Haven’t had a decent day since Christmas, and then yesterday I woke up with swollen glands, a sore throat and a stuffy head. Still fell shitty today but no fever, and I don’t feel worse than yesterday so I will try and ride it out. If I start running a temp or feel this move to my chest then I will go see my doctor.
I really thought that the cooler temperatures would bring me relief, and it has, but I am unrealistic in thinking that I would feel 100%. My muscle discomfort has been increasing on some days, but I can certainly live with it. It’s the Addison symptoms that are pulling me down.
Next appontment with endo is at the beginning of March. I will talk to her about vitamin B-12 levels and my enlarged red blood cells. The possibility of Pernicious anemia is ever present because of my history of Addison’s, Crohn’s, bowel surgery and some of my meds. Autoimmune monsters working all the time, they need to take a vacation. We believe that my Father had it, and that increases my chances. A doctor at Univ of Chicago Hospital told me once that I didn’t have PA then, but I will get it eventually. Way to make a patient feel better huh? (You feel like shit now Lady…but it is gonna get way worse).
I want my neurologist to do some more testing to see if I really have a seizure disorder. This was diagnosed only through an EEG, as I never had symptoms of recall having a seizure. The diagnosis has always been a mystery to me, and I just want him to run some tests again. I hate the medication…it is expensive and has too many side effects.
At my last endo visit I talked to her about starting Armour instead of levothyroxine for my hypothyroid. She was against it, but I will tell her I really want to experiment with it. Everyone I know that has taken Armour…including my Hasimoto-Sister, says they feel much better when they are on it. We shall see.
This was the second Christmas without my Mom. Her empty chair at the dining room table seemed to affect us all. One of my Sister’s friends told her that after the third Christmas it gets easier. Hmmm.
My “so-called” resolutions for 2012 are to:
- Drink less Diet Pepsi, and more water. Sounds easy enough.
- Resolve the seizure and Pernicious Anemia questions
- Get some peace back in my life by resolving some family stuff
- Blog more (This is on every blogger’s list of resolutions)
- AND…rid my house, basement, garage, and storage locker of STUFF, JUNK and CRAP *The men in this house have a problem*
I am going to take a nap now.