End of Health Week!

Yesterday I had my colonoscopy.  (Way to start a blog!)  Maybe because I’ve been flaring this prep was the hardest on me, ever.  My legs were so shaky and I felt so weak and nauseous.  I couldn’t take a shower, there was just no way, and I hate to go out like that, especially to a doctor or hospital.  When we got to the hospital I had to be taken up in a wheelchair.

Anyway, after following the prep exactly and despite how horrible I felt, apparently I was not fully “cleared out” so they had to biopsy where they couldn’t see.  The biopsies come back in seven to ten days.  Otherwise they saw mildly active Ulcerative Colitis, which I guess with everything else going on, I don’t even notice.

Today I had to get routine blood work.  I had to go to the grocery store to pick up a few things. The one scooter wasn’t working, grrrrr!  I couldn’t even stand at the pharmacy to pick up my medication, I just felt so weak in my legs plus the pain.  Ever since I’ve gotten Raynaud’s going to the grocery store has become a painful experience all around.  I freeze there and my hands hurt whenever I have to touch anything cold or frozen.

I’m in bed now with heating pads, ready to take a nap and approach the weekend anxiously as usual.

Next week in a new, exciting chapter of my health, a visit to the Endocrinologist to find out what is causing my Vitamin D absorption difficulty!

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

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