Monday, May 26, 2008

Not gonna be weighing in for awhile...

Went to the doctor on Friday cuz it felt like my cough was getting worse and my chest was tightening up and not as loose as it had been. I figured it was just asthma, but just in case it was working on a good case of bronchitis as well, figured I better go in. (I have chronic bronchitis, and the last couple of times my asthma has been flared up also) By the time I got back to my car I was ready for anti-depressants and strong ones. I don't know why it affected me like it did, but I was mad at my doc, depressed, feeling hopeless, and just felt like dissolving into a puddle of tears.
He put me on strong anti biotics and prednisone again! For one thing, I am not supposed to have prednisone or any steroids as it flares up my psuedotumor cerebri. I do not want to have a brain shunt, much less the brain surgery to put it in! It took me so long to get my body working again after the last round of steroids. I had one of the medpacks of prednisone for five days and then a month of inhaled steroids. It got where I couldn't breathe from so much fluids. I was really short of breath. I really thought I was going to have a heart attack. My Dad died of complications from a stroke that had left him bedridden for a number of years, following heart bypass surgery for the second heart attack and second bypass. Needless to say I was a little worried.
A bunch of us at work went on the same healthy eating program and I had been doing well, having lost 16 pounds and most of the fluid and really starting to feel better when I got sick again. Now I know I will be right back where I started again.
The only thing that was not doing better was my blood sugar levels. I had been keeping track for the last month to show the doctor the next time I went in. I need to try some other meds. He wouldn't even talk to me about it as the prednisone will send them up much higher anyway. Of course this really thrills me too. I need to get new glasses, but can't even have the exam while my blood sugars are up. I did this once before I was monitoring my blood and when I got my glasses my blood was normal again and couldn't see clearly out of the glasses and had to send them back to be remade. My current glasses are so bad now, and scratched too!
It's really not going to do me any good to be on a diet right now as I have so much working against me. So I will let you know when I am going to start over again! Bring on the prozac!

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Anonymous Cheryl said...

Are you doing better? Miss hearing from you.

June 10, 2008 9:46 PM  
Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

Hey Babe, been praying for you. Hope you are feeling better and have the bronchitis and asthma under control.

July 04, 2008 8:59 AM  

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