Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Health update

I think I jinxed it. After posting that my GI issues were better, apparently my bowels decided they were being ignored and wanted more attention. I've had cramps and the runs and joint pain every since I last posted. I've also been hugely tired. I spent most of yesterday in bed, and about half of today. It wasn't intentional. Every time I sat down I'd fall asleep. Finally, I just gave up and got comfy. And the skin that had been its best in years - well, there's a new ulcer about the size of a quarter. It only bleeds a tad, but I had four code browns yesterday. Drats!

This is when I get blue. Everyone's been worried about me being blue because of having to go on disability. I only get blue when I've got things I want to be getting done, and my body vetos the idea. That makes me frustrated. I feel as though I should be able to just toughen up and get the job done, but when you can't stay awake that's hard. Maybe I should start taking the stuff Dr. Markello gave me to stay awake - I guess it just didn't seem like I should take it if I'm not working - but this is so irritating. And now my sleep patterns are all wonky again. Whine - someone pass the cheese!

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

I'm so sorry you are having such horrible health issues. I've had all of your symptoms before. They are usually related to an overgrowth of bacteria, GI flare up, and/or inflammation. At any rate, it can be quite frustrating when our body "disappoints" us. I'm praying that you will have some doctors that are won't stop until they have helped you. And some Christian doctors that look to the Great Physician for wisdom and treatment answers.