I debated for a bit to see how much I felt comfortable sharing but decided I was just going share. I’ve said before that I think of the blog a bit as a journal and a bit like I’m writing a note a note to a close friend. Well I’d write what I’m about to say in a journal and I would tell it to a friend….so here goes.
The Wednesday before Christmas I had a doctor’s appointment. I was late with getting a yearly check. I was due in October but put it off. It’s hard to get things scheduled with childcare and I really hate to take a day off and just sit in the doctor’s office. So the week before Kelli came and watched the kiddos and I ran it to get a blood draw. Then scheduled the follow up for Wednesday. I was really expecting some type of change in my meds. I’m just diabetic. If I was the perfect eater and lost 40 pounds I might be able to avoid meds for awhile but with my dieting history, I know that won’t happen permanently. I opted for the meds. I’m on the lowest dose possible. I figured that might need to be upped so I was ready for that when I went in…I was also thinking she might want my foot looked at….
This is what I heard….diabetes…Good..blood work…good. My good cholesterol even improved. It has more room to improve but it was better. That all sounded good. I was right about the foot, she wanted it x-rayed. It was also time for my mammogram and a flu shot..oh and last time we forget the urinalysis.
Oh and you did just turn 50. I won’t push but you do need a colonoscopy. Ya-hoo…NOT!! I had forgotten about that….Oh and there seems to be something wrong with your thyroid. The left one is enlarged.
So I peed and was shot and then sent to the larger clinic down the road. A mammogram, then an x-ray, then an ultrasound on my neck all before errands. Luckily Kelli was up for a longer day of childcare.
Then I was told that results may or may not but on the 24th. I might have to wait until Monday….but let’s schedule you for the colonoscopy consult.
So I got a call on the 24th….
x-ray on my foot…not broken. Arthritic in the joint where I jammed it so needs more TLC.
thyroid ultrasound…not good. I have four nodules on the left side. Hmmm….
I don’t really know what that means. From looking on the internet, it could mean a variety of things from nothing to cancer to thyroid problems. For now, all I know is that I have an appointment on January 5th in LaCrosse, which is the larger clinic that’s almost 2 hours away, for a biopsy to be done. She asked some questions about whether I was tired….loosing hair and other things. At this point time will tell what this all means.
I am concerned about it but there’s no real point in fretting and worrying. I have things do…kids to care for..and quilts than need to be sewn so that’s what I’m going to do.
Kelli quickly volunteered to care for the childcare kiddos that day and Hubby is taking me for the biopsy. I wish the appointment was sooner but the holidays put a bit of a wrench in scheduling.
As I said, I did debate about writing about this…it isn’t always easy to share personal things. Just know I’m determined that whatever it is or isn’t I’ve got more life to live and I’m going to do just that…speaking of which, I’m off to do some sewing. I have the day off and I’m making the most of it!