How Are You Feeling?

I’m feeling better than I did a month ago

And
it’s not just because it’s summer break
Two years ago ‘the beast’ was named: Carcinoid Syndrome
And 
I was in a clinical trial waiting for the Ga68 Scan
A year ago I was preparing to go to Mayo Clinic
So
I could get a diagnosis 
But
I didn’t
Eight months ago, I complained I couldn’t lose weight
And
Dr. S said with, “Your insulin levels are too high–you can’t.” 
Five months ago Dr. S reiterated, “It’s hyperinsulinemia.” 
And 
I finally believed him–the beast had a name
Four months I was feeling like myself again
But 
my face looked like I had a chemical peel
And 
it was determined I was allergic to Metformin* 
And 
I was disappointed to have to stop taking it 
Six weeks ago I started bio-identical progesterone
And
my blood glucose increased…stabilized
So
I could sleep through the night and had minimal symptoms 
Two days ago I discovered I was allergic to penicillin 
And 
my face looked like a chemical peel again 
I’m feeling better… 
there are glimpses of me 
So 
I’m more purposeful in how I spend my time… 
my energy 
Because 
Dr. S told me, “This will take months…years to turnaround.” 
There are a few pieces that need to find their place in my Medical Mystery Tour 
So 
I plod on 
But 
God is always directing my next step 
*(metformin increases progesterone levels 246% & improves insulin sensitivity)

One comment

  1. Such a long journey you've been on, but it is encouraging to read that it will “turn around.” Your faith is encouraging to me. Love and continued prayers!

    ps- you looked so lovely at N's wedding! 🙂

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