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This is the post I’ve been wanting to write for a few months, but couldn’t until after talking to both my and Chad’s parents. This isn’t the sort of thing you want mom and dad to have to read about on the [...]
Well will you look at this – it’s another blog post! I might just go into shock. In order to keep the length from being too unwieldy, this will be a two part post.
Anyway, that thing I’ve wanted to write about is health related, so if you’re here for foreign service stuff, might [...]
Called in a received my lab and sestamibi scan results from the doctors office’s lab line. My serum calcium and parathyroid hormone levels are still elevated. My sestamibi scan revealed nothing. Dr. Selvaggi wants to see me again in 3 months. At least we’re not rushing straight to exploratory chest surgery. I’m not going under [...]
- Woke up a little late
– Got out the door a little late
– Forgot I had to buy gas
– Got to work a little late
– A strap on my sandal broke when I walked into the building *sigh*
– Lost track of time and left for [...]
I saw Dr. Selvaggi (my endocrinologist) today. It went pretty much as expected. Dr. Purkert wrote her a very long letter telling her everything about my surgery and his recommendations. Basically, I get to have another Setamibi scan. Yaay – I love lying in a hospital gown while a big mechanical circle whirls around me!
So I had my surgery yesterday. I’m feeling okay for a girl with a two inch cut across the the bottom of her neck, and I’m home from the hospital, wearing clothes and everything. Hospital gowns have their place, but I was glad to put on some pants. I am also happy to report that [...]
I’ve gotten 2 fantastic endorsements for Dr. Purkert from nurses – which makes me feel so much better.
The first came from a Sur La Table customer who came in to pick up his knives on Tuesday night. He had put down an @inova.org email address, and he was wearing an RN badge, so I [...]
I finally spoke with my surgeon’s scheduler today. The first day he has available to do my surgery is February 13. That’s a Wednesday. So I’ll probably take off that Wed-Fri from work. I wish I could get it over with sooner, but there’s nothing I can really do about it. *blah*
So, I had a visit with my surgeon today.
yay: Dr. Purkert was very nice, explained everything to me, and noticed that I had done my parathyroid research so I knew what he was talking about.
yay: I’ll get a call tomorrow to schedule my surgery – which will probably be early January.
BOO: Since [...]
I’m tired of having my blood drawn. My veins are hard to find, so the nurses have to hit the exact same spot if they’re going to reach a vein.
Every time I go to the doctors office they want my blood. Since it’s been a year since I had my sestamibi scan, the endocrinologist [...]
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