It's Thursday already and I honestly can't believe how fast this week is going...especially when it seems I really haven't done much at all. I did get to my new doc appointment on Tues and I have decided to reserve judgement for now. They gave me a complete physical, which wasn't why I was really there, but decided I might as well go for it. HOWEVER, my appointment was at 10:40, check in time 10;25, and I did not leave until twenty minutes till 2! And yes, you read that right. I was starving, and sooo over it by the time I got out of there, lol.
There was A LOT of waiting, AND the blood pressure cuff was not registering and she squeezed my arm 4 times right in a row, all to NO avail I might add. And let me just tell you I am weird on blood pressure. It's all I can say. It makes me anxious which is the LAST thing you want to be getting that done of course, and it makes me upset with myself that I am. I try to go to my happy place and just relax, but it seems the harder I try the worse it becomes. It had gotten so at my last doc's office that they knew this about me of course, and she [the doc always did it...we gave up on having the nurse do it] had a way of whipping out the cuff when I least expected it and when I seemed relaxed, and it worked well for me and it was always good. Sooo needless to say, a new place, a monitor that wasn't registering for some reason, and lots of time to sit and wait, did not exactly seem like a good way to begin. However, once she got me into a room and took my blood pressure again with a manual monitor it started to get a little better, lol. My blood pressure was normal thank goodness! But! I was running a fever of 101.4! Very odd. Truthfully, I feel unwell a lot. I don't dwell on it much as often times there seems to be no rhyme nor reason for it, and as long as I can move along I do. I know that sounds really weird, but it's WAY too long of story to try and explain. Anyway, the doctor seemed very nice, very thorough, declared that I "looked" great and sent me for a bajillion blood tests even though I had just had most of them done 3 months ago. I understand them wanting/needing their own levels, so I just went along with it. She is treating me for a UTI even though I am not certain that's what is even wrong. I only had 1 slight symptom of this, and personally I doubt it was what was causing my fever, but she is the doc so again I decided to go with it. The little test they do in the office was clear, but she is sending it for a culture so we will see. Meanwhile, I am taking an antibiotic that is KILLING my stomach. My poor stomach with my IBS is really touchy. Trust me should the culture be clear I will discontinue immediately. OH, and I thought I'd mention that since I left the doc's office the temp seems to have disappeared....hmmm. I still have x-rays to do [knees, back, and a bone density] but I had to get out of there, lol. I WILL do these, but I am thinking maybe next week. Meanwhile some of the blood results are back already [I do like this about Kaiser....blood test results are posted on your page immediately] and so far they are all not only OK, they are really good for me, lol Cholesterol is good, AC1 levels great, and many others. However, most of those that are checking me for RA are still out. So we will see...I have NO IDEA why I just gave you a run down on my medical history. I am sure it's way too much information for most of you, and I do apologize.
Moving on...lol....I am fixing the costume that Katie will wear for her recital, and it is darling. And a very easy fix thank goodness. Not much way I can do to ruin it so I felt good about it. I am really looking forward to seeing her perform. And then I am hoping to finish up the last two borders on Melody's quilt today, and get it out to the quilters tomorrow. I have not had much time to get to it, and it has given me time to dwell on rather or not I want to add anything more to it to make it bigger. I am leaning towards no.
|THIS DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT'S LAYING FLAT BUT IT IS...IT'S JUST VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME TO BEND MY KNEES ENOUGH TO FLATTEN THIS OUT ON THE FLOOR. I DO LIKE IT, I JUST WISH IT WAS BIGGER...|