Thursday, November 14, 2013

Where have I been? Lemme 'splain.

 I have been sick now for about 8 weeks.
What, again? You were sick last Winter, and the Winter before that, too, remember all the Physical Therapy?
YES, AGAIN. Only this time it isn't Pneumonia. This time we don't know what it is. It's just too vague to even diagnose.
 So far, two runs of multi-thingy blood tests for various things, all Normal.
An Ultrasound. My liver is a little chubby, I should avoid becoming obese and eat healthy. Okay. But nothing else. Normal. Good, no gall or kidney stones, no tumors.
Another run of blood tests for thyroid functions, vitamin levels, and Celiac? Normal. Good.
An abdominal CT scan, just in case of tumors or cancer or blockages or something? Normal! Phew!! Good.

Nausea about eating pretty much everything that isn't very basic flavors. At times I've been down to Ritz crackers- Most of October was crackers, chicken, eggs, green smoothie and tiny amounts of Toblerone. Currently I can eat a lot more, which has been wonnnnnderful!!
Heats and chills, mono-like exhaustion, and rapid weight loss.
A lot of things have those as symptoms, but not lasting like this. We've ruled almost everything we can think of out.

All the combined powers of the medical community in this area haven't been able to figure out what's wrong with me, or if there is a cure besides Waiting For It To Go Away. Goshdarnit! *flail* Still some of the things we have ruled out were really scary things, so I am very grateful it isn't any of those things.

 I just have to be patient, and we hope it is a weirdo virus that will just go away if I rest enough.