Sorry, everyone, but I won't have a Victorian New Year's Eve kit this year.
I would like to request prayers and good thoughts. I'm not doing well at all physically. In fact, I'm pretty darn sick and in so much pain. I'm also anemic and have no strength right now to sit at the computer. I have a bunch of tests coming up including a colonoscopy and EGD scheduled for the 3rd, and CT scans with contrast of my chest and abdomen, a chest x-ray, and bunches of blood work on the 7th, and my yearly heart work-up with echocardiogram, EKG, etc. on the 21st. What a way to start the new year. Boo hoo!
I saw a pain management doctor Thursday hoping to find an alternative way to control my pain meds other than narcotics. No such luck. I went to him taking one narcotic, now I'm taking two! It is going to take me a week or so to get used to this regimen. In the mean time, I'm quite woozy and even more dipsy than I usually am! LOL He explained it was absolutely imperative that we get my pain in control as it is most certainly affecting my diabetes and heart issues. He said the shakiness and quivering I have in my legs when I stand even long enough to brush my teeth is a direct result of the pain shutting my body down. I received quite a lecture about not taking enough pain meds and how it is putting my overall health in jeopardy.
I'm quite frightened about the results of the colonoscopy as I have had cancerous growths (polyps) removed in the past and just had part of my right kidney removed last March because of cancer. I'm having a lot of bleeding and have become anemic and my white blood cell count and other lab values are really off.
Please forgive me for not being able to make the new year's kit...I'll make it up to you on Valentine's Day. Thanks so much for your understanding and thanks in advance for your good thoughts and prayers. What ever comes, I know I'll get through but it helps me bunches to know that all of you are rooting for me.