I apologize to all my G-Peeps for being away for so long. Things have been a bit crazy for me as of late. It has not all been bad - which is a good thing!
I have had many doctor appointments and have many more to come. Most have been check-ups. I am happy to report that my J-tube has been feeling much better since they reduced the size of the balloon. There is still some pain, but not anything like before! This is a huge praise and I am so very grateful for all the prayers from everyone.
Next week I am to see my Oncologist, Dr. Jain. I have an Oncologist because for some reason my white blood counts have been fluctuating over the last year or so. Last year I had a bone marrow biopsy to rule out anything cancerous. I continue to see her every six months just to make sure everything looks ok.
I am excited to see a new Pain Doctor on Monday. As I have mentioned, I also suffer from Fibromyalgia. With the winter months upon us, my Fibromyalgia really takes its toll on my body. I have seen a Pain Specialist before and not been very happy with the results. But this Doctor comes very highly recommended and seems to have very good reviews.
I found the perfect quote from James Robinson's Twitter:
"When we look inward we allow our chronic pain to define us. When we look outward we allow God to define us" -Shane Stanford
I thought that was just Awesome!
On Tuesday, I am going back to Indiana to see my GP specialist, Dr. Wittles. I am looking forward to this appointment because I have many things to discuss with him. Although, I am afraid he is going to want to discuss the possibility of me getting the Gastric Stimulator.
The Gastric Stimulator is similar to a pacemaker, but it is in the stomach. It does not cure GP, it only helps with the nausea. When I was being treated at The Cleveland Clinic, I was told that I was not a candidate for this procedure. However, Dr. Wittles feels that I could be. I'm not so sure.
I am fine living with the feeding tubes if I could just get stable enough and keep hydrated. I am considering the possibility of getting another PIC line put in for hydration like I had last year. At this point, that seems to be my only problem.
I am also supposed to see a Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist while in Indiana. This is to review some tests I had done last year at The Cleveland Clinic. These tests were neurology type of tests that came back "highly abnormal". I believe I have some sort of a "vertigo" problem.
There is some belief that if you have migraines and inner ear issues, it could contribute to GP.
Enough of that...
I have been feeling well enough to do some Christmas decorating and shopping, which has been fun. I have even made some GP friendly cookies, thanks to the GP Cookbook!
I will continue to keep you posted on how things go next week.
Thank you all for following this blog. I appreciate your comments and emails and mostly your prayers.