I hope you're having a quiet and relaxing day - I'm sorry to hear you've had some life threatening health issues. Do you mind sharing with me what those are, I'm wondering because I've had a couple of heart attacks and I think hmm, is this related?
It's the last day of my work week and I get next week off. Technically I don't have vacation days left as I had to use them taking care of some stressful extended family obligations. So they told me to take another week. As I said, I am so blessed! Today was just a few things to get the office ready for my absence, so yep quiet for sure. And I'm SO looking forward to sleeping in whenever I want to next week! lol
You're very young to have had heart attacks already. Have doctors suggested it's anything related to your other symptoms?
Well I've had some sort of undiagnosed problem that caused me to have PVC's (heart palpitations) non-stop every few seconds for about six months strait. Some of them were the more dangerous kind, though not too many. I did end up in emerg. once, but they sent me home with no idea what was causing it. All during that I also had large amounts of adrenaline pumping through me which feels horrible and is really not good for you. I never got a medical reason why it happened even after seeing a cardiologist and going through a ton of tests.
A few years before that I also had a very bad gallbladder that went undiagnosed (again, there's that failing medical system! lol) until I ended up in emerg. with stones stuck in the duct and turned me a nice deep shade of yellow. The surgery itself was very long and difficult. But God decided it wasn't my time, so here I am!
I'm curious what you mean when you say " I'm also wondering if your veins are messed up". I don't know? How do you tell? Could you tell me more about the ultrasound idea? Where are you located? I'm in BC so my medical pays for ultrasounds.
I'm in BC too.
I'm talking about the doppler ultrasound. It's a specific kind that looks at the veins in your neck, blood-flow, etc. You can't get it at any regular medical clinics or hospitals in BC yet. The only one I've found so far is the False Creek private clinic. They're expensive, but there's no wait time. They do MRI's etc, as well. And they have an excellent reputation over all. But then a friend of my sister's went there and said they didn't really see any major problem with her veins. So then she spent her life savings and flew to Poland for more detailed testing and ended up having the surgery for CCSVI. So she doesn't recommend False Creek and doesn't feel they're thorough enough.
Well today I visited my eye doctor and he suspects I have optical neuritis he knows for sure my nerves are not inflamed at this time and that I have a tremendous amount of "floaters" in my left eye with all the symptoms. What that means - I have no idea! He's concerned that my symptoms are worse in the heat and is sending an urgent report to my GP and Neuro. he says "I don't want to scare you but..." lol I don't think I can get scared now! Sorta a relief that I'm being taken seriously!
I hear ya! Sometimes it's like you just want to say that to the doctor! "I don't want to alarm you BUT there's something really wrong here - now can you tell me what it is and how we can fix it??"
My doctor is young as well and I think he's pulled a few fast ones to get me to where I need to go quickly - perhaps it's his size LOL.
Diet plan, not really - just try to eat as healthy as I can, I haven't noticed any food triggers - that is something to think about, thank you!
I know I have a milk, wheat and sugar allergy so I tend to stay away from those things... dairy is really bad! That actually may be a trigger eh!
Ah, yes dairy is not my friend either. Allergies cause inflammation and are an immune overreaction. I can't help but wonder if they're related to this whole thing.
Oh I hear ya on the stress thing... I just recently quit my job, and cleaned my entire plate off! I do nothing and I plan to keep it that way for about a year! I homeschool my two still at home boys so... that for me is enough!
Wow good for you for homeschooling! But you were working too? That's a LOT of work! Homeschooling alone is so much work. Sounds like a good decision to quit your job and focus on that.
We are part of a church and I have some very supportive friends, those who weren't or have some unhealthy tendencies in their lives are now on my sidelines for now - helps with the stress thing too eh! God is amazing at how he "cleans" our lives.
I now have "Refiner's Fire" running through my head. Hehe.
Do you find your short term memory an issue? I can't seem to remember very short term things... and some longer short term. I have to write EVERYTHING down!
Definitely. Though I don't know if it's related to MS. I have really messed up hormones and there are weeks each month where I'm in a fog. Actually thinking about it more, I have a number of things that I go through each month that I've always blamed on hormones, but maybe they aggravate the MS. I get clumsy, weak, moody, depressed, and my brain just doesn't work properly. It's like I'm a different person. I'm a very logical, controlled person normally, so those weeks are SOOO frustrating! And ya, I am a post-it note junkie. Not that it always helps cuz I loose them sometimes, lol.
I quit my job for a few reasons, mainly I heard God telling me my ministry is in my home looking after my family - cool how he works eh, I don't think I could go through a diagnosis/health issue and work right now.
Awesome, and you will be blessed for that. Ministering to our families is a special privilege and an incredibly important responsibility. When I got married I was working full time, and the job took up a lot of my life. It wasn't just a job you forget about when you go home. It made caring for and supporting my husband the way I really wanted to basically impossible. So after I lost my job (won't get into that mess, lol!) we decided it would be better for me to work part time as long as we keep afloat financially. It's been fantastic for our marriage and much better for my health.
My job (counselor) took too much out of me to be able to go through all this. Besides my 16 yr old son was diagnosed with an arrhythmia that he's going to have surgery on the 27th to fix it. He needs me to be attentive to him, I need me to be attentive to myself.
have a good night my new friend
Oh, that's coming up pretty soon. Will say a prayer for him. I'm sure it means a lot to him that you're there for him through this.
Have a lovely evening!