Tuesday, July 30, 2013
I'd like to start off by saying I hate going to the doctor. I feel like every time I go to the doctor I leave with no more information as to what is wrong. If the answer isn't black or white, doctors just tend to send you on your way. I haven't been to the doctor for a very long time because of this.
Well yesterday I decided to go. I've been feeling very dizzy and heavy headed and even feverish at times. The one thing that threw me into alert was the lack of appetite. I had absolutely no appetite after my race. As a runner, I am always hungry when I am in season and the fact that my body wasn't asking for any fuel made me really concerned.
Well I ended up taking 8 viles of blood. Most of my test results won't come back for another 3-5 days (probably after I start feeling better). But it was so frustrating because they kept doing test and telling me how good everything looked. The fear of hearing everything is fine kept creeping back up. I know everything is not fine.
The only test I got back so far is the electrolytes test. My potassium is high which confused the doctor because high potassium usually goes hand in hand with dehydration, except that I was very well hydrated. Also some of my stomach issues this weekend would normally cause low potassium...but it didn't. The doctor won't put me on any antibiotic till my virus/infection test and my thyroid test (which I am extremely anxious about these results) come back.
So basically I sit around feeling bad waiting to not feel bad anymore or waiting for blood tests. It's frustrating and it sucks.