He came into the exam room and told me to give him my life history in two minutes because that was all the time he had for me. Sheesh.
He asked how old my son is. Mind you SHE was dressed in a camouflage dress and bib but she also had a pink headband on her head with a pink flower on it. I corrected him. He said, "well you never know with today's army". Really?
He then says I don't have spinal stenosis according to the MRI he looked at. Well it would be nice if he looked at the newest one taken a few years ago and read the report from the neurologist I went to at JBLM. He didn't even know that I had been to see a neurologist.
So after explaining to him in the little time I had why I was there and asking for the lab results, of which, he said were normal, he put in the referrals that I requested.
I will be going to see a pulmonary specialist and getting the sleep study done. He listened to my lungs and asked me how long I've had asthma. Since 1997 and the hospital there noted that my O2 stats dropped into the 80's when I was sleeping.
I will be going to see the neurologist but will be needing a referral off post to get the MRI and EMG done. Yes they could in theory do them at Winn but they don't allow the dependents to use the MRI and EMG testing facility now. Why? I wondered. It costs the government more to send us off post for testing.
I will be getting an ultrasound done on my thyroid to see if the cysts are shrinking. It has been a good three years since the last one was done.
None of my questions were answered as to the blood work. I wanted to know about the Large and Giant Platelets they had found and why it is so rare. I wanted to know if the iron issue is back to normal. All he said about the iron was that it wasn't tested on the 2nd of September. Really? The internal med doctor specifically requested that test. Oh I've booked an appointment with my internal med doctor for next week as the PCM told me I should follow up with that doctor instead even though my PCM had no idea why I was seeing him to begin with. UGH!
The PCM did agree to prescribe me the lasix and the statin. My cholesterol was high he said but he didn't tell me the numbers. Hopefully I'll remember to ask next week.
As for the GYN visit I was supposed to have on this past Monday; GYN called late Friday last week to cancel it. My doctor had to go on emergency leave. He won't be back until early October. I'm now rescheduled with another GYN, one I've seen before and liked, for next week to address the urinary incontinence issue that suddenly started after the pelvic exam in late August.
Little E is doing well. My days are running together and I can't remember if I mentioned her weight and height from last visit. She is 10 weeks old now and weighs 11 lbs 2 oz. Length is 22.4 inches.
Here is a new photo of her from yesterday
Tomorrow is the oncology appointment in Savannah. It is a two hour appointment. Not sure what they are going to do but I can guess it won't be all medical history. Hopefully this Savannah doctor will be on time because I have a dental appointment in Hinesville in the afternoon to have my new crown put in place.