I hate writing in this journal because it makes me sound like a whiner, but this is one place I can put my thoughts and emotions down without reprisals.
Starting around Memorial Day, I began to become lightheaded. I checked my blood pressure regularly and it was maintained. The dizziness has progressively become worse to the point I have fallen several times and have twisted my left knee and both ankles.
Dr. Wagner plans to send me to a neurologist to rule anything that might be connected to the head injury I received during Desert Shield/Storm. I had trouble explaining the swirly black sensation in my head.
I am always so tired and now sleep up to 12 hours a day. I feel weak and fatigued all the time.
I get sporadic fits of coughing and hiccups.
Now, I am not allowd to go out to the garden or outside on my own.
I am so depressed.
I had to leave church early today because I started feeling angina and shortness of breath again. It was my fault for overdoing it yesterday. It is hard to curtail my activities and work that I was able to do just a few months ago. I am always so tire.
I went to Twin Lakes ER because of chest pain, was transfered to VA Medical Center in Louisville, and stayed in that ER until I was stable then sent home. It totaled about 22 hours in an ER. I have the aspirin desensitizing tomorrow morning.
Because I am allergic to aspirin, I have to go to the Kentuckiana Allergy and Asthma Center 16 Nov 2011 to become desensitized.
The next day, I will have a heart cath done at Louisville Veterans Administration Medical Center.
I don't guess I am really afraid of the cath as much as I am the desensitizing to aspirin.