Archive for June 2012

Me & my girls   Leave a comment

Thought it was about time to do an update, kind of like, the state of our house.  Where to begin..

Alex had her scopes done on May 29th, and we had a follow up for her on June 7th.  She has eosinophilic esophagitis, an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus.  She has to take 2 prescribed prilosec a day, and no spicy foods, no acidic foods or drinks, and no soda, and remain low lactose.  She has to have another endoscope in 3 months, and a follow up after that, and then we find out if any of that helped or not.  If not, she will be sent to another specialist to determine *what* is causing the allergy in her esophagus.  At least we know that it’s not “in her head” or maybe “stress” causing her pain.  This is real.  And I feel vindicated in knowing something was going on, and didn’t give up, looking for a diagnosis.

Marissa saw the neurologist today.  She’s fine.. other than the headache that won’t leave her for over a month now.  They don’t feel it’s anything with her brain, she tested fine today with the exam.  They are going to see if the insurance will cover an MRI, just to have a look.. but doubt they will find anything.  In the mean time, we are to encourage a more set bedtime / awake time, and have more healthy foods / less processed foods, and add some vitamin B2.  See them again in 6 weeks.

MY follow up was GREAT!  My A1C went from 7.7  last visit (3 months ago), to 6.6!  My cholesterol & triglycerides are better than they’ve ever been, and I’d lost 5 pounds since last visit (which, I gain & lose the same 5 pounds any given day, but I’ll take it!).  My blood pressure was great, pulse was fine, liver looked improved and the doctor is overall pleased with me today.  More exercise is all she says.. but she’s always told me this.  I’m trying.. as Steve says, “you’re the most trying person I know..”  ha ha.

We got new living room furniture this weekend.  It was a random, hey, they’re having an awesome sale, let’s check it out, and bring it home today kind of thing.  I love it!  What I don’t love, is how big the old sectional is, and how small the other living room is to fit it in.  Or, not fit.. whichever way you want to look at it.  It’s there, for now.  It needs cleaning, badly.  UGH.  5 cats on it all the time, and years of abuse- it’s rough right now.  At least it’s in better shape than what was in the other room.. that was a couch that all the springs had sprung and you’d sink to the floor when you sat on it.

Anyways, that’s about it.  We are sore from the furniture moving this weekend,  I think I hear my chiropractor calling.

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