Monday, October 8, 2007

She loves me, she loves me not..........The Doctor said she does!!!!

As you've read, one of the most difficult experiences in life is moving to a new town. Since we've done that so many times before it is not as bad for us as for some folks. Still. there are all the unfamiliar things that you must deal with like - new church, new neighbors, NEW BARBER, new grocery stores, etc....... And new Doctors.

Oops there goes the phone.( I am writing this on Monday afternoon and at this point the cardiologist interrupted with his follow up call. Until then I did not know the outcome of the tests)

So anyway, I went to a new GP - a female - and was pleased with her easy manner and her lack of pretentiousness. Dr Beth Nelson saw us at the scheduled time and we both were pleased with the visit. We told her we needed a heart Dr. and a gastroenterologist and she provided us with some names. On the same floor was a cardiologist and she arranged for us to see him right after we were finished with her.
We saw cardio Dr Medina first. He took all the details and was blown away when Beverly produced 10 years of test results in easily readable spread sheet form along with pertinent dates of all invasive procedures. " You are not allowed to go see a Dr without this woman" Dr Medina said to me. "She is needed"
Of course, he was preaching to the choir. I have long ago learned who the best person you can have in your corner is.

Next Dr Medina asked about family history and I sketched it out while the mouthpiece in my corner completed the details. "His brother died of an abdominal aneurysm" she offered. Medina did a few weird looks and said, " This woman loves you" "she is indispensible" he said he had noticed something and wanted to check it out since the history indicated it may be a problem. " Don't exercise until I call you after the test" he said. So we got a day off from the gym. Early Monday morning I got a call from the nurse that it was ok for me to exercise....how good is that? They called when they said they would. And it's great that I can continue to exercise.

I had all kinds of tests done. Besides checking my prostate gland .........ooh will you respect me tomorrow?.....We did an echo cardiogram, a electro cardiogram, blood work and every test you can think of but a Pap smear!

The echo test was "great" all valves normal and they cannot even see that a stent had been implanted. ( Thanks Dr Wagner )
All my numbers in the blood count area were good......Total Chol 171 HDL 63 and LDL 75
The Mouthpiece and I are very pleased tonight with nothing but good reports from the highly respected Houston medical community.

Time for a cruise, hey?

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

I am glad to hear you got a good report, and that your medical angel was with you as always!

Emily said...

Great post! Good to hear all is well.

Norma said...

What a lovely,lovely posting...good old (not too old) Bev!! there when you need her as usual! I really enjoyed that, Eric,and I now have the pleasure of watching the new Videos of Evie on 'you tube' if yours don't work...Enjoy Hawaii when you go..you deserve it both of you...Norma.xx

paula said...

So very pleased that all is well with you, Hugs and Kisses XXX

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