Welcome to My Health Struggles, where you will learn about my struggles, diseases, and treatments that help me sometimes. The health struggles have been going on for over five years now.
About Me-Jannette My Health Struggles
Hi, my name is Jannette Teston; I have type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, two strokes within one year, IBS or Chrons they are trying to figure out, and another mass on my endocrine system.
I started having issues with my female organs and had to have a partial hysterectomy when I was 31; they found a mass in my uterus; the good news is it was not cancer.
At 38, I started having trouble with my breast producing milk and bleeding; I knew that was not normal, so I didn’t waste any time getting to the doctor. At first, it was not easy to get a mammogram as they said I was too young; eventually got approval to have my first mammogram and detected a mass in my milk ducts. My milk ducts were removed, but that didn’t solve the problem. So I went in for two more breast biopsies; in the last biopsy, I was cut to the breast bone, and each came back noncancer.
Seven years ago discovered I was a type 2 diabetic with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which changed my life for good. I changed my eating to a bland diet, stayed at my normal BMI, and still ran into issues. No matter what, and even with many medicines, I could not keep them low.
In March 2022, my first known stroke put me in the hospital for a week after being airlifted. They didn’t think I would make it but proved everyone wrong. Then, in March 2023, I had another minor stroke; I refused to leave the hospital until I got answers.
My job was as a truck driver until my stroke in 2022, which put me in a downward spiral of always being depressed and stressed out.
For over five years, I have told my primary physician that I couldn’t eat; I get hungry when I take just one bite and start hurting. After that, my abdomen would swell till it was uncomfortable to lay down and sleep. Then, during the 2023 hospital stay, they found a mass on my endocrine system. They believe that mass keeps my blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar high, which is dangerous.
Why Am I Blogging About This
I want to inform others of the risks and advise don’t give up on their body when they know something is wrong and get a second opinion. I will share my story through my blog here, foods to eat, and treatments. I am still waiting to find out what will be done about the mass on my endocrine system.
THE GOAL OF MY BLOG
The blog is to inform readers of health issues that may help others who struggle with their health.
All the best,