Monday, June 27, 2011

Doctor Visit

I've been procrastinating for weeks about going in to see my doctor about a whole host of issues I've been having. So finally I called in last Monday, and they'd had a cancellation and could get me in at 9 am last Tuesday.

I was so freaked out about my list of stuff to talk to her about, that I had to take my anti-anxiety pill. But I don't know why I ever stress or get anxious about going to the doctor, because my doc is fabulous!

She helped talk me through so many things, and I am so thankful! I had some testing done and surprisingly I got the results back the very next morning! It's a huge relief to know that everything is normal. My glucose, cholesterol, thyroid, liver & kidney functions, blood cell counts, etc, are all in the normal range. However, that does mean I have some other things to work on and do as a result. I can't just chalk anything up to insulin or thyroid issues like we were beginning to wonder if I'd developed. Now the hard work begins.

It was a very helpful visit for all the concerns/issues I had. I think one problem I have is that with the Fibromyalgia, it seems like I'm always waiting for the next ball to drop. Like I know something else will hit me eventually, because that tends to happen with most Fibro patients. Hopefully nothing else will hit, but we'll see! For now, I'm just glad all is well!!


Kimberly said...

I'm glad your Dr. visit went well. I know exactly what you mean about trying to convey everything you need to to the Dr. I usually have a hard time remembering what I was concerned about! It's about time for a 3 month follow up for me, but I LOVE my Dr.!

Rochelle said...

Thanks Kimberly! Yeah, I had a pretty extensive list... so I had it all on paper. I only forgot one thing because I put the paper away while we were talking, meant to bring that thing up, and totally spaced. :( Ughh. It's something that's really bothering me too, so sadly a follow up appt looks like it may be in order. Grrr.

It's sooooo nice when you love your doc, right?!?! Oh man, I don't know what I would do without mine, she's fabulous!!!

Missy Schranz said...

I always wait for the "other shoe to drop", too, especially after my bariatric surgery. Every twinge or bout of nausea I get, I worry I'm backsliding! I'm on anti-anxiety pills too!!! Good luck, my friend!!! :0)

Rachel Jones said...

Thankful for a good appointment!!