I had an appointment with the physician assistant, today. She ran a lot of tests on me. The EKG, lung capacity, blood oxygen, hemoglobin count, blood glucose levels, etc. were all normal. My pressure was good, overall, but she also checked my pressure while lying down, sitting up, and standing. There were some slight changes when I changed my positions; she was a bit concerned about that and told me to get up slowly when I am at home, not jump up right away. She checked my vision and had me follow the movement of her finger with my eyes, tested my hand-eye coordination, reflexes, etc. She was a little concerned that I didn't have a knee-jerk reaction on the left knee, so tapped my elbows and shoulders, as well. She is going to refer me to a neurologist for further tests for that. She also said that if I hadn't been scheduled for an MRI already, she would have ordered one. She also ordered more blood tests. I have a follow-up appointment with her next week to go over the blood test results, etc.
I was at the clinic for almost two hours. It was almost noon when I came home. I had brunch (some of the rice and curries a friend had brought). Then, did some office work and called and spoke with my supervisor, as well. Later in the afternoon, I went to a different lab to do the blood work my oncologist had ordered for my visit on Friday. After I came home, I had a cup of tea and did more office work.
Dinner was a bowl of soup with four saltine type crackers (but with unsalted tops) and a ripe persimmon for dessert.
Throughout the day, I texted with my daughter and my cousin; in the evening, one of my friends called to check on me and so did one of my aunts. I also video chatted with daughter and exchanged emails with a friend. So, lots of family/friends time.
Today I am grateful for:
- A fairly thorough medical check up
- Most of the immediate test results seem normal
- I was fine driving myself to the appointments and back
- Safe drives (saw several accidents on the freeways)
- Concerned family and friends
Wednesday's To Do List:
- Doctor's appointment in the morning - DONE
- Blood test - DONE
- Office work - DONE
- Write and mail sympathy cards (NOT DONE)
Thursday's To Do List:
- Clean the litter box
- Office work
- Write and mail sympathy cards
It has been a good day, today. And I drank plenty of water (9 8-oz. cups and counting).
How was your day?