Saturday, June 9, 2012

Health update: back to square one.

In a March post I mentioned being happy with a 7.5 minute mile I ran. Funny how quickly you can end up back at square one. I might be at a new record low now. For the past three weeks, I have had a fever, cough, and other cold-like symptoms, pretty much without break. (Wiped out my PTO for the year). I am getting very little sleep at night. And my abdomen is a source of much pain. I think it is primarily due to the coughing, but not certain. My Gastroenterologist (ughh! that's the kind of thing really old people say!), started me on Pentasa, and a hard hitting, broad spectrum antibiotic. We also drew lots of blood for lots of tests, but so far no answers. If I am not improving dramatically by Monday, I get to start hunting for an internal medicine specialist.

Enjoy your health, and don't take it for granted. It can slip away quite unexpectedly.


  1. Take good care of yourself and get feeling better. That's an order!

  2. It stinks that it can turn so quickly. You are in my prayers and as I remind myself often....remember the good days and be glad that you were able to make the happy memories that you did:)

  3. I'm trying to take care of myself, honest!