- Heart attack
- Stomach cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Crohn's disease
- Medicine side effects
- Panic attack
Then Ron became a hot potato for the medical community - each doctor doing his best to eliminate his realm from consideration. Five days in the hospital eliminated his heart as the problem. Even with daily doses of heparin and nitroglycerin and a couple of new blood pressure meds, his heart was sound and we went home with the same symptoms. However, instead of his original blood pressure medicine, he now had four other medicines:
- Metformin for blood sugar as they diagnosed him as diabetic;
- Lipitor for his slightly elevated cholesterol
- Zoloft for anxiety
- Atenolol for blood pressure control
- Xanax for when he had panic attacks
- Ultra Sound
- More blood tests
After three weeks of careful diet control he is finally starting to feel better, but who knows why? The Lipitor has given him terrible leg cramps and twitchiness, the Xanax and Zoloft caused him to feel like a zombie, so he has discontinued them and we are once again back to his original medicine: Atenolol for blood pressure control, and the Metformin for the blood sugar control. The blood pressure is still going up and down like a yoyo and the blood sugar also varies wildly. He still can't sleep at night and still gets headaches.
We are doing our best to return to a normal life, but things are still a bit shaky and he hasn't gotten his strength back to where we can go out on the motorcycle. However, I'm hoping for more and better blog posts in the near future.