Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I am going to talk about the process that a provider goes through to give a patient a diagnosis. I’ve seen this topic come up fairly often in several of the groups I’m in and I think it would be helpful for patients to have a better understanding of the process and thinking that goes into the diagnostic process.Continue reading “Getting a Diagnosis”
Struggling to Find Balance
At the heart of managing any chronic illness is finding balance in our lives. There are never any perfect, risk free solutions to the problems we face. Thus we have to constantly weigh risks vs benefits of treatments and quality vs quantity of life.Continue reading “Struggling to Find Balance”
Sometimes, keeping things balanced is just not possible and you have to choose between which crappy symptoms you want to have. That’s where I’m at today. Sadness.
The other day, I was experiencing an electrolyte deficiency that lead to me passing out. Clearly, this isn’t a functional or safe state of being and needs to be addressed. So, I loaded up with extra sodium and potassium which got me feeling better.
Until now. Because now I feel awful. The extra potassium has made my interstitial cystitis flare so it feels like there are knives in my bladder. I took some pyridium which helps a little. Now I just have to ride it out.