My stomach issue thankfully is now back to its normal status.
I saw the Neurology specialist downtown again and they have decided to go ahead with a muscle biopsy (as well as nerve biopsy) to test for mitochondrial disease. It hasn't been scheduled yet, but will be sometime in January.
I am really anxious about this. I will be awake through the whole thing (just local anesthetic), though probably will need sedation because of having a surgical procedure while awake and seeing stuff will set off anxiety bad.
I am hoping this will lead to some answers as well as better treatment to improve my quality of life. But at the same time, I'm hoping it isn't mito (though that's what I've had 6 different MDs say they feel is going on) because the prognosis isn't great with that set of diseases.
Trying to focus on taking one day at a time instead of thinking of what is coming down the road. I am still alive today, what can I do today to serve God and others? If it's a day where I need to rest, then rest. If it's a good day that I can go out and do something, then go do something to the best of the ability I have.
I'm trying to get back into volunteering now that I'm not in school for the time being (though exploring a different Masters program). I miss it and it will help get my mind off of myself and my problems. Still looking for a part-time job, but volunteering will get me out of the house and give me something productive to do.
One last request (health-related, but not mine) --an employee at a Petsmart fed Leon treats earlier this week without asking for and receiving my permission (I was occupied with the ID tag kiosk) --and well, Leon is on a very strict diet because of his allergies. Sure enough, he broke out in a rash and was itchy and miserable. The Petsmart vet saw him (store manager had made arrangements) and he is on medicine to help --but the medicine has him feeling pretty yucky and he's just been laying around and sleeping most of the time, so he's out of commission and not able to work. He is on a tapering dose, so hopefully he will feel better once on the lower doses in a day or two.
But I'm stuck at home pretty much (can only go on very short outings--less than an hour or so) so I can take him out and take care of him. Please pray for Leon James.
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
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