Thursday, February 16, 2017

Marilyn Says :

First of all I want to thank Michael, and Elmer for taking over here.  So far they are doing a great job.  Also want to thank Anna for agreeing to go to the doctors with me.  She knows medicine and would think to ask questions, I might not think of.

This all started last July when I started losing weight.  I thought it was because I was taking Pierre and Bella for walks.  I went from 160 to 130 pounds, which was good because the doctor wanted me to lost weight.  The problem now is, I am still losing weight.

Then, in January, I got an infection is one of breasts.  It really swelled up and became very painful.  So I went to the Doctor's Assistant who gave me some medicine and sent me for an unltra-sound.  She felt a mamogram would be too painful for me.  The unltra-sound came back with nothing wrong.  So when I back again, she gave me the same medicine again.

Between my second and third doctor's assistant visit I got an infection in my ear and down my jaw.  So when I went back the third time, she changed the medicine, ordered blood tests, order ultra-sound to my jaw and wants me to see a surgeon.  Well, I got the blood test.  My insurance will not cover two unltra-sounds so close together even though they are for different things.  I got  afraid to go to the surgeon.  I don't want to know if I have cancer.  So I cancelled the surgeon appointment.

So there is where Anna came in.  A friend suggested that I ask her.  Anna is going with me to the Doctor's Assistant tomorrow.  We will reschedule the general surgeon's appointment - again to which she will go with me.  I asked Anna to come in the room with me at the doctor's assistance and the general surgeon and she agreed - even if the doctor says no.

I am still losing the weight and get weaker. My breast has not healed as it should have.   I have no energy.  Even this is wearing me out.  Anna says there is something wrong somewhere.  She has suggested a couple of teas and things, but doesn't want to go counter act what the doctor is doing until she finds out what is going on.

So that is all I can tell you.  I thank you all for your prayers, encouragements, and thoughts.  I really need them right now.  I felt you should know my problems.

Blessings to you all,


Vickie said...

Oh Marilyn. You have been dealing with a lot. As I said, I am so glad Anna is coming with you. I will continue to pray. Please let us know.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,
Thank you so much. I am glad that Anna is coming with me too. Will let you know what they say. Really appreciate your prayers.


jem60 said...

Marilyn my continued prayers for you in healing and for the doctors to find out what is going on, Thank you Anna for going with Marilyn and helping her through this ordeal. God Bless you both

Anonymous said...

Keep thinking positive! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that you've been struggling with these physical issues, and hoping that you'll have some answers soon.


Tom said... are in my prayers.

Vanssmomc said...

Marilyn, you are in my prayers also, and I am sending you many positive thoughts! I am so happy to hear that Anna is going with you, she will be wonderful support for you and also will ask the questions you might not think of to ask. Anna is truly a blessing. Cathy in Webster

littlemancat said...

I'm so sorry to hear what you've been going through! Oh my! I share in the sending of good thoughts and prayers for you - I know they help as we're going through a tough health issue here, chemo treatments and all.
Prayers for all, so glad Anna will be with you.

Anonymous said...

Godspeed and take care. Carol in SC

Rosemary said...

Prayers and hugs, Marilyn. I hope the cause is found soon and you get the correct treatment. So glad Anna will go with you.

Diann said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers your way, Marilyn. Hang in and stay positive. We are all thinking of you!

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Everyone,

Thank you so much. It is so kind of all of you. I really appreciate your prayers and thoughts. Will tell Anna what you said, too.

Blessings to you and yours,

Anonymous said...

Dear Marilyn, I'm so sorry that you're going through these worrisome and painful health problems. I check in here often but just don't comment. I just wanted you to know that I appreciate your work on this site. I hope and pray that you can get to the bottom of this problem, without surgery, I hope. And so glad that Anna is going with you, it's so good to have a friend with you.


Anonymous said...

"The truth will set you free." So true for so many things in life. Worry about what might be can be debilitating in itself; once you know what is going on, a plan of attack can be the next focus. Also, be aware that insurance companies frequently delay and deny, in an attempt to wear down the insured, so that valid claims aren't processed as they should be. I would be very surprised if you didn't win an appeal of your ultrasound claims, but you (or your advocate from the senior services in your area) will have to be persistent, and read your insurance contract thoroughly, so that you know what is covered. Frequently, pre-certification is needed before a medical service will be covered, but that is easy to do before the treatment, and your doctor should have arranged for that if required, but mistakes can be made, which is why it is important that the patient (or advocate) oversees what is going on. It is good that Anna is going with you to these appointments, and my prayers are with you that the Lord will strengthen you in your walk through this current valley of your life.

Lily said...

Prayers sent you way. I hope they discover what's actually going on. Not knowing is worse than what is actually going on.

DeborahS said...

Hoping that the past few days have given you reassurance that things are not as bad as you feared, or else that there is help for you to deal with whatever the problem is.

All my good wishes to you, and encouragement to accept whatever help is on offer. It's often so much easier to give, but accepting is just as important.


New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Everyone,
I thank you all for your prayers, thoughts, and advise. I really appreciate all you are doing for me.

Spent this last weekend at Elmer and Anna's.


Heritage Hall said...

Oh Marilyn dear, praying for discernment and skill by doctors to
determine the source of your ailment and to furnish viable treatment for your complete healing. Trust in Him, the ultimate Healer, to bring you through this in peace, well being and to ease negotiations with the insurance provider... Enclosing you in loving prayer.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hello Heritage Hall,
Thank you so much for your prayers. I really appreciate them. Sure hope the Lord gives the doctors and myself wisdom and knowledge.