I realize it has been a while since I have been here. Truth is, I have too many blogs and publications going to keep up with!
Health wise, I was in the hospital shorly after New Years with chest pain, which began to shoot down my left arm. The initial EKG in the ER showed a mild heart attack had occurred “in the past” but during my three day stay in the hospital, no signs an occurring attack were present. I am still due to visit the Cardiologist for further investigation, as I have had more light episodes of the same pain.
The neuropathy has improved a great deal, but there are still days when I have episodes of intensity.
I completed my first year evaluation in the Virxsys study, and at my last visit to the infectous desease specialist, my numbers were OK, but the viral load was creeping up a bit. We are watching it closely, and I am back on the quarterly watch.
I have had two episodes of upper respiratory infections, one currently clearing up as I write. I still battle the irritable bowel thing, most likely due to all the meds I am on.
Speaking of meds – the biggest problem I have now is with the new adventure of trying to maintain a somewhat regular schedule, including trying to apply for entrance into college. In keeping up a routine schedue and being a bit more active, I am finding it hard to stay on the RX protocol. In fact, I have missed more meds than ever because I am either distracted by the activities of the day, or simply forget. It is nearly impossible to stay on Ten prescriptions and keep a regular life like the normal joe. This is dibilitating in itself, because the meds are what helps sustain my life. I with the courts and SSD would consider this in their judgements for folk who battle serious ilnesses.