Ten weeks in, and having some heath issues
Friday, November 20, 2015
I forgot to write last week with all that is going on. I have now lost 23 pounds as of this morning, and 14 inches off of my measurements. That makes me feel great, but I wish I could get these other issues figured out.
I started having hot flashes, one every hour, on October 11. When I was in the hospital, the nurse took my temp during a hot flash at 101 degrees. My doctor has been changing my medications with no success. Her husband, an internal medicine guy, ran 3 tests last weekend that had to be sent to Pittsburgh, that are not back yet. He is checking for a pancreatic tumor, which causes post-menopausal hot flashes.
Meanwhile, I have heartburn up the wazoo. Between my doctor, her husband, and a doctor at the local urgent care, I am now on 4 medications. Nexium in the morning, Pepsid AC in the evening, Reglan before breakfast and dinner, and Carafate 4x a day. I finally told my doctor to schedule me for a EGD. What the heck was she waiting for? She has been my doctor for 30 years and she knows that I do not cry wolf. It is scheduled for Dec 3 with her husband.
I am really worried about the hot flashes. Imagine your body going on fire every hour, your face and neck turning beet red, day and night, for 5 weeks. It gets old. I wish the darn tests results would get in soon so I know what is up.
Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?