Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I don't quite know what to do.
I had a swelling episode a couple of weeks ago.
It seems to have mostly gone away and have been an isolated incident in relation to being a female.
Still, it was scary and not "normal" at all.
I am on 80mg of Lasix a day and I am not losing any more weight, despite having been on this higher dose for quite some time now.
I can bend a little better and walk a little more.
I am pushing myself as best I can.
I am doing the very best I can to stay positive about as much as I can, but I still have an extra 70ish pounds on me that shouldn't be there and it makes me damn suicidal to see photos of all the progress I made before and then to look at me now and see what a blob I am and know I can't do a damn thing about it.
I go in to get my eyes looks at tomorrow, as I have more bleeding... oh joy.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I guess it has been a while...

I found out that my potassium/sodium levels are fine on the Lasix, but that I have high cholesterol. I am not sure of the exact number though. I am allergic to statin drugs though, so I can't take the usual stuff. I was put on Gemfibrozil and was taking these monster pills twice a day, but I was feeling really, really bad and I called my PCP and was told to stop taking it and we will just revisit the options at my next appointment which is not yet booked.
I also have not heard from the retina doc's office yet about making that July appointment so I am a bit concerned about that too.
I will be giving them a call tomorrow to see what is going on.
I am still swollen, but I am down to about 243 from 260 a month ago, so that is good. I had plateaued for a bit and my PCP doubled my Lasix, so now I am on 80mg every morning.
I think everything else is the same, medicinewise.