Verdict is in
…and it’s my liver. *closes eyes* Damn it.
My enzymes are all out of whack and she told me it was likely responsible for the malaise, exhaustion and stomach upset. She’s put me on a handful of meds to help with the symptoms (oh good news…kinda. She said the weight gain I’ve been experiencing might have to do with my liver. There’s something called ascites fluid that people with liver issues get. It’s basically a collection of fluid in my abdomen. She said, if it gets worse and we don’t get things under control quickly, she can make me an appointment with a hepatologist to remove the excess fluid by needle).
I have a med to stop the acid reflux and issues I developed thanks to that stomach eating Celebrex disaster a few years back. She said it should help right away so that’s something to look forward to. She also put me back on the pill at my request. She said it would be a really bad idea to get pregnant right now (no kidding eh?) so it’s a good move for more than one reason. She’s still somewhat convinced that I am heading into menopause but the pill will probably help with that a little too.
She said to start the meds immediately so I filled the scrip at the pharmacy beside her rather than going all the way to north campus where I usually fill my meds. At work, they only charge the 10% we owe and they give us a miss on the dispensing fees. I wasn’t prepared for the $300 bill…I paid it on my credit card, taking up all my extra xmas money. I thought D would flip but he didn’t. Said he was far more worried about my health…made me feel good. Loved. Need it a lot.
So yeah. I guess it’s better to know. I’ll be back in to see her in two weeks and then weekly thereafter until they see things normalize. The bladder scope and ultrasound is coming up but she’s cancelling the GI scope.. She said enough was enough, we already knew my stomach and esophagus was damaged. I’m not sure what to think. I’m almost in tears but it’s PMS so it doesn’t really count.
Panic/ambivalence/panic/ambivalence – this is how things seem to go with me. I’ll find a balance eventually.
Took my meds and I have to eat now (30 min after taking or it won’t help). I’m going to try a muffin and an apple. Wish me luck guys.
Thanks so much for reading this…for being here with me. I have not felt alone in this since my very first blog friend (Kitty xoxoxo) took up camp and started cheering me on. I am so lucky to have you guys along for the ride. Thank you. Even if you never comment and only read every now and then. 🙂 xox