Thursday, February 25, 2016

It's been a while since I posted, so I thought I would do a bit of an update.

My lymphedema has come back with a vengeance, so I'm going back to therapy to try to get it under control.  It's a real balancing act.  The meds that I take to get rid of the fluid throw my electrolytes off; the other week I got a call from the cardiologist because my potassium was 2.5...way too low.  He wanted to admit me to the hospital, but I talk him into letting me take extra potassium and magnesium at hime to bring it back up.

It has just gotten so frustrating: running from doctor to doctor, taking all these meds.  It feels like my life just revolves around doctors' appointments and pharmacies.

My pain has gotten much worse.  On Tuesday I went to a palliative care doctor.  She made some adjustments with my pain meds.  I hope it works; the pain just grinds me down.

Some days it really gets overwhelming.