Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Follow-Up / Flair

Feeling down today..Lupus Flair.... Headache, tired...so tired...no appitite...Stomach issues....So I will do little to nothing...I had to reschedule my followup with my Orthopedic Dr. Because I do not feel like going.

OH TO CATCH UP:  I have had 2 weeks of NO HIP PAIN! 1 day of some minor pain and now several days of no pain. Today was the follow up visit but like I said I am rescheduling and waiting on a call to tell me when to come in.  I am very happy with the results so far and look forward to HOPEFULLY more pain free days.  I have been riding my stationary bike 3-5 miles 5 times a week.  My Treadmill did seem to irritate my hip.  I walked a mile or more last Wednesday and that night and next day is when I had the pain. Tomorrow is my walk day. I hope I feel up to it to see how I am going to do.

I weigh in tomorrow.  Last weigh in I was at -54 pounds. YAY!

Our weather has been teasing us with a touch of Spring which helps to motivate me to walk and to keep pushing through the weight loss.


Friday, February 3, 2017

Time to Catch Up!


Kidney re-check: In Jan I did a 24 hour urine catch and blood work.  Results showed my Kidney Disease unfortunately worsened. I am in Stage 3 now.  Not sure why...... I am to monitor my BP daily for any signs of high BP.  He increase my BP meds and added a prescription of Vitamin D. I already take Caltrate D which he told me to keep taking. Recheck In April

Liver re-check went well.  I do have a fatty liver but not excess.  My healthy eating and weigh loss will help with that. No need for a recheck.

Groin/Hip pain continues. I have exhausted all other options so I went to see if this is bone related.  At this point it has spread to by buttock and side of my hip.  Walking distances is painful and I want to be able to walk and get back into Water Arbobics.  I need to be able to go to the store without being in pain. So I went to an Orthopedic Doctor in January.
     Dr Albert (Orthopedic Dr) did xrays and showed me that at my right hip joint bone is crumbling and there is an opening there where there should be padding. She suggested I go in for a Fluoroscopy which will be a small X-ray and it will guide them to the joint so they can do 2 injections of Cortisone.  Not something I look forward to but if will give me relief I will do it.
     So...I did it this morning.  I had to go to their surgery center.  They numbed it with injections, inserted the X-ray scope and went into the joint then gave me the cortisone injections.  Yes it hurt.  No I was not asleep.  I survived.  I am now home and in my PJ's for the rest of the day no activity.  I take it easy for 2 days.  They said there would be pain at the injection sight for a couple days and it may take 72 hours for the injections to start working. I just pray they do. I have a follow up in 2-3 weeks.  That should tell the story if it is working or not and hopefully it will!!

I made a change in my Insurance.  Went to United Healthcare so I could go back to my original Rheumotologist, Dr  Jonnala.  I saw her in January also. It went well and I go back in 3 months.

Weight Watcher update:  I have lost 50 pounds as of this week. Praise The Lord!

From a Devotional Reading this morning:
The Lord says "I AM WITH YOU AND FOR YOU.  You face nothing alone----NOTHING!  When you feel anxious, know that you are focusing on the visible world and leaving Me out of the picture.  The remedy is simple: Fix your eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen.  Verbalize your trust in Me, the Living One who sees you always.  I will get safely through this day and all your days.  But you can find Me only in the present.  Each day is a precious gift from My Father.  How ridiculous to grasp for future gifts when todays is set before you!  Receive todays gift gratefully, unwrapping it tenderly and delving into it's depths.  As you savor this gift, you find Me."

Romans 8:31
"What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?"

2 Corinthians 4:18
" So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever."