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Doctor's appointment

Last night, I got a call from my GP, to remind me that it's been three months. Time for bloodwork,etc. (Such is the life of a Type II Diabetic.) I made an appointment for early today - bloodwork, etc has to be done fasting.


I weigh 194 lbs clothed and needing to use the bathroom. This is about three pounds less than my previous weighing. My bp is 130/80. They took a body fat index, but I don't know what the result was. And they drew blood and took a urine sample (or why I needed to use the bathroom.)

And Jed was very unhappy with me. I'm way overdue for a mammogram and I need a hospital colonoscopy to get rid of a sessile (and benign) polyp.

You know what he did? He called the radiologists himself, sat me down in the chair and made me make the appointment then and there. So, I'm going next Tuesday. (The radiologists' medical secretary treated the phone call as if from another one, and I went along. It was kinda funny, given that it was for a mammogram, that they kept referring to me as "them". Of course, men do get breast cancer.) I also made an appointment for the colonoscopy - three days after I get back from Readercon.

I'm getting my eyes checked on Monday (I can tell I need a new prescription.) He was happy to know that my opthamologist is experienced with diabetic eyes and has already taken a baseline. I tried to call my gyn but I think he's moved his offices to Manhattan. I need another one. I'll ask around.

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How odd. I went in for my three-month blood check and pee-in-a-cup time today, too.

Isn't it FUN? (The cup they gave me was *tiny*. I had to aim that which cannot be aimed well.)

Best of luck!

I hate the whole process, frankly. Not the blood draw; I donated blood for years, so that doesn't bother me (although now I'm mildly anemic, so I can't give anymore, which makes me sad). Hate the rest of it, though.

Thanks - you too. I'm mildly concerned that my A1C is going to be "high" but I was worried about that after the winter holidays and I came up just fine (7.2, I think) so I don't know why I'm worried.

I'm not worried - I got tested last time right after Passover, and I was fine - 7.

Bloodwork never bothered me, and if it had, that would have ended during the time we were doing IVFs - towards the end of each cycle, I'd be going in every day to get blood drawn. I bruise easily, but that's because I have fair skin.

How have you been feeling lately?

Oh, you know - stressed out, unmotivated to deal with work stuff, the usual. Although not quite so bad as it has been, and I have a shiny new fandom to play in (that's actually one of my first fandoms, so go fig) and a mad crush on Karl Urban so it's not all bad. How about you?

I'm trying to motivate myself to find work; I'm obsessing over a reality tv series/karaoke contest that's been over for almost a month (in a slightly disappointing way) but which has just exploded into controversy. And driving poor jonbaker nuts over it.

Other than that, I'm feeling pretty good. Going on a vacation in a couple of weeks (I have plenty of yarn for the non-Shabbos/non-driving parts of it) and so will be seeing friends.

I asked because my medication got upped when I started feeling dizzy in the middle of the day - overall A1C was fine, but it was spiking. The change took that away. Thank goodness.

I have the occasional dizzy spell, but I suspect that those are more related to the fact that my blood pressure has been known to drop down to around 110/40, which is a little on the low side.

I'm also leaving for vacation next Wednesday, heading out to my folks' place in SoCal for about 10 days for my 40th birthday. We have plans that include Disneyland and me getting to touch a sea lion (not on the same day, however; the second thing is my sister's 40th birthday present to me). I haven't decided if I'm going to bring any knitting or not.

Edited because I meant to add that I totally feel you about looking for work. I hate it. But I know you'll find what you're looking for!

Edited at 2009-06-18 07:53 pm (UTC)

Tom is in the same boat. Lab work, eye checks- he gets to skip the mammogram though. :0

The mammogram is age and family related, not diabetes related.

And I'm overdue.