Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Whew! and Whoa!

Whew! What a month, what a week, what a day, what a relief! It's been very hectic and stressful actually since OCT 08, but more so this last month. As some of you know I had to go in for a biopsy on my thyroid. I was told I needed to make an appointment in OCT, but the doc I was referred to didn't have any openings til Christmas Eve! Or I could have chosen to wait til FEB. Well wanting to get this over with ASAP I chose Christmas Eve. Well if you had seen the news we had records amounts of snow in DEC, so my dear son Tommy said he'd take me. So we go through that ordeal just to find out they only do biopsies on FRI and it was a WED! Needless to say there was some mis-communication going on. Well this doc was really nice and because of the weather conditions we traveled he was willing to do it but I didn't know that I couldn't have any aspirin products and I had a tooth giving me problems so they couldn't do it any way. So now I had to wait yet another month. OK, so I wait the month and then have to wait the torturous week for the results. I get home from work on the day they tell me to call and they are closed! No one told me that they closed at NOON on FRIDAYS!!!! Talk about being frustrated.
So now I can "WHEW" after getting the results this morning! All clear! So I don't have to go back til July for a check up. However that was the up-side of my morning! Last week after seeing my regular doc and setting up an appointment to see a specialist for my carpal tunnel which I thought was for today. Wrong! Its for tomorrow so I dragged Tommy out in the snow yet again to take me to a doctors appointment for nothing. Yes we have yet MORE SNOW!!!! At least they let me take the x-rays so I don't have to be there quite as early tomorrow. I am praying that all the snow will leave before then so I can drive myself. I really don't want to have either of the boys to have to take me.
The "Whoa" comes from still having to deal with this specialist and still to come is the dermatologist and GYN. I tell you I am just falling apart. Well I am taking it all one step at a time for now and just praying that my life will de-stress a bit now. I know I surely can use that
by now. I just feel a little over whelmed with all these doctors appointments not only for me but for Tom too. He has just been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and has recently begun a medication treatment as a first step. So far so good. He still has a lump on his leg that it still undiagnosed. His appointments have had a disruption since his company has changed insurances again. So he should be seeing the doc again soon for the lump. Though we do know it is not a tumor. So depending what comes up with the carpal tunnel will depend on my Spring break plans. Sorry Dan, Jenny and the Bugs. I may not be able to make it after all. Tin having a doc thought I would like to hold any possible surgeries off till summer so my work in not impacted. So much seems to be happening so fast. I guess that's the difference in having a doctor that listens to you. And actually telling some one that there is an issue. I tend to ignore things and suffer with them for a long time, because my kids have always come first, but now that they are all but gone I have been telling on myself. It's a weird feeling.
So I think that's all for now. Hope all is well with you all. Take Care and God Bless, Pam and Clams