Hello there blog-luvahs!!!
I made it through both appointments yesterday unscathed.
Another cavity-free visit!!
What I neglected to admit yesterday was that I also had a doctor’s appointment early this morning.
Since last Friday night, I’ve been a victim of what I’ll simply call ‘Upper GI Discomfort’.
I initially thought it was due to my acting like a 21 year old over the weekend at the softball tournament, but when I wasn’t feeling any better by Monday morning I decided to pay a visit to my local nurse practitioner. My PCP wasn’t available until November 6th and I was NOT waiting that long.
I wasn’t displaying any severe symptoms; just mostly uncomfortable ‘stuff’ like heartburn, not really being hungry, and the feeling like something was in the back of my throat at all times. Like I said, nothing painful, I just wasn’t feeling ‘right’ and was pretty uncomfortable, especially when eating.
I went in this morning and met with my super-nice nurse practitioner. I went into great detail about my ‘issues’ and we had a nice chat.
She gave me a prescription for Prilosec in order to (hopefully) make me feel better, they gave me an EKG (which came back totally fine) and sent me off to schedule an appointment to have a Gastroscopy done.
Apparently, that’s when they sedate you and jam a scope down your throat so they can see what’s going on inside your throat and tummy.
Are you jealous yet???
I scheduled that little procedure for next Wednesday, so we’ll see how that goes. I can’t drive home afterwards, but I’m hoping that they’ll let me walk around the corner to my sister’s house and crash there until I’m ‘over it’. The hospital’s parking lot backs right up to the fence in her back yard…it’s that close.
Of course, if they can’t ‘allow’ that, I’ll just take a cab around the corner and piss off some cabbie.
She also mentioned that my blood pressure was a little high and I should have my sister (PJ, the nurse) check it at some point within the week, just to be sure it’s nothing to worry about. It was 130/100, but she said that could have been due to the fact that the only thing I had this morning was coffee, but either way, she didn’t seem all that concerned about it.
Not only am I looking more and more like my Dad every day, but I'm CLEARLY adopting all of his health issues as well. Awesome.
A couple of other ‘fun’ things that happened while I was there this morning:
After stepping on the scale and being faced with my actual weight (I haven't weighed myself in God only knows how long) I said “Oh. Wow.” and she replied “I’m surprised….you certainly don’t look it.”
Also – it has become very clear to me that EKGs are NOT designed for those of us with hairy chests. OUCH.
I’ll keep you posted with any updates…….Happy Thursday!!!!
PS – I was a little bit horrified admitting to her that I drank a lot on Friday night, which was when all this really started.
Nurse Practitioner: So, on Friday – how many beers did you have?
Me: Ummmm, I’m not sure, but it was more than 2.
Nurse Practitioner: So, like three?
Me: Well….I wasn’t driving and we were staying at the hotel, so it was probably closer to 4…….or 5.
Nurse Practitioner: Oh….so you had about 5 beers.