Monday, October 5, 2009

Not done yet

Well, I was truly hoping to have the final answers today and have a plan. But I was sadly disappointed. Sigh. First off, my appointment was at 2pm, got there at 1:45 as instructed. I didn't see the doctor until after 4. They couldn't find the written report of my tilt table test. They were very nice and apologetic and I had time to read an issue of Shape and copy down a few recipes.

The doctor said my stress test was actually pretty normal. The tilt table test was another story, of course, but he said it still kind of put me in a gray area for POTS. He wants me to see their electrical specialist, so I have an app't with him next Monday. And he wants me to do another holter monitor test, but for 2 weeks and one that sends the data immediately back to the lab so they can constantly see what's going on. And then I follow up with him again in a month. And he put me on a beta-blocker to try that for a while. If that doesn't work, he said there may be a procedure they'll need to do. It seems that there's a short circuit in one of the chambers of my heart. They would go in through the leg and up to the heart. Hopefully I wouldn't wake up unable to move an arm like my son! :-P

I felt crappy and tired all weekend and I'm just getting TIRED of this. I did walk on Saturday, we danced that evening and yesterday I did my Ultimate Abs ball workout and weight lifting. The doctor said he didn't want me to do anything too strenuous, but walking is OK.


Lynn said...

Oh I'm sorry you didn't get any answers today! Praying so that you'll get answers soon!
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Fat[free]Me said...

Well, maybe no answers today, but probably quite a few steps nearer.

Well done on your patience and for keeping moving, it is good to keep yourself as healthy as possible in case you need an op.

Sweety On A Diet said...

I hope you will get some answers soon!

Diana said...

I know you were so hoping for an answer. I hope you are actually 1 step closer to finding out!

F. McButter Pants said...

Dang girl...does your family own stock in some kind of medical company. Your family has been in the hospital quite enough.

Hope all goes well and that the meds help. I can't believe how your doing with all this.

Thanks for your example.

Megilon said...

How frustrating!! I think if doctors went through what their patients went through they'd treat us differently. I will pray for you.

Chibi Jeebs said...

How frustrating! Not knowing is almost the worst part. I hope you get a firm answer soon. In the meantime, take care of yourself. :)

Kat said...

I am sorry you didn't get your answers today and that the process is taking longer than anticipated. I am keeping you in my prayers.