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The ob/gyn's office made a mistake and told me I was hyperthyroid, they even told my GP's office I was hyperthyroid, but the test result actually means low thyroid, when the TSH is high, the actual thyroid hormones (T3? and T4? I don't know) are low. So they allowed somebody... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Across and Inside my Universe
I have had alot of medical appointments this year, many of them involving the gastroenterologist. He did alot of blood tests last December, but not a thyroid test, so at my physical this week, after a friend had suggested, "Get your thyroid tested," I decided it would be a good... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Across and Inside my Universe
You know how they say watch out for changes in bowel habits, and losing weight for no reason, and a variety of other symptoms that might go with that? Well, I've been sick for the last few months, and I've got some test results back that rule out just taking... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at Across and Inside my Universe
Ugh. Should I even be posting in my current shape? I dunno. It's like . . . . psychologically spreading your . . . . well . . . anyway, for the whole world. Not the best analogy. On the other hand, I'm kind of curious about how the brain... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at Across and Inside my Universe
Seeing as how I've now seen my psychiatrist, and she didn't say to only contact her via snail mail, (her new mail receptionist DID tell me that but I'll chalk that up to him being a newbie . . . he needs more training but I guess we'll see how... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at Across and Inside my Universe
At least, I saw my psychiatrist on Friday, for the first time since early February of this year. She weighed a few options, one of them being a new mood stabilizer that isn't fattening (that makes it sound like junk food lol), but she settled on topirimate, which I've been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2013 at Across and Inside my Universe
I'm having some anxiety over my mammogram results, but it could be much worse. So, I had my first baseline set May 13th; they wanted me back for a closer look at one, which they told me was pretty common as when they have no baseline to compare to they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at Across and Inside my Universe
In my head I suspect that's the preferred or "better" option than others. That about covers things. Back to bed with me, I have a headache and don't feel well. Want to pull the blankets up and pretend the rest of the world doesn't exist, at least outside my household,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at Across and Inside my Universe
Well, I'm not safe. Lability is uncomfortably high (I hope I'm using the term correctly). My state of mind, my emotional perspective, keeps shifting so much that any decision I make, even fully believing and commiting to it, I can be doing just the opposite five minutes later (or half... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2013 at Across and Inside my Universe
Why, you ask? One doesn't need a reason for chocolate; however, I happen to have a pretty good one anyway. Uterine biopsies hurt really, really, badly, and so I need some chocolate. Now, the biopsy is just a precaution, given my untreated PCOS for so many years and having gone... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Across and Inside my Universe
Total Knee Replacement surgical recovery is a grueling, wearing, painful (in so many types), exhausting (both physically and emotionally), often torturous process/experience. While I don't want to diminish the purely physical aspects too much, and say they aren't traumatizing, I believe that the worst of what I went through after... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at Across and Inside my Universe
I put the full-blown in quote marks, because that's how my psychologist has put it; he says I need to tell my psychiatrist that I'm quite suicidal as well as suffering from full-blown mania with all the reckless/bad/dangerous/stupid/risky/wrong stuff that goes along with that, with my particular manic urges. He... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at Across and Inside my Universe
This is me, 9pm Friday, after shoveling 4-5 inches more of snow. Before this storm, there was 5 inches of old snowfall on the ground. Weds night they said that from Thurs afternoon to Fri afternoon the valleys would get 3-6". HA! We had 4 inches in the first 3... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Across and Inside my Universe
Anyway, Monday's apsychiatrist pt. has left me . . . confused. The Lamictal is being stopped, for being the culprit of the bladder/kidney problems . . . but that's not what has me confused. More at another time. I'm starting to get spam trackbacks, and aside from turning TB's off,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at Across and Inside my Universe
Or: No pain, no gain. That's a little black and white, but since running from pain is what I do best, learning to just sit with my pain, heck, learning to recognize when what I'm doing is a defense or running from pain, is pretty much where I'm at alot... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at Across and Inside my Universe
When your doctors don't believe you, you feel like you need to prove your problem/theory/what-have-you, if it is provable. In my case, the Lamictal IS affecting my urinary system. So the not brief but explained as briefly as possible history/experiences that I explained to all three doctors in September about... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at Across and Inside my Universe
So, for almost a week my emotional and mental state has been all over the place. I feel like a bungee cord that's been overused . . . . one hour I'll be thinking I have really good insights and have solved a really good problem (who says I haven't?),... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at Across and Inside my Universe
Edit: After a bunch of ranting prompted by a Senator's comment, I've realized I should have cooled down before writing. I'll post in a day or two my further opinions, including having read more articles . . . but here's the basics without the ranting. We're rather unorganized around here,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at Across and Inside my Universe
Well, that's what it feels like. The window in our bedroom started cracking in the wood frame that holds it in the wall; plaster cracked and water came out, and eventually wet wood sawdust bits . . . the wall is sunk in and soft in the lower corners. There's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at Across and Inside my Universe
I just read here, after I googled it, that other people have had something similar, on atypical antipsychotics. This has happened to me noticeably twice now, within an hour or two of taking my nightly meds (Lamictal & Seroquel; I'm supposed to take Lamictal in the morning but I always... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2012 at Across and Inside my Universe
You do NOT want to experience this. It's beyond the most horrific, terrifying, deathly, panicked, frantic thing I've ever experienced. I've had this once or twice before, and had forgotten all about them. Last week I had one. I woke up, but I couldn't move. The fact that I couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at Across and Inside my Universe
Look at the puffed sleeves! Icon of fashion, I'm not. Well, it was the mid-nineties . . . however I do not know if they were "in" or not. The dress had just gotten back from rental for someone else when I tried it on, so I guess it's not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at Across and Inside my Universe
By party, I mean the three of us celebrate. No one ever comes to anything we invite them to, except a scattering to birthday parties, except now those are held at the in-laws' houses. So, we have made our own traditions for the three of us, and one of them... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at Across and Inside my Universe
That title is very black and white, is it not? In a recent Psychology Today blog post, entitled The Elephant In The Bipolar Room, it is proposed that what if the paradigm regarding whether bipolar people caught in the extremes of their illness, the dark depressions and the really high... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at Across and Inside my Universe
In the decade we've lived here, we've rarely had problems with noisy neighbors. Our last one, who moved out two weeks ago, was an exception. Her stereo was in the bedroom, or at least the one she preferred to listen to, was. In the last 3/4 year I've gotten more... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at Across and Inside my Universe