Thursday, December 28, 2006
This is what I have
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis is a mystery. Well, not really a mystery in that they know what it is, but they don't know what causes it. They know what doesn't cause it: alcohol and drugs are not the cause. And I gotta tell you, I'm classic: I look mostly healthy, although I don't feel it. Joints, bones and muscles hurt all the time. I'm always nauseated, and fatigued. Dizziness (not the dizzy blond kind) has become a recent feature. I'm about 40 pounds overweight, and nothing I do helps - and I don't overeat. Depression has been a huge factor. That's what the blood tests and the CT Scan have shown. I'm pissed off about it too, and don't know what stage I'm in at this point - it is very treatable if it is early; if it is late, I will have to get on a transplant list. And my brain is going right to late stages of this.
So. In order to keep me happy and in a state of cheery optimism, I am putting out a reminder to send me your images for this Saturday's Good Planets Gallery. Email me at jkblue AT cox DOT net as soon as possible - put your photos in an attachment -- and let's end 2006 with a reminder of how beautiful our planet is.