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Wednesday, 2/16 Medical "stuff"

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hi all,

As a teacher, I don't let kids use that generic word "stuff" in their writing, but right now, it's the best I can come up with.

After struggling to get to a phone and get the back doc's office moving, they have scheduled my body bone scan for Monday morning at 6:15 AM. That's a lot earlier than I like, but since it's a holiday, I won't have to miss work this time. The doctor ordered lab work at the same time and I am waiting for the school nurse to come in and take a peek. I have a copy because the lab wouldn't send it to my regular doctor, so I got my own copy for him. When I called the back doc's office, they checked to make sure who my regular doc is because they want him to see it. There are several things earmarked, but the statement "Persistent reduction in estimated GFR... defines Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)" My GFR was 54.81 and the cut number is 60. BUN and Glucose were high, but this is listed as a fasting test and it was not. (I did it at 5 PM after working all day and I may have had a snack before I went, I can't remember. My glucose was 103 and I don't think that is a worrying number. I had a lot of numbers that were low as well--hematocrit, hemoglobin, WBC, RBC, Platelet count--but I donated blood about 3 weeks ago--duh. ALT was low too, but I have no idea what that was. I do think my doc needs o see this and I am going to get it translated for me and then carry it over to him.

I haven't heard results from my stress test yet and that also is on my mind. I think that they must have gotten okay results by now--it was a week ago yesterday--or they would have called me. If the results aren' good, he told me that I need and angiogram. I'm counting on my healthy habits to have managed that for me.

Anyway, my back hurts a lot. My shoulder is getting better each day, but is still under the doctor's care. I may have some other health stuff going on, but I don't know until I se a doc who gives me straight answers.

For now, I need to get to my last reading group of the day. Wednesday is an early student dismissal so we can have meetings. Yippee.

Take care everyone.
Gentle hugs,
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    Good grief. How frustrating for you! Hope they can come up with a suitable translation soon & some relief for you!
    2435 days ago
    I too like to know exactly what all my lab tests mean. My HCP explained mine in detail to me today. I was very pleased with communication between her and I and walking out the door knowing exactly what everything means helps take worry out of stuff.

    Glad to hear your bone scan is scheduled. Hopefully it will provide you more answers and solution opportunties!
    2435 days ago
    When I get a blood test, I make sure copies are sent to all my Dr.'s (ask the Dr. who is writing it up), makes it easier that way. Everything is computerized now, so its no trouble for them.
    Hope you can get some rest and relaxation on your earlier day off.
    Take care of yourself,
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    2435 days ago
    And it goes on and on and on for you! Hugs! Glad the procedure can be done so soon and you can keep moving forward.
    2436 days ago
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