Hello again friends,
In this post I am bringing you my promised health update. I try to make my posts short and to the point but sometimes they can be a tad long so I hope you’ll grab your favorite drink, settle in and have a read.
Gosh I’m not even sure where to begin.. Okay, most of you know that I almost lost my husband back in February to bi-lateral pneumonia. For those who don’t know I will explain in my next post. Since then I have not felt very well physically. I do have chronic illness and I understand what stress can do to a person dealing with chronic conditions and maybe that is why I have not felt real well, maybe my conditions are just flaring because of all the added emotional and physical stress since then. Whatever the cause the bottom line is, I do not fell well. Most days I give it the good old college try but I am finding over the last few months I am having days where I simply just can not push anymore and I end up either staying in bed or on the couch all day. This is the basic reason for my lack of social media interaction.
In late March I was diagnosed with a malignant squamous cell skin cancer on the back of my leg. Yep, it freaked me out. . Me! Who NEVER sucks up the sun. Me! Who is always STARK white in the summer to the point I could blind you. Yep, skin cancer. I had too have two biopsies, the initial one with my primary care doctor and the second one with a surgeon. Thankfully and most gratefully all of it was cut off and it had not spread to any surrounding tissue. I was a little taken aback by how long it took the area that had to be cut out to heal. The skin is just now where it’s not dry anymore and I can actually touch it and sit down without it hurting. However, I was told that I will have to keep an eye on myself because once you have one of these types another one can come along again.
In light of that, I have made an appointment with a dermatologist in May. I have marks all over me that ‘look’ like beauty marks. Honestly, I am praying they are all just age spots, you know, “liver spots” even though I’m only forty-eight (maybe my skin doesn’t know my age) but I am also a bit freaked out by what had just happened and I want to get them all looked at.
So to sum it all up as best I can, lately I have been just very tired. Much more than usual, my digestive system has really been causing more pain then usual, my RA also seems to be causing me more pain as usual. I am trying to get what good nutrition in me that I can and I am trying to get enough sleep but, the last few months it just feels like it’s never enough sleep.
If you’re a praying person would you be so kind to keep me in your prayers? I’d appreciate that..
Until my next update…