There is a reason, my gentle readers, why I have been gone for a bit.
I have had fibromyalgia for a couple of years. I am 24 years old, and I get the pleasure of getting kicked off my fathers insurance when I turn 25 (and his insurance happens to be halfway decent.)
For a while I have had an inkling that I don't have fibromyalgia. I just couldn't shake that thought. None of the medications were working, I was always in pain, and I was pretty much just in existance mode. I would medicate myself up on pain killers to get through the day, and I was barely getting through school, much less working. For 24 years old, I wasn't doing much.
So I started going to doctors. And if I felt that the doctor wasn't giving me the attention that I felt that I needed, wasn't running the right tests, or wasn't listening - I crossed him/her off the list and went to a new one. I went to different types of doctors - general physicians, internists, rheumatologists. I milked my Dad's insurance for all it was worth. I was SICK of being sick.
And wouldn't you know - after a few doctors - I found a GREAT one. And HE FOUND OUT WHAT WAS WRONG.
It was my adreanal glands. They produce to much cortisol. And for your body, that's not a good thing. So for the past few weeks/month, I have been going to doctors, getting tests done, etc. On Monday, I go to an endocrinologist, and this past Friday I had a CAT scan done. They are zeroing in on what is wrong. So it's NOT fibromyalgia, and what it is is treatable. Right now it's just a matter of zeroing in on the particulars and finding a route for treatment.
So I have neglected the blog, but it's been for a really good thing. When they diagnose you with fibromyalgia, that's not a good thing. They don't know what causes it, how to cure it, and they really don't know how to treat it. A lot of doctors dont even think it exists. So by them finding out that it was an over production of cortisol is a GREAT thing. It can be treated, and I can possibly be a healthy, working, going-to-school 24 year old. :-)
I'll be back before long, and if there are any big changes I'll be sure to update the blog. And be sure to check out the Etsy shop - I just posted a bunch of roving and spindles there last week!
I hope everyone is doing great and enjoying summer!