|Healthy With A Side Of Health
||[Dec. 5th, 2008|12:04 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
I'm completely healthy. I had a long list of things tested against samples of my blood and urine and all of my numbers are pretty much perfect.
I feel really weird saying this, given that some of my friends are emphatically not healthy right now. But here we are.
So, per discussion with my Doc about where the hell to go next, I've made appointments with a new endocrinologist and a new sleep study place (not Mount Auburn Hospital this time). Neurocare, Inc. has already emailed me instructions and questionnaires after making my appointment earlier today.
I'll be discussing a different type of thyroid medication with the endo and getting checked (again) for sleep apnea, RLS, narcolepsy, and whatever the hell else they can see on the measurement tools during the sleep study.
So I'll have more data in about 10 days, although if I change thyroid meds, it'll probably be upwards of 90 days before I know for sure how it's working.
And I have plans for next steps, partly depending upon the outcome of these appointments.
I've also determined that Provigil, even at the ridiculously low levels at which I consume it, increases my blood pressure and borks my sleep for days.
Plus, while I'm being all health-conscious, I made a dermatology appointment for my semi-regular skin check (I have multiple skin conditions; prevailing medical opinion is that I should get my skin checked by a professional every year; I manage it every other year or so) and I'm probably going to get my hearing levels checked. (I got a baseline measurement a couple years ago when I started having a dramatic increase in the ringing that usually indicates you're losing the ability to detect a particular tone... time to compare to the baseline.)
Finally (or, at least, finally in health news), I broke my damn pedometer today. I've been counting steps the last month or so, trying to increase the most basic level of exercise. It was a lousy day and that was the bitter crouton on top of my crankiness soup.
This day is SO fired. I'm going to sleep.