I had some medical issues that came up shortly after my last website update, and they have continued for a long while. Unfortunately I’m still seeing doctors (specialists) and having tests done to determine what’s going on with me. The only things I have determined so far are:
1. My heart is fine. No blockages developing.
2. My sinuses x-rays were completely normal. (Or “grossly unremarkable” as the summary said. I think I dashed someone’s hopes of getting into a medical journal.) Which unfortunately led to the diagnosis of..
3. I am experiencing a-typical migraines. Meaning I get a sharp sudden pain on my head, or bridge of my nose, that lasts for several minutes to a half an hour then it goes away. I don’t seem to be as sensitive as other migraine suffers (yet, knock on wood). Strong smells are at least one trigger. The last time I had a migraine was after the carpets were cleaned at work. They cleaned them in the morning and used something with a very strong chemical smell.
4. No crystals in my inner ear. I was having dizzy/woozy spells. So these spells may be due to something else going on. (The dizziness was why my heart and blood pressure was also checked, to make sure that wasn’t the cause. Ruling out worst case scenario and all that.)
I had a fasting blood test done this past week so I’m waiting to hear the results sometime later this week. That should either rule in or out any other possible problems that are going on.
I still have one more specialist I need to see. However I had to put that off for a bit so I could afford the co-pay. (Between co-pays and paying for deductibles on tests, I’m going broke. 🙁 )
Being ill for this long has made me tired, and the gauntlet of tests is making me depressed. I am feeling a bit better than I was at the beginning of my illness, but I’m not 100% yet.
I’m am still planning to go to Anime Weekend Atlanta this coming weekend. I’ll be wearing this lanyard that you see below. Since I don’t have any series shirts to wear, I figured this was the only way I could find fans (or rather have you find me). Also my tag is supposed to say, “AlphaYami.” So if you’re attending, and you see me, feel free to say hello. As I’ve said I’m only attending, walking around and enjoying the convention. I only did AWA once for part of a day some years back, so I never got a feel for it. So I’ll be doing the whole weekend and seeing how I like it.
I’ll update this blog if I find out any news about my health. And again, sorry for the lack of updates lately. Getting these tests done and working my full-time job has taken most of my energy (physical and mental/emotional) for the past couple of months. I’m hoping they’ll be an end and a solution to my medical issues soon.
I found out I was low on Vitamin D, B12, and .. I’m pre-diabetic. 🙁 I have already bought a meter and supplies and I am checking and watching my blood sugar levels. The good news is that this has been caught fairly early. So if I can figure out what foods/carbs my body can tolerate, and get in more exercise, I can slow the progression. I’m lucky my husband is also a type 2 diabetic. So he’s been helping me with everything I need to do now. Otherwise I would be a complete panic-ridden wreck right now.
Now I just need time to relax and take a breather from all these doctor appointments from various specialists. I’m done being their medical guinea pig and the “one more test” to rule out something else. Every damn test, minus the fasting blood work, has been normal. So at this point I’m telling them enough is enough. If the doctor is quite certain of what I have, that’s good enough for me. Enough with the rare outside chance so let’s spend more money doing yet another test crap. (Because my insurance will, yet again, punt the cost of the test to my deductible.)
Sighs. So done with doctors for a while. I need my normal life back.