Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nearly $300 Later

Appointment was for noon. Saw the nurse at 1 p.m. and the doctor 55 minutes later. We agreed on the need for CBC, CA125, liver enzyme test and urine sample.

Discovered I have a severe bladder infection. Three medications were prescribed: two for the bladder, one for the Irritable Bowel Syndrome. An ultrasound is ordered for next Thursday. Lab results should be back by then. She also felt I had suspicious swelling in one area and urged me to apply for Medicaid because I may be in for lots more tests.

My family history is full of cancer so she is concerned I'm following in my mother's footsteps. Hope not but what can one do other than get up the next day and deal with whatever the news is.

Liked the doctor and her staff. The clinic has a lab and a portable ultrasound outfit comes every Thursday so that's convenient.

Came home, took a nap, addressed Christmas cards and fixed hamburgers for supper. I have a writing assignment to complete as well as making spinach quiche for the writer's Christmas party.

Guess I should get busy. Have a great evening all, Treesong


WomanWhoRunsWithHorses said...

An investment in your health is money well-spent, Treesong. What good are all your preps is you're not around, huh? Who would keep Sweetie in line?

You're in my prayers for the tests next week. Keep us posted.

: )

Sixbears said...

May your problems turn out to be minor. Take whatever aid you can get. Glad you found a Dr. you like.

May the sun shine on your smile.

HermitJim said...

Glad you had a chance to see the doctor and at least find out what is going on!

Sounds like things could have been a lot worse! However, at least you have some idea of what to fight and how to treat it!

I'm hoping that all continues to go OK! Just keep us posted, ya know?

Anonymous said...

Good wishes from here.
Get the infection taken care of and you will FEEL like a new woman..those can really make you feel awful.
Hopefully the rest is nothing.
Irritable bowel is at least treatable. Let's hope that no more than that is wrong.
Take care of you. B.

Stephanie said...

Will keep praying for negatives where they need to be in the testing results.

Survival chic said...

I have been reading your posts for a while.... found your blog via a link on Mayberry.

Enjoy your writings... and I hope for the best on your tests.....

Anonymous said...

prayers for you and all concerned.
A prayer is offered and a candle lit for you.