....whew, has it even been a crazy couple of weeks. Last week I was admitted to the hospital for what they thought might have been a small stroke or mild heart attack. It was crazy. I was sitting at home and then had this rush to my heart and the back of my head. I tried to stand up and got dizzy. I called my mom to just talk to her and I was slurring my words and not sounding right, so she told me to call 911. I called 911 and while I was talking to them I reached for my bottle of water and I lost all feeling and control of my right hand.
The EMT's came and took me to Lutheran where I was admitted the for the night. They did tests throughout the night and took my blood and did Stroke tests every 2 hours. It was scary and exhausting. Wed. morning I had the CT scan of my leg and and MRI of my brain. They also did an echocardiogram and corroted artery test (I don't know if I spelled any of those right) The next day I met with a neurologist who did more tests and ordered 2 more MRI's.
Yesterday I met with my Dr. and she wants to test me for Lyme Disease and look into Fibromyalgia. I have been doing some reasearch on both and of course my symptoms relate to both. I am kind of at my wits end right now. My Dr. doesn't have any answers. Apparently I am not a "text book" case and so it has been hard to diagnose me.
For right now I am severely altering my diet and exercising in the warm water pool at Mercy 4 days a week and I will see how that will help me.
Please keep the prayers coming. They are really helping. For instance....the tumor is no where near as bad as they thought. I won't need surgery. They are going to try and shrink it through body wraps, so I will be starting those soon too.
Thanks everyone for your calls, emails and concerns over the past few weeks. You don't know how much they have helped me!
Traditions...old and new!
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