Sunday, February 22, 2009

Don't read of you get grossed out =)

So I bet your reading this anyway though right? Sooooooo I was having so much stomach pain on Thursday that I called my mother-in-law crying saying we need to fix me. When I was diagnosed with R.A (took almost a year to have the dr.'s tell me that) Scott's family all said I didn't. My sister-in-law Carolyn was really helpful, she would look stuff up and text me and tell me I just don't think that that's what you have, it doesn't make sense she would say. Then my father-in-law and mother-in-law were just so convinced that I didn't have it. So when I called her crying she was inspired to take me to one of her friend's who is a clinical dietitian and also tests all your meridians and so very knowledgeable (or as Carolyn would call it "voodoo"). So in desperate pain and desire Kendy and I went to go see her. Kendy said a prayer before we went up to the door and then we got down to business. I told her my story exactly how I told all 4 dr.'s It start with "When I came back from Mexico I had pain in my left finger.........blah blah husband got so sick the second to last day he was just puking his brains out....." She tested my meridians and at no surprise all my meridians were in the "RED" zone which means my whole body is majorly inflamed and swollen. So after all the diagnosing....yes this is the gross part....I have 3 different types of parasites in me which have procreated and made a nice home for all their families in my body. They are like ameba's, the single cell bacteria ones...not like the insect type. So I have stopped my R.A medicine (which was small dose of chemotherapy in a pill) and now I am on 8 vitamins which gives me a total of 27 pills I take a day, but they will help me get the gross critters out of me!

I am instructed to take 2 1/4 cups of pumpkin seeds a day. They knock them out, so if anyone thinks about traveling to another country, take pumpkin seeds or pumpkin oil. =)

Now I bet you think "Well what does your husband think." Lets just say every time I go to the bathroom he has a smart comment to make. He also tells me every time I have stomach pain he tells me "well stop ticking the parasites off" So there is a lot of love and comedy in our house hold =) lol

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Not your average Valentine's Day

So this was our First Valentine's Day being married =) And yes our one year is next MONTH!
So I woke Scott up with a huge breakfast in bed...then we fell asleep again. We woke up at 1:00 in panic because he had to go do a service call. He left and Shawn and Shannon picked me up and we went over to Cheesecake Factory (b/c we had a gift card and didn't want to spend money, how frugal of us). Scott ended up meeting us there but he had to do another service call (honestly do people just not go out for Valentine's Day it wasn't even cold to me) So after dinner, I went with Scott to a service call and sat in the hour and read my book for two hours. I am finally feeling like I am married =). Anyway, hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day =)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My new addiction....

So I haven't been able to do much..which is depressing, however we have been streaming Hero's. We have just finished the first session and we are on the second, it's so AMAZING w/out commercials!!

I also have an addiction to be a super hero..I know weird right? haha...well after watching all these hero's I really want to like regenerate, be able to read peoples minds, or maybe just fly? Am I asking for too much? I guess I chose a more realistic ability for right now that ability is to be a witch....due to the dr.'s.....this is why...

You know to change Dr.'s when:
1. You call and ask for your lab results b/c the Dr. told you to and the nurse speaks as a middle man saying "the Dr. already gave them to you." ((which I had Scott go w/me and when I asked him he said the Dr. said my results weren't in and that I needed to call))
2. You call up b/c of side effects that are unusual and they prescribe you ANOTHER medication (when they just put you one THREE!)
3. When you say "I'm on three medications and allergic to blah blah blah medications would that affect the new medication you want me to be on?" and the nurse replies with "No I don't think it should be a problem."
4. Your Dr. asked to see you back just to see your results from the TB test and prescribe the medication and to bring my husband w/me...and then THEY CHARGE ME!!! ((yes I threw a fit...but got my way and didn't have to pay =)

Yes I am now stuck with R.A and side effects that are affecting me and more pain than I started with.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I'm 21 going on 80!

So I have had many uncomfortable symptoms for about a year, but I would say in the last 6 months I have just had so many flares that some days I couldn't get out of bed. I would miss work and literally feel miserable. So on Friday I finally was able to see a specialist. When the nurse took me in to take my vitals it turns out I had a fever....hmmm I wonder how long i have had that? Then the dr. came to see me. It was funny because she was kind of talking and explaining things to me like a kid...or in other words she dumbed things down for me. She kind of was squatting so she was at my level while she was explaining to me that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. She is a Rhematoidologist person and I told her I didn't lol...then she explained everything to me. She then said that I have to take immediate action....ummm I'm more of a "when its convenient I will do it" kind of person. So she sent home packets of reading for me..if school reading wasn't enough for me. She said that my husband and I have to read through everything so that we know whats going to happen (I thought in my head....Scott make a decision w/me about my health....what did I get myself into haha jk).

More to the story.....So when the Dr. said we have to take "immediate action" she meant I also had to get some blood and shots today. NOW....I know this might sound weird but I literally have to talk myself into getting needles put in me, especially taking blood. See I'm white as can be so you can see my veins but in reality they are all show no action. I have to drink so much water and keep myself warm b/c they can NEVER find my veins..last blood test I had to go back 3 times and was sent to a special lab and even then it took like 20 minutes before they could draw blood. So I was extremely vulnerable at this time not being repaired that I had to draw blood or get a shot. They first gave me a TB test (I will eventually have to give myself shots once a week so that is why--but you can't take the shots if you have TB and one of the side effects is TB, go figure. That wasn't bad because they just poked me where ever they wanted. Now it was time for the blood test...I was there 15 minutes before they closed and it took 15 minutes to warm me up, but they did a wonderful job!

So in the end I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and I still have to go see a stomach specialist to look at my intestines and what not...NOT HAPPY about that at all...but I guess it will help me in the end?

In case you were wondering what Rheumatoid Arthritis is here's information below:

Arthritis is a general term that means inflammation in a joint. Joint inflammation is characterized by redness, warmth, swelling and pain within the joint.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of chronic arthritis that typically occurs in joints on both sides of the body (such as hands, wrists or knees). This symmetry helps distinguish rheumatoid arthritis from other types of arthritis.
In addition to affecting the joints, rheumatoid arthritis may occasionally affect the skin, eyes, lungs, heart, blood, or nerves.

Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include:
Joint pain and swelling
Stiffness, especially in the morning or after sitting for long periods