Good morning all. Hoping that you are feeling and doing well. Wow! Thats a lot of mood choices we have now! Cool! :o)
I know...you're tired of seeing these kind of pictures and hearing about them, but it's apart of my life, and I feel it nessasary to post them to log.
My whole body is very swollen. My face is horrid. (nothing too different lol) My nurse came yesterday and that was one of the first thing out of her mouth was, "OMG, your face!" I'm just glad that I already knew about it or that would have really scared me. Whew!
My legs, ankles and feet are the largest they've ever been. I'm keeping my watch and bracelet on to watch the progress on my arms as well. It hurts to bend my legs to sit. They honestly feel like they're going to just pop! No kidding! I'm still walking, but its harder on me, but I don't want to just stay in bed all of the time. I know I need to get up and at least walk. I get very out of breath real quick. Oh...no, my nurse didn't do anything to help me. I even asked her, to the point of begging her.
I'm still testing my sugar and my blood pressure. My blood pressure is still doing the samething...bumping all over the place. I'll get 157/114...182/132 And this is before I get out of bed. Even when I do get out of bed before I check them, its still the same. I showed my nurse this as well.
She said that I probably have hypertension. Whatever that is.
And within a few days, I've gained 6 pounds! This was actually over night, the night before, because I remember telling my nurse this.
I'm really thinking about calling my case manager to let her know that no one seems to be helping or not answering my qustions. I feel like I'm not being taken care of properly with this agancy.
Since this is Friday, I think I'll do it today. And I'm still not empting my bladder as well. All this is painfull.
I'm also not on line very much at all. Because it hurts my legs and feet. Oh...I had a question I wanted to ask anyone who might know the answer. Like I said, this is the most swollen that I have had. The palms of my hands are so dry, they are 'puckering' like when you're in the tub to long. And so is my mouth. I can barely talk because if I have my mouth open for too long, the whole inside, even my lips, dry up quick. And of course the rest of my body always gets dried out when this swelling happens. It's just kind of weird because all of the water retension and then the extremly dryness to the rest of my body. If you might know the answer, I would love to hear it. :o)
I can chug a lot of bottled water in no time...and I hate water. But it's helping to make the inside of my mouth feel better.
My daughter and my babies are going to come over today! YAY! :o) My medicines! lol I'm glad to because I was having withdraw! :o) My daughter is my baby also, and she can always make me laugh! I love that. :o)
Oh....one more thing that my nurse told me yesterday. She was listening to my heart and lungs. She said that my heart sound pretty good and my lungs were clear, (which was good to hear) but she told me to keep and eye on my right lung! It's my left lung thats bad! She told me that she could hear the water getting close to the bottom of the right lung! Now is that possible to hear? Please let me know if it is, because I will do that if its true.
I need to go now. Have a great day and Gods blessings to all of you! :o)
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln