The biggest news to report today is that I scheduled J-tube and port surgery! Interventional radiology will be doing them both at once in an outpatient surgery on February 2nd! Other that that I had an appointment with my new gynecologist this morning in Corvallis then physical therapy and an appointment with my EDS doctor in Portland. At my gynecologist we decided to keep waiting it out with this IUD, hoping it'll stop my bleeding and intense cramping soon but we made a plan B and C if it does not work like we hope. I will also have labs done and another ultrasound to check up on things. Physical therapy went well, we're working on strengthening my right ankle after being immobilized for 6 weeks and working on keeping my back in place because with my full feeds and fluids my backpack is 14 POUNDS. My appointment with my EDS doctor was probably the most eventful of the three. We discussed lots of things but the biggest ones were my blood sugar drops, my high resting heart rate, and the bad reaction I'm having where I got my meningitis shot. We did blood work to check blood sugar levels and insulin levels because I had a blood sugar drop when I was there, these have been happening since November but they have recently been getting worse. I get shaky, weak, dizzy and clammy, the dizziness and shaking happen when I have a blood pressure drop but this is a very different feeling. I've been noticing at my appointments that my heart rate sits around 110 when I'm sitting, 88 when laying so we're starting a medication for that (my blood pressure is responding really well to my daily IV fluids). On Monday I had to get a meningitis B shot because there have been 6 cases of it on campus since November 2016, it is required for all students on campus so I went and got it. My arm was a little sore and I had a small lump at my injection site until yesterday. Yesterday I noticed that my lump was very itchy but huge, so huge you can see it from sideways on my arm. I showed my doctor and she had never seen an injection site swell up that bad so she sent me home with instructions to alternate with heat and ice and she was going to consult with a colleague about it.