Medical updates 2006
by, Jul 26th 2008 at 01:31 AM (249 Views)
Jun 2nd 2006, 10:39 PM
Thank you ladies for all the prayers. I also want to thank my heavenly Father for the news I received today - no permanent heart damage. The doctor said it may take 4 weeks to fully recover but I should be fine and that I am very very lucky. No, just blessed!
Jun 6th 2006, 06:53 PM
I am feeling better day by day. Still not great and am having a lot of trouble with my blood pressure. Its high so the dr started me on yet another medication, making it a total of 4 b/p medications, lol. I have to go in for blood work this week to check for diabetes and other issues. I am grateful to be feeling better and grateful my heart is fine. I am going back to work on Saturday but not allowed to work any overtime (I am grateful about that too)
Jun 8th 2006, 07:12 AM
There has been a lot going on recently and I just need to step back, take a breath and listen. Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
Why does it seem that obstacles keep getting thrown at me? Just when I think I have a handle on things, boom. I suppose its because I think I have a handle on things. Lord please help me remember there is nothing going to happen to me today that you and I, together, can't handle!
My health has been an issue recently, one of the reasons I haven't been on much. I managed to contract Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever from a tick I found the first of May. Didn't think much of it until I began having problems a week and a half later. Long story short, it settled around my heart (myocarditis) and I had sypmtoms of heart failure but no one could figure out what was going on until the blood work came back (took 2 weeks) Once I had the antibiotic the most severe symptoms improved. Thank you God! And my heart has been given a clean bill of health by the cardiologist. Again thank you Father for your tender mercies. Just some lingering issues with B/P, aches, pains and frustration.
One thing I learned from all of this besides tick awareness is an empathy for those who suffer through chronic illness. I had a small taste of a debilitating disease and I quickly found myself on my knees and not just in prayer. My heart goes out to those who suffer on a daily basis;
Dear Lord grant those who suffer comfort and faith in your healing power.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside still waters;
He restores my soul.
Jul 21st 2006, 03:43 PM
I hate to come here and complain so instead I will just ask for some prayers for my health. I was just beginning to feel better from the Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever infection when suddenly I get knocked down with yet another bacterial infection, cellulitis. It has settled in my eye and cheek so I am too hideous to leave the house!
I am back on the high power antibiotics I took for the RMSF so hopefully the fever, aches and swelling will go away soon.
Just to give you an idea of how scary I do look here is a picture of me from a little less than 2 weeks ago:
And here I am this morning:
The whole left side of my face is disfigured, Alex screamed when he saw me, lol, poor kid.
Aug 3rd 2006, 06:10 AM
My face is back to normal (not sure if thats a good thing) but I am still not feeling well. My immune system is pretty depleted from fighting all these infections and my doctor is concerned I may have some lingering problems from that silly tick bite.
Robert is out of town again, he was gone 2 weeks, home a week (working so I only really saw him 2 days) then gone for 2 more weeks. I am basically a single mom and Alex is no picnic
I am hanging in there, doing a lot of soul searching and indepth discussions with my Lord