Mama Deb (mamadeb) wrote,
Mama Deb

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.
Tags: medical

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