2018’s word of the year

In 2017, my word of the day was bucket list.  It was definitely a bucket list type year.

This year my word of the year is Health.

I’ve been struggling with my health for the past month.  I’ve mentioned it in several blog posts.

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I’m going to give you an update of what I know so far about what is going on with me.

On Friday the 29th, I went to the doctor’s office for a follow-up of my ER visit on December 6.  Yes, it took that long.

As I was talking to the doctor, he mentioned gallstones.

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All I was told at the ER was that I had low potassium, dehydration, and a stomach virus.  Follow up with your doctor.  Oh and my mysterious blood work came back normal.  Why is it mysterious?  I don’t know what kind of blood work they had done.

Gallstones were not mentioned at all.

When I posted about going to the ER, one of my high school classmates told me that it sounded like when she had gallbladder issues.

If I had known, I could have adjusted my diet in order to avoid greasy foods because that causes gall stone attacks.

While I was at the doctor’s office, I had blood work done.  All of the blood work came back as being normal so my kidneys, liver, and pancreas are working normally.

Then on Wednesday morning, I went to the imagining office to have an ultrasound done of my abdomen.

Yesterday, I got the call back from the doctor’s office.  I’m being referred to a gastroenterologist’s office.  I don’t know what was seen on my ultrasound.

The gastroenterologist called me to scheduled my appointment.  It’s on the 29th.  All the receptionist could tell me was it was because of my abdomen pain.

So I am in limbo right now.

In the meantime, what am I supposed to do about the desire to eat but then when I eat I feel nausea.  Should I avoid greasy food?  What should I eat?

I was supposed to do a wellness challenge with work.  I don’t think it’s going to be plausible because rapid weightloss can cause gall stone attacks.  Once again, I don’t know if that is what is causing my problems.

It is enough to make a person go crazy.  I’m so frustrated at this moment.

Sorry to go off on a tangent.  I’m feeling so frustrated and depressed because I don’t know what is going on with my health.  Sometimes I feel as though it is in my head.

Oh and my weight keeps fluctuating.  I went down to 156 in mid December.  Then back up to 161 at the end of December.  I just weighed myself at 158.  That is wearing a heavy sweatshirt.  I want to be down to the 140s because that would put me at a healthy weight.

So in 2018,  I need to get my health in check.

Have a magical day,
Traci

5 thoughts on “2018’s word of the year”

  1. How frustrating! I would just aim to eat as clean as possible for now. Eating fresh and unprocessed foods or junk foods always makes me feel better. Could be worth a try! I hope you get some answers and can eliminate this pain from your life once and for all!

  2. Good luck with your resolutions. You can get a potassium supplement. I take one every day because my blood pressure meds deplete it. They’re real cheap and work well.

  3. Wow, how frustrating! You’d think someone would be trying to get you answers sooner than later. I hope you can get it figured out soon, especially so you can start working toward your year’s word! I chose to write about my word, too!

  4. I pray that the solution is a simple one. Be sure to ask those doctors lots of questions. The more the better. And if the prescribe anything, look it up first and also look up alternatives.

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