After the doctor's visit

Monday, June 22, 2009

On the plus side, my blood pressure is 120 over 80 -- it just doesn't get better than that. And my EKG showed normal sinus rhythm, so everything looks good from a cardiac point of view. My lungs sound clear, and he didn't find anything wrong with my skin, joints or tummy -- all very good as well.

He was concerned about the edema, fatigue, dizziness and recurring heart hiccups, however, and sent me off to have some bloodwork done (CBC, sed rate, cholesterol, thyroid, and glucose), which required three test tubes of blood and three failed attempts at a venous puncture (and this is after I chugged a bottle of water) before the Pro from Dover was called in and nailed a vein in the back of my hand. Damn my tiny and painfully shy veins.

So now we wait. Whee...


Walt said...

I hope everything will turn out okay, Mel.

Melanie said...

Thanks, Walt. Right now I just want answers, because this being exhausted all the time thing is for the flipping birds.