Friday, April 24, 2009

Autoimmune Dysfunction?

For the past 4 months I have had some strange symptoms escalate since my car accident back in 2004. I have had MRI scans that turn up negative, blood results that come back with normal, and physical exams that come out normal. Where do I find results? I get migraines everyday (painful) my muscles hurt, and I have joint pain obviously in my back but also other parts of my body, I cant sleep, my throat is swollen and sometimes hurts, but most of all I have no energy. I feel fatigued all the time. It is hard to get out of bed and do simple things like laundry or making Robert's lunch. Sometimes I don't have the energy to get ready. My body is so tired. Even thinking about taking a walk or going out exhausts me. How am I supposed to function?

I contacted a friend of mine in the medical field and he pondered my symptoms with some colleagues and they all decided I need to see a rheumatologist and that it sounds like I have an autoimmune dysfunction. I am guessing this specialist has something to do with joint pain, so I found one near by and made an appointment. Next open appointment they have is on my 3 year wedding anniversary. Oh well, Robert will be at school anyways.

It really sucks being 25 and not being able to enjoy my youth because it hurts to be physically active and tires me quickly. I hope that I will be given some sort of diagnosis, and I hope it's something that I can overcome.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Updates to the Pear

Hey I just wanted to come on and say that I added three of my School Projects on Son of Pear, so Go over to and watch them and comment on them. Thanks, Robert

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Son of Pear

Hey just wanting to let everyone know that I started the Photog blog called Son of Pear Productions. This blog will show some of my pictures and I also hope to show some of my work from school. So go to the right under favorite sites and go to Son of Pear Productions and comment on my stuff. Thanks, Robert

Monday, April 6, 2009

Our New Addition

This is Nessie. Our sweet, amazing 4 month old Shepherd mix. We love her very much and we are so blessed to add her to our family. I love rescues, they always make the best dogs! She learns fast and likes to follow her big brother Link everywhere. We hope you all can meet her soon.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Loved Bulldog

I have been putting this off because it hurts too much to think about let alone discuss it. So I am informing you all in case you don't know already and would feel better if people didn't ask about how Oscar is doing.

Oscar passed away last weekend. He died of a heart attack in his sleep. He was only 3 1/2 years old. English Bulldogs are very susceptible to heart attacks, especially if they are bred improperly. Oscar was not bred properly at all. I could never have another "bull" breed again. Too much worrying and sadness goes along with taking care of these breeds.

I am happy for times we shared with Oscar. I am also very happy that he spent his last few weeks with a better family that gave him what he needed. I am even happier that he is in Dog Heaven free from seizures and hip dysplasia.

What I am not happy about is the pain and sadness that I am left with. Death really only hurts the living.

He was our baby boy. The first living creature to love Robert and I ever shared together. His life was cut short because he was not healthy due to the conditions he was bred into. We love him and miss him so very much and look forward to seeing him again.

If you want you can share some memories of Oscar in the "comments" and we will be having a memorial service for him when we get his plaque made. Anyone is welcome to come. I will post the date when we have decided when to hold it.

But please I am not ready to talk about this yet. I have not been able to stop crying since Sunday.

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