My words are:
stamp ~ legal ~ suave ~ mercy ~ lost ~ wild
They were submitted by: Jenniy of https://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com (Thank you for such awesome words, and I promise to do them justice in my actual Stable Layne installment! I am sorry for the delay!)
The title of this post is false advertising, and I apologize. I knew I was going to have a crazy few weeks, and I had asked Karen for my prompt early, so I could work ahead. I had done very well with working ahead on every post, except for this one. I have been working away on it, but it is not done. I still have three words left to work into it. Murphy's Law often catches up to me. This is no exception. This post goes live in the morning, just a few hours from now, and I am not done. So, I had planned on simply finishing it up, and getting it scheduled. Then life happened.
Of course, with me, nothing can ever go easy. I somehow ended up with an abscess in my abdomen, a few weeks ago, and that definitely through me for a loop. They have no clue what caused it, and though they think it could be a byproduct of the disease in my abdomen, its location does not exactly make the connection a definite. Thankfully, it seems to be healing well, and it is no longer causing much pain. However, it is definitely taking a very long time to fully heal, and the incision has not even closed yet. The good news is that there are no signs of infection, which is the most important thing. The slow healing is probably caused by my blood thinner and the steroids I am taking to treat the abdominal disease. Both of those medicines slow the body's healing capabilities, so it is not too alarming that I have an injury which is healing slowly. Mind you, it is a tad worrisome, because the longer it remains open and unhealed, the longer is remains susceptible to infection.
Then, as luck would have it, my body decided that a rare abdominal disease and a slow healing abscess was simply not enough, and my heart decided to start acting crazy. I was hospitalized in 2014, because my heart was not cooperating. I lived through a scary few days, but the fix was a pretty simple one. They put me on a different blood thinner, one that also helped with heart issues, and it seemed to get my heart right back on the correct track. I have been fine since. Now, I am having the same issues I was having then, only a bit worse this time around, and the fix isn't quite as simple. At least not yet. We are still going through the testing phase, and still working to pinpoint exactly what is wrong, and exactly where the problems are.
So, the final straw in my somewhat camel like back, that led to this post's title being false advertisement, was something that happened early this evening. One of the things that has been happening with my heart, is that I have been getting pains. They aren't the most horrible chest pains. Mostly just quick, intense pains. They often happen during or after I have a tachycardia episode. Well, earlier, I had a super terrible, and long lasting chest pain. It was awful. I felt like I was having a heart attack. My entire left arm went numb, my face went numb, my legs went numb, and I could barely breathe. It lasted for several minutes, and I hated it. Chad was very soothing and helpful. Once it was over, I just knew that I was not going to be able to finish my Stable Layne post. I actually put a lot of thought into those posts. I tend to know what is going to happen, I just don't know how it is going to translate into words. Plus, I have to make sure to use my specific words, that I am assigned. I have most of it written, but I still have two words left to use, and it just is not quite done.
If you could send some positive vibes my way, I would really appreciate it. I could use some goodness right now. Mostly, I just really hope they get all the answers they need, from all these tests. We know my heart is not circulating enough blood, and that my blood is not oxygenating properly. We need to find out exactly what areas of my heart are struggling, why they are struggling, and the full extent of the issues. My arms (most frequently the right), hands, legs, and feet are having major circulation issues, and often go numb and turn purple/blue and freezing cold. So obviously, circulation is an issue. It is possible that the tachycardia is just my heart trying to circulate an adequate blood supply. Why I also have bradycardia episodes is a mystery. Why there are issues is a mystery. Really, everything is a mystery. Hopefully, we solve the mysteries and fix the issues quickly.
There are a lot of unknowns with my health, and I genuinely feel it is all linked, versus being a bunch of different issues. I just really hope they figure out the link, and we can then solve all the problems. There has to be a root cause, especially since two common things involved with most my issues are my blood/veins/arteries/circulatory system and my immune system (autoimmune issues). Sometimes, I really wish Gregory House were real, and I were under his care. I am sure he would have a lot of fun with my case, and I am certain he could figure it out. Wouldn't that be lovely?!
Okay, enough about me. Please, tell me what has been up in your world?!
Don't forget to go see what words my fellow bloggers were assigned, and how they used them. I will meet you there, but first I need more coffee. These days, coffee is my saving grace. Keep an eye out for the actual Stable Layne installment. I will add the link to this post, and share the post on Facebook!! I promise it will be worth the wait!!
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