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Thursday, May 28, 2009

I know that it has been a long time since my last post... My eyes are getting worse. I have lost probably 70% of my vision in the last 10 days. And what vision I have is unreliable and blurry. I do have appointment next week with eye dr...we will see {hahahaha} what happens. I have been doing my yoga everyday. Most days without the video -- so I'm not real sure how correct my poses are. I enjoy the yoga, however I do not enjoy the treadmill. I have been trying to do 2 3min runs on the treadmill 3-4 times weekly and it is still kicking my butt. The GP told me that I need to realize that my body is still in recovery after the 2 surgeries and will probably be 2-3 months before I am back to my "old" self.

Monday, May 18, 2009

I finally got the courage to tell Randy about the new anxiety feelings that happen when I leave the house. I think that I was more embarrassed than anything! {{Which is crazy because he said that he noticed the changes in my mood/behavior}} Talking about the anxiety felt like a boulder lifted off of me but while I was talking to him it was really hard because I was scared of his reaction. I will be talking to the GP and Endo and seeing what develops. If anyone out there has suggestions please share......

Friday, May 15, 2009

The tremors are back with a vengeance! Before the meds they were slight in my hands and arms. Last night and today they are in the form of twitching in major muscle groups. The left side of my face twitched for 15 minutes before stopping. And about a hour later my right arm twitched so hard it probably would be called jerking-- and lasted 2-3 minutes. Then this morning it was also comical, my torso did shudder-like twitching for 1-2 minutes. {just picture an overweight lady shaking the sisters around--it must have looked funny to the fly on the wall} Put a call in to the Endo to see if this is a possible side effect from meds or do I need to bloodwork to check levels?????
Please continue to pray for me, it seems that my anxiety is starting to manifest in a very unusual way. I can't seem to be outside and away from my home for over 2 hours before an attack is triggered.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mild headache today that I think is related to the blurriness in my vision. This headache "feels" different from any before the surgery. I have felt so good the last few days that I have started doing yoga on the Wii Fit. It feels great just to move a little! I am hoping that by the end on next week i can start adding some aerobic exercises to the routine. I feel that I am in a holding pattern. Just waiting on my meds to regulate within my body in the hopes that my eyes will finally stabilize. The appearance is not grotesque, it is something that I can live with. I can't live with the blurriness and the light sensitivity.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Had a GREAT day yesterday! I managed to go the grocery store with a friend with 2 small kids and only needed regular meds! Of course I had to take a nap afterwords--hahaha. I wore my sunglasses and hat in the BRIGHT store and the lights only hurt a little, it was more the blurry edges around everything that bothered me. I even made it to the ballfield last night to watch Casey. Of course, my body temp went crazy there and I needed a blanket when ALL the other people were in shorts and short sleeves!! I can't wait for the thyroid meds to regulate my body. {I think my son was a little embarrassed and I can understand where he is coming from because I was a little embarrassed myself so I ended up the truck for the last inning} My emotions seem to be evening out more and more every day-- I love that I am no longer a rollercoster! Well, maybe I still a baby rollercoaster.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day to ME!! My family bought me a new kodak printer. I have been trying to get it installed and everything, but now my eyes are watery and eyesight getting more blurry around the edges. No headache today and only slight bleeding from my nose. The ENT was right on when he said that I will be better by Monday/Tuesday. My emotions have been more erratic today, I had to double up on the meds. Once I can put this sinus surgery behind me, I really need to start focusing on my eyes and eyesight issues more. I am looking for eye dr in my area that understands GD and TED. If anyone has recommendations........

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I almost forgot to share,,,, The tremors have lessen greatly in the past two weeks. They are barely noticeable!!! It seems that they are stronger at night and just before an anxiety attack!
I have now had this small headache for 2 days......ugggghh! I really pray that once my sinus is healed completely there will be NO headache. I am still trying to adjust to the new glasses. We went out to eat last night-- this is the first time that I have been in a restaurant since Dec.08! It was hard because of my eyes and the slight bleeding from my nose. Randy and Casey were having a good time and loving the food so I just sucked it up and kept wishing that that they would finish eating so that we could go!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Headache all day today. I tried the bath thing, the nap thing, the reading thing,,,,,,,so all i have left is the med thing. I think that this headache is a result of yesterday's visit to the ENT. Oh yeah-- the ENT told me that I should be feeling better by Monday or Tuesday!! I am so looking forward to that. Also got a call from the eyeglass place, my new sunglasses are ready!! Randy is going to pick them up after work today. I can't wait to have them. I can then be in my house without a hat all the time and maybe even be outside more!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Visit ENT. He removed the packing and it hurt! I yelled out, I was then amazed at the size of that 'thing' shoved up my nose. The ENT vacuumed out the crusty {his word} and then did the fun camera trick. You know--show a 6 inch camera up your nose while you are awake and trying not to move!!??? Joking aside, it didn't hurt too bad. However; when he drilled open two small holes in the upper cavities so that they could drain... That hurt. Once I got home, I started to get a headache so i just went to sleep.
Side note:::::Even my non-observant husband noticed the huge difference in swelling around my eyes and nose!! I just wonder how much more swelling will go down and is it going to make my vision any better???

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I survived surgery!! I have basically slept and rested since Friday afternoon. The surgery was scheduled for 7am and we were home by 11am. It's crazy!! I go to ENT tomorrow to remove packing. The thing that Randy & I noticed right away was that the swelling under my eyes was gone. Then I noticed that my nose looked different! I had a ridge type bump at the bridge of my nose....not any more!! The ENT told Randy that he was surprised by how much infection that I still had since Feb and 3 rounds of antibiotics! We are praying that the headaches and dizziness are gone.