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Paging Dr. House


Have you ever watched the show House M.D.? Well, sometimes I wish I had one of those teams of doctors figuring out my medical mysteries.

Much as I would love to write about what’s been going on, I am still not feeling well and have very little energy. I apologize for not posting more frequently lately. I will post an update as soon as I am able to.

In the meantime, I just wanted to remind readers that the current book giveaway winner will be selected tomorrow at 9:30 pm EST. So it’s not too late to enter by posting a comment on the Blog Giveaway 4 post.

I will post updates as I am able.

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1 AmandaNo Gravatar { 07.16.09 at 10:10 am }


take good care of yourself, truly be kind to you, and hopefully you’ll find an answer to whatever is going on soon! Thinking of you x
.-= Amanda´s last blog ..Sunshine and Singing =-.

2 JeanneNo Gravatar { 07.16.09 at 10:17 am }


Thank you!


3 SonjaNo Gravatar { 07.16.09 at 1:05 pm }

No need to apologize; just take care of yourself!! 🙂
.-= Sonja´s last blog ..Sunday and Monday =-.

4 JeanneNo Gravatar { 07.16.09 at 1:27 pm }




5 AmandaNo Gravatar { 07.16.09 at 2:10 pm }

Jeanne, darling, there is a little vid on my blog – very bad and I didn’t eve use youtube in the end just blogger lol but I thought as you were feeling rough I’d get my act together and actually post one for you so you could hear that accent of mine ;o)

Hope you are talking good, good care of yourself!! xx
.-= Amanda´s last blog ..A little vid plu a question of faith =-.

6 JeanneNo Gravatar { 07.16.09 at 3:04 pm }


Yay! You took my suggestion to make videos. Excellent! Now I’ll get to see you sing! As I suspected, it was fun to hear your accent. Thanks!


7 JasmineNo Gravatar { 07.16.09 at 5:08 pm }

For the first time in my life I can say that I found a great team of doctors and professionals working with me to better my health. It is possible, so don’t give up!
.-= Jasmine´s last blog ..The Vestibular System =-.

8 JeanneNo Gravatar { 07.16.09 at 5:21 pm }


That’s awesome. Thank you! I have some “leads” that might explain what’s happening. I know there are people out there with the answers I need.


9 JeannetteNo Gravatar { 07.16.09 at 5:56 pm }

I am sorry you are still feeling so bad. I’ve really missed you!
I hope you are soon able to get the the bottom of why you are feeling particularly bad. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
Take care sweetie,
.-= Jeannette´s last blog ..I THINK, THEREFORE I AM…*NOT* IN PAIN… =-.

10 JeanneNo Gravatar { 07.16.09 at 6:12 pm }


Thank you. Miss you too!

(((((((((((((((((HUGS BACK)))))))))))))))))


11 Jannie FunsterNo Gravatar { 07.16.09 at 6:43 pm }

Sorry, you’ve been feeling not so good again, Jeanne

And no, I’ve never actually watched House, CSI, Sex & The City, Desperate Housewives or The X Files.

I love my Fox news too much! 🙂
.-= Jannie Funster´s last blog ..Flying By The Seat Of My Soul: A Review =-.

12 Melissa RalstonNo Gravatar { 07.16.09 at 8:07 pm }

J –

We do what we can, when we can and how much we can and no more. Your body is screaming out for you to rest, and thus, us blog readers like it or not, must accept that message which your body is sending to us or else we face the ultimate consequence of not having you with us for much longer a period.

Do what you need to do and no more. Isn’t that the advice that you give to others?

Much love,
.-= Melissa Ralston´s last blog ..Endometriosis and Sexual Identity =-.

13 JeanneNo Gravatar { 07.17.09 at 12:13 am }


I honestly have to say it has been pretty rough lately. 🙁

I have never watched most of those shows either. I don’t watch nearly as much TV as I used to.

The (House) team of doctors working on cracking the medical mysteries has always looked like an attractive option to me! They have a bunch of doctors put their heads together and work on a particular patient as a team.


14 JeanneNo Gravatar { 07.17.09 at 12:20 am }

Tricky Melissa,

Aha! Quoting my words back to me. You sly devil. I have been resting, especially this week. So never fear… I’m getting rest. That’s actually exactly why I took just a few minutes to put up this short post… to say, “hey everyone, I’m still alive… just resting”. That gives me the peace of mind to go right back to resting!

Yes, your words sound eerily familiar. Gee, didn’t I say something very similar to you last night when I was encouraging you to rest? 🙂


15 p1nkg0dessNo Gravatar { 07.17.09 at 2:15 pm }

Sorry to hear that your not feeling well! I am glad you are getting lots of rest and taking the time out for your body to do its best at healing. I understand where you’re coming from with wishing for House, especially since everything is solved in an hour! I hope you find some answers and some relief soon.
.-= p1nkg0dess´s last blog ..Appointment and Impatience =-.

16 JeanneNo Gravatar { 07.17.09 at 2:32 pm }


Thanks for the kind thoughts! I haven’t been online at all until about 5 minutes ago and it’s almost 2:30 pm. (This is very unusual for me). I just hopped on the computer for a really quick check and your comment happened to pop in right then. I truly have been resting a ton. Yeah, answers from doctors within an hour for the “medical mysteries” would be pretty amazing, huh? My primary care physician is on vacation and I’m just playing the waiting game until she gets back. (My medical history is very complicated and seeing one of her partners while she’s gone probably wouldn’t accomplish much other than frustrate me, cost me another copay, and cost me gas money to get to her office 45 minutes away). So, I’m just trying to avoid the emergency room her office tried sending me to Tuesday. So far so good. 🙂


17 NeonRoseNo Gravatar { 07.18.09 at 4:34 pm }

Too bad Dr House screwed up the Diagnosis and the treatment of the one case of Endometriosis he had..

18 YayaNo Gravatar { 07.18.09 at 7:13 pm }

Sorry I’m just seeing this post now. I took a sorta bloggy break this past week.

I really hope they figure out what’s going on with you and that they are able to regulate your blood pressure.
.-= Yaya´s last blog ..Friday Fragments/Focus Friday =-.

19 JeanneNo Gravatar { 07.18.09 at 10:30 pm }


Didn’t see that episode.


20 JeanneNo Gravatar { 07.18.09 at 11:13 pm }


No need to apologize! I was very happy to see you take a break. You needed it!

Yes, me too. Between the alarmingly drastic fluctuation in blood pressure, the weird pulse rate, feeling faint, extreme fatigue (understatement!) and other symptoms… it has been interesting the last few weeks. Hopefully things will get straightened out soon. I have to admit I’m getting tired of feeling faint every day. Being afraid to drive is not helpful when I have so many places I need to be.


21 JulieNo Gravatar { 07.19.09 at 9:55 am }


Sorry to hear you are not feeling well..
Take care and get plenty of rest.

Julie xx

22 JeanneNo Gravatar { 07.19.09 at 10:11 am }


Thank you. I am resting a lot and looking forward to my doctor’s vacation to be over so I can get things straightened out as soon as possible.

Take care,


23 Melissa RalstonNo Gravatar { 07.20.09 at 6:25 am }

I think that the point you were trying to make Jeanne, and correct me if I’m wrong here, wasn’t about the episode itself, but the fact that House has a team of doctors and they don’t stop until they have the answers as to what is wrong. This is a dream that many of us have since we’re often shuttled between doctors when dealing with multiple chronic illnesses and sometimes having no real answers in sight.

Take care,
.-= Melissa Ralston´s last blog ..The Fertility Journey: Dreaded Thursdays =-.

24 JeanneNo Gravatar { 07.24.09 at 7:35 pm }


I got a new server today… I swear I already replied to this comment before the switchover but maybe I’m remembering wrong. So, if you’re getting a duplicate reply, that’s why.

You’re right about the getting shuttled from doctor to doctor alright! Yes, I referenced House because of the whole ‘team approach to solve a medical mystery’ thing. I wasn’t referring to a specific episode.


25 Dysautonomia? Part 1 — { 08.05.09 at 9:44 am }

[…] So, let me start at the beginning. About six weeks ago, a troublesome set of symptoms began to emerge for me. The one that grabbed my attention the most was that I suddenly felt faint, to some degree, all day every day… with numerous near-misses throughout each day. Literally, one day this just became a huge problem. It was quite sudden. I blogged about how I was feeling near the beginning of these symptoms starting up here: Fun For Healing UPDATED. I also referenced it here: Paging Dr. House. […]

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