Dawn Hoyt

@dawnhoyt
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I am fighting not to give in to these ugly illnesses!

I live with CREST Syndrome, Iritis, Pulmonary Hypertension and now A Fib which is a racing heartbeat problem. I got Covid a year ago and spent 6 days in the hospital and because of the Covid I have the A Fib problem. We thought we had gotten my heart beat back to it’s normal rhythm but a couple days ago my feet and legs started swelling really bad. My whole body is swollen and I can barely walk. I started taking water pills and the swelling has gone down but I am still having problems walking and I feel terrible. Went to my doctor who sent me to the ER because the A Fib is back and if I am understanding the condition right resulted in the swelling of my body. I also gained about 10 pounds which is the result of the swelling that is going on. I am so tired of not feeling good. I have lived with the above auto immune disorders for 22 years and have been able to live a pretty good daily life but here lately I have been getting worse. Getting Covid did not help because of the lingering effects of the virus. BUT I will keep on fighting these ugly diseases, I just have to remember to be positive and that GOD is there for me‼️

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Grandson

My grandson committed suicide this last Thursday afternoon. He was 17 years old, I am really having a difficult time understanding how this could happen. My daughter is hurting so bad I just wanna take Her pain away from her to help her. But I also have my own pain That I will need to work through. I am the one that took care of Him Until the police and ambulance could get here. I could tell when I touched him that we were not gonna to be able to recessitate him. Him and I just had a very strong disagreement this last week and I was thinking some pretty nasty things about how mad I was with him . Of my five grandchildren , him and I were always the two that were butting heads. We did makeup and we told each other that we love each other. But still I wished the argument had not happened. HHe had just broken up with his girlfriend and I think he felt that he was just into much pain. If only we could’ve talked it through. I loved him so much. #

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Sick again

Well here I am sick in bed again for 4 days. I have to admit I miss my old self where at least after I got over a virus I could get myself back to a state where I could at least go and enjoy myself again. Not these days. It takes several days to recoup after being ill. So you understand, I have several auto immune disorders the main one CREST and I have pulmonary hypertension which is a lung condition. I was diagnosed with all this in 2000 after years of being hospitalized with pneumonia and bronchitis. But the problem now is I do not bounce back as fast and I am now dealing with depression also. Today for some reason it is really hitting me. I think it is because I’m sick. Good news I go to the doctor tomorrow because I running a fever today. BUT the thing is I retired 4 years ago and it seems instead of enjoying my retirement I get to sit in the house and play games, watch tv or read. I want to enjoy traveling going places and have fun. But i can’t because I get so tired when I walk and it becomes hard to breath. I moved I with my daughter last year and they are always out doing fun things. Good news though we are going to check into buying a scooter the first of the year. Like I said this is a bad day for me and I could just keep writing my thoughts out to you but like my dad use to say whoa is me, pick yourself up and keep moving. But I miss my old life soooo much. I feel nobody really understand (in my family) of what i go through now.