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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I went to see the Wizard

I had a birthday. 66 years old. And my grandson Kingston turned 2 the same day. He's quite a boy. We had cake and lasagne and salad and played with balloons. Marlee, his sis, was 4 at the end of May so we celebrated her birthday too. But she was feeling bad so no pic. Anyway, the 2 are the children of my youngest daughter and her husband Eric. They live in Jacksonville so I don't get to see them often enough. This was a real treat.

 Turning 66 wasn't much different from turning 65. I'm still in roughly the same place in life that I was. However I have to say I did go see the Wizard. You're probably thinking that I went to see the Harry Potter movie. Nope. I'll wait for the crowds to thin for that. I went to my wonderful terrific doctor. And I told him about the problems I have been hiding from the bloggers, my friends and family, and myself. I had hit a brick wall. Not a brick road.

I have been in constant pain from the knee surgery, the back problem, and the recently developed hip problem. I was so tired I could barely function and the thought of going out somewhere and doing something was way beyond me. Part of the problem is that I've always been sensitive to heat and it is hotter than Hades here. And muggy. So going out of the house isn't appealing anyway. My therapy is done, and I had planned to keep up the work at the gym. But I couldn't make myself go. Just the thought of it made me want to run and hide. I was so tired that the best effort of my day was usually making the bed. Or cooking dinner. But not both. And I knew I was really depressed. But why. That is another matter entirely. I have a sluggish thyroid. That can cause tiredness. Pain can definitely do it. And a general collapse of the chemical balance in the brain causes depression. So why. Well it doesn't matter why. The wizard(doc) gave me an anti-inflammatory drug and an antidepressant. And my other levels were tested with a huge amount of blood drawn. I'm to call today to find out more. But already the body is better. The outlook is better. I'm not so tired. Why? Who cares why? I don't.

14 comments:

Lorena said...

I can only say that you look wonderful in this picture.
This smile is worth millions.
:)

Amber Blue Bird said...

you look so happy and pretty in that pic. your smile is infectious.

Birdie said...

I feel like crap almost everyday of my life. I have great relationships with my fiance, children, parents, brother and sister and friends. I finally have my house! But I am so tired. I feel like energy is being pulled from my body. I also take thyroid medication and have had every blood test and they all say I am healthy. I do have severe panic at times (Generalized Panic Disorder) and when that gets out of check I get depressed. None of that explains the fatigue. I need to nap every day and I am only 40! What??? My only guess is I need to eat better and take supplements. I know I need to exercise but I am too tired and have problems with my heart. It is not serious but when I exercise my heart races up to 180 BPM within a few seconds. **shrugs** I don't know. Wish I did.

I *am* glad you have picked up and the picture with your grandson is perfect!

paula devi said...

Happy, happy Birthday to you. For the next month and a half we are the same age, then I move on to 67. You look lovely and your grandson is a sweet and handsome little guy. I am so happy you have found a wizard! Why suffer needlessly and keep it a secret. We deserve more. I'm glad things are already starting to turn around. Having a wizard dr. is life-saving, emothionally, mentally and physically. In Sept. I scope out 67 & let you know how it is. birthday xoxoxoxo to you.

Ofelia said...

Happy late birthday to you and to your beautiful grandson!
I'm sorry to hear that you are experiencing so many health issues; there are certain things that we all keep for ourselves but sometimes looking for help or assistance when we are in pain or don't feel like ourselves is necessary and beneficiary for ourselves and others.
Take care of your body and spirit.
Con amor,

Kish said...

Aw, Judy! I wish I could wave a magic wand and make it all better (which is hopefully what the doc has done for you)! But I can say that cute little grandson of yours seems to have brought out a different side of you. If you can't see them everyday, use that picture as motivation to smile! =)

Katie said...

Hope you had a great birthday :)

Mongs said...

oh *hugs* so sorry t hear about your health. Hope the doctor can help you feel better. Happy birthday ! What's important you have a beautiful grandchild and family. And you look lovely at 66. God bless you!

love~mongs
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Donna said...

That is a fabulous picture of you with your sweet grandson. Happy belated birthday!

making50fabulous said...

You definitely don't look 66! I hope the meds work and you find your joy again.

Jen said...

What part of the country do you live? It's over 100 up here in MN today! And so dang humid!!

Sounds like you had a nice time with the family. And your grandchildren sound just adorable. Enjoy those times!!

Happy HUMP Day!

dressingup-everyday said...

I think you must wait for the drugs make their effect.You don't look sick dear, your fab smile says it.

Serene said...

Your grandson is precious!! I'm sorry you've been feeling so crappy...but it sounds like you may have it figured out. As for the depression....play that funky music white girl!! That always jolts me out of the blues. I hope that doesn't sound like I'm downplaying what you're going through. Big birthday hug to you! ~Serene

this free bird said...

Keep us in the loop lady. Don't suffer alone and in silence. This is the wizard's sister talking. xo