Monday, May 07, 2007
HELP! Where can I get this old body overhauled or at least get the oil changed and the big tire removed. Know any good body shops?
In recent e-mails and Pilgrim Scribblings posts I've dropped some vague hints concerning various ailments, aches and pains. I've been to so many specialists that I can't remember what's wrong with me.
For starters, I had cellulitis twice in the last 18 months. Both times it was in my facial area. The first time I was hospitalized. Last fall when it hit again I carried my intravenous in a pouch on my waist and the homecare nurse came every day to change the medication.
For two years I was on an anti-depressant to help with my panic attacks and anxiety. During that time I developed sleep apnea and had to get a C-PAP machine. Three months ago my doctor began weaning me off my medication and the sleep apnea has all but disappeared.
I've also developed osteoarthritis is my right knee and my left foot. About 10 days ago I developed severe pain in my hip. At first we thought it was my sciatic nerve flaring up but today it was determined that I have bursitis in my hip.
I'm awaiting an MRI to determine the cause of a significant hearing loss in my left ear. While I was in England I developed a "floater" in my left eye which continues to float around and bother me.
Other than that I've been doing well. I don't think I've had any memory loss incidents recently (to the best of my memory) but there are likely some things which I've forgotten to mention.
Oh yes, I did have an MRI on my brain recently. They discovered that I have one...at least.
So, dear friends, thanks for your prayers. I wish there were some "thinking" exercises that would help me lose weight. I can't walk, run, jog or do much of anything but I sure think a lot.
Sorry to bore you but you asked...
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NIV)