Well, between morning rush hour and construction traffic, I left early enough to have a 30-minute wait in my waiting room.¬† I was told to fast, and drink only enough water to take my blood pressure meds and antibiotic.¬† So no more water, no bathroom, and no cough drops!¬† Can you imagine sitting in a waiting room, trying not to cough, because I really needed to go to the restroom really bad!
Finally, the nurse called me in.¬† Hmmm,¬† I lost 10 more pounds.¬† Why do I not feel like I did?¬† Guess, the diuretic had its purpose.
The doctor didn’t hesitate.¬† He told me immediately that all my tests — urinalysis, thyroid, blood tests, chest xrays — all of them came back with great results.¬† I’m definitely not diabetic, he said.¬† I knew I wasn’t¬†¬†¬† So much for that old quacky doctor I threw away!
He still thinks that it’s my blood pressure meds that are causing the lethargy.¬† I did have spurts of energy last week, but nothing to take note of.¬† He dropped down my blood pressure med a step, just to see how that reacts.¬† But my bp was really good!¬† 122/82¬† I haven’t seen numbers like that in maybe 10 years.
He also prescribed some Prednisone to¬† help with the post-nasal drip that’s causing all this darn doctor.¬† Finally, some medication I am familiar with!¬† The old quacky one was giving me a different med every time I came in– and none of them worked as well as the meds my doctor from little ol’ Church Point had given me.
He’s still concerned about the difficulty¬† in breathing, and wants to rule out 2 other things.¬† Next week I see a Pulmonary doctor for possible sleep apnea.¬† I’m also waiting for Cardiology to call and set up an appointment.¬† I have heart problems in my history.¬† My mother had open heart surgery — a quadruple bypass — when she was in her 50′s.¬† I’m in my 40′s.¬† So I’ll be seeing a cardiologist, because my doctor says heart problems can be hard to diagnose, though my chest xrays and EKG were good.
So I’m a little relieved that I’m not diabetic.¬† And soon I should be cleared of this sinus crud & coughing.¬† Maybe I’ll actually be able to talk a complete sentence during my class.¬† But I still am dealing with the burned out energy/lethargy and breathlessness.¬† Right now, I’m living in a fog.¬† The lack of rest and weariness is working on my clarity.¬†
I’m tired of not knowing what’s wrong with me.