Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tired of Being "Sick"

I'm not feeling very pretty, but he is cute in this one! ;)

I've been having a hard time lately with being 'sick'. I feel the side effects but at the same time I feel like this should just be over already. Tearing an artery in my neck was scary, no doubt, but it feels like it happened a long time ago. I don't have cancer. I'm not dying. Life-threatening or not I feel embarrassed to be sitting around my house all day. 

I've been going to the doctor's office and labs quite a bit, and they all make comments like, "I just can't believe you are going through this, it's so scary! And at only 24."   

I found out some disappointing news at the doctor yesterday. It turns out that my recovery is not going as planned. I was supposed to be on blood thinners for 3 months and get a new MRI to clear me in April. That's not going to happen anymore. 

I'm not overly thrilled about sharing some of the details of what else might be wrong, so we'll leave it at this- I have to see a new specialist. They will be running their own sets of tests, probably including another CT scan. The results could show a number of things and we really don't know what is going to happen there. 

I also have to start physical therapy. Apparently my migraines and dizziness could be caused by my fall in December. I didn't hit anything when I fell, but I fell hard enough to rip an artery in my neck. The force was significant and enough to cause nerve and muscle damage in my neck and shoulders. I'm a little nervous about the process since it's likely that I will be in a lot of pain in the beginning of therapy. 

Overall I'm not getting much worse, but I'm not improving either. The MRI to clear me and get me off of the medications and treatments will not happen until Summer now. 

Meaning this girl might still be sick for her wedding. I really am not looking forward to packing blood thinners for my honeymoon!

It could be worse, and I know that. I'm trying to stay positive and I'm hoping that a year from now this will all be a memory. 
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