Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday

It is NOVEMBER 14th!!! Wasnt it just Halloween??? Oh I just dont have enough time to get my list complete. This year has flown by so fast, seems faster every year. Why take down the Christmas Lights, We are just going to have to put them right back up :)

This week Im going to share some personal information with all of you , with hopes that it helps just one person. I have been going through a rough 2 years, dealing with my Perimenopause. I have Hypothyroidism with Hashimotos Disease too. So imagine what my hormones are doing.. Last year I THOUGHT I was getting the proper help, but after MANY months of  reverting back to the same, Fatigue, heart palpatation, anxiety, to the point of not being able to do ANYTHING, I knew the treatment I was getting was not right for me. Due to insurance changing , I had to go to a different doctor , which the anticipation of having to pretty much start over explaining all my symptoms made me sick. So, Monday I went to my new doctor, WOW...I have never seen a doctor spend that much time with me, She wrote everything, pretty much mapped out my life for the past 2 years on her desk calendar. She reviewed the medication I have been on, and almost went through the roof when she found that I was prescribed a Hormone patch for my Estrogen levels..I was not a candidate for this since I still have my uterus, it can cause cancer and it was just making my symptoms worse, well I had stopped using it on my own several months ago, because I felt it was causing me to have 3 week long Excessive Periods , for 2 months in a row, and my doctor said it was NORMAL...How can bleeding so much be normal??!!  Still dealing with the excessive fatigue pretty much debilitating some days, into weeks. I THINK i found my angel in a doctor, She changed my meds, I am in the middle of every blood test, EKG, Stress Test, Ultrasound to make sure it isnt anything else. She pretty much said what my mom has been telling me. My hormones are fighting with each other, and they need to learn to get along :)  Today, after 5 days on new medication, I feel GREAT. Now dont get me wrong, I know this can change overnight, But today I feel great. Only we can tell when something is wrong, most doctors dont have the time to listen , until you start screaming, or being your own advocate. Write everything down, everyday, what you did, what you ate, what your feel, etc. see if there is a pattern. And find a doctor that will listen. If in doubt , get another opinion.  I hope this wasnt too much information for some of you, I only wish to help. I know IM not the only one out there with similiar problems. Sometimes is good to know that you arent the only one, and we can help each other through it. Getting old sucks, and im not ready to feel old. I have too much to do, especially what I love.

Today for the Pink, I am painting with pink paint. Ill show you when they are complete, but here is my Pink christmas Tree made with over a hundred of my ribbon roses.
And I want to thank Beverly for hosting Pink Saturday, I so much love participating, I love looking at everyones blogs, and meeting all the nice people on here.
Hope everyone has a safe and happy Weekend


Anonymous said...

Hi Cinnamon~I am so sorry to hear what you have been going thru. That kind of suffering makes you feel so isolated on top of feeling like @#$%^&. I read where your son is into gut-wrenching, awful music. Hearing that noise in my home when feeling like you have been would have sent me over the edge!!! God bless you for plugging on and I thank Him for sending you an excellent doctor! Your mom and you were right all along~thank you for sharing what you've been experiencing for anyone who might be going thru it. I'm not quite to peri yet, but at 50-I suspect it can't be too far away.
I can sympathize with you on the meds front. I have OCD and have had to start all over again on a new med just recently. Anxiety sucks, doesn't it? God help us both ;)
On a much lighter note, your pink tree is beautiful!!! I love the soft ribbon roses you've covered it with~
I hope/pray you'll keep on feeling better and better. And that you have a Happy Pink Saturday.

meandering pearl said...

oh this christmas tree is sooo gorgeous! how special! loveliest thoughts

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I hope you feel better soon. I suffered from that, and I finally went to a naturopath who helped me. I go out of state to her. She used to be in NOLA, and then she retired to Mississippi. She really helped me, but you have to see her in person to get her to prescribe what will work for your body. And it's a whole life change with vitamins, herbs, what you can and can't eat. I went off of it for a year and PAID. Now, I'm trying to be good again. ;-)

Happy Pink Saturday...


Sheila :-)

Mary said...

I love your ribbon tree and hope you are feeling better. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday.

CC said...

Oh my gosh!!!!!!!! Your rose tree is beyond gorgeous. I love it..
Happy Pink Saturday and have a lovely weekend. oooo,again, that little tree is simply gorgeous..

Mary said...

The pinkrose tree is wonderful...
So many pretty roses!
The personalized stocking is so creative, I love the family photos on it! Nice job!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Mary :)

SmilingSally said...

I'm glad you and your doctor were able to solve your problem. You are kind to share with others.

I like your little rose tree.

If you'd like to play Blue Monday, click on the blue bird in my sidebar for all the information. I wish you a happy day.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh My Gosh...
I love this beautiful ribbon rose tree. I have never thought of using them for a tree. I started making ribbon roses over 25 years ago when my daughter was little. I put them on her barrettes, her clothes, little shoes, little gifts everything actually. I never thought about making a tree. What a creative idea. I love PINK. That long pearl hat pins and the pearl strands make it beautiful.

Thanks for sharing today.
Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Neabear said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I was checking last week's Pink Saturday post to find someone new to visit and mention on my PINK Saturday post today. The name of your blog caught my eye as I like to stitch too. I love the name Cinnamonstitch. Love the PINK tree too. I will need to come back and visit more. Actually I think I will follow you so I can catch your updates too. I have too blogs. My main blog and my sewing and craft mess blog. Hope you can come by!


She'sSewPretty said...

Those raging hormones can drive us crazy. I also was on that patch. It made me swell so bad, I took myself off of it and I haven't regretted it yet. I hope your doctor gets it all worked out for you.
Happy Pink Saturday and a stress free weekend to you!

Deborah said...

Thank you for the info. Will keep it in mind. I love that little pink tree. Absolutely delicious.