Sunday, March 29, 09 Lorraine’s Blog
Well, another quiet week here at the Elk’s parking lot campground in San Diego. While I haven’t been doing very much, I’ve gone into the laboratories around here giving blood for testing, just about every day of the week. And Friday, my doctor, Dr. Brozinsky had some good news for me. On Tuesday, he tested for Hepatitis E. Hep E is a newer form of hepatitis that is in places like Mexico; that was found in the late 1980’s. The lab worker didn’t even have the procedure of how to run the test and had to call someone who did. It turns out I Do Not have Hepatitis E. The liver specialist my doctor was talking with thought that may have been why I went the way I did, turning yellow, yellow skin and eyes, orange pee etc. So now we are back to square one. My doctor talked to another liver specialist up the road and she thought it was my Celebrex.
My liver numbers were going down last weekend, then the beginning of the week they went back up, and by yesterday, they were starting to fall again. But the important thing I’ve noticed is, I feel like I turned a corner. I think I’m starting to feel a bit better. I was hungry all day yesterday, and my pee was starting to lighten, just a bit. And the pain in my gut and stomach is almost bearable. You have to remember, the doctor took me off all my prescriptions, no pain pills or anything except my thyroid and blood pressure, which he said I could start taking on Tuesday. It’s been a trial for me, and I’m ready to get on with our lives. I see my doctor on Monday morning and maybe if my numbers are still falling, he said he may release me. I’m hopeful.
So that’s it for me for now. If we get to leave, I think we are heading north to Palm Springs TT. I love that area and look forward to spending some time there. Till next time……..Lorraine
3/29/09 Chuck’s Report
Well, as the title says, we are still in the San Diego area. We moved from Thousand Trials Pio Pico to the Elks Lodge in Chula Vista. This is a nice place except we are parked on asphalt at the edge of their parking lot. We do have full hookups and can get cell and internet, that’s a plus. There are about 20 spots here, about half are taken, the camp host told me they are full most of the time, this is their “quiet” period.
Lorraine’s doctor wanted her to stay in the area for at least one more week. They are running lots of tests, trying to eliminate what it ain’t. So more blood tests for her, at least no cat scans or MRI. She isn’t up to going or doing too much so we stick pretty close to the coach.
A couple of times we’ve headed out for a car trip, once even stopped at a Casino for awhile but she’s just not up to doing more. We’ve also had to do some shopping but that’s pretty much our excursions. Another thing that may not be helping her get better is my “cooking. So if you are feeling bad for her, add that to the list too. They are serving breakfast at the lodge this morning, we may head there soon.
So with that, we have spent another week. Not a lot to write about and no pictures. Once again, we hope to leave here on Tuesday, after a doctor’s visit on Monday of course. If he lets us leave, we plan on heading to Palm Springs Thousand Trails for a week before we head for the Bay area. If we have to stay in the area, we can stay here for another week.