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After Doctor Appointment

Just got back home from the doctor's office via one of the local groceries to purchase some pre-packaged lettuce, as I've run out of it. I also made a stop at mom's house to drop off a couple of things I picked up for her at the grocery store, and also managed to go and have some lunch at one of my favourite small eateries.

The news from the doctor is good, sort of.

You remember all those massive numbers of tests that I've had at hospitals and clinics over the last little while? They're all...inconclusive. There's no indication of what's been causing the swelling of the left side of my neck. He's decided that if the condition persists into the summer, it might be time for me to see an ENT specialist.

I seem to be holding my own against the diabetes, but he'll wait to hear what the specialist at the Diabetes Clinic has to say after my next appointment.

My bowels are my bowels, and it's just a matter of being somewhat careful what I eat and stick to something of a diabetes-healthy diet.

And yes, my back is definitely compromised, but short of an actual appointment with a neurologist and a spinal specialist, the best advice he could give me was to go back to a chiropractor and have some treatment when it gets bad. Oh, and don't shovel snow and don't lift heavy objects. Riiiiight.

Oh, and I may have a minor case of flu (that the shot didn't protect against). Since it seems to be all the rage in Ottawa right now, another non-surprise.

So the news is pretty good, and I can't say I'm surprised by any of it.

Just have to muddle through day-to-day, and deal with whatever gets thrown at me health-wise. Oh, and try to be less accident prone and more careful about certain things, of course. :)

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elizalavelle
Jan. 15th, 2013 11:00 am (UTC)
Inconclusive isn't bad but it's frustrating to not have answers about everything, especially your neck!

Everyone in my work got really sick with a flu just before/after the holidays. I could not get sick because I had to commute and then move. Now that I have a place closer to work I figure I'll be getting what they had any day now.

jkahane
Jan. 15th, 2013 01:47 pm (UTC)
Inconclusive isn't bad, but it isn't good, either. :( The frustration isn't really there on my part, so much as I just wanted to know what's wrong with me, especially the neck as you noted, and there are no answers to that one. I'm just glad the tests on the rest of the problems were negative. Meaning there are no problems? Beats me.

The flu ran through the office back just before the holidays here, too, so I know exactly what you mean. I had the flu shot, so I'm just hoping that I've got a really bad cold rather than a light case of flu. And the weird weather - going from warm to cold and than to warm again - means that folks everywhere in the city will be coming down with something else soon, I suspect. Hopefully I won't catch it. ::knock on wood::
dadiceguy
Jan. 15th, 2013 07:22 pm (UTC)
Sorry you havent gotten answers yet. That can be very frustrating. I had a nasty gastro bug over New Years. And hope you feel better soon.
jkahane
Jan. 15th, 2013 11:35 pm (UTC)
Well, yes, I've got answers... they're just inconclusive. :(

There's gastro bugs and flu all over Ottawa at the moment. I seem to be all right, but have a very nasty cold (that's what I'm calling it, 'cause I refuse to believe it's the flu).
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