Monday, January 3, 2011

Where have I been?!?

I've been away for a while. I've been super busy with school and with this stupid flu (mostly the flu). It was one of those situations where you kinda get the flu...then it gets a bit better by itself...then it comes back in full force..!

I've been on a 10 day bout of antibiotics (Avelox 400mg for 10 days). When my family doctor listened to my chest and my back, he said he could hear the weezing in my lungs. I could feel it when I breath. I will be done the antibiotics in the next few days.

The problem that has been bothering me the most are these crippling headaches. Based on where the pain is, it definitely has to be a sinus headache. It's painful to a point where I cannot sleep, I cannot lie still, I cannot stand up... I cannot do anything. Icepacks help mildly, but not really. Having my mother massage "Robb" on my head helps a bit.

I went to see the hematologist today (for transplant clearance reasons). I had to do bloodwork first, then wait about an hour or so for that bloodwork to come back so the doctor could look at it. So I decided to go to home hemo and see if I could be seen by a doctor in relation to my sinus headaches. My blood pressure has also been acting wacky. It's been no lower than 145/98. I believe my doctor is relating the headaches to the blood pressure...but based on my ear infection fiasco in Jan/Feb/Mar of 2010...I'm thinking its another sinus headache thing. At that time, I went to see an ENT who gave me some nasal spray. This time, I just went to Walmart and bought some over the counter nasal spray. I hope it helps as I've been using it for about 2 days and am still getting headaches. I've been off of work for about a month.

My dialysis machine is screwed up. I keep getting "no water" alarms as I'm trying to do my opening rinse. Something that should take about 7-8 minutes looks like it's going to take about 45. Time to call tech..

In good news, that HR exam I wrote back in October... I passed! I am officially a CHRP Candidate. I'm quite happy about that. All I gotta do now is hopefully get my kidney transplant, then start looking for HR job postings within my company and hopefully in the same building too. I just remember how stressed I was when I walked out of that exam...thinking about all the hours I wasted studying for it. Thinking...who do I think I am taking the exam without even finishing school or without practical work experience. But when I saw that I got an A on the exam...I couldn't be happier.

My Christmas and New Years were both quiet. On Christmas day I was so sick with such a bad headache that I spent most of the time in bed, in tears, just praying that I could simply fall asleep so that the pain would go away. I had short little naps-3o to 45 minutes tops. All of the Merry Christmas text messages and BBMs were sure to keep me awake.

For New Years, my Mom and Dad were going to go to church. My sister went out with her friends, and I was going to stay home. When my Dad realized that I'd be home alone, he decided to stay home with me. I appreciated that...staying home alone in such circumstances is just not fun.

Anyone, I'm sure my machine has been rinsing for about an hour and I still haven't gotten the "system ready" beep. This annoys me. I may need to turn the thing off and on again.

Well, that was my quick update. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year! I will keep up to date with transplant stuff as (I hope) this hematology appointment will be the last doctor I will need to "approve" my transplant.

3 thought(s):

Jennifer said...

That's great news about your exam! Congratulations! I really hope that you feel better soon.

Melanie said...

I'm so glad you are doing OK (minus the flu). And BIG CONGRATS on passing the exam. Please keep us updated on your transplant progress. Major prayers coming your way :)

lupie d gr8 said...

Happy New Year!
Congrats on passing the exam!
Stay rock solid my friend!

 
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