Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ultrasound!

When the temperatures started hitting the upper 90's, I started getting some edema in my feet and ankles.  I've had it before, but doing all my physical therapy worked wonders, and I hadn't had it for two years.  Now that it was back, it wasn't surprising, considering I don't get anywhere NEAR the exercise I used to.


Still, I thought I should tell my doctor, because I didn't have any Lasix anymore, and I really didn't want the edema to get out of hand.  He said to come in.  I asked when, and he said NOW.  So, I headed out to see him, and he decided that because cancer patients can become susceptible to deep vein thrombosis, I should have an ultrasound on both of my legs.


And that I did, at 4:30 this afternoon.  Yeah, my primary care doc doesn't fool around. :)  Happily, nothing was found in either leg; no creepy blood clots, YAY!  Of course, I had had a conversation with my leg veins, earlier in the day, and told them, that really, I had all these other things with which to deal, so perhaps they could find it in their venous hearts to give me a break.  They must have agreed.


I was a happy camper as I left the imaging place.  One less problem, thank the deities.  I shall take my Lasix and my potassium and keep this edema in check, and hopefully, all will be well.


As you might imagine, it was a stressful day, and I am pooped.  I don't think I could get an entire minute done on my NuStep, today.  An early night sounds fabulous.


Oh, and I would like to thank my dear friend, Julie Challis, for sending me the wonderful card I got today.  You, dear, are so creative.  The card was beautiful!  And you made me cry, and laugh.  "Slumgullion" indeed. :)  I love you, my friend.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes, having a good doctor is wonderful. I was leary about leaving AZ as I had a wonderful set of people taking care of me. The thought of moving here and finding new peeps was a bit daunting. Needless to say I have not found the right fit yet. I have people in place but not exactly what I would call "on the ball". Chris laughed at me, but my dental hygenist said the same thing. She would not leave AZ as she did not want to have to find new doctors, so I guess I am not mad after all Chris!!
    Good staff are hard to find
    Glad you got this taken care of in a timely manner.
    Fay in the family room

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