Tuesday, September 16, 2008

One Week, WHAT?!

Finally, late yesterday afternoon the nurse from my primary's office called with my results.  The Ct scan was clear and the blood work was in the "normal range".  Good news all around!  At 1pm today I am off to visit the cardiologist.  I'm starting to tire of these all these docs.  I know, I know, no harm in checking.  The point of today's appointment is to hopefully prove that my fainting episodes are caused by blood pressure and not something neurological.  My primary was real big on trying to get answers for what that is going on with my body.  Which I guess is a good thing.  Compared to past docs who couldn't give two stools about what was causing the blood in my stool and making my white blood cell count so high, this is something new for me.  

Funny, when I was at my primary's office last week I had said something along the lines of "Thank you very much Doc."  To which he replied "Oh Stephanie, you can call me Brian"  Um, no no no!  I do not need to be on a first name basis with my doc.  I am not that person.  I do not plan to see him so often that our relationship would be casual enough for me to call him by his first name.  I am not a sickly person.  Nope, not me.  Even with all that is going on.  (Hm, I wonder if I am in some sort of denial here.) 

On another semi related note. . .  I am ONE WEEK out from my next surgery!  Whoa, it seems like only yesterday I was in the surgery floor awaiting to be rolled into the OR.  Oh, how times flies when you're. . .er. . .recovering?!


Aunt Deb and Family said...

Stephanie, I am glad to hear that your CT scan came out clear and your blood work too. I have been waiting for this update on your blog. Sometimes I get to antsi and call your Dad.
I know what your mean about calling your Dr. by his first name. Weather you see him often or not, to me, it is just weird.
Good luck next week Stephanie. I hope your recuperation is quick and smooth this time. God Bless, I am thinking of you all day everyday. Much love, Aunt Deb

Anonymous said...


Glad to hear that things are on the up and up. I miss you a whole lot and think about you everyday. Your blog has been such a nice way to keep connected to you. Hey- if you ever watch QVC and see something you like...be sure to give me and ring!!! LOVE YA!


Paula & Eric said...

Glad to hear the good news Steph!

I just thought I would let you know that Eric is making his Confirmation this year and has to right a report on a saint and he chose St. Brice because he is the saint of Stomach Disorders and we thought of you. I bet you never knew there was saint for Stomach Disorders did ya now!

I can't believe your next surgery is next week, I know everything is going to go well and you're going to do just fine - you are one strong cookie!

Love Aunt Paula & Eric

Maribeth said...

Glad to hear the CT went well. I can't believe your 2nd surgery is next week already. Best of luck to you.