Thursday, February 10, 2011

knocking out a couple more and a 2011 goal

Yesterday I saw my urologist and had a CT scan of kidneys and bladder looking for stones as I have a history of them. Following that I was lucky enough to have a Cystocopy (scope of the bladder) No cancer, no stones, no infection. I have an overactive bladder & interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrome (IC). Yet again, these can be linked directly to Fibromyalgia.

I guess I just need to suck it up and settle on that as my diagnosis. Believe me, I am glad it was not MS, Cancer, Lupus or any of the other things that have been tossed around. I think I just have an issue with Fibromyalgia since there is no "official test" proving that you have it and it could be responsible for completely kicking your ass with the most random symptoms.

My next appointment is with a Rheumatologist. If it is his conclusion as well btw, he is a local expert of FM and has it himself. I will attempt some sort of medication(s). I have been holding off till now as I am a little bit anti-meds and tend to have reactions to them which, ironically, is also a Fibromyalgia link.

I'm jinxed when it comes to losing this 1/2 lb. I need to claim 90 lost (from all time high) I lost some pre-band and even more on liquid diet pre-band. My weight loss was pretty small after one year. I will have two years under my belt this summer and my goal is to lose 20, no 15, no 20...


There, I said it out loud to the entire internet. How do I plan to do it you ask? What? caffeine, nicotine & some pills off the internet are not an option? Crap! Back to the basics I guess.

First I need to address the fatigue and pain (hope I get this underway on 2/21) It is really hard to explain how fatigued I am. I am not a lazy person. I tend to move about and am a little ADD, the fact that it can take every ounce of energy for me to get out of bed and shower and then feel like I need a nap after is not okay with me. Although, looking back, I have had much shorter attacks like this over the last 10 years. There was always a reason I could blame it on but this is since FREAKING OCTOBER! Okay, where was I?

1. Need to address pain & fatigue

2. need to move my ass, somehow, everyday, even if I have to take a nap after

3. I plan to use Lent to help achieve this goal somehow.

4. Water, not sweet yummy coffee all day.

5. increase calories (not a typo) I've fallen back into a habit of not eating most of the day and just eating dinner. My calories have been lacking, I however have not been hungry, so I will start with adding some shakes in the AM and see how that goes.

That's my plan for now...
Wish me luck :)~


  1. Well I'm certainly glad it's not cancer, lupus, or MS - and I can also certainly understand why you don't want the FM diagnosis. I hope you get the fatigue and pain under control. If it helps, I have a couple of friends with FM and getting the diagnosis, while resistant at first, actually led them to get some real help. Sometimes I wonder if it's my issue, too.

    Anywho, I know you can do this. I think you've got a great, sustainable, and workable plan!

  2. Best of luck to you. I'm glad it's not any of the other things, but my dad has FM and I know how horrible that is to, so best of luck to you!

  3. I'm also glad it isn't cancer, lupus or any of the other things you were worried about! Still FM can really kick your ass. Be sure to exercise. It really, really makes a huge difference in how much energy you have and how you much pain you have.

  4. Good to hear that it isn't the other things. FM isn't a fun diagnosis, but at least it is something. I am with you on the 20lbs in about that time frame! We can do it!

  5. Luck!! Luck that you figure it out, luck that if meds are required they go down easy and luck that your hard work and diet messing works to get those last pounds off.

    How about this..I am driving south for Spring break. Do you want to plan a southern Oregon meet up?


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