Don't settle for nothing when there's something (about my illness February 2013)
On Wednesday 30th of January when I was going home from work I started feeling upset/sick, to myself I was like why am I feeling this way? I’ve been taking my vitamins and eating well enough, it was a dizzy faintish feeling, awful back pain and my feet was really hurting me since the previous Saturday. I did not take on the hurting and swelling of feet because since 2011 December I notice my feet will swell up and then it will go down within hours or a few days. I thought to myself maybe I over walked or worked my feet, also about five years now I have been going to the toilet very regular to urinate and again I thought it was from drinking too much water or a bladder gone bad due to holding in urine too long, but recently it got worst I’d want to use the washroom very very regular.
Anyways on Thursday 31st of January I left for work still not feeling any better, while traveling to work I felt like puking in the taxi and from then I started having headaches and a very upset feeling. I knew then I had to see a private doctor right away usually I go to the public clinic but this one seemed urgent. I called my boss and inform her that I will be going to see a doctor so I’ll be a bit late, the doctor asked me many questions to see if he can pin point what’s wrong but he did not, so he sent me to do some blood test. I receive the blood results the following Tuesday the doctor checked it and said my blood is good, I told him that I still wasn’t feeling well and the painkillers he had given me did not do anything to me.
He wrote a letter for me to see a specialist at a private hospital I was reluctant to go because these doctors are mostly about making money and referring you to their friend not so much your health is their interest. I went to the clinic near my work the doctor saw me and said that I had scoliosis which is true but I insisted that’s not a usual back pain that I am having it’s a piercing one at my left side with a burning like pepper, nausea, swelling of feet and when I walk my back gets semi cripple I have to slow down and the pain is so intense. I told her the usual painkillers wasn’t doing any good so she wrote a prescription for me to buy “TRAMACET” said it will make me high, she also told me that I will have to take a kidney and a liver test but I would have to wait 3-4 weeks at the clinic for the results, I definitely couldn’t wait so long so I did the tests private and had to wait a few days again for the results. I had been prayed for by my Pastor and my uncle “prayers is always the first step” even though the symptoms persist it doesn’t mean that GOD hasn’t heard our cry it’s just He wants us to wait or be patient and have FAITH in him.
By this time two weeks had already passed and still I felt no better, the tramacet was costly I paid $185.00 for 20 tablets which I only took eight because the side effects are awful and it wasn’t a nice high feeling but one that makes you upset, head spinning and you feel to do crazy things like scream, pull out your hair etc. I tried flamar x tablets that to had a side effect that you need to be in bed when you take it so I cut that out also. During this time I missed six days of work in between thank GOD for the weekends and two holidays we had in February.
I returned to the clinic with the blood results on 14th of February the doctor checked it again she said I am not seeing anything in the blood so I asked her if it might be kidney stone? Because the blood does NOT take up everything she said I don’t know it was like I had to even give her the hints to send me to do the liver and kidney test also asked for a referral to do an x-ray GRRRR. I got the x-ray at the hospital quickly when I returned it to the doctor again she saw nothing I wasn’t about to give up cause I spend many sleepless nights due to this I am not seeing anything ,if it was nothing I won’t be having these excruciating pains and uncomfortableness where I feel too faint at work etc.
I went back to the clinic the following week as the pain insisted after I took some arcoxia, I saw another doctor this time, which I asked for a referral to do an ultrasound. I did the ultrasound the Tuesday and got the report the same time I had to get a doctor to break down the terms in the mean while I did my own research along with the help of my boss. I finally made an appointment to see the specialist I was referred to earlier that month I knew he didn’t know one hoot about my problem because he is a rheumatologist (someone who sees about arthritis and spine problems etc) I had neither or anyways I still saw him because someone told me he’s an internist and he should know.
Now this will be the fourth doctor which I saw he did not know about my problem because he was not a urologist the ultrasound report did show some mild swelling of the kidneys and they were dilated, a bladder problem and micro- calcification and some mild Hydronephrosis. However the doctor assessed me to see if I had arthritis come on aren’t you seeing the ultrasound report Mr. Internist? He was actually making up time to receive his monies still. Then he sent me for another blood test it read GOOD AGAIN, now I am to the end of my wits with this ……… just money going the drain and no proper analyzing this was now the 23rd of February, 24 days and counting that I am getting no better and only worst some said maybe it was the virus or gas GRRRR.
So the doctor wrote a referral for me to finally meat with, a urologist (someone who specializes in the organs etc). The appointment was set for 2:30pm on the 26th of February I saw Dr. Khan who drew a diagram of my kidneys and explained to me that the tube that passes the urine from kidney to my bladder has a blockage therefore all the urine cannot pass out and it backs up and goes back to the kidney and has nowhere to go. That’s why I will always feel like I want to urinate and the other mild things he’s seeing isn’t significant just yet so I have to take a course of detrusitol pills for, four weeks. It will help regulate my bladder and I need to cut out all drinks except water and lessen my water intake at 4pm which is kind of hard for me because I am a baby lol always drinking milk and I love water.
If I do not take the course of tablets the situation will just get worst and can damage or poison my kidney when the toxin from my urine stays inside my body and further damage other organs. I want to say thank GOD I did not listen to those other doctors who kept saying it was nothing I would have just settled for scoliosis or the virus while my body would have start decaying inside and I would not have known what was wrong. The other mild stuff like the hyropronesis can turn into a stone or breast cancer if not treated or left to grow it’s in a cysts stage which is very painful still. Today is 33 days ago and I am still below the weather it’s the worst feeling I have ever had since I was born. I have resumed work two weeks ago and grieve for my bed because I feel like crap sitting her all day.
Excessive urinating or passing urine with blood or painfulness
Vomiting or feeling upset
Swelling of feet, knee etc
Terrible back pains
Numbness in hands or feet
MEDICAL BILL OVER THE LAST MONTH
Doctor visit - $100
CBC, HEM, THYROID blood test – 540.00
Doctor visit - $60.00
Liver and kidney blood test – 580
Tablets - $260
Rheumatologist visit- $300.00
Blood test - $130
Urologist visit - $ 400 2720
Detrusitol tabs $ 532.00 (someone is trying to get the detrusitol for me)
Sub Total = $ 2720
Total will be = 3252 if the person don’t get the tablets for me.
I have all the symptoms highlighted above and have become very agitated and irritable in the pass few weeks everything seems to annoy me or get me disgusted. Thanks for all your love, support and prayers I appreciate it and will return the same unto each and every one of you.
I cannot forget my little stinka Maxwell my teddy who have been a comfort and sleeping pill to me over the past 3yrs, he has been with me even in my sickness.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND SAVE YOUR SOULS IS MY PRAYER