Friday, February 27, 2015

Health Update #2

I wanted to say a huge Thank You to all of you who have left such kind messages and prayers on my behalf. I didn't realize it had been this long since I posted on my health issues but actually, Mother Nature put a hold on quite a few things lately.
As for the MRI with the IV contrast, the Radiologist said that something is there but from the looks of it, it isn't acting like cancer. Never knew that something had to be doing anything to look like cancer, but anyway, I am suppose to go back in 3 months to have another one done to see if anything had changed. For whatever bizarre reason, (whether insurance policy or this doctor is not one of those doctors who likes to cut on people unless it is absolutely necessary).  So, we are going to be doing Mammograms every 3 months for awhile until they are satisfied it isn't anything weird.
Well, I take that back, I will do this next one and then I am going to demand that they do a biopsy because I am not going to keep going every 3 months for mammograms. Might as well find out and get it over with then to keep dragging this on. And I better not find out this is all about getting more money from the insurance company and me!!
As for the Gastro biopsy's that were taken, because the blizzard of sleet and ice caused so many tree's to fall which made ALOT of power lines go down, I didn't get to see my Gastro doctor either that day because his office is about 35 miles from where I live so, we weren't able to get out until the road crews came and sawed all the tree's and moved them off the road and we didn't get power or telephone service back until early Friday morning last week! So, we went without any power from Sunday night until this past Friday night!!!
I have rescheduled that appointment for March 10th and will also be seeing my pain specialist that day also since they both work not far from the hospital in that town. So, I really don't have any answers yet on anything but I am a little concerned that they haven't tried to call or send me a letter saying everything is okay.
I can tell you this, if this ever happens again, I will not be staying here in a totally electric home! I will find a hotel and stay there for the time being, even though we really can't afford to do that, I am not going to sit here and freeze again and eating crackers and peanut butter!
This whole experience on top of the health situation has tore my nerves up pretty bad. I am so exhausted all the time and I know that having Hypothyroidism and Fibromyalgia is probably kicking in also, but I don't ever remember being this flat out exhausted all the time. I have to take more naps now or I can't make it.
I fear for my blog but right now I just don't have what it takes to get things done. I know I owe you guys some books and I am actually getting them ready to be shipped, so while they are late, you will still be getting them if you answered my email in a timely manner. I actually have another one I need to pick a winner tonight also so I can get them all sent at the same time. So, just hang in there with me and I will get out what I owe everyone as soon as possible.
If I messed up any book blasts or promo's on anything, I am very sorry but with what all is going on right now, my plate is full and I get so tired so easy now that I am surprising myself with what I am able to get done before I have to lay back down.
That is all the new information I have so far which isn't much except I guess Charlie, our Yorkie, wanted to commiserate with me so he chewed on both sides of his back until he broke out and they had to give him some shots and now he is taking some antibiotics to help them heal. Can you believe that?  Poor baby! Who would have thought that a dog would want to feel bad right along with you?
Actually, I think since we didn't have power and I wasn't sure how much they could take, because it got down in the teens a few nights and days and he had a red Santa sweater that I put on him, so he may have had some kind of allergic reaction to wearing that sweater for a few days. I keep his hair almost like a buzz because he has such dry skin and if his hair gets the least bit long, he goes to biting it trying to get it off, so he goes pretty regular to have his hair cut or he would be one big mess!
Okay, I need to try and get a few more book reviews up before I call it a night but wanted to let everyone know how things turned out. Oh, I didn't get my Echo Cardiogram done either because they had no power either last Friday, so I will be getting that done this coming Monday, March 2nd, so I do still have tests that haven't been done quite yet!
Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers and I appreciate each and every one of you who send good thoughts my way. I welcome them all with hope and love.


Danielle Royalegacy said...

Keep a positive outlook! Prayers said, and I hope all will be well with you.

Razzledazzlestyles said...

Oh Mary, I feel for you, Power of prayer, I can relate, I have been going through a lot before the holidays, I have been through so much testing and more to come, I will be going through a MRI and my gastro Dr. said she cant rule out Big C Word etc, I have never ever had any issue until right before the Holidays!! So it has been tough on hubby and my kids and all of us, My young daughters have been stressed lately, Plus Our only little doggie past away from Cancer, a few days before Christmas, I couldn't do any blogging for a while, My #s fell quickly from not being able to write on my blog!! But not much I could do about it.. I am still trying to do reviews/ giveaways, But Health is very important!! I will for sure be praying for you sweet Mary, Hugs from me to you always xoxox

Carol N Wong said...

I agree with you, get the biopsy. I was in the situation of having to get biopsies every single year because it was suspicious but got sick of the pain and had a hysterectomy. If the doctor doesn't agree, can you get a second opinion?

When you get the gastro biopsy can you be tested for Amyloidosis too? Please your doctor.

I once had a total electric house too and found out when we had a blizzard that is the pits. We had to huddle around our woodburning fireplace for warmth. Of course the pipes burst and we were so miserablly cold!

Will keep praying for you and best wishes on all your biopsies.


Brenda C said...

God Bless you Mary I will be saying a prayer for you and your Yorkie.

A GAL NEEDS said...

Mary, your trials have really touched me. I'm so sorry that you have had to not only go thru stressful treatments that may or may not be of dubious nature, but also go without power for a good five days. How are you still going? I've been caring for my husband, who crashed on his bike. The added stress is a lot, but nothing like what you are going thru. I wish you all the comfort and good cheer possible. Thoughts and prayers!

Maryann D. said...

Still sending all good wishes and prayers to you!
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