Wednesday, October 24, 2007

About last night......

.....Just to let you know, nothing in this journal's entry is toward anyone in specific, I use it to write my feelings, and about my illnesses, and in hopes it might help someone else as I do.I do not pretend nor imitate to be someone I'm not.I have to be careful, apparently someone are way too obsessed with 'my' life. And if you might take an entry wrong and feel that it is about you, I'm sorry but It isn't, it just may seem to coincide with your own life. And if there is something in what I write that "offends" you, options; don't read, or realize that this IS real life, and get out of your plastic bubble and learn more about it! God bless you!......


Yesterday, I wasn't feeling well. It was just something that I can't put my finger on. So I assumed I was just coming down with the flu/cold. On top of all of that, I was very dizzy! Still! I'd like to know what is causing this. It seemed to get worse when I tried to lay down. I wasn't having 'room spins,' it felt like I was sitting in a chair that goes around, and I was in it and someone was twirling me all day long. It got worse as the day progressed. I don't know why. I could barely walk even with my walker. I would still tip over to my left side! Jim came home and took one look at me and said, "You don't feel good, do you?" He came in and checked on me. He said my eyes were dilated to the point of barely seeing the color of my eyes! He got a flash light and kept checking them. All I wanted to do was to get up and try walking to get some oxygen moving around my body. I always do that to make sure I don't have many problems with lack of oxygen to any part of my body.

He helped me out of bed and was walking with me. I wasn't doing very good. I just got back in bed. I was watching Dancing With The Stars again and he came in and said that I look like I was dying! I scared him. He checked my eyes again and they were still the same. It got to the point that I could hardly breathe. I was holding on to my guard rails. It was just getting worse. I had no energy what so ever. None! I could hardly talk because that took up my energy as well.
After watching what I was, I just sat there, it felt like I couldn't watch tv. because it was making me feel even more dizzy! He asked me if I wanted to go to the er. I said not really because I hate going there. But he said that I really need to go. Thats a swicth on his part. So, I pushed my button that I wear and told them what had been going on with me the whole day. They sent the ambulance. They got me on the cart and in I went. They started an I.V. and gave me oxygen. Having that oxygen seemed to make me feel a bit better...meaning that I could breath so much better and I could feel it go all the way through my body. We got there and they put me in a room. I had blood tests ran, a urin samle and a C.A.T. scan done. They put a wrist tag on me that they put on the ones they are going to admit. They even asked if I wanted to have my name in the news paper. I still wasn't better. I just held on to the rails. They gave me some medicine through the I.V. and it didn't do anything. The doctor was going to admit me. He came in and said that he had no idea what was wrong and thought I should be admited for furthur tests. I agreed! I'm so tired of this dizzy crap! Then they gave me the samething that I had taken a while back for being dizzy, Antivent (sp). That wasn't working either! I even have a script for it. A nurse came in and asked me to sit up and sit in a chair that was in the room. They have no handles! So, thats what I did with her help. I was holding on to the bottom of the chair. The doctor came in and said that since I could sit in that chair, then he was sending me home and to come back if it persists. But I wasn't better, I was just holding on as best as I could so I didn't fall! After that, I was released! Simple as that! We got home around 3:00 am.! I just sat up in my bed. I was still the same. I put the back of the bed up so I could try and feel better and enough to go to sleep. It helped a bit. I just hung on to the bed rails. Nothing else I could do! I woke up at 9:00 this morning. Yes, I'm still feeling the same! And I don't know what to do! This is really getting rediculous for me! I'd like to know what is causing this.
So.....that was my night! Amazing! And none of the medicines I was given worked! What is happening to me? This is really taking over my life just as the fibro and me is! And everytime I get checked for this, it's not my medicines and it's not the fibro or ms! So what is it than?
Today...I'm alone and all I'm going to do is rest. And hang on!

Please pray for the people in California! The wild fires are so horrid!

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Live Well - Laugh Often - Love Much!




my78novata said...

I sure hope your feeling better soon

pharmolo said...

Very odd that they cannot determine what causes your vertigo, Lisa. Hope it subsides very soon, it's not nice at all.

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astoriasand said...

I don't say I feel as you do Lisa, but I do suffer virtigo often and it's the most dreadful feeling.I went acros the road today to get my neighbour a get well card who has been admitted to hospital and I keeled over choosing the card.It just happens now and again,but dizzy most of the time I am walkign about daily..I know it's my ears, but there is such a long waiting list where I live to see the specialist Grrr.So I have to put up with it.I hope your dizzy soon subsides and someone finds out what it is.Sometimes it can be lack of oxegen to the brain I was told.Do you smoke?Prayers being said.Take Care God Bless Kath

lisa41076 said...

Awwwwww Lisa I hope you feel better soon, praying for you, by the way I love your tag below !!!!!!!!!! Love Ya Lisa XO

lanurseprn said...

I hope you feel better as the day goes on.

jibaro6543 said...

I so hope that the dizziness stops so soon!!! Did you call your nurse? Perhaps she would have helpful suggestions. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers
take care

ceilisundancer said...

Your name in a newspaper?!  Odd question, to me.

I sure hope this gets figured out soon.  Do you use oxygen tanks usually?  NOT good, the symptons you had, so glad Jim called the er for you, and wish they'd get this figured out.

sugarsweet056 said...

Hope you feel better soon. Be sure & call & let your nurse know too.

ajquinn354 said...

Lisa, just take it easy and let your nurse, etc. know what you are going through dear, sorry you didn't get all the help you seemed to need while at the ER.  Your Fibro and MS and other problems you have along with your medications could be making some changes in your system.  Be extra careful when you are up and about dear. What was that thing about whether you wanted to have your name in the newspaper about, was it because you arrived to ER via ambulance, not sure of what you meant?   Take care.  Arlene (AJ)

dca721 said...

The joys of the ER.
Sorry they didn't help you.

kamdghwmw said...

Oh Lisa I wish I was there to give you a hug!

imgr8phil said...

Being so dizzy, how are you able to write this?  It sounds so awful what you are going through.  I wish it would go away and that you could be whole again.  Hope you have a decent evening.


queeniemart said...

that is total bullshit that you went to the ER and they did not solve the our ER it costs $250 just to walk in the how can they justify making a person pay that kind of $$ and they do not really help you? GRR! I hope by now you are not dizzy and feel better.

cuteallison1980 said...

I feel so badly for you.  I wish I could wave a magical wand and make you feel all well.  You are a fighter, but I do hope that these doctors will figure it out.  Maybe you need a doctor like House on the TV show.  Have a good evening girlie girl. : )


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layla44808 said...

I hope this goes away or you can find someone that can figure out why it is happening...I think it's terrible that the doctor sent you home just because you could sit in a chair...What is he thinking??
Prayers and thoughts coming your way!