Friday, June 23, 2017

Celebrate: Au Revoir

"Au revoir" means until I see you again. In this case it's more of an until I'm well enough to stay upright in a chair long enough to write blog posts again.

According to the doctors and lab results, I'm "fine." Tell that to my very nauseous tummy and unhappy digestive system and that have made me lose 8 kilograms (17 pounds) in the last 2 weeks. Not kidding. I spend most of my time in bed or in the bathroom.

It's very hard to sit at my laptop, so I'm off everything -- Facebook, my CPs' forum, Twitter (if you see a tweet, it's a robot, not the real me), gmail, and now Blogger. I hope you can forgive me for not commenting on your posts and, for a while at least, for not posting. Until someone figures out what's wrong with me and fixes it, I just don't have the strength to be on the net.


My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

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 Celebrate the Small ThingsTo be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is visit the Celebrate page on Lexa's Blog for the rules, and then post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! (Originated by VikLit)


66 comments:

Nicola said...

Oh no, Lexa. Sending you lots of healing power across the ether. I do hope the doctors are able to find the problem and 'fix' you up soon. Take good care!

Cathrina Constantine said...

I'm so sorry, Lexa. How can doctors say that you're fine!!! :( I will keep you in my heart and in my prayers. Take Care. I hope you're feeling better very soon.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Lexa, we'll pray that you get answers soon. Keep checking with different doctors until someone finds the answer.

JeffO said...

Get rest, pump the fluids, and find a new doctor! I hope you get well soon.

Rhonda Albom said...

Wow, sorry to read you are so sick. I hope the doctors figure it out, or it just goes away quickly.

The Cynical Sailor said...

I'm so sorry to hear how sick you are. Take care and I hope you get better soon.

Birgit said...

That pisses me off that you are this sick and the dr's say you are fine. Do you have any pain when you press on your lower right or left side? Can you take the smell of food? You are nauseous and need to be near a bathroom but can you eat anything? The reason I am asking these questions is that I got really sick back in 2004, and couldn't eat much, lost weight and food did not make me happy. They only thing I could eat was oatmeal. When I was in a car the bumps made me feel like my insides were moving around. The doctors at the hospital said I was fine. I ended up having a cyst on my ovaries which burst and the poison from that cyst went throughout my body..I had , I think, pancreatitis or was it peritonitis...sad that I can't recall which one gives those symptoms. If you don't have that, drink some chamomile tea which calms the tummy and plenty of rest. Take care

Natalie Aguirre said...

Take care, Lexa. Hope you feel better soon and the doctors figure out what's wrong with you.

Andrew Leon said...

I hope they figure out what's wrong and that you get better!
And then you market whatever it is as a new weight-loss plan!

Kate Larkindale said...

I hope you feel better soon. That sounds really scary. Sending you all the healing vibes I can muster.

Dr. Theda said...

wishing you the best, dear Lady Lexa... and hope you are feeling better soon

Stephen Hayes said...

Take care of yourself and get well soon.

Patricia Lynne said...

Yikes! That sucks. Press those doctors to look harder or find another. You are obviously not fine and it needs to be figured out.

messymimi said...

Praying for healing.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Sending get well soon wishes to you. Hope the doctors figure out what's wrong. Relax and don't worry about anything. My prayers are with you.

Ann V. Friend said...

{{hugs and prayers}} my friend. Rest, we'll be here when you feel better (smile) Blessings

Kim Lajevardi said...

That sounds awful, Lex. I hope they figure out what's wrong soon. Take care and get some rest. ❤️

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

If you don't improve, go to a walk-in clinic. Maybe a fresh set of eyes will find the problem. Hope you feel better soon.

Sue Bursztynski said...

Get another opinion. Tests. Whatever it takes. My mother was horribly sick once and had her doctor visiting daily and not doing much, because "it will mask the symptoms" and finally, after a week, Mum insisted on going to hospital, where they told her she had pneumonia and that another day would have killed her. And that quack continued to practise medicine! It seemed she had thought Mum might have TB!

mshatch said...

Oh, Lexa I'm so sorry you're feeling so awful. I hope the doctors can figure out what's going on soon. My thoughts are with you.

T. Drecker said...

Oh my! Here's hoping that those doctors figure out things soon, and that you find a few more comfortable hours. Take care of yourself!

Tamara Narayan said...

Keep advocating for yourself! My husband's doctor's couldn't figure out why he was having extremely severe headaches until he insisted on an MRI. They found a brain tumor and luckily, he was treated and is in fine shape today. Keep track of your symptoms and keep fighting for an answer.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Sending prayers. Take all the time you need.

Shah Wharton said...

Oh no! Poor you! Hit the multi-strain probiotics (Amazon have a great selection - not sure whether they're in Egypt?) for stronger gut health. Sounds awful. Keep bugging the docs and get well soon! X

cleemckenzie said...

This is just about the worse news ever. Take care. Get well.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Lexa,

Oh, my! I'm sorry you aren't well. You're in my prayers. Did you go to a gastrointestinal doctor? My first thought is Diverticitulist. That's what I suffered from in 2013 which resulted in surgery. Be well, my friend. Google your symptoms, you'll probably figure out what's going on to help you point your doctor in the right direction or to help you to decide if you need to go to a specialist. Hugs and blessings to you!

Julie Flanders said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to read this. I will send all the healing thoughts and positive energy I can muster your way. Hoping you are feeling much better soon. Hugs to you, my friend.

L.G. Keltner said...

I'm sorry to hear that! You obviously need to focus on your health right now. I think we can all understand that. I hope you feel better soon!

Patricia said...

So sorry to hear this news. Keep bugging the doctor...think about seeing another. Most important just take care of yourself we'll be here when you get back. I will have you in my prayers.

DA Cairns said...

Damn, sorry to hear your news Lexa. My hopes are prayers are with you.

Donna B. McNicol said...

Just getting caught up on last week's posts - I truly hope you are starting to feel better.

Sharon Marie Himsl said...

Hi Lexa. Thinking about you and praying you are up to speed soon. Hate it when doctors say you are fine when you feel terrible. Maybe the doc thinks it will run its course over time. If it doesn't keep complaining. Meanwhile, we'll keep your blog chair vacant, waiting for your return. Take care!

D Biswas said...

Hi Lexa-- hope they figure out what's wrong very soon, and you can be up and about as usual. Take care of you.


Damyanti

Crystal Collier said...

It's hard to truly appreciate good health until facing the scary uncertainty of the unknown. Sending prayers your way.

Chemist Ken said...

Sorry to hear about this, Lexa. It's doubly hard when you don't know why things are happening, since you don't know when it will end. Good luck and hope you're feeling better soon.

Carol Kilgore said...

Omigosh! I knew I hadn't seen you around but I figured you were on vacation. Please get better soon. Sending prayers. And hugs. ♥

klahanie said...

Dear Lexa,

I echo the sentiments of all our blogging friends. Wishing you a wonderful recovery, my lovely friend, via a definitive diagnosis.

Hugs,

Gary

Lori L MacLaughlin said...

So sorry to hear you're sick, Lexa. Keep after them until they figure out what's wrong. Obviously you're not "fine." Sending prayers and healing thoughts your way.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Lexa,

You're still in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you're doing better. Take care. XOXO

Inge H. Borg said...

So sorry to read you are so miserable. I finally realized I hadn't seen any tweets from you.

Silly question, but "Do you still have your appendix?" Sometimes, the doctors don't consider the simplest (but very dangerous if ignored) solution. I know. When I worked in Moscow, the Embassy sent me off to the hospital suspecting just that - but there, they fiddled around for another five days and caught it just in time. Not a fun place to have had this done in 1963!

But to you, dear Lexa, best wishes and good thoughts. Please, try to get another opinion - and, most of all, get well again.

Erika Beebe said...

Thinking of you Lexa. I really hope your tummy settles down soon.

Mark Murata said...

Get well soon.

T.F. Walsh said...

So sorry to hear you're not well... please get better soon. Sending you lots of virtual hugs.

PlanetKimberly said...

Oh my gosh, Lexa, I'm sorry to hear about your health problems! That's scary. I hope you have gone to other doctors to find more help. Maybe a nutritionist can help.

A few years ago I had stomach pain that kept me on my back for 3 weeks. Every time I would sit up, the pain would get worse. It was a burning pain with bloating. I felt full all the time. My doctor didn't know what it was. She sent me to a gastroenterologist who did an endoscopy on me and he didn't know what was wrong with me either. My doctor told me to eat mashed potatoes and pasta. I felt better with the mashed potatoes, but worse with the pasta. When I was able to walk, I went to the gym. My gym friends who are trainers are the ones who helped me figure out the problem. It was a gluten intolerance. That's why the pasta made me feel worse.

I heard that doctors only study diet/nutrition for 6% of their required schooling, so it's no wonder they couldn't help me.

Your symptoms sound different than mine, but try cutting gluten out of your diet and see if that helps. For people with gluten intolerance, the gluten damages the villi in your small intestine. The villi allows your body to absorb nutrients from food. Once it's destroyed, it takes 4 days to regrow. So, it may take longer than 4 days for you to feel better.

Some people don't know they have a gluten intolerance or they don't show symptoms. I didn't know I had it until a few years ago.

I hope you feel better soon!

Take care!

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

We all miss you. Just dropping by to say hope you're much better now.

Nas said...

Oh, so sorry Lexa. Hope you beat this. Whatever it is. Hugs and positive vibes!

Emilyann Girdner said...

So sorry to hear you're not feeling well, Lexa! Praying you get well soon. <3<3<3

Lynda R Young said...

I've been a bit slow around the blogsphere lately. Many hugs coming your way and, more importantly, prayers that you gain your health again.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Lexa! Wow, it's been a while - little worried about you. Hope your body is just recovering and you'll be back with us soon.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Keeping you in my prayers, Lexa.

Chrys Fey said...

I'm sorry your not well. Last December, I went through something like that for about two weeks and lost a lot of weight. I was nauseous and struggled to eat. It eventually went away, and I hope yours does, too. Get better!

Kim Lajevardi said...

Thinking of you, Lex. Any improvement?

Michelle Wallace said...

Hi Lexa!
I'm sorry to hear you're not well.
I hope you've sorted it out and are now in recovery mode.
Take care. XXX

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Thinking of you, Lexa, and hoping that you are getting better.

DMS said...

I hope you are feeling better or getting some answers. It is so hard to be feeling sick and not have answers. Sending hugs and healing thoughts.
~Jess

Catherine Stine said...

Oh, no! Best of luck in your recovery to health.

Shannon Lawrence said...

I hope you're finding improvement or, at the very least, have an idea of what's going.

Misha Gericke said...

I'm so sorry to read you haven't been feeling well. I hope you're getting better now. :-(

lifepostbrainhemorrhage said...

Oh Lexa! I hope the doctors find out quickly what's going on with you. Sometimes they just don't listen to what's laid out right in front of them. You keep pushing them to do their job and hopefully you'll be back on in no time!! Love you girl!! Eva

Mina Burrows said...

Hi Lexa! Hope you are doing well. Congrats on Bloodwalkers. It's on my list!

Ms Rix said...

Wishing you well ,Lexa. Get better soon x

Sharon Marie Himsl said...

Thinking of you, Lexa. Pray you are okay.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Hugs. I hope you're feeling better.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Oh, Lexa, I'm so sorry to read that you are ill. It doesn't sound pleasant at all. I hope they can diagnose this soon and give you some treatment. My best wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery. Do take care and rest up and try not to worry. I (and everyone) will so look forward to your return.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

That's scary. Wishing you some better health. That is not the way to lose weight.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I'm late. Sorry to hear you're not at your best. I understand what that entails. Hope you're better soon. Think of you often. Wishing you the best.

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