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Medical update-TMI time!

Update to this post.



About two weeks ago, I developed a red, scaly rash on my eyelids and the skin below my eyes. Seriously gross. It made me feel hideous and look like a sad poodle. I wanted to call in ugly to work, but that's not an actual thing. I'm NOT going to post a picture. Trust me. Gnarly.

I tried to approach from my Paleo, Ayurvedic, Nutrient-Dense, doctor-phobic perspective and nothing worked. So I gave in and saw my GP.

She said:
1. Cold compress
2. Antihistimine
3. Hydrocortisone cream
4. Keep your grubby paws off it!

That was last Friday. All of the above seem to be working. The rash is not gone, but definitely receding. Score one for conventional medicine. This annoys me as I still feel like I should be able to keep myself healthy with bone broth and coconut oil. On the other hand, (kanine hora) I am still free of colds, coughs, flu etc. as opposed to Hubby the gluten/grain/sugar eater who is on cold/cough/flu # I've lost count of the season.


We did get to talk about all my lab work. The fibroids are still there, but have shrunk slightly. I really refuse to even consider surgery unless someone convinces me there's a clear and present danger. My mammogram was clean. My bloodwork was OK, no problem with my cholesterol which is a MAJOR victory for me and the LCHF approach. I am low on vitamin D, which has way more to do with lack of sunshine, even more so with the schedule, than anything I'm eating or not eating.

She prescribed the same high-dose Vitamin D supplement I went through a few years back. I'm not sure the low-D situation is a real problem, but I'm willing to take the supplement for three months anyway. The pills are a pretty blue. (It has been pointed out to me that the Vitamin D could help with fatigue, restless sleep and poor concentration, which are side-effects of my nocturnal work schedule, so it might be worthwhile on that front.)

I'm STILL avoiding my colonoscopy. However, I've met my insurance deductible for the year, so if I am going to do it, I might as well make it before the end of the year so Aetna can pay for it instead of me.


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chocolate_frapp
Oct. 11th, 2016 03:20 pm (UTC)
my nutritionist says most people don't get enough vitamin D.
karaokegal
Oct. 11th, 2016 07:43 pm (UTC)
It's especially tricky on this side of the Bay, where sun is a rarity and it's even worse when you basically live like a vampire five days a week.
sharp2799
Oct. 14th, 2016 02:25 pm (UTC)
We do what we can and if we need an assist from conventional medicine, so be it. (Besides, if it weren't for conventional meds, I'd be dead. So....)

I, too, am avoiding my colonoscopy. LOL I tried a couple of years ago but couldn't keep the prep down so they couldn't do it. No fucking clue what to do about that. Sighhhh.
karaokegal
Oct. 21st, 2016 09:44 pm (UTC)
It might be acting up again. I think it's related to working up a sweat in yoga class and having it run into my eyes.

It looks like I'll have to try to do the colonoscopy in December, so it gets done before my deductible starts ticking again and there are two actual days when hubby would be available to pick me up afterwards. If I upchuck the nasty stuff, then tough titties and that'll mean I don't have to do it ever.
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