This morning I had an appointment with my primary care physician. It wasn't for anything special, just a check up and to talk about a "few things". My doctor is actually a very good doc, he sat with me for over an hour and talked things out with me. Unfortunately, I am finding that doctors like this, who can make time for you, are rare. Even though the appointment went well, there were a handful of things that concerned the good doc. So, I'm off for some more testing.
First off, tomorrow I get to have a brain ct. Fun! Given the chronic headaches and this passing out thing I've been doing we figured there is no harm in looking.
Also I am having some blood tests done tomorrow. Again just to check things out. He wants to get a comprehensive metabolic panel (yeah I don't really know what that means either) andto check thyroid levels. Also I saw that he put on the lab order a cholesterol screening .
I was all "Cholesterol? Why do we need to check that, Doc?" Thinking maybe he thought it would show something was wrong with one of my organs.
His response was "We should always screen people's cholesterol levels"
"But I thought that was something you only need to be concerned with when you are older"
"Yes thats true."
"Oh. . ." Crap I keep forgetting I'm not 19.
Also I am being referred to a cardiologist. Again it is for the passing out thing I keep doing. I prefer to call it the "whoomps whoomps" due to the sound I hear when it happens. It starts off with me feeling funny, then everything goes black even though my eyes remain open. Hands and face go numb and I can't talk. A couple times during the "episode" I completely forget where I am and I twitch a bit. Basically he just wants to check that nothing major is causing all this. The thought is it is just related to blood pressure and hydration issues.
I feel pretty confident that none of this stuff is going to show anything serious. But then again we felt that way before the original colonoscopy. Oh well better safe than sorry.
I have now seen more doctors in the past 4 months then I have in my whole life. Really hard to believe that just a few months ago I was a perfectly healthy 29 year old. What happened to the old healthy-I don't bother seeing doctors-I don't take medication-me?