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MAY 7, 2004
 
I HAVE BEEN FEELING TIRED AND JUST NOT MYSELF FOR ABOUT A YEAR NOW. I HAVE GAINED A LOT OF WEIGHT, MY HAIR IS DRY AND BRITTLE, MY NAILS BREAK OFF FOR NO REASON AT ALL. I AM SLEEPY ALL THE TIME BUT WHEN I TRY TO SLEEP I CAN'T.
I FINALLY FOUND A DOCTOR THAT WILL ACCEPT MY MEDICAID WITH SSI.
I GO SEE HIM ON THE 19th OF THIS MONTH.
I PRAY HE WILL HAVE SOME ANSWERS FOR ME AND I CAN START FEELING BETTER.
 
 

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MAY 19, 2004
 
WENT TO THE DOCTOR TODAY.
HE THINKS IT MIGHT BE HYPOTHYROIDISM.
HE SENT ME ACROSS THE OFFICE TOWER TO AN IN HOUSE LAB TO GET BLOOD WORK DONE.
SHOULD FIND OUT THE RESULTS TOMORROW.

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MAY 20, 2004
 
DOCTOR CALLED. IT IS FOR SURE HYPOTHYROIDISM.
HE SAID IT'S EASILY TREATABLE.
HE PUT ME ON LEVOXYL 0.75 mg TO START OUT WITH.
HE WANTS TO DO BLOOD WORK EVERY MONTH FOR THE FIRST 3 OR 4 MONTHS TO MAKE SURE 0.75 mg IS ENOUGH.
I GO BACK FOR A RECHECK AT THE END OF JUNE.

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JUNE 17, 2004
 
SLIPPED AND FELL AND LANDED ON MY LEFT KNEE. IT'S VERY VERY BRUISED AND LOOKS AWFUL! FEELS EVEN WORSE!
CALLED THE DOCTOR ABOUT IT AND WAS TOLD TO KEEP MY APT. ON THE 21st OF JUNE.

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JUNE 21, 2004
 
WENT TO THE DOCTOR FOR MY HYPOTHYROIDISM RECHECK AND TO HAVE MY INJURED KNEE LOOKED AT.
DOC IS HAPPY WITH MY HYPO MEDICATION BUT PUT ME ON A VERY MILD DEPRESSION PILL. IT SHOULD ALSO HELP MY SLEEPING PROBLEM IF TAKEN AT NIGHT.
SENT ME TO THE HOSPITAL TO GET A KNEE X-RAY. X-RAY SHOWED THAT NOTHING IS BROKEN AND MY PLATES AND SCREWS ARE IN PLACE.
IT'S JUST A REALLY REALLY BAD BRUISE. MY ENTIRE KNEE IS BLACK AND PURPLE...YUCK!

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OCTOBER 20th, 2004
 
HAD RECHECK TODAY FOR MY THYROID. BLOOD TEST SHOWED MY THYROID WAS STILL OFF A LITTLE BUT NOT BAD ENOUGH TO CHANGE MY MED DOSAGE.
WILL RECHECK IN DECEMBER AND MAYBE CHANGE THE DOSAGE THEN.
DOCTOR ALSO GAVE ME A KNEW MEDICATION FOR MY ARTHRITIS.
HE ALSO KEPT ME ON THE DEPRESSION MEDICATION.

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NOVEMBER 20th, 2004
Due to some "female" problems I have been having for months. My normal doctor sent me to a specialist.
After more bloodwork and a few test, he sent me over to the hospital for another test.
This test showed a few things. One the way my pelvis was shattered is the number 1 cause of this problem. And two, They are going to set me up for a day surgery procdure (called a D & C) and this should help.

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December 15th, 2004
Had day surgery procedure called D & C. In and out in a few hours. Was never really put to sleep...doctor was afraid to put me all the way under due to my complications after the wreck surgeries.
Now I have to wait to see if it helps.

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JANUARY 2005
 
DOCTOR ENDED UP ADDING ANOTHER 25mg TO MY THYROID MEDICATION. IT JUST WASN'T LEVELING OUT ENOUGH.
ALSO ADDED A HIGH DOSE OF IRON PILLS (DUE TO FEMALE PROBLEMS) AFTER BLOOD WORK RESULTS AND ALSO PUT ME ON QUINNE FOR LEG TWITCHES.

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JANUARY 29th, 2005
D & C has not helped.
Doctor wants to give it time. Probably months!!
I can have another D & C in about 6 months and this time it might help.
Wants to keep me on the iron that my normal doctor put me on. Says Iron is Very Very Very LOW!

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MARCH 5,2005
 
Went to the doctor for a recheck on Thyroid. More bloodwork showed that the iron is helping but not enough for me to stop taking it. My Thyroid is also still off so we upped the dose again. I'm now taking 125mg as well as the iron and all my other normal meds..
 

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JUNE 18th, 2005
 
Rechecked bloodwork at the doctors yesterday and he just called. Thyroid ok. Iron still very very low. Iron pills are not helping that much. He is giving me a bigger dose as well as RX vitamins.
Recheck with him in September.
Recheck with "female specialist" next month.

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JULY 27th, 2005
 
Recheck with "female"doctor.
Problem better. Seems to be coming and going.
Left it up to me. Wait or do another D & C.
I want to wait!

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September 2005
 
Recheck with doctor. Thyroid and iron still off but    a lot better...
Female problem better as well...
 
 

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January 2006
 
Another recheck with doctor. Everything much better...keep all medication the same...seems to be working.

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March 9, 2006
 
Fell in kitchen floor. Spent the entire day in the ER getting x-rays. Doctor is sure I broke my foot...but sense it's my flopped/dropped foot (dropped feet have different bone formations) with all the nerve damage she put me in a cast. Also is forwarding me to a Ortho Specialist...someone that will know more about my previous conditions and how to care for this foot....

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March 15, 2006
 
Went to Ortho Surgeon. (Dr. F from Baylor in Dallas...the doctor that saved my legs and life in 2000)  After more x-rays I was told it was a very bad break.  Sense I already have problems with this foot and where the break is, I was put into a walking boot for 12 weeks. The normal is 6 to 8 weeks.  
Then recheck with x-rays.

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June 9, 2006
 
Recheck broken foot at Orth. Surgeons office. Everything looks good, but it is growing H.O. like my other breaks did. Will cause some pain due to the H.O. and he's sure sense the foot already has arthritis this will only make it worse.
No more rechecks needed unless I have problems.

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