Thursday, June 25, 2015

Nothing is Getting Better

I don't think I've ever had such a blue period in my life with my health. My upper abdomen pain continues with all the symptoms of before with the loss of appetite, food tasting horrible, losing weight, stabbing and cramping pain, malaise, etc... I went to see my primary care doctor to catch her up with what's been going on and she wants me to go to The University of Michigan Hospital, so she did a referral for me. I'm seeing a gastro doctor next week as an urgent patient.

Meanwhile at work, things are going from bad to worse. I'm trying so hard to fix things but everything seems to be working against me. I've never gotten in trouble before because of my performance so I'm taking it really hard. It seems like I'm never going to be able to get my next sleep study done because of all these obstacles. And on top of this, my migraines are acting up big time cause of all the stress.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Another chapter

Last Thursday I had the ERCP procedure where the docs cleaned out some sludge from my bile duct and they made a small incision to help things flow better, but I had a bad pain reaction when I woke up. I ended up in the ER for several hours to manage the pain. They let me go home later that night.

Then Friday night, I had a bad fever, along with severe pain, chills, shaking, and nausea. Saturday morning, I was back in the ER and they admitted me to the hospital for a blood infection called Sepsis. I was in the hospital until Tuesday. They pumped me full of antibiotics and they did several more tests to try to find out where infection was coming from.

Now I'm back home with a big bottle of antibiotics. The docs are hoping that the pain will calm down when everything heals up. I'm still having a lot of the same symptoms with pain and nausea like I did before the procedure. My appetite is still off and I'm living on buttered noddles and toast.

Tomorrow, it will be two months since this whole thing started. I have no idea when I will be able to get my sleep study done, and I'm having major problems at work because I'm not meeting my goals. With the chronic daily migraine and severe sleep apnea, I'm already struggling with the exhaustion, loss of concentration, and memory problems. Now I have these other health problems on top of it.