Today was a good day in the wake of a rough night. Last night, I got out of bed at about 3am to use the ladies’ room when my thigh decided to spasm and send me sprawled out on the floor. Because it continued to spasm, I couldn’t even get back up. My phone was in my bedroom but, thankfully, my parents had gotten me a Samsung smartwatch for Christmas. The watch has an SOS on it, so I was able to ask for help. My brother got the message and came to my rescue. He picked me up and got me in my chair then let me bawl all over him as I cried my eyes out, all the while rubbing my back and telling me everything would be ok. He really is a sweetheart.
After that, I got a whole 2 hours of sleep… In the morning, my family headed to the doctor’s office for my appointment. We have all always been very involved with each other’s medical treatments. No one has to work through health issues alone in my family. We all piled in the appointment room, guys included since it was just test results and not an examination. It turns out that I am very deficient in some very important things, on top of being Celiac. They believe my condition is a layering effect that led to the auto-immune. My diagnosis sheet is starting to fill out and look like a medical textbook. This time, however, we are hopeful. They gave me an IV Infusion of some essentials to get me started. I have been going since 2:30pm when they gave it to me and I still have energy! I haven’t felt this good in months. Even my parents mentioned there was a pep to my voice they haven’t heard in a while.
It’s now 11pm and I have started to wane. However, the hope is still present. With hard work, a good attitude, and perseverance, there are results in sight. It’ll be a long journey back but, just like with PT, I’ll push through with a prayer.
|Oh, the nostalgia! 16 years old in rural (yes, rural) NJ, after High Tea looking at|
a friend's new rifle.