Wednesday, December 9, 2009

So many appointments

There has been a lot of medical things to figure out lately. I am probably forgetting something but hopefully I'll remember everything that has been going on. Last week at my pain management appointment we mostly discussed my heart rate problems. They asked if I had the heart problems before my port. I said no and they explained that the port goes from my right chest, up to my neck through the jugular vein and down straight to my heart. If the port is too long it can actually kinda stab into your heart and irritate it. So I had some xrays done at the hospital to see if my port was too long. They said it would be easy to fix so we were hoping that was the problem.
We called them back today and they said that my port is fine..
We talked to my Lyme doctor in Nevada yesterday and he said that if it is not the port, then there could be a couple things going on. The Lyme could be really getting inside my heart and attacking it, causing the fast heart rate. Or I could have an infection in my blood causing the fast heart rate and nausea. He wants me to go to my primary care and have a blood culture.
I'm still taking the Neuronton (the anti-seizure medicine) and I hate it so much. The pain management doctor wants me to stay on it. I also go to the sleep doctor tomorrow so we'll see what he says about that. I take it when I get up and when I go to sleep so I just feel out of it and confused all the time. I feel like I'm in a dream. I don't think there are any other options though so I guess I'll have to stay on it.
On a happier note, my family is going to Destin, Florida for Christmas! We are renting a house right on the beach. I'm so excited! My grandparents and aunt are going with us too!
Christmas is so soon! I'm getting excited!

"Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,

yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.

The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to go on the heights." Habakkuk 3:17-19

1 comment:

  1. You are so strong. I'm excited for you family trip to FL. You'll have fun. Destin is a great place.