Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Yukky Health Issues Update
so feel free to skip this one if you're so inclined. I know that some of my family try to keep up with me through this blog, so I need to let them know how things are. :)
I had an appt. with my GP yesterday (and I do just love this dr!!), and he assured me that I'm a very healthy 50-year-old (well, okay, soon-to-be 51 LOL). He was quite put out that the endocrinologist scared me to death by telling me that my heart was in a precarious position. Dr. Hicks (GP) vehemently disagreed with that diagnosis, altho he does agree that I have an irregular heart rate and need the beta blocker. So, in order to put my mind at rest, he has ordered an echocardiogram and nuclear stress test, which I will spend the ENTIRE day having done on Thursday (day after tomorrow). I'll go spend tomorrow night with Sug (my seester) cause I live an hour away from the city I have to go to get have this done---and I have to be at the hospital at 7:30 a.m.!!!! What an ungodly hour LOL! He also had the lab draw 10 vials of blood (I'm not sure I had much left after that ROFL) for a battery of tests to rule out all kinds of nasty things. :) Then, after we make sure that the ole ticker is healthy, he will have the biopsy done on the thyroid mass, just to make SURE that there's no cancer in there. He also gave me an antibiotic for a sinus infection, which should help me feel better soon. :) The weight gain (afraid so :c) he attributes to the thyroid...as a matter of fact, he thinks that EVERYTHING that is going on with me right now is thyroid-related. So, hopefully, with his help we can start to get some of these issues that have been nagging at me and robbing me of my energy and interest resolved. I was very pleased with my visit yesterday (did I already tell you I really love this dr LOL)!
I'm still working on my first block of Whig Rose (from Simple Blessings book). Honestly, I really haven't felt like doing anything, including sewing. Hopefully, Spring will be here soon (altho if you look at the Weather Channel today, you would NEVER believe that!! LOL) and I'll have my energy and enthusiasm back.
The photo is of a couple of things that I made for Christmas that I hadn't shared with you. :)
Although I haven't been posting lately, I have been reading everyone else's blog, and I'm truly grateful for all of my blog friends and your wonderful comments of encouragement. :)