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Health Issues

Friday, January 18, 2013

Well, I haven't been feeling well lately...actually, I have had pain in my stomach. As a cancer survivor, of course my first thought is that the cancer has returned. :-( So, much as I hate going to the doctor, I did. As a form of hopeful denial, I went to my GP rather than my oncologist. He, of course, didn't know what it was, so he ordered a CT scan. First it had to be rescheduled while they waited for insurance approval. Sigh. Today they called me and said that insurance had approved it, but the entire amount will be going towards the deductible. Over $700! Yikes! Yes, and what was my reason for choosing a high deductible again?

Oh, well, it will be Monday morning. I will also be getting an MRI of my arthritic hip. This I think is a waste of time and money, but the doctor thinks cortisone injections into the hip are preferable to surgery. I am not sure I agree. Anyway, an MRI is a necessary precursor to cortisone injections.

Meanwhile, I think I have an UTI - I can't remember ever even having had one before. The doctor sent the prescription to the pharmacy without even talking with me. They're so common, what's the big deal? Ha!

Sigh again. I am used to generally good health, even though the arthritis makes itself felt now and again. This makes me very unhappy, and of course scared.

I just need to stay focused and positive. I don't want to scare my kids. My oldest leaves to return to college on Sunday. And, to take my mind off things, I am going camping Saturday night. Girl camping. In a heated lodge. With a kitchen. And real beds. Sounds like the kind of camping I can handle!!
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    So sorry to hear things aren't good with your health. Sending healing wishes your way and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that the results of your tests are good. The camp out sounds like a nice distraction. Sometimes we just need to get away from it all. Hope you have a nice trip and feel better soon! emoticon
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