Monday, January 14, 2013

Dizzy Me: Last Week

Eventually I will get back to writing stories and telling you about my kiddos. For now, though, it really is all about the doctor appointments.

I had 7 appointments last week. 7.

Monday I saw the Cardiologist, though I had accidentally gone to the ENT first. Thankfully they were in the same building, so it was a matter of a short walk. He thinks I still have Neurocardiogenic Syncope (diagnosed when I was 16) and that all tests looking for something else were a massive waste of time. He also let me know nothing has changed in the last 14 years, so it's all about managing the symptoms with lifestyle and medication. We both agreed medication wasn't right for me (I have worse reactions to it than to me) and went our separate ways.

PSTuesday brought the coolest test I have ever had. Seriously. I was in the Nuclear Medicine department. My tech was a Nuclear Mechanic. They injected me with radioactive material from a steel encased needle. Granted, after that I had to lie on my back while they snapped photos for 2 hours, but I did get to watch the glow fill my gall bladder, then watched after the second injection caused it to work, pushing all that glow through my stomach. It was so very, very interesting. With all my tests, I haven't been that excited about one since I was a teenager.

I think they have the results, but I took the day off Thursday, which is when they called, then I forgot on Friday. I'll get to them today and perhaps have something more for later - though this doesn't really have anything to do with being dizzy.

Tuesday was also the 2 appointments for my boys - Joshua's shots and Sebastian's check up.

Wednesday I had a hearing test I didn't know about until Monday through another doctor's office, then officially Tuesday when they called to confirm. My hearing in fine, but I guess they can perform tests that see if a tumor is present. I didn't know that, so it was pretty cool. I passed with flying colors. After the hearing test I went straight to the ENT. She had nothing for me, except to say she disagrees with the Cardiologist and every single doctor I've ever had. She believes I have dizziness brought on by migraines and has sent a note to the Neurologist, who I see toward the end of the month.

Ah, a diagnosis war. :-D I've been through those many times. These, though, at least won't war with each other. The Cardiologist isn't putting me on any medication, so I guess we'll see what the Neurologist things, particularly since she's treated me for migraines in the past.

The 7th appointment was the Endocrinologist on Friday because of my high thyroid count. I love watching doctors talk to me about why I might be there when they honestly see no reason for it. Gotta earn my co-pay, I guess.

I don't have another appointment until next week, then I have 2. I'm not sure when I'll see the gall bladder guy again - gosh, I don't like that. I can't think of what type of doctor he is. Anyone else know?

Anyway .... as long as I get enough rest and eat well, and keep low-level exercise going, I feel better dizzy wise. I'm remembering old coping tricks as I go and they're working pretty well so far. If it gets worse, I can always get pregnant again. One of my doctors did tease me about becoming the next Mrs. Duggar, actually. She was joking, though.

I think.