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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.

12 comments:

Lynn said...

Bless your heart ladystyx, I thought I had it bad, I still pray and not sure if God listens but I will pray for you too hun..HUGS!!!!

Yaya said...

(((Hugs)))

I hear ya girl.

A) I hate waiting room chairs. Totally gets my OCD icked out.

B) I was sexually abused in my childhood which leads to me having anxiety around dr's "having control of me" when in the exam room.

Yaya said...

PS NOT implying you were abused, just stating that I know how you feel

Deanna said...

Hugssss Styxie. Keep getting those girls check on a regular basis. You sound like me - I have so many ists (gynecologist, onocologist, podiatrist, dentist, rheumatologist and i can't think of what the bp dr. is called) who needs a family doctor!

Jan n Jer said...

Now that is a medical update. Fish oil is great for lowering your cholesterol and lots of other things. Its good that you are proactive with your health, preventive medicine. Keep up the good work with the weight loss, the more you lose the better you will feel. Eat lots of fiber, it will make you feel full longer and its good for you. BTW..God hears all prayers!

Pop and Ice said...

I think I've spent way too many hours in doctor's offices, waiting rooms, hospitals, etc. for it to freak me out anymore. And I'm not the one getting treatment! But you have an awful lot of appointment scheduled - perhaps there is someone who can go along with you? That might help lessen the tension plus having another person along - they can take notes for you. It's always so hard to remember everything a doctor says to you at an appointment. *Hugs*

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

*hugs hugs hugs*

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ugh!!! I would be frustrated too! Hugs love, and I'm proud of you for NEVER giving up!!!!!

Intense Guy said...

*Hugs*

When I see the word tinnitis I cringe...

The body is a marvelously complicated conglomeration of chemicals.

...and those Specialist call it a "practice" and the medical "arts" they do so for a reason - there is still more "art" than "science" involved no matter how advanced we like to think we are.

I hope you find your way to better and more enjoyable health soonest.

Dorkys Ramos said...

I start hyperventilating whenever they need to draw blood...which make my hands turn icy cold, my veins shrink up and hide and make it super hard to find at all. So then I get poked a couple times too many...which of course feeds my fear for the next time around.

And I'm sighing here with you. ((Hugs))

Tori_z said...

*Hugs*

AliceKay said...

I hope things go okay for you with the specialists, and I hope you're feeling better by the time you read this. (sorry...i missed this post when i read blogs yesterday)

You and I talked about a few things a month or so ago by email, so you know where I'm at with some of my medical problems right now. I have a bad case of white coat syndrome, but when I saw the lung doctor last month after my CT scan, my b/p was the lowest it's been in a doctor's office in years. Maybe that's a sign.

I'll continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. *hugs*

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