Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Doctor Appointment

I went to an appointment last week to discuss the results of my colonoscopy and to review some recent blood work. I walked (ran) out before seeing the doctor. The waiting room was SO full and my panic kicked in and I just HAD to get out of there. FAST.

One of his nurses called me yesterday and said HE said that from now on when I come in I will get taken right back to a room. Wasn't that nice of him? Yeah, I thought so, too. I rescheduled and I just got home from seeing him.

I already knew how the colonoscopy had turned out. I wasn't very optimistic about the blood work. I know I haven't been eating right or taking my meds on time. I was surprised (there's that word again) to hear that things weren't as bad as I feared.

My sugar level was okay. My bad cholesterol was good, but my good cholesterol wasn't. Anyone know how to make that better? I suppose I could call and ask. Duh. My cell counts were good as were my kidneys and liver.

We had some extra time and since I had basically burst out in tears when he walked into the room, we discussed my increasing anxiety and the return of mood swings. He's given me a prescription to start back up on Lexipro, and anti-depressant, anti-anxiety drug.

I had been proud of myself for being able to go off all my psyche meds at the end of last year. On the other hand, I know I've been having problems again. Maybe this won't be long term and maybe I won't have to have more added.

I know this will be good news to hubby. (Grin.)


jenn said...

I'm glad things went well. I've been having sugar issues lately, but haven't been to the doctor about it. Too many other things going on.

Take care of yourself!

Kara said...

I'm glad it went well. And what a great doctor to be willing to see you right away when you get there so you don't panic so much.

Mom Knows Everything said...

It sounds like you have a great doctor. I have no idea about good or bad cholesterol...heck I'm not even sure I spelled it right. LOL I think you are an amazing person Barb and I consider you a wonderful blogging friend! :o)

bundle-o-contradictions said...

Hey, more good than bad, right? If you need your meds & the side effects are tolerable, I hope you don't keep trying to wean yourself off of them to prove yourself strong. At the very least, I hope you find the right amount & combination to help you feel better, 'cause that's all that matters!! ((((((((hugs))))))

Misty DawnS said...

I could just HUG your doctor!!! You don't know how good it makes me feel to hear about a doctor being that great.

I'm so glad to hear that most everything is good news (It's just cuz I luv ya so much *grin*)

Something to help with panic attacks is always a good thing. Sometimes, I wish that I had something to help with my anxiety.

Unknown said...

Great doc!

I'm glad the outcome wasn't as bad.

Ofcourse it's best to go to a dietician for a good advice on cholesterol.

Prevent eating red meat, cooked and baked fat, greasy things. You know.

Fish is good, and vegetable oil, like olive oil.

Doesn't the diabetes association have a diet on their site?


Forgetfulone said...

I'm so glad you're back and on your way to feeling better!

Jen said...

I'm so very happy to hear you have such a great doctor that is taking good care of you and sounds genuinely concerned with your well-being. That is wonderful!! :)