Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Doctor Doctor, give me the news...

Do you have that song stuck in your head now???

I feel like I have spent the last week doing nothing but going to doctor's appointments. Last week I had to go to the Endocrinologist. I wasn't supposed to go until next month, but they had a last minute cancellation and asked me if I could come in. Since I am still off for the summer it was no problem for to have short notice.

She reviewed my bloodwork and ordered a buttload more. One of the tests ordered was a bone density test, which I had done today. I also went to my regular doctor...so that's 3 appointments in a week. And two of those are an hour away.

Between the Endo doctor and my regular doctor they are both fairly certain I have a tumor on at least one of my parathyroid glands (you have 4). Now they just have to locate the exact location of the tumor and then they will schedule surgery. I have to go Monday and have an ultrasound. The ultrasound is only about 50% reliable in locating the tumor, but they have to do that first before they order nuclear scan because apparently an ultrasound is much cheaper and insurance makes you try to find it that way first.

In unrelated health news my sister in law and niece are here visiting. If you have followed me since last year then you may remember that the diva spent a week with me last summer. She is still a diva. And still up my butt 24/7....I can't even go pee without my shadow. It's all good. I kinda like having a kid in the house again.

We are seriously thinking about adopting a baby (a fur baby) so that Harleigh has a playmate. She used to always play with my neighbor's dog and they moved last week. Harleigh has been so depressed since they left. She just goes over to the fence and stands there and whines. It is so sad. So I found a little girl who needs a home. I had to fill out an application. They asked me a ton of questions about me, my home, my work schedule, etc. They asked for 3 references and they called my vet's office. They take their adoptions very seriously.

I am hoping to take Harleigh to meet her potential sister this weekend. Good timing since she just got all beautified....

9 comments:

Julie Miller said...

Wow. You are dealing with a lot. I hope you get some answers soon.

Your dog is precious. She has that look like she is ready to play with a new friend!

Cat said...

Awwww, cannot wait to meet Harleigh's new sister. Yay...fur babies make me happy!!

Keep us posted on your surgery date doll. You are definitely in my thoughts!

*A Strong New Me* said...

I hope everything works out well with all these doctor appointments and upcoming surgery. Take care of yourself!

Your dog will be so happy to have a playmate :)

Rachel said...

I hope all works out well with your health stuff... And I really hope these very serious adoption folks realize what a wonderful home you would provide for another fur baby!

Kay S said...

Hoping they're able to locate your tumor and remove it soon!

Good luck on getting your new fur baby!

Ask Me About My Band, My Lap-Band said...

Hoping all is well with you!! Please keep us updated!!

Lap Band Gal said...

OMG! Precious doggie! :) adorbs!

Terrie said...

I hope they have luck with the ultrasound. I am sure you want it located as quickly as possible!!! Please keep us updated.

Yeah for adopted fur babies!!! There are so many out there that need good homes. I hope they hit it off.

Chuckleheads said...

Harleigh is adorable!