Please bear with me while I TRY to keep my sense of humor here.
As you know, I had to have an emergency colonoscopy on the 23rd. The prep for the test was miserable, horrible, unbearable, cruel & gruesome! Especially since I needed NO help at all in THAT department.
I guess you could say that I'm thankful the Gastro Doctor that I saw the day before realized there was a problem and it was not just an intestinal virus.
The Doctor called me Friday night with the test results. At least now I have answers on why I'm schnizzling my brains out all day and night. It also explains the "pregnant abdomen" look that I'm sporting.
I've been diagnosed with a disease called Lymphocytic Colitis. The only way to find this disease is through the many tissue samples they took during the colonoscopy. They don't know what causes it and there is no cure. From my online research, it's one of those diseases that they just can't figure out too well.
The Doctor is going to start me on a medicine regimen tomorrow morning. He will give me a 7 day sample of the medicine to see if I tolerate it before giving me a prescription. My wonderful health insurance plan does NOT cover this medicine and there is no generic for it. The cheapest I can find it is at KMart for $917.00. This makes me cry..... We're all praying that this medicine will help calm the Colitis down.
I don't know how I'm going to pay for the med's yet. We are on a payment plan with the hospital to pay off Rolf's surgery and that will take a long, long time. I haven't worked at a paying job in almost 7 years since I quit to take care of my dying Mother and take care of Grandpa Bob. And, with Rolf now retired we just don't have the income like the old days. I try to always look at the bright side of life, but right now I can honestly say life sucks at the moment! I know it could be worse, and for that I'm very thankful.
I'm exhausted from being so sick and have no energy. Everything on me and in me aches. I even have a hard time trying to lift up the girls. The Doctor wants me to start eating yogurt (yuck!) and drinking Gatorade (double yuck!!) I'm so damn tired of this already and to think I may have to spend the remainder of my life like this, I just can't wrap my ahead around it all quite yet.
So there ya have it. I should have titled my post Shitty Sunday (no pun intended.)
To all of you, my Blogville family, once again I say THANK YOU so much for all your love, support, phone calls, texts, e-mails, greeting cards, comments, etc. You have all given me the beautiful gift of your friendship and for that I am very blessed!
Love you all,
aka The Charmin Queen