Sunday, October 31, 2010
So, I love Halloween! Over the years I have spent every holiday in the hospital, my birthday, Christmas, New Years Eve, Saint Valentine's Day and Halloween! but never the less I love them! This year I dressed up as a cat! I am really not great at thinking of Halloween costumes so I think this has been about oh I dunno, the 7th time I dressed up as a Cat. Speaking of Halloween and scary things, I have been scared to take the latest medication I have been prescribed. A while ago I blogged about my ordeal with my gallbladder. Well the medication the specialist gave me is called Ursodiol. It's used to break up gallstones without surgery! I was so excited about it but since I've been reading the side effects I haven't have the courage to even take them. Some of the side effects include: nausea, head ache, dizziness, runny nose, sore throat, joint pain and hair loss. Believe it or not I wasn't too scared until I read HAIR LOSS. I know that makes me sound like the most vain person in the world but there are some side effects that really bother me. I am currently working with a natural medicine specialist and she says that she can get rid of my gallstones by taking natural supplements so at the moment i am thinking that is my best bet. On the other hand I do need to get rid of these gallstones as soon as possible. by having them I could have an attack at anytime and although it is very rare an attack can be fatal. Also by keeping them I am horrified at the thought of having to get them surgically removed. Either way, all of my options involve some risk but I guess that is just part of Hemophilia life!