.....yeah, just forward all my mail to any of a variety of doctor's waiting rooms around town....
I last posted here in September. Since then I have been fighting an uphill battle with my weight, and my health in general.
To cut to the chase, found out yesterday I have Epstein-Barr virus. Probably in the recovering phase, or possibly chronic....they will test again in six months to see where my levels are at.
This would explain the extreme (EXTREME) fatigue I have been experiencing since the first of the year. For those who know me, you will understand what I mean by extreme when I confess to you here and now that I HAVE NOT EXERCISED AT ALL IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS.
Yeah remember me? The girl who worked out 30-45 minutes seven days a week? HAH.
I can barely get out of bed some mornings. It is strictly my stubborn mid-west do-or-die attitude that gets me up and around most days. To put it in blunt terms, at the very bottom of the well (about mid-January), I told my husband, "I feel like I'm dying."
Some of my other health issues over the last 1-2 months -- sore joints, achey feet (my feet are KILLING me most days), severe heartburn and indigestion, night sweats, lack of focus (I like to call it 'brain fog' -- raise your hand if you get the movie reference!)....geez the list goes on. I don't suppose I need to add "weight gain" to that list, isn't it a given? :/ (yep, now at 145, a number I hoped I'd never see again in my life)
I have also found out that my Vitamin D levels are dangerously low, my bad cholesterol has gone up, I have blood in my urine (am off to the urologist in the near future, oh joy), and there may be something going on with my heart (a 'functional' murmur, a valve problem...?....the cardiologist appt is next week).
I am awaiting further blood test results from my visit to the endocrinologist yesterday --- they are testing for Hashimoto's, Celiac, and I am not sure what else.....will go back in a couple weeks for an ultrasound on my thyroid, as the doc said it's enlarged, although she said not to worry about it, that it was nothing "ominous". Gosh don't doctors know better than to use words like "ominous" with their patients!? Even when they are telling you something is NOT ominous!?
You know what was ominous to me? When I noticed the petechiae on my torso...first one side, then the other... then on my legs.... RAN to the hematologist only to find my platelets are fine -- well, as fine as they get for me, 'normal' for me, which is low, but not dangerously so. So what is up with the petechiae?! No one knows or seems to care.
I think that's enough. I needed to vent. :) I am still kickin', just not HIGH kickin'..... :-D