The Cure WILL Kill Ya!

Ok – just had to give you all a quick update … while we wait for me to miraculously heal my liver or something!  Since the newbie doctor kept pushing me to simply use the Steroid prescription cream for my rash, I thought I might need to take her advice since the rash was coming…

Poor Little Liver

Okay – I know I’ve talked about my liver before, but I’ve decided to revisit it since my hormones are apparently “normal” … basically I’m back to assuming that my rash is liver-related, since we’ve “sort-of eliminated” hormonal involvement (though we’ll never know unless I get a dermatologist appointment who will then have to send…

“Normal”

Quickest update ever …. Hormone results “Normal” … what ever that is!   Problem is, just because the blood work is “normal” doesn’t mean I don’t still have progesterone hyper-sensitivity … that will only be definitive if the dermatologist believes such a thing exists, and IF she’ll send me to get the allergy testing done…

Angry is an Understatement

Just a quick update to bring you all up-to-speed…. Filled the prescription for my rash, but the pharmacist said it should ONLY be used just until it starts to clear and then discontinue. As it turns out, it can have adverse effect on adrenal function, so I was hesitant to use it  … BUT I…

“Healing is NOT Linear” … Ain’t that the Truth!

I know my updates are becoming fewer and further between … I’m sorry to leave you uninformed, but I’m trying to focus less on what’s going right or what’s going wrong, and rather just “keep on keeping on” (I think that’s become one of my favorite sayings LOL)! Every time someone asks me how I’m…

OUCH!

It’s been a while, so I’m here to update you all on my current status. First of all … OUCH! … I’m starting to feel like a human pincushion!! 😦 I’m telling you this because I went for blood work on Monday and my arm is still sore and even bruised … not because the…

Almost!

Well, I ALMOST made it through this full moon phase unscathed … ALMOST! Full moon was Thursday, and I haven’t had any sleep / gastric disturbance until last night/early this morning. I can’t imagine any other reason for it than the full moon. But I’m not complaining! I made it a lot further than I…

6 Month Update

Okay … I can hardly believe that it’s 6 months to the date I embarked on this crazy journey which officially started with a colonoscopy and an endoscopy in place of our sunny 25th anniversary vacation in Roatan … ahhh memories!  😳 Anyway … we won’t look back on that gloomy time … I’ll just give…

“Stable”

So … you’re all well over-due for an update. Not a LOT to report but I’ll bring you up-to-speed. Generally I guess you’d consider my condition “stable” … but that doesn’t mean it’s a happy place to be. I’m still not happy with my GI motility – it’s far too unpredictable for my liking. That…

One step forward .. two steps back.

Just a quick update, though I hesitate to update anyone when I’m feeling less than positive. Still haven’t been sleeping the best since full moon. Is it a thing or not, I really don’t know. Still dealing with sore throat and itchy ears – is it yeast over-growth or monthly cycle or allergies or a…

The Equation for Sleep

The Equation for Sleep …. (2 Nights of Bad Sleep + 1 Tylenol) – Full Moon = Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzs Yup! Success! I slept through the night! YAY! 😊 Other than that, not a lot to report … just thought you’d all want to know … so there you go! And so as not to let you down,…

Officially a “Lunatic”

LUNATIC| [loo-nuh-tik] Origin: Old French from Late Latin lūnāticus crazy, moonstruck, fromLatin lūna moon. Meaning: Originally, affected with the kind of insanity that was supposed to have recurring periods dependent on the changes of the moon. In modern use, synonymous with insane; current in popular and legal language, but not now employed technically by physicians. It was believed in medieval Europe that changes in the moon’s phases could…