Friday, February 17, 2012

16 Feb 2012

It's been a day! Opened Sisters at 6 - normal Thursday. Then Michelle came in just before 10 and I headed up to the hospital for an ultrasound and a visit with the ob/gyn. Mostly good news. The polyp he removed is non-cancerous, I have a muscle mass which is of no concern, but I do have a cyst. On the positive side, it is a small-ish one, smooth and round which is of less concern than if it were irregular and jagged. But I need to have another ultrasound in 3 months to check on it and he sent me down to the lab to have some bloodwork done to check for tumour markers. That took some time, as the lab is in a temporary space while their regular area gets renovated and they have very little room. Back to Sisters about 11:45.

Closed at 1 as usual, did some banking, went to Uncle Buck's for lunch. Then I sat in Ocean Centre and read for about half an hour before heading across the street for an appointment with the kidney specialist who was in town. A LONG appointment and again good/bad news. Yes, I have some kidney failure, but it is very mild and as long as I continue to maintain my blood pressure and blood sugars and stay well hydrated, there should not be any serious concerns. A bonus as far as I'm concerned is he wants to take me off one of my meds. Apparently I'm taking 2 that do the same thing and he sees no reason for it. Then he did some some more poking and prodding and sent me on my way - with paperwork for more lab tests of course. I did not go back to the hospital at that point. Finally got back home a little after 4:30.

Needless to say, with starting this day at 4 a.m. and NO nap, I was rather on the tired and grumpy side at this point. Cancelled craft night - we're going to try again tonight - and went to bed early. I will get to the lab sometime next week.

The cats were not happy being left for so long - and they let me know this was NOT the way the schedule is supposed to work.

Glad it's over and hopefully will have all the results when I see my regular doctor on the 28th.


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