Asking For Encouragement

yesterday was the 6th anniversary of my kidney transplant.  I am so thankful to my wonderful husband for donating his kidney to me.  Kidney-wise, I’ve been doing well.

I went for a blood test yesterday also because according to my doctor at Cedars, I may have a gene that affects my immune system which is why I seem to get sick like every 2-3 weeks.  It is so annoying to get a sore throat, cold, etc.  ALL the time.  If I have a low part of my immune system; they can send me for an I.V. infusion of some type for like four hours twice. (not twice a week, but he said twice… I’m not quite sure how often.) in order to pump up my immune system.  I am sort of hoping they find something and we can do this.

My next step after that health-wise is a Hysterectomy.  I am semi-young but am having problems in that regard.  I just need clearance from a few of my other doctors which I am working on.

Enough health talk – I started writing my book again, basically from scratch.  I am following from old diary notes and memory.  I am changing all names and a few of the details.  I may write it as factual first and then see what exactly to change.  My problem is this is really tough on my mind and I really need motivation to continue.  I have wanted to do this for a while.  I believe it will help others in the same type situations..maybe to realize how people can change from being good to suddenly gaining control without you even realizing.

Unfortunately, I am the type of person that needs people to ask, “How is your book going?”  “Are you still writing?”  or say things like, “You can do it.”  I would like to request this type of help from my friends on Facebook but I don’t know how to ask for this type of encouragement.

Sick From Talking On Phone?

I know I have a weak immune system but can someone get sick from talking to someone over the phone?  I start my New Year with the same crap I alway’s get.  I’ve been talking to my sister a for the last few days who has had this crap.  Although, the girl at the Lab has had it also and I have had  to go there twice within the last week.  I woke up this morning with a terrible cough and grabbing for my inhaler which I got when I had this last time.

I’ve learned an advantage to being Gluten-Free (although I really don’t recommend it unless you really need to).  In order to go to dinner, I look for places that have gluten-free options and yesterday, I really wanted Pizza.  I found a place called Bueno Guesta in Huntington Beach, CA. and we went there.  The pizza was okay and a medium actually gives me 4 meals since I eat two pieces at a time and the girl said any pasta dish can be made gluten-free.  My husband ordered pasta and the portion was large.  The point is that it is a bit fun trying new restaurants.

One of the disadvantages (I could make a list) is going to the store (Fresh and Easy is one) only to find they really don’t carry many gluten-free items at all.  I have a relative that gives me gift cards for there all the time for holidays and I am learning to buy most things for my husband there.  I was really disappointed in their gluten-free selection.  One of the manager’s did say; as more people request it; they may get more in; but…

Anyway, today I plan to relax, try to stay warm and get some paperwork done maybe.  Also, need to take more cough syrup which has Codeine so I may be taking a nap.

Who Should I See?

Help.  What type of specialist (s) do you recommend for Anal Fissures/Skin Tags?  They need to take Blue Shield/ ADOC–(Affiliated Doctors of Orange County-HMO)  I need to ask my GP to get me to someone soon,  and this time I don’t want another GP that also knows about this.  I want a  Specialist of some sort.

So much pain.

This will sound gross but I described it to my husband as a Flea bite.  Now, multiply that by 12 (more like 100) and imagine them coming from inside your body every time you use the restroom.  I’ve been using the Healing Oil I ordered for a few days now (two?) but I’m not sure that’s going to work and it was really expensive.  I know they have a guarantee but I should give it at least another week before returning it..I just have a feeling it may be making me sting more.

Re-thought the motel situation while painting.  I am not going to bring the dog with me.  My husband will be here at night.  The idea of me going to the motel is so I don’t get sick staying here with paint fumes.  I am going by myself without the dog.  I have to be here all day with the animals anyway.  As soon as my husband gets home, I’ll take off and this way I will be away from the fumes as much as I can, to help my immune system.

Annoying Immune System Strikes Again.

Woke up sick again today.  Same stuff.  I just love my wonderful Immune System.  NOT!  I am really going to try to get to bed earlier tonight verses 1-1:30 and am going to shut this computer off after this blog and not check my cell phone.  That’s the plan anyway. 

My stomach has been obnoxiously gassy also and I am going to try deleting Mocha Mix at night.  I cannot drink MIlk and was raised on Mocha Mix as a replacement.  I started drinking extra at night to up my calorie intake.  I am wondering if that might be a cause for this gas problem.

Okay, this one is quick since I am having a hard time thinking straight.

Good-Night All.

 

 

One Good Led To Bad Day

Ugh, I feel like crap today.  Since Sunday I’ve had chills on and off and terrible Migraines.  I had a really good day on Saturday and volunteered at the Food Bank in the morning then we hit the L.A. Fair in the afternoon.  Guess I overdid it.  I’m sure it didn’t help standing in the middle of the smoke from the food smokers which smelled so darn good.  I don’t eat meat but they use those same smokers to roast corn and bake the potato’s.  The fair is huge and we only got to explore the food booths and visit the petting zoo as well as walk through one of the shopping exhibits.  The shopping exhibit was quite crowded and tons of people were coughing and sniffling, etc.  I have a terrible immune system anyway so this really shouldn’t be to much of a surprise.

Other than that, I splurged for some Tuck’s hemorrhoids which seems to be helping a bit.  This is sure lasting a long time though and seems as if it will last forever.  I was just about to write that sometimes I think I will never feel normal again but I guess I’ll have to clarify that by saying that sometimes I think I’ll never feel normal for what used to be normal for me…but I know I will.