Thursday, October 21, 2010
The Headache decided that it needed to act up tonight. The Headache itself is not so bad but my eye is not working so well, and the nausea is non-stop even with medication. I am not thinking so well either - am so forgetful I have forgotten to remember what I forgot today....I think...I may be misremembering.
Went to the doc today, told that the antibiotic I am taking is fine but I should take a few more days of it. Since I don't have proper sensation to know when I have a UTI (from radiation damage) my very nice PCP decided to leave a standing order at the local clinic so I can go and give a urine sample to know when and if I have an infection. I appreciate that because it will save me copays when I really don't have an infection going on.
He gave me lasix, a diuretic, for the puffy problem., just a few days worth. I am afraid to fly with such puffy feet and ankles because my feet and legs swell when flying anyway - I would have such big feet I wouldn't be able to sidle down the aisle in the airplane. Add me flinging BLING the cane around and hitting fellow passengers and I can see me being featured on the national news for causing a disturbance. Hoping that the feet will be in better shape by next week.
Starting some of the vitamin/mineral supplementation today. Vitamin B-12 deficiency can go along with malabsorption issues like I have so I'm glad I'm starting this up again. Many of the symptoms for Vitamin B-12 deficiency overlap with hypothyroidism and general anemia. I doubt if I am major league deificient but I might be just a wee bit under vitaminized.