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Monday, December 22, 2008

Mixed medical bag

I'm feeling pretty tired today and not up to even attempting anything entertaining or witty. Sorry. I can't even actually remember if I blogged yesterday at all.

This morning I had my follow-up appointment from my "Not a fun Friday" post two weeks ago. The short version (which is all I'm sharing here) is that tests I expected to come back fine came back positive in a way that made absolutely no sense. It caused insane stress for the past two weeks. Then last Friday, I spent the day chasing down my records that were supposed to be sent to the specialist because, of course, they hadn't been. I finally managed to pick them up in person.

Which brings us back to today. The specialist had a lot of interesting information for me, including the fact that my other doctor had completely misread my results. Yes, I still needed the appointment and additional testing this morning but the positive result that made no sense was, in fact, negative all along. So I spent two whole weeks spazzing out of my mind for absolutely nothing. For the past few nights, I've barely slept, all from the stress.

The doctor today did find a couple of minor issues that need to be dealt with but we won't have full results until January. At least I'm not dealing with this whole other mess. If I had the energy, I would be really angry. Instead, I'm just focusing on the fact that I won't actually have to be dealing with that issue and I'll do my best to let it go.

On the plus side, maybe now finally I can concentrate on enjoying Christmas!

10 comments:

cw2smom said...

Yes, enjoy your Christmas! Everything will be fine, you just wait and see! No sense stressing over what you can't control anyway! Blessings, Lisa

The Tildy Spot said...

Don't stress. It'll only make matters worse. Let it go. Enjoy Christmas. January will be here before you know it. You can deal with whatever it is then.

A. said...

I am glad that huge source of stress is finally sorted out. Having something like that hanging over your head is awful!
So, relax, and have a happy, restful holiday.

angi_b72 said...

Take a deep breath.....and exhale! Have a merry christmas!!!

Call Me Cate said...

Thanks, everyone. I'm feeling less stressed already. Now that the appt is over, I can let it go until it's closer to results time.

The Wife O Riley said...

UGH!! That is exactly why they call it "practicing medicine".

I hope you have a stress free Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Call Me Cate said...

You'd think they should practice a bit more before they screw with people.

Kimberly said...

Oh man I hate doctors. And this is typical... exactly what I go through. There is always some little hitch for why you can't get really mad at them.

Call Me Cate said...

Kimberly - I've decided I'm still plenty mad. Just need to figure out what to do about it. I may write a letter.

The Wife O Riley said...

I have an award for you.