My IV team was here today. They come weekly to change the dressing on my PICC line, draw blood to be sure my kidneys and liver are tolerating the meds well, and to check my vitals and symptoms.
My hope was that I would have only POSITIVE things to tell her today. I really hoped I would be able to sing the praises of God through this medicine regarding the remission of the Lyme Disease. Unfortunately- that's not quite how the conversation went.
She asked me if I've been dizzy or if I've been having vision problems. I was surprised because usually I don't have either of those things on a regular basis but recently I've been EXHAUSTED! It's been difficult to read the computer as at times, it goes blurry. And dizziness and nausea have been my cohorts. I have spent the last two afternoons ASLEEP while my children occupy themselves. (How terrible is that?) Then I realized that she asked me those things and wondered how she knew... "Your blood pressure's pretty low... those symptoms are customary with L.B.P" she respoded.
I'm supposed to drink more. Apparently dehydration has a lot to do with blood pressure. I'll have to really think about drinking as I don't feel like doing much these days. I'm supposed to STOP doing everything else and rest. (Ironically she saw that I have three children and talked to me about homeschooling.)
I am ready for God to reach in here and move mightily. It's clear that the medical world doesn't have a grasp on how to handle this... it'll be HIM or nothing. And I am more on the side of Him... good think I'm more on the side of Him. :)
Thanks for praying.