My shortness of breath and CHF really have me frightened.
I have been thinking about you lately. You haven't had any steriod injections into your spinal column ..snipped...
It could be worse, Vick... remember some of us have to wear them every day of our lives, and have to settle for beige or black. It does suck... a lot. ESPECIALLY in the summer when all you want is to wear sandals and run around with bare legs!
I know, right?
Course now my mammogram has come back abnormal, so there's that.
Oh seriously???? You're too young for this crap, Diana, but you know once you enter the nursing profession it's party time for every single diagnosis. I'd like to think it gives me empathy for my patients but I wish I'd somehow found another way to learn that.
Hang in there, darlin', and let me know if you want to talk, ok? Remember your age is on your side.
Home from Total Knee Replacement.....its been 4 days and i struggle with getting COMFORTABLE....slowly working on progression of getting my knee straight again and getting it bent to full 90.....slowly I guess this will progress!!!
My confession is I have not been to the doctor in about 5 years even though I have pcos. I know that I have a high possibility of having diabetes and high cholesterol but just thinking about going makes me very anxious. I have finally scheduled an appointment for a physical for next week but I am so nervous about going. My biggest fear is the doctor will fuss at me about my wieght. I also have boils which are very embarrassing for me. I don't handle criticism very well. When I get critized I feel like I am 10 years old again. I am terrified of what harm I have done to myself.
Very stiff this past weekend and today. Uncomfortable.
I often forget that it's ok to take a Tylenol or an Ibuprofen.
My second round of mammograms came back all clear. They didn't even send me for an ultrasound, even though they told me when I came in that was the plan.
I feel like a huge weight is off my shoulders.
I had an appointment with my endocrinologist today that ended up with the proverbial good news and bad news.
The bad news first, my blood glucose is up and the doctor believes it is related to ineffectively managed depression and/or anxiety. So, I need to get back to my primary care doctor to see what next step I can take to manage it better, because what I'm doing right now obviously isn't working so well.
But for the good news, my blood pressure was fine. It had been high, but I've been making an effort to cut back on salt and exercise more regularly and apparently it paid off.
Thank you for your words of wisdom miss vickie. I am not sure if I am completely comfortable with this doctor or not. The thing I keep coming back to is before he even examed me he asked what my feelings on WLS were. I know I am fat but that question just isn't sitting well with me. I thought that since it is MAJOR surgery that there is more criteria than that. I go back in 2weeks to get the results of the blood work and will see how I feel then. He is/was doctor to several of my family members but I just am not convinced he is the one for me.
This sounds like it could be painful, has it been? How did things go in the hospital? (I think this may be my future in the next ten years.) How were you treated in the hospital?
moore2me said:When the doctor asks me what I feel about WLS, I would tell him/her the truth. Sometimes the doctor can be educated on the good and bad parts of this surgery along with everyone else. Not all doctors have a closed mind.
However, I really, really think tho you need to get good control on your blood sugars and your blood pressures. You can do these things thru chemistry and/or thru lifestyle changes and dietary changes. I have ended up doing most of mine thru chemistry (pills).
Not keeping good controls over your blood sugars can set you up for diabetes to destroy almost every important organ system in your body. It can also keep wounds from healing and can make you more susceptible to other sicknesses.
Not keeping good controls on your blood pressure can set you up for strokes and or blood clots. Too high blood pressure can cause a blow out in a weak area of circulation (like air in a tire). Too high cholesterol can cause plaque deposits on the inside of arteries (and veins) that narrow the blood pipeline and can also cause heart attacks or strokes due to inadequate blood to the heart or brain.
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