And Yet Another Thing! ugh!

Friday, July 16, 2010

So I went to the dr. today because of the "strange feelings" in my legs. She said it's a mild case of neuropathy. I don't have diabetes...at least my tests have all been normal..but she wants to do the 2 hour blood glucose test. I guess a lot of people have neuropathy with unknown origins.

I have to tell you I burst into tears! With all that has happened in the last year I just thought "why this?" There isn't a cure. I suppose you can slow the progression, but all I could think of was that I would be in a wheelchair and/or in a ton of pain (right now, I don't really have pain, just odd feelings). The dr. said that I SHOULD NOT WORRY. But, that's hard not to do.

I still have other tests to go through, so I'm trying not to get too upset or anxious about this. I've started to look at websites and spark teams to get support.

Of course, what's the best way to slow the progression? Lose weight, exercise every day and eat right! Ahhhh!
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    Stay strong! You'll be able to pull through this, just have confidence in yourself (which I know can be hard)! Don't give up though! emoticon
    3945 days ago
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    It's way to early to get upset! No, there isn't a 'cure', but there are many things on the market-prescription and OTC-to make you more comfortable. Would you believe peppermint oil is a big help? There are also several creams that do a pretty good job of relieving the pain/tingling/discomfort. My neuropathy is worst in my feet, but it's progressing into my legs and hands. So far my legs aren't too bad unless I'm on my feet too much.
    Hang in there, Katie! It may never even get much worse than it is now. And even then, it may take several years. Try to keep a positive attitude. One day at a time! emoticon

    3948 days ago
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