Jul 14, 2011 - 6:48 pm
Had the blues yesterday. Pain in the sternum felt like a heart attack several times, winded going up and down the stairs, crying at the drop of a hat and whining (oh God, I hate my whiney voice), diarrhea all day, terrible cramps (double over kind) and guess what????
Went to the doctor today and she said "did you take any Imodium?" And guess what my answer was? "NOOOOO! Can you believe I FORGOT TO TAKE IMODIUM and I've been on this board for HOW MANY WEEKS NOW?
My doctor said the pain in the sternum and the pain in my pelvic bone (not mentioned above) was from the shot they gave me to keep my platelets up and my blood work looked "great" today.
I was like a drunk this morning and found out that is a symptom of dehydration. I could not walk straight. Totally loopy. So I volunteered to spend two hours at the hospital (it wasn't critical to do it) getting hydrated with an iv. I was so groggy that it didn't matter that I was in a chair for two hours, until about a half an hour into the IV when I felt myself come alive again. We are truly made of water! Her advice to me was to keep drinking fluids all day. Mostly I enjoy what the nutritionist recommended Concord Grape Juice and/or Apple Juice mixed with water.
I love this board and reading what others have posted is still helping me throughout the day. I'm obsessed with your healing journeys.