Uphill Battle

To top off an already bad week, I got the results of the tests I had done last week, which I wrote about in the post called Finding Myself. A blood disorder I had over two years ago … has returned. This means I’ll experience regular migraine headaches, stomach pains and, on most days, a feeling of nausea. I’ve had all these symptoms for the past few weeks. The migraines average out to once every three or four days and the stomach pains every day, but not all day; it’s worse in the mornings. The nausea is more of a seedy feeling than anything else.


Two years ago, the doctor and specialist both said there has to be a reason for the disorder, but neither could find it. Then on 23 December 2005, I woke up and had no pain. Over Christmas and the New Year period I counted my pleasing with each pain free day. Later tests proved the disorder was righting itself and we all breathed a sigh of relief.

Now it’s back. Now I’m with a new doctor and she told me that there has to be a reason for the problem. I told her about the previous tests I’ve had – and there were a lot – and she is requesting copies of those reports so that any new tests can be compared to them.

I have a headache now. I hope it doesn’t develop into a migraine. I’m trying not to hold on to the stress I feel, but it’s difficult and an uphill battle. This is just another problem at Grand Central Station … which is my life.


4 thoughts on “Uphill Battle

  1. Sasha

    You’re in my thoughts and prayers at this troubling time for you Karen. I have to say though that I’m incredibly proud of your managing to become a Nano ‘winner’ in spite of all that’s happening to and around you.

    I hope an answer is found and that your new doctor can help.

    Take care.

  2. Thank you, Sasha. I admit that I wanted to throw the lot in – everything – when it was at its worse. But then the writing became my release, as it has so often in the past.

    At the moment, I’m just plodding along.

  3. Heather

    I’ve heard that chemical imbalances, such as what cause depression or anxiety problems, can manifest very physically with headaches, nausea, and flue-like symptoms. Not to say that’s what’s going on (I’m not a doctor of course), with all you’ve gone though and are going through, I wouldn’t be surprised if your body is experiencing some kind of imbalance that comes and goes.

    My sister has problems that come and go, and her’s are from thyroid imbalances, and she has various immune deficiency issues (Graves Disease, Reynaud’s Disorder) that occasionally cause mysterious symptoms to come and go.

    Good luck. Hopefully some specialist or doctor has an “Aha!” moment and thinks of something that might be triggering your problems. Meanwhile…

    Baths. Yoga. Massages. Petting Cats. Etc. 😉 *hugs*

  4. The first time I had this disorder, I was stress free. Then, when the stress started after Barry’s death, I remained disorder free. Now, the disorder has returned.

    I don’t know what’s causing it, but I hope the cause is found sooner rather than later.

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