March 26, 2013, at 6:39 pm
Saw my endocrinologist doc today:
Blood pressure way too low@ 64/40 so I am stopping atenolol.
Thyroid too high… lowering my synthroid from 150 mcg to 137.5 mcg.
I have lost 16 lbs since my last visit in August. WOO-HOO. I weigh less now than I did when I was 11! So happy. Rosie only weighs a handful of pounds more than me now.
Diabetes is controlled better now.
B-12, Iron, Vit D all were normal.
My low blood pressure is what was causing my dizziness.Almost passed out numerous times lately.
Doc also believes my thyroid being so high is contributing to my anxiety and depression.
I am praying that I start feeling better soon.
Sending prayers to my doctor who had a melanoma removed from her neck. Pray they were able to get it all.
I stopped ALL Artificial Sweeteners last night. Only gonna use the NATURAL Sugar called Stevia or small amounts of real sugar. That means No more Crystal Light Ice Tea for me… I normally drink almost a gallon a day. Going to attempt to drink water instead. Might buy some celestial seasoning tea made with Stevia.
Started chatting again with my Scottish cyber friend John. Hadn’t spoken since June of last year. Was nice to webcam with him again. Damn he looks GREAT! It was like we never stopped speaking. Makes me feel so at ease. I love that cheeky monkey!
Sending all my love and prayers to Rick and Shane who lost their mother recently. I know how rough it is. I lost my mom 7 years ago… at the young age of 63. I miss her more each passing day.
Rosie is doing great! Improving daily. Grateful.
Sending well wishes to all my readers.
March 4, 2012, at 10:20 pm
Rosie and I went out to grocery shop after taking the boys for a drive through the countryside. Rosie got ill in the store and we had to leave. Diarrhea and vomiting. Believe me I have done nothing but clean up both ever since she had gastric bypass surgery on 7-24-11. She also had major cramping below her navel region. Wanted to take her to the ER but she wanted to come home and let me clean her up first. Well, we did that. She had no fever and decided to wait till tomorrow. We have been to the ParkWest Hospital ER 5 times since 7-24-11 with her having nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Took 3 ER visits to get them to admit her. Finally got an ER doc that would listen!!!!!
She had MAJOR case of MRSA abscesses in her stomach and spent 21 days in the hospital. The Last visit was 10 days ago…..her vitals, ct scan and labs were normal. They couldn’t do complete labs since she is a difficult stick. They SHOULD HAVE tried more times than they did. UGH!
She’s had 2 hernia repairs since GBS “Gastric Bypass Surgery” One in August 2011 and another in Feb 2012. After the most recent repair she got SEVERE DIARRHEA! I should know since I am her caregiver and it has been BAD! YUCK. She has had NO APPETITE since GBS. Was on TPN Feedings for 2 months. She has not ate a handful of food in weeks. She is weak. Has significant bruising on her body. I am sure she is dehydrated and malnourished.
We are heading to University of Tennessee Emergency Room tomorrow and NOT Parkwest Hospital.
Rosie NOW has a fever of 100.6. Giving her a Tylenol.
I just pray that we get a good ER doc who will investigate all her issues she is having.
I am taking enough clothes and toiletries for a few weeks. Sure they will admit her. Dad is gonna MAKE THEM! She is obviously sick. She has lost over 200 lbs in 13 months! Just so scared and worried about her. Stressed out to the max. All she has ate today is 1 1/2 deli thin ham slices and 1/2 slice of cheese. She has only drank about 20 OZ of fluids. Just not able to drink or eat much.
PRAISE GOD for all my friends in Scotland, Tennessee, and Texas. Don’t know what I would do without you. You all are a blessing. So glad I took a chance and decided to befriend all of you. You are GOOD PEOPLE!
My heart is beating too fast. Lump in my throat. UGH. Trying to relax.
Rosie took her phenergan and will soon be asleep. As soon as I know she is sound asleep I am going go to bed. EXHAUSTED.
Please continue to pray.
Thanks and God Bless You,
Love you all,
September 6, 2011, at 7:52 am
My lovely sis Rosie had gastric bypass on July 26th. Hernia Repair on August 30th. Rosie already had her gallbladder and spleen removed previously. Her latest EGD was normal. She now has MRSA infection in her abdomen and colon. They are trying a new antibiotic today. Vancomycin is not working. Repeating a CT SCAN on Thursday. She is feeling much better but unable to keep MOST food and vitamins down. She is being fed her nutrition and vitamins by IV for now. Keep praying. THANKS!