Appointment Has Been Changed
Posted 09 October 2007 - 01:01 PM
While I had her on the phone, I told her that I might have a UTI and wondered if I could get that checked out as well. So, I go in to the lab at 8 am and then I see the dr at 9:20.
I'll let you know how this ll goes
Posted 09 October 2007 - 01:12 PM
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Posted 09 October 2007 - 01:26 PM
Yes, I've had a goiter for quite some time... it's just gotten extremely large over the last 6 months. It's impinging on my eosphagus and windpipe,, creating more difficulty when it comes to swallowing, etc. I have no expectations imn regard to the visit with the doctor... just as you're doing with your 6 month visits... we take it as it comes. I'm not concerned but I sure appreciate your post, my friend
Hugs to you, Susie
Posted 09 October 2007 - 05:16 PM
Good Luck tomorrow. Are you already hypothyroid--hashimoto's? Please let us know what you find out. And aren't UTIs the absolute peeits?!! I hate that feeling of always needing to get to the bathroom. You are going to have a lot to report tomorrow! Take care.
Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:14 AM
I was wondering how your apt. went?
Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:03 AM
I just got back a bit ago...Yeeessss, emmie, you are so right ! I do have a UTI, alright. 10 days of Bactrim was ordered for treatment.
As for the thyroid ultrasound results... Apparently, there's a need for a biopsy. So... That will be on the 24th.
Also, on the 24th, I'll be having an abdominal ultrasound... much better than the alternative, right ?! I have some "issues" (can't think of a delicate way to say this....so I won't ). Anyway, I'll be getting that checked out as well.
Then I'll go back to my primary care physician on Nov 1st for follow-up/results.
In the meantime, I've been given a prescription for Levsin to help with spasms I have withIBS. The dandy gastro who performed the colonscopy wrote that he would put me on anti-spasmodic meds, but never did... even when I called back directly after .
Once I find out what's what, I'll let you know.
Big Hugs, Susie