....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!
Firsts~ the diving board!
5 days ago