Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Doctor Doctor

I would like to begin this post with a big fat THANK YOU to JenM for telling me that Jason sent Stephanie home last night on The Bachelor BEFORE I got a chance to see it.

Thanks Jen! (rolling eyes) You are very lucky I love you so much!

I went to see Dr L today to get my referral to my regular urologist and to get a couple of things checked out. I have a pain in my left side and it hurt more after I was poking at it for awhile in the shower this morning. He was very unconcerned about it and assured me a couple of times that one doesn't usually get a hernia in that area.

Good news!

Then I mentioned how tired I am all.the.time and I asked if maybe he could order a blood test because I thought my iron levels might be low. He agreed and said it could be a thyroid issue which is common after pregnancy. I also mentioned a couple of other issues and he suggested we test for pregnancy as well.

Ok, let me just interrupt this spellbinding recap of my appointment to tell you that I am 100% certain I am not pregnant. Ok? Ok!

I also said I thought I could be entering menopause or have lupus. He actually put his head down on his desk and laughed, then said he would request that on the referral as well, and that the technicians will be wondering what the heck he's thinking about - testing for pregnancy AND menopause in the same woman.

He was very unimpressed with my 13 lb weight loss in less than 2 weeks. He said that whatever I was doing, I need to ease off a bit, because that's too much weight too fast.


I said that obviously he'd never been fat in his life because there is no such thing as "too fast" in my world. He said no, but he did lose a lot of weight in a short period of time due to his recent serious illness, and it takes a toll on the body.


I had enough time to drop by the lab on my way out and there was hardly anyone in there so I decided to get my blood drawn before heading to the school to pick up the children. I got my favourite lab tech which was nice.

Wow. That makes it sound like I'm there a lot. I guess I must be to have a favourite.

I hate getting blood taken. I feel nauseated and like I'm going to faint, and that's before they insert the needle. I always have the same questions: are you new? have you done this before? do you dig for veins? are you upset about anything? you won't take too much right? are those clean gloves? And so on. But today, with my trusty favourite, all was good.

I even got to the school early. :-)

I'm very excited to go to bed tonight, in my brand new, 300 thread count sheets. I don't really know what difference the number means, but man do these sheets feel nice!

I have other things to tell you but I need to get dinner started. I'm going out this evening to hear a nutritionist speak at our church. I'll fill you in on some things later.


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  2. Anonymous8:44 p.m.

    Oh doctors-can't live with them and ya can't live without them-WOW i just sounded like I was 40 or something! -lol- but funny post-it lifted my spirits! <><

  3. The higher the thread count the better the material is. 300 means that there are 300 threads to an inch of fabric.

  4. Anonymous1:19 a.m.

    Okay Okay I am sorry that I let it slip!

    Glad to know all is okay.