hardest patient in Dr. Fetter's practice. Everyone there knows me, or at least knows about me. It's kind of funny, actually.
One of the nurses has black hair that half mohalked in the back, and then side swept in the front with a purple stripe. It's amazing XD

So, once I got home today and told y dad about the developments, he roared "What?!" and then went on about how messed up the situation is. Yes. Thank you dad. I know. *sigh*

But an encouraging call from Daniel, who's pretty much like my older brother, helped cheer me up. After our conversation, I called Ellie , planning to leave an encouraging voice message on her phone that she could listen to when she got out of class. But right in the middle of the message she called me, so we actually got to talk with each other for a few minutes! YAY!
She's not doing as well as either of us would have hoped, physically. They think she might have syncope like me, and she's having to come back to Indy for some more testing tomorrow. :( It makes me sad just to think about it. I hate to see her hurting!
I more often ask "Why, Lord?" in cases of my friends having issues than with me. But, again, I know it's all in the Lords hands.
The song "Blessed be Your Name" comes to mind in cases like this.
And so, today, I'm striving to not give up and break down....which I am close to doing right now.
I'm unable to go to The Rock tonight, but Daniel said he'd ask them all for prayers for me. 45 people praying is pretty awesome, if I do say so myself! =P Prayer can do wonders!

I'm also teaching in less than an hour. I was going to cancel today because I'm barely able to move without shaking and collapsing. But I'm going to have to skip out on Latin class and cancel teaching on Tuesday, as most of the day will be taken up with the neurological testing, IV therapy, and doctor visit(s). Feeling bad or not, my class deserves all the time I can give.

I'll post tonight about those spices, if I feel cognisant enough to type.
I love you all, and will pray that your days and nights go far better than my own, at least physically. Remember to put your trust in Him today, and to spend time in the Word. It will definitely help you have a positive attitude, and most importantly, HOPE.

Also, if you are insterested in any of my music mixes, many of which I use to bolster my spirits and start my morning off with some extended worship time, let me know! I'll be happy to provide some =D

Be Well!
-Rae <3 <3 <3 Read more "Time and Time Again..."

Today.......*glare*...Just lovely

Today won't be my day either, I'm guessing. But maybe once I actually wake up, read my quiet time, and listen to some worship songs, I'll be a bit more optimistic.
But let me tell you why.
I just found out that Where I was going to wake up at 9:00 this morning for a 10:00 doctor's appointment, my mum wakes me at 8:30 telling me the doctor had to change my appointment to 9 freaking o'clock....yeah. Half an hour. PLUS, he was having me do a complete fluid workup again. His reasoning? I haven't been eating, so the fast shouldn't have been a problem! Well, bucko, I'm not supposed to drink fluids, either, and I was up till 2:30 this morning chugging away on a gatorade and copious amounts of water. Still. He wants it, he gets it! I just hope the two to three vials of blood they need don't cause issues like the multiple sticking of poor old me, or worse, the needle being held by a grouchy nurse. That's all I need. Because right now, I'm a bit of a grouchy patient. Oh. And it's a good thing I keep two extra bags of sterile collection bottles and syringes, or you'd me out of luck, mister. Yeesh

So, once the Bio101 fluid testing is done, I have to wait about 15 to 20 minutes to actually get a nurse to take me back to the room, then usually sit there for another 10 to 15 minutes before he actually shows up in the room. I like my doctor and all, but this yo-yoing of my treatments and "do this, don't do this again" is really irking me.

It doesn't help that I'm feeling crappy,have to miss my bible study and major social night with lots of hugs and friends and good teachings tonight because of my health issues.

...........*deep breath*.
Alright, alright. There I go again. Griping away at my situation *Sigh* I'm sorry. Forgive me. I'm still working on the whole "Giving it over to God without questions", you know? But, right now, it's not so much of a question of "why" as a statement of "Crap....are you sure you doofus's know what the heck you're doing?"
Yes. I have recommended my doctor to other people.
Yes, I still would.
But...know that I am not a good example of anyone's doctoring abilities. I baffle them all *rolls eyes*....unfortunately.
So now I'm going to flip on a bit of my "Be Happy" music playlists (should I post any of them for you all? You want to hear any of my dance, indie, worship, or encouragement/be happy mixes? Huh...never thought about that), maybe do a half-hearted, grouchy jig to some Indie music (even that thought makes me smile), and haul myself off to the blasted doctor's to see what else is wrong with me.

I'll post again later when I have more time.
On today's agenda: The first post in a series of posts about health, questions you all may have about the health benefits of foods, spices, herbs, and plants, and anything else interesting, that you want to know, or that I want you to know :P
Post one is: Health in Focus - One: Spice
 If you have anything you would like me to review, a tea perhaps, or your favorite herbs in food (such as basil, mint, oregano, etc...), or anything else, let me know. My passion and hobby of Herbology and natural medicine serves me well here, as does my fast library of book resources sitting in shelves in room.

So. Carry on while I'm gone getting stuck with needles, poked and prodded, and weighed like a piece of meat.
I'll try to get a better attitude.
Four hours of sleep can start you off to a bad day already.

Miss Grumpy out... Read more "Today.......*glare*...Just lovely..."
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