Monthly Archives: August 2019
My cardiologist told me they highly suggested that I get a smartwatch that monitors my heart rate. I have Samsung health on my Samsung galaxy 7 active phones. That monitors my heart rate, but not constantly. That was one of the main reasons I got the Galaxy S Active phone years ago. I tried the fit bit but it kept crashing and yet they said nothing was wrong with it… So I figured my heart made it malfunction somehow? Thus I started looking into more expansive, and more recommended watches… Such as: Garmin, Apple, Samsung. I have a small wrist, and because of my heart past I was being picky… And I found this!
It even does an ekg so it says. I talked to my doctor and we both decided it would be a good one. It is due to come out at the end of September! Yay!
I want to get the clouded gray one above. Apparently, you can download your own face covers too like the apple and Garmin ones. Sweet! Now I just need to save up and get it. Hopefully they will have more of the one I want in stock. Everytime I look it is sold out. I must have good taste. *Giggles* Ps. It is andriod or IOS compatible.
╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮
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Hello All, Me again!
Well, who else would it be? *giggles* I have good news. You can watch the video or scroll past and read below. The video is only about two minutes long.
My blood levels are almost exactly where they need to be… The Spinage did the trick and you could say my PT/INR was re-set. Now it should all be fine. I go back in two weeks to make sure. Woot!
Other than that I am still cleaning… Sadly – my place was a mess, but not worthy enough to be on one of those hoarder shows. You know what I am talking about right? It wouldn’t take me so long expert I am going through every little thing and throwing stuff away or setting aside for donations. Along with that, I am sorting through my computer files looking for lost books and stuff I need to organize again. While I take care of pets, run errands, update social media and of course write. I was sick for so long I am way behind where I want to be so I am working hard to catch up and making sure I am not overdoing it. I am not the night owl I used to be, as I get stronger I will be back in full motion. Keeping a smile on my face helps. Life is stressful enough… I wanna spread smiles not stress! I am working hard to stay positive but at times it is overwhelming.
I am an author by definition, how I live my life and how I treat it is like one would treat a book being written. Authors are people too. Just like actors and singers. I wanna keep it “real – down to earth” as some may say. I want to show you that no matter how hard things get. You can survive this and you are not alone!
Also, yes I believe in Jesus, I do not believe I would be alive if it wasn’t for him. LITERALLY! There have been so many close calls… I talk about my faith here and there, it is my blog/website after all. As a writer, it just comes out because it is part of who I am. Yet – I will not force my faith on you. I believe in Love. Love can make a huge difference! I believe Jesus died for everyone – no matter what race, gender, or choices you make. Jesus loves you. John 3:16 It is up to you what you do with that knowledge. It is not my place to tell you what to do. It’s your life and your choice. I do want to say tho – Miracles are real, You are loved, and you are not alone if you don’t wanna be. Someone asked me once what if Jesus and God were not real at tge end… I answered: “If they aren’t that at least I choose to live with hope and it gives me strength believing there is some out there with me and looking out for me. I do believe that they are real tho 💯.
For one- The Bible says in the book o John Chapter 1 verses 1-6 (NIV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,(B) and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Furthermore, there’s evidentiary proof all around. My life is also proof. I am constantly profounding Doctors.
╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮
Firstly, I did a faith Video blog just before my doctor’s appointment today for those of you who are interested.
Good news is everything seems good except but my blood is good so far. As I mentioned before because of the new medicine they are concerned about my PT/ INR levels. (A prothrombin time (PT) is a test used to help detect and diagnose a bleeding disorder or excessive clotting disorder; the international normalized ratio (INR) is calculated from a PT result and is used to monitor how well the blood-thinning medication (anticoagulant) warfarin (Coumadin®) working to prevent blood clots and strokes. My blood has been too thin. Which can cause internal or external and excessive bleeding, especially if I get injured.
If you are not taking blood-thinning medicines, such as warfarin, the most normal range for your PT INR is “0.8 – 1.1”. My level range to prevent stroke should be between “2.5 -3.5”. However, it has been ranging between “6.4 – 10 something”. The finger prick machine only reads up to “8 or 10” on average. I was as high as “12” in the hospital. Another thing that complicates issues is I’m allergic to heprin/wafarrin. That means if I’m given those my blood clots right away. It is super rare so I’m told, but it is also hereditary. Dad is allergic to those too. But at least he doesn’t need them like I do. I have to have Coumadin / lovanox shots only.
Having taken that into consideration they told me it was better to have high INR vs low while testing for my new meds. Since I’m specally complicated they decided to put me on Metropol like my dad. What I can be on is extremely limited because of the blood thiner allergy.
I am home and have been home from the hospital for three weeks now. It has been two weeks since they changed my dose from 25mg to 50mg. The only options to thicken my blood are:
🔹️1. Take a pill that costs me up to $600.00 out of pocket since my insurance won’t cover it.
🔹️ 2. Go get a vitamin K shot at the Emergency Room. Which may take a couple hours.
🔹️3. Eat things with vitamin K in it. All theses years I knew certain foods were good for thining, and thickeing tbe blood. I just didn’t realize there were two types of vitamin K. (https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-k1-vs-k2) . For example, Spiange would be a great source of the right Vitim K. Yay! That also saves me a ton of money which I am quite limited on right now.
🔷️ My Doctor decided the shot was Would be dangerous, it may thicken my blood too much. He decided to have me to hold off on taking my medicine for a few days and eat some spinach (I Love Spinach!!! It is my most favored Veeige, no Joke!) and to be re-tested Monday… So that is the plan!
Also For those of you who also follow Deeply Rooted in Him and our Vlogs, I also did a new post there. http://deeplyrootedinhim.net/2019/08/11/that-did-not-go-as-i-planned
Besides all that medical stuff I am really cleaning out my apartment, catching up on my writing, my paperwork, websites, blogs, and Youtube channels… I have a lot to do but it is getting done. I am glad to be alive and getting the chance to continue working on my dreams and goals even when faced with trials and setbacks. I can not begin to express my gratitude to all of you who support me and encourage me and stand by me despite all that!
╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮
I had my second follow up with my primary doctor. After going from 25mg last week to 50mg of Metropol I’m doing much better. Yay! The only issue now is my blood is too thin on the new medication. We will work on that and I’ll be re-tested next week. Fun! Thank God it’s only a finger prick. I feel so blessed that I am doing much better and my situation wasn’t worsening. I know so many of you out there have rough lives, much harder than mine. My heart breaks for you and my prayers go out to you!
I’m finally over the sinusitis, which was a pain without antibiotics… Yay- for a stronger immune system tho! I’m still having a little energy issue… Partly because it is so hot and I’m not sleeping so great still. I miss air conditioning! Summer heats are always draining for me. Even my dog is drained… But at least my heart rhythm is good. As well as my blood pressure and pulse! Praise God! All this excitement has got me out of the house more and talking to people again. It is good to feel good!!
I’m getting back into the swing of things, working on my websites, books, and apartment more. I am reconnecting with friends. Along with adding more lets play The Sims 4 vlogs. I’ve been reluctant to mention them because to me It is just a hobby. My way of practicing talking to people while having fun.
(You can find the links at Twitter Amyjane27)
I will also do a personal vlog soon. I meant to do one today but my errands took longer then I thought they would. I am new to video blogging. I prefer to write, but after all my computer technical issues with my books… I found vlogging is a good way to take notes as well as communicate with people. You can find my personal vlogs on DeeplyRootedInHim.net on our YouTube channel only. Since I openly talk about my faith in Jesus there. Here, I try to keep you updated and talk about life without preaching as some say. I have a vlog Channel set up for this web page but the only video there’s the one from authorpalooza a couple years ago. Eventually, I’ll share the link for it here.
Anyways, thanks everyone for your support and encouragement! You all inspire me to be a better person and to work hard!
╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮