Monday, July 11, 2016

Roses Revisited...

Hi Everyone, I thought I'd stop by for a quick update on this last week. I'm sharing some pretty and peaceful photos from a few years ago that were taken on my sunporch. That was my favorite spot for photos, since the room was north facing and the light was always perfect. I've never had regular rose bushes, but we did have this lovely Knock-Out bush in the front yard. It would bloom proficiently from Spring, all Summer, then into late Fall.

I'll share some prettiness before I bore you with my day-to-day fun...

This is a precious little floral teapot that I've had for years.



and one of my vintage rose prints by Redoute.



For a look at the post from 2013, 

I had my initial visit with my new Internist and I think she's going to be very thorough and knowledgeable. We talked for 45 minutes and I think we covered most everything I had issues with...let me tell you, it's sort of like taking the long winding road. I have to stop every few minutes to let the doctor catch up and for me to take a breath. I warned her that I researched things on the Mayo Clinic site and other reputable websites, so be prepared for lots of questions. She didn't run out the door, so I think she's open to them and my thoughts.

She ordered a starting batch of blood tests to do with anemia, and she had the results back the next day. The tests for anemia showed that my numbers were better, all but my Red Blood Count, which is consistently in the LOW catagory, and has been for over the last 13 years. On paper it looks like my anemia is resolved, but I'm still having symptoms and I want to know why my red blood cell count is low. On Friday I was fitted for a Holter Monitor, which is a portable EKG, and wore that all weekend. Lots of fun wearing all the wires and monitor; the kitties hated the smell and would hardly come near me. Guess it smelled like burning rubber to them. I could hardly get near them all weekend; only the treat bag worked, and that was iffy.

They were checking to see if I had arrythmia, which has all the same symptoms that I have...fatigue, dizziness, headache, etc. But I don't think that's the culprit. I have to wait for the results to come back on the monitor, then I hope to have another conversation with her about where to go next with blood tests. There are several reasons for a consistently low RBC, none of them look like anything I want to deal with. I'm staying with the anemia regime, B-12 and suppliments, hoping the continued supplementing will eventually aleviate the dizziness. Thanks for all the good thoughts, and I love your insights!

You all have a good week, I'll check back in soon.
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