Friday, April 27, 2012

Doctor Appointment Review:4/27/2012

Today I had a Doctor Appointment to go over test results that I had done and they all were pretty normal. The Doctor gave me homework to sit outside everyday for at least 5 minutes because the sun has vitamin D in it and I lack Vitamin D.

The Doctor decided to re-check my Vitamin D levels to see if they went up from last time which I haven't got the results back yet. He also gave me a Vitamin B-12 shot.
Lately I been having Chronic leg and back pain so the doctor ordered me to have X-ray done on my Left Leg and my lower back. Hopefully they find something. The doctor said it might be my Muscles or I might have weak bones.

So just a little review on my doctor appointment today.

Stay Strong,
CES <3

Monday, April 23, 2012

More Test Results coming....

Hey Everyone!
So I went to the doctor Friday and the doctor doesn't understand why my Vitamins are so low for my age and why I am having leg pains.
The doctor did a series of blood work from checking for different diseases to my count of my white and red blood cells and to my vitamin levels.
I hate waiting for test results to come in because I get very nervous and scared to know what it is.
I should know something by hopefully tomorrow or by Thursday.
I also have a doctor appointment this Friday because the doctor wanted to do some research to see what he thinks is going on with me. I have no clue what it could be though.

Updates will come as soon as I know something!

Stay Strong,
CES <3

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My Pain Journal

Hey Everyone!

My Doctor told me that I needed to start doing a Pain Journal which is basically just writing down how I feel everyday and what Symptoms of Pain do I have. It helps me keep track of how I feel on a Daily basics and it helps my Doctor understand my Pain more. I think for the People who deal with Chronic Pain all the time should do this Pain Journal.

So this is what I use to write and keep track of my daily pain. I think this works best for me but you can use a regular spiral notebook or a small notebook. Just find what works best for you!

So What I would do is on one side I would put the Date and the other I would put Rate which is for me to Rate my pain from 1-10.

On one Side I write all the Symptoms of Pain I am having through out the day for Example: Headache, Stomach hurts, Lower back hurts, and Fatigue. I will write those down for the day then next to them I will rate how much Pain I am in or how much it bothers me.

Now I was gonna show you pictures on how I did mine but my Camera is acting up.

I just hope this explained a little on what I do to keep up with my Pain. It's just a easy way for me to keep track and that way I can show my Doctor.

Stay Strong,
CES <3

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Did You Know:Stress is a good thing sometimes

So I was looking at books on Amazon that I can get for my Kindle that were free and I came across this book called "Stress Proof Your Life."

When I started reading this book today, I came across a Chapter that talked about how stress can be a good thing. Did You Know?

*Stress keeps you young=Your adrenal gland produces a hormone called DHEA. It stimulates a younger looking appearance.

*Stress makes you smart=DHEA makes your mind sharper.Chronic stress though makes you forget things.

*Stress lifts your mood=It forces you to make decisions and to take responsibility. Recent Study found that small doses of the stress hormone cortisol protect some people against depression.

*Stress improve your stress life=It is said that low levels of stress are linked to control of sex drive.

*Stress keeps you alive=People under regular pressure tend to take better control of their life.

So I hope you found this as interesting as I did. You should check this book out if you have stress and don't know how to find ways to improve it. Again its called "Stress Proof Your Life."

Stay Strong,
CES <3

Sunday, April 8, 2012

What Vitamins do I take?

I take 2 Vitamins that my Doctor had told me to take, just for the record I haven't really taken Vitamins until now. I know that's bad. Anyways I thought I would share what Vitamins I take.

First I wanna talk about the Vitamin that the Doctor had Prescribed me. The Doctors did some blood work and found out I have a Vitamin D deficiency. I was wondering why I was so sick all the time and why I wasn't getting better. The doctor told me that me having lack of Vitamin D caused me to feel sick all the time.

The Doctor had prescribed me Drisdol which is Vitamin D. I am suppose to take it once a week, which I take it every Monday. So far it has been working pretty good but I won't know for sure till I go back to the doctor so they can check my level of Vitamin D.

Next my Doctor told me to take a Daily Vitamin. So first I was taking One a Day Women Vitamins but I hate taking the Pills. The Pill is big and I just hated it. So I switched to taking One a Day VitaCraves a Adult Mulitvitamin gummies. You chew 2 gummies daily.

I love these Vitamins just because it's easier for me and more on the go when I am in a hurry.

CES <3

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What is Fibromyalgia?

Today I wanna talk about Fibromyalgia because the Doctors told me that I have this.
   Fibro is which a person has a long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness of your Joints and Muscles.


The Cause is unknown.

Fibro is most common in Women between the ages 20-50.


Pain can be Mild to Severe.

  • Painful areas of the Shoulders, Back, Chest, Hips, Shins, Elbows, and Knees.
  • Pain may feel like a deep ache or Shooting or Burning Pain.
  • People with Fibro tend to wake up being Stiff. Also might have trouble falling asleep because of pain.
  • Some people have Pain all day Long.
  • It can get Worse with Daily Activities.
  • Pain can also get worse with the Weather, Stress, Depression or Anxiety

When I went to the Doctor I told them I have Problems with my Knees and my Ankles. My Knees hurt all the time and when I walk they sometimes give out on me. My Ankles hurt all the time and they get Worse at night where I can't even fall asleep because of the pain. 
The Doctors did a Reflex Test on me and I barely had Reflex in my Legs.
The Doctor put me on medicine to help with the Nerve Damage that I have in my Legs.

Stay Strong,
CES <3