Just a quick update. Consider this a ptmi alert for a couple sections...
Last Thursday I had my dr's appointment and as I had said before, I got out of there with several referrals.
I have a podiatrist appointment this coming Friday to check the cyst on my foot (it's been there for years and really isn't bothersome, so please don't worry). I'm also hoping to accomplish several things at this appointment.
First and foremost, conquer (or come close to conquering) this damned phobia I have with certain specialists (podiatrists are number one... dentists and eye doctors coming in a close second). I've noticed it doesn't matter WHERE I am, but the minute I see one of those chairs in an exam room, my pulse races and I feel sick (plus I tend to go several shades whiter than an albino). I'm fine if I realize I don't HAVE to sit in it (like the allergy shot room), but if I KNOW I'm going to have to be in it... that's when it gets to me. I'm hoping this appointment will be nothing more than a "Hi, howya doing, lemme introduce you to Lady and Styx... they're ticklish and fearful...please handle with care!"
Secondly, I need this dr to know the medical background of the family so they know what to be watching for. Diabetes runs on both sides of the family so there will be different care for my tootsies than the average person's. We'll also discuss the leg pains I get and how I'm treating it as well as the fact I fkd up my left foot several years back and it's become a bit of a problem in the damp and/or cold.
My girls have their appointment next month. They were free and clear last year and I'm anticipating the same this year. Looks like this is going to be a yearly thing this year now that I'm 40. Well that and considering that dad's mom (Mimi) had cancer so badly when she passed (started in the liver, lymph and lungs and went to everywhere else..including the bones).
Next month I also have an appointment with an auditory specialist. I know there probably isn't anything that can be done with the hearing loss or the tinnitis, but at least it'll be documented that there is a problem.
Sometime in the next few days I'm anticipating calls for appointments to a urologist as well as one for a dermatologist. The urologist simply because I'm tired of the problem Im having everytime I sneeze/cough/laugh real hard unexpectedly. My mom suspects a dropped bladder. All I know is I'm tired of certain things happening, ya know? As for the dermatologist, I was a "sun-worshipper" in my youth (I didn't always get sun poisoning, I used to tan really nicely!! honestly!) and since mom is having problems (she's gonna be 60 next year), I figured it's a good time to get things looked at.
The appointment went pretty well. I was informed that an EKG was going to be SOP for the yearly appointment because I'm 40 now. Personally, I think it's because I've been obese all my life. Either way, it just makes sense..and it's not as though it hurts. The EKG came back clear. I weighed in at 250 (see tracker above), putting me at 48 pounds down from last year. The bp came in with a nice 123/64 or so. The problem was with my blood work. The White cells were up AGAIN....but the shocker? My Triglycerides were up as well. Can anyone tell me how the HELL that happens when a person's lost as much weight as I have? When I was 298 they were 144 ...I'm down to 250 and the buggers went UP to 205!!!! The dr put me on fish oil tablets to help bring that down. I've also decided to try Cholestoff to bring that number down. Hopefully this all will bring the HDLs up too. For the white cells, I'm on amoxi again....
Top things all off, since my shots are so out of date I not only got a flu shot (which, surprise, has given me a mild case of flu and the antibiotic isn't helping it) but a Tetnus as well. It took 3-4 days before I could use that arm properly.
So here I am, not feeling 100% and off my eating plan. I skipped my smoothie for 3 days and so wasn't getting my daily yogurt. As a result, the amoxi managed to give me one of those nasty little side effects. *sigh* Since I'm having that problem I can't do the other test that I need to do to see if we were successful this month. I have to wait until I'm done with the meds before I continue. However, if the signs I'm seeing are right, we missed the window...again.