November 10, 2010

Drs Update

Its almost kind of odd not having to see a doctor so often anymore.  Now that things have settled down and I am stable, my appointments have spaced out.  I have a love hate relationship with this too.  I really love not having to be a a different doctor every week, but I had gotten so used to that security that now when one of them suggested I come back in 6 months instead of 3, I said there is no way I could go that long and not go in.  They have officially become the norm to me.

A few weeks ago I had my follow up with the Liver Clinic.  I had to see a new Dr. because my regular one was on vacation...again.  And the other one was very nice and all, but I guess I don't do well with change.  She scheduled me for an MRI that I did on Monday.  So now we wait to see.  In the notes there are 3 spots on my liver that hopefully have either gone away or disappeared.  No one ever calls me to give me results though, so I will call tomorrow and see if they got the report back.  So that was that appointment.

I also had my Hematologist appointment.  Which was nice because I have only been going in to see him every 3 months.  I still have to do my bloodwork monthly but because he is awesome and knows how overwhelmed I was with all my appointments, he lets me get by with only going in every so often. And the best news is that the Cancer Care Center will be opening up an office at the hospital that I go to now.  So that means I can go in monthly for the finger stick and get results right then and there.  I am doing blood draws now and it takes a few days for results to get back!  My INR was at 3.0 which is higher than they want it to be but he didn't change my dose.  We will see next month if it goes back down to the usual.  If not then we adjust.

I am anxiously waiting to see how my Psych appointment goes.  The poor man isn't going to know what hit him.  I'm totally joking.  When I mentioned my anxiety and nightmares, my Dr. referred me.  And the truth is I'm secretly looking forward to it.  I always say I'm more stressed than depressed.  But I think if I didn't have some sort of depression or depressed days, something was wrong.  I was talking to a friend last night and she told me I was always good at putting on a smile when I was screaming on the inside.  Nothings changed.  I do what I have to do and right now I have to put on my big girl panties and take care of what needs to be done.  That doesn't include whining because I'm sick.  There is no time to be sad about what is happening or how I feel.  The only problem is that at night, when everyone is sleeping, I lie in bed and process those feelings.  And that's what brings on the nightmares and anxiety. See, I got it all figured out already:)  Hopefully it will go a lot better than I am picturing it though! 

So there is my updates, my morning meds are slowly kicking in.  And after another scare last night with mixing up my meds, everything is back in order.  I'm hoping to get back on track with my walking tomorrow.  I need one more lazy day :) Hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far!

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