InHislove wrote:Nice to meet you Des, I'm from West Canada too, in my late 30's (ok on my last year lol). I'm a Christian as well, wife with 3 kids, dog and a father in law!.
I've yet to be diagnosed however my doctor is suspecting it. I am not looking forward to the loooong diagnosis time, or tests to be honest - had my head MRI and it came back "normal" with some comments.
I'd like to hear more of your story if you'd care to share... like how this has affected (or not) your faith, how you cope daily, how often your symptoms come and go...
thanks for saying hi!
InHislove wrote:Hi Des,
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?
I'm in BC too.InHislove wrote: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 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??"InHislove wrote: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!
InHislove wrote: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!
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.InHislove wrote: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!
I now have "Refiner's Fire" running through my head. Hehe.InHislove wrote: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.
InHislove wrote: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!
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.InHislove wrote: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.
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.InHislove wrote: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
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!
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