I've been home a lot this month not doing a great deal. I will feel fine, then the fever hits me and all my joints hurt. My chest almost constantly (breast bone, and under my breasts, radiating all over my chest) feels like it is there is something bearing down on my lungs, the pain moves, the compression moves around but is always there, it's very strange. It's a feeling that signals a lot of worry to me. It is worse when I lay down, so it keeps me up too. I'm mentioning all these symptoms in case anyone reading this goes: AHA! I know what this is! I've had several echos, ekgs, ct scans, abdominal scans, ultrasounds, blood work....all clean, so Monday I will get a PET scan to check for a hidden infection or PTLD. I google a million times what might be going on and I have to believe there is an infection in my lungs, heart, or chest bones that is causing this and hopefully one of those things comes up on the PET scan and we have an answer! And then can find the right treatment.
Soon I hope to be posting about food, restaurants and some awesome vacation (this thought is keeping me sane.)
Thanks for listening!
Oh I should mention I am a finalist in a challenge to meet Martha Stewart (I have deeply admired her forever!) I worked really hard for a month submitting countless recipes. It gave me a mission while I wasn't really feeling great, which was good for me. If you have the time please go vote (voting is every day until October first.) Please register and after you do it takes one second to vote every day!
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