THIS IS MY STORY . . .

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Jun 12, 2015

Oh what a crazy past two weeks it’s been.

Last week, we found out that my whole exome sequencing results aren’t in yet (and wouldn’t be completed by the end of this month) even though the test was started the first week of February.  Btw, the laboratory I’m getting the test through is not affiliated with UCSD Medical Center.  So it’s not UCSD’s fault this time. 😉  For those who’ve been following the blog a long time, you probably remember something similar to this happened last year..

Anyways, back to the story….we had all our plans made—lodging, airfare, and the scheduled June 23rd appointment with my mito specialist.  The clinic coordinator told us the appt. would need to be postponed.  Talk about stressful!  She also explained to us that my mito dr. is booked out until October.  Disappointed and sad by this news, we knew it would take a miracle for me to get in sooner than October.  But like ALWAYS, God is faithful and in control!  He is good.

Long story short, one of my mito specialist’s other patients took my June 23rd appointment, and I was able to take their scheduled July 7th appt. which is just two weeks after the 23rd! 🙂  One of the representatives at the lab double-checked with the director and all the PhDs who will be putting together the interpretation to make sure that the test will be finished by the 7th.  And they said it will. 🙂

True, we have to change our flights and lodging, but it could have been a lot worse!  So I’m thankful.  I do hope nothing like this happens again!

This past Monday, I had my 3rd sleep study to check up on my breathing and sleep apnea.  And all day Tuesday, I had my 1st multiple sleep latency test (this one was torture because of what it involves) to rule out narcolepsy and other hypersomnias.

Wednesday, my home health nurse came to draw labs from my central line and change my line dressing site (she comes every single week).

And today, I went through my 1st EEG to rule out seizures and pin-point where the myoclonus is coming from.  I had electrodes placed on my head 3 times this week alone.  Not pleasant! :/  Hope to get sleep study and EEG results by next week.

picture of my brain waves 🙂
Finally, my hematologist called me last week.  He ordered another test to further check into this certain myeloproliferative disorder, and he also referred me to OHSU rheumatology to get their perspective regarding my daily fevers, etc.  The rheumatologist I’ll be seeing is booked out, so the appointment is not until July 27th. 🙁
That’s about all for now! 😉  If you made it to the end of this long update, you’re awesome! 😉
Post written byKerissa

This post has 2 comments

  • Kerissa,
    I would say that it is YOU that earns the "awesome" designation! For the reader, it's about wonder; wonder that our bodies usually work so well, wonder at the grace of God to sustain you while your body is out of sync, and wonder that you can keep it straight and so well articulated! Hang in there–we're praying! Rosalie Baugh

  • Thank you for your encouragement, Mrs. Baugh!! 🙂 Hugs to you!

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