This is my positive thread - and really all I have energy for right now. Later, I want to share the negative side to going to the hospital for ANY reason - w/ chronic pain - and the things that can happen. But I'll save that for when I get a little more energy :)
As Michael shared, I've been going downhill over the last few weeks, but especially over the last week. I was having problems finding the strength/energy to do ANYTHING.
In all honesty, since having the girls - I haven't done all the things I've needed to do for me. I've done the bare minimum just to get by. I know now I have to put myself first and make sure I do the things I need to do. Kind of the same analogy of the plane is crashing and the parent should put on their O2 mask first. I can't do for the kids if I'm too sick to function.
Anyway, I'll save all the boring details... other than to say - I had another blood transfusion. "Normal" hemoglobin should be between 12 to 15. Mine was 7. It is now 9. I go at the end of the week for more blood work - and they *think* it should be the same or higher.
I guess I went in w/ too many expectations... I didn't think I'd be ready to go dancing (ha - like that will ever happen! )... but I'm still very weak and not feeling great. There's a whole lot more to the story - but, again, it's all just boring details....
For now, I'm going to rest. As much as possible. See my cardio this week. Get blood work at week's end. And pray I feel better. I need strength and energy.
Thank you all again for thinking of me.... the posts here on the board and the e-mails sent..... I appreciate it all. You are such wonderful people and I consider you all my very dear friends. And thanks again, Michael, for posting and updating..... very, very appreciated :)
I'll do my Chronic Pain vent later, when I have more energy :) For now, though, I'm off to rest. Many hugs.... --Tina
Pain Issues: DDD; fibromyalgia; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; tendonitis
Multiple Health Issues: Disabled due to POTS (heart condition); dysautonomia (dysfunction of the nervous system); hypothyroidism; adrenal insufficiency; chronic hypertension; chronic fatigue; sleep apnea; anemia; Vitamin D deficiency; etc etc
Meds: Too many to list....
Personal: Mom to 6 boys and twins girls