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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I have rested and feel wonderful for the first time in a week! Even my eyes seem to be stabilizing with the blurriness only being in the right eye. Also my eyes are extremely dry and itchy. I heard from my son, he was still in route to Afghanistan, and he was very excited. I was very scared!!
Then I remembered that GOD is in control. HE is in control of my Graves, TED, anxiety .... HE is in control of the WAR that Chris is in ... HE is in control of the LEUKEMIA that my mom has ... HE is in CONTROL.
I go to the dr next week for more bloodwork and anxiety issues. I will discuss the extremely low energy that I am still having~~~~

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

We made it home!~~~ I am so tired and road weary. Will post more when I have rested more!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

We are off to pick up our son and take him to the airport. He is deploying with Operation Enduring Freedom to Afghanistan today. My nerves have been much worse on this trip..... I am assuming that because my emotions are stretched thin that the meds can't keep up. Please keep all of us in your prayers!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

We made it to Arkansas. We had a good time with Chris yesterday. We drove around to a million car lots looking at trucks for Randy. My eyes are still amazing me, I can "see" things again. The blurriness is still there but I CAN SEE!!!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

I am trying to load up the truck for a trip to Arkansas! My oldest son, Chris, is being deployed on Tuesday to Afghanistan. We are hoping to have some wonderful family time before he leaves. My nerves are worse today--All I can do is take another anxiety pill and pray and pray and pray. I eyes still seem to focusing better and i love that. I just wish the blurriness would go away.........

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I keep telling myself that I'm ok, I'm fine, I'm getting better, I can see.... In the hopes that I can convince my body that it is true. My meds seem to be working better. The downside to that is that I am having a lot of trouble focusing and following a conversation. My daughter pointed out to me that I've become a "fidget". That's not good around our house!! My eyesight seems to have stabilized. The blurriness is now more isolated in the bottom of the left eye. And I have been able to wear my regular glasses for a few days!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Late Friday afternoon, I received a call telling me that my mom was sick. I later found out that she has been diagnosed with Leukemia. We are waiting for bone marrow test results to know what course of treatment the drs will follow. Clara has already started on Chemo and other anti-cancer drugs and she has been given extra blood. She is very nauseous and scared. Please remember her in your prayers.

Friday, June 12, 2009

It has been extremely rough this last week. I feel that I am stuck in the quicksand that is at the bottom of a huge hole that leads to a deep caven at the bottom of a 10 mile deep well! The Drs, Randy & I decided that NOW is NOT the time to do the allergy shots. I have way too many other health issues that are more pressing. We have worked very hard to make the bedroom as allergen free as possible and are slowly working on the whole house! Please continue to pray for me and my family.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Went to ENT yesterday for allergy testing. I wasn't too bad and it didn't hurt much.
I am allergic to short ragweed, english plantain, johnson grass, white oak tree, pecan tree, sycamore tree, candida albicans, cockroach, dog, dust mite, & house dust. I live in East Tennessee so there is NO way to remove myself completely from the outside allergens!
I am overwhelmed. I will be contacting insurance to see what is covered in the immune therapy that the ENT recommends. Basically getting shots twice a week for a few months and then moving them back to every few weeks until I reach a maintenance level--which could be a year. Then it takes 2-4 years to reach a level of desensitizing my body to those allergens. I am overwhelmed with sickness and disease and anxiety and vision issues and bloodwork and the crazy fact that I am allergic to something that my body produces---that's right the candida albicans is something in everyone and lucky me is allergic to it. The allergist told me that this allergy causes headaches, pain in your gums, teeth issues, lock jaw on top of colon problems!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The headache is not as bad today although my anxiety level is up... tomorrow I will see the ENT for allergy testing and will have him check sinus cavities (with the famous up the nose trick). If no sinus problems, Randy & I talked about being more pro-active in searching out help and/or treatment for my eye problems. I am going to go outside with Casey today to our pool. Randy bought me this huge umbrella that will block a lot of the sun, so Casey is hoping that he can stay in the water for more than 30 minutes.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Went to Eye Dr. He noticed that the right eye is worse and that the actual vision has changed. We talked about getting a new prescription; but I wasn't ready to do that, not at the rate my eyesight is changing. He will monitor me until my eyes stabilize and then off to the specialist I go for surgery. Dr thought that my symptoms were normal for TED (blurriness, double vision, light sensitive, dry, itchy and sometimes watery). He also gave me a lot of samples! yeah. That is 8 bucks a bottle X12 bottles that I don't have to spend right now. My eyes seem overly sensitive to the light today, probably because of dr exam. I am still struggling with the changes in meds. I told my family that I was going to make 2 signs, one that said "It is all about me" and the other one will say "Crazy mom in the house". hahahaha.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The headache is horrible.... It's been over 2 days. Nothing seems to touch it. I am going to the ENT on Thursday for allergy testing and will have him check. Will consider seeing the GP also -- maybe for more testing??? I am having a rough time adjusting to the new levels on my meds. Everything changed last Thursday, just slightly, and this might be the reason for the headache and disconnect I'm feeling. But last night I felt like my brain was going to split in two. Today that felling of disconnect hasn't been as bad- but I have had a MUCH smaller tolerance ((of everything)) to the horror of my summer-bound children and husband!!