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Results of the Ultrasound Tests July 12, 2017

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I had my doctor appointment yesterday to find out what the results of the x-ray and shoulder ultrasounds showed.

The appointment was for 2:15 pm, but I didn’t get in to see the doctor until close to 2:50 pm so it was a relatively long wait in the office. Once inside, the nurse weighed me. I was pleased to see that I hadn’t gained any weight, but I hadn’t lost any weight either.

Suffice to say, the test results were all negative. As far as he could tell, there’s nothing wrong with my shoulder, but he can see the pain’s real and that I have little movement in it, and there’s a good amount of swelling around it. Since it could be something to do with vertebral discs, he’s going to set up an MRI of my upper spine and the area, and see what that shows. In the meantime, he suggested (very strongly) that I go have some physiotherapy on the shoulder to try and get some of the mobility back and strength built up there.

Should be fun. NOT.

In the meantime, I’m in a lot of pain there. And it’s affecting the use of my arm quite badly at the moment.

Home From the Ultrasound Tests June 26, 2017

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I have just got home from the lab where I had the ultrasound tests done.

Suffice it to say, I’m not doing well at the moment, can barely move my left arm and shoulder, and the pain is…very bad.

The tests lasted for just under twenty minutes, but I actually passed out from the pain during the movement of the shoulder at one point for around 30 seconds.

Anyway, I’m home now, alternating ice and heat on my shoulder, and have taken some pain medication and will lie down for about an hour now.

OUCHIE!!!

Scared About Today June 26, 2017

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It’s been a very long day, and I’m pretty scared about something.

I have an appointment at one of the labs attached to the hospital early this afternoon to have the ultrasound done on my left shoulder.

The problem is that I am in absolute pain (think 12 on a scale of 1 to 10) every time I move the shoulder, and the fact of the matter is that I want to scream in pain when I touch the shoulder. This should go really well when he presses the ultrasound device onto the shoulder area, right?

Oh, Gods…

Anyway, time to leave work and head over to the clinic. Wish me luck.

Doctor Appointment and Hospital Tests May 23, 2017

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Just got home from seeing the doctor (a scheduled appointment) and then going to the hospital for some x-rays.

The news is not good.

Due to the allergies and the asthma attack that I’ve been suffering from, I’ve injured my larynx because of the talking and the coughing (mostly the latter). Probably didn’t help it at all by going to CanGames 2017 this past weekend. *sigh* In addition, my throat is partially swollen shut because of the allergies and possibly made worse by the asthma attack that is persisting.

In addition, there is a serious problem with my left shoulder, made worse by my having forgotten not to use my left arm when I threw a small, plastic footstool in a fit of anger last night. 😦

The doctor sent me for x-rays of both the shoulder and my chest, and I also am waiting to hear on an appointment for an ultrasound of my shoulder (and it may be followed up with some other tests as well). He thinks I’ve got an infection in the chest now as well (bets are on con crud…anybody?). In the meantime, he prescribed for me an antibiotic and a strong anti-inflammatory. And I am not to talk for several days.

This should be fun.

And I’m just going to try and rest for the rest of the day and into the evening.

Doctor Appointment Results May 9, 2017

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Just got back from the doctor’s office to get the results of my blood tests.

The news on my triglycerides was very good, but the other news is not good…in fact, it’s very, very bad.

I– I have a lot of stuff to digest after this doctor’s appointment, and have to make some very hard decisions.

I– I– I can’t talk about this at the moment. Sorry.

Home From the Lab March 21, 2017

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Just got back from the Dynacare lab.

Still feel ill with whatever bug I’ve currently got going, and am still having trouble with the seriously pained shoulder.

In preparation for my doctor’s appointment next Tuesday (the 28th), I’ve gone and had the tests done that the doctor wanted. They did the various tests, taking quite a bit of blood and all, and now I just have to wait until the appointment next week.

In the meantime, I’m going to lie down and take a nap. After I ingest a bit of protein (not sure what I’m going to have).

An MRI Kind of Friday March 3, 2017

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Hadn’t talked about it on the blog, but I was scheduled to have an MRI this morning at 9:00 am.

Well, the MRI is done, and I’m home. I had a couple of other tests that included some dye and a bit of a sedative, which has made me a little sick to the stomach (on top of still recovering from the antibiotic), so I got home about 11:10, and have been lying down and just taking it easy for a bit.

Feeling somewhat better now, so checking out some e-mail and taking care of a couple of other things.

I’m supposed to game with the Friday night group, so hopefully I’ll feel better in a few hours.

Up first for now, a cup of (peppermint) tea. 🙂

Monday Morning Thoughts November 14, 2016

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Monday morning. Start of a new week.

The weather is a bit cold this morning, but it’s supposed to warm up quite nicely (for November) later today.

I’ve been dreading today, as I’ve got my appointment with my family doctor to find out how I’m doing this year, as he’ll have the results of all my blood tests and the other tests that were done last week.

In the meantime, back to the work stuff here at the office. That, and a cup of tea.

Monday Morning Thoughts October 17, 2016

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It’s Monday morning.

The start of the work week here in the middle of October. So far, it’s been a very busy day (and it’s still relatively early), so I’ll see how things progress.

Gaming yesterday was a lot of fun (some of which I posted about on Twitter yesterday), and the board gaming session went really well and I relaxed and forgot about some of the other things in my life. I’ll blog about the gaming, with some photos from that, later today.

This afternoon I have a hospital appointment to find out the results of the tests I had back the first weekend of October. Not looking forward to this at all. ::crossing fingers::

Anyway, time for a cup of herbal tea, and then back to the work.

The Start of October October 1, 2016

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October 1st.

The start of a new month. The first real month of autumn.

To be honest, while October is associated with cool temperatures and dampness, I’m actually glad to be out of September and into the new month. Last month was a bit trying for me in several respects, and I had more stress to deal with than I would have liked, so I’m glad to get to the new month and see if I can de-stress a bit. While I know that winter is somewhere ahead (hopefully not too close ::knock on wood:: ), I’m hoping for a good October and a pleasant month.

I’ve got to get through the medical procedure that I’m undergoing tomorrow before I can get to a relatively doctor-free month (other than Footcare near the end of the month), other than that October just has Canadian Thanksgiving and the coming of Halloween (of course). My overall plan for the month is to get my blood sugar readings a bit lower than they are, and try not to have any foot accidents. Oh, and to stay relatively warm. 🙂