Tuesday, March 21, 2017


A series of unfortunate physical ailments began Last July 2016 and I won't detail them here (see Link). In any case the gastrointestinal condition seemed manageable with just diet an occasional Rx.  Then a vicious skin rash all over my face came to join the list of discomforts early March but the Appointment with the dermatologist is not till the 24th, then a violent flare up of the original gastro symptoms and a new medication, which after two weeks was not improving the situation.  Next, a series of self administered tests were accomplished over the 17th, 18th and 19th, delivered to the doctor on the 20th for lab results due in 7-10 days.  The Doctor returns on the 25th meanwhile, exhaustion.  Lastly my left leg is aching from a deep vein problem and I'm looking for a clinic that will do the tests which can include--computed tomography (CT or CAT scan; a special technique that uses a computer to combine many X-ray images into a detailed image of an area body that is 100 times more clear than a regular X-ray,  magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound studies of leg veins or the arteries of the head and neck, angiograms or venograms, an ultrasound of the heart (echocardiogram, and electrocardiograms (ECGs).  In our current health care system here in the city there's no one place to manage care but many different places.

I'm feeling pretty lousy and a little scared since I hardly have any neighbors left and no friends close by.  Will keep any one interested updated.  Meanwhile I don't know how much time I'll be spending here for a while. I'm in a blurry fog.



grace Forrest~Maestas said...

a lot of challenges at once.

Even though your travel through the City will be limited,
your travel through your mind remains and if you would choose
to post about that, i would be glad.

we all live with whatever circumstances we are presented with, and
those presented to ones we love and to share those experiences, to me,
is the great value of this internet web.

so i am here if you are and i am also there in the email box, and
always you are in my heart and prayer basket.

Love, Michelle, so much love to you

Mo Crow said...

(((Michelle))) may spring see you well!

Marti said...

Whenever you can come here Michelle, we will be here and if you cannot make it here very often, we are still here. I am usually quiet when I visit, not because I have nothing to say but because I want to take in what you give. Coming here is important because you share in a way, with your photos, with your words, with your very kind being, that touches deeply.

May you get answers soon and heal gently. I know how it feels to be worried about one's health and have to wait. I went through something similar last year. Know that as I go through my daily blessing ritual when I rise in the morning, I will hold you close.

Nancy said...

Sending love Michelle for quick answers and easy healing. (((hugs)))