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Healthy With A Side Of Health [Dec. 5th, 2008|12:04 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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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.
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From: i_leonardo
2008-12-05 01:07 pm (UTC)
except for the pedometer that's sounding pretty positive !
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2008-12-06 06:06 am (UTC)
All the test data came back on Wednesday, but I went to hang out with rmd and clauclauclaudia in the evening and then came home and went directly to bed without touching email or LJ. Wednesday was a pretty good day.

Thursday, I worked at MYP, and the new comics were delayed from Wednesday due to the holiday last week. It was a Very Bad Day. And a Very Long Day. But when I went upstairs to say goodnight to the BF, I let myself check mail and thought "I should post an update before I forget and start talking about stuff and no one has any idea what the hell I'm talking about..."

Thursday is also when I busted the pedometer. Thursday was not a good day.
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[User Picture]From: wonderreader
2008-12-05 03:40 pm (UTC)

healthy

Well, I am glad you are healthy but I am sorry they did not find the magic cure for your troubles. Good luck with the new Thyroid med and the sleep study. glad you have the energy to tackle this. I think you just wore out that darn pedometer!
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2008-12-06 06:08 am (UTC)

Re: healthy

It seems that turning up the meds makes it easier to do stuff. So I'm taking advantage of it before my brain levels off.

I think you just wore out that darn pedometer!

Heh. It's a flip-down kind, because the ones without a protective cover over the reset button get reset several times a day (whenever I bend over and my chub pushes da button). I snapped off the flip-down bit, which (unfortunately) is the part with the step counter on it. The part that clips to the belt is just plastic.
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[User Picture]From: hammercock
2008-12-05 04:39 pm (UTC)
*sends sympathies and hugs* It is so frustrating to not have answers.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2008-12-06 06:08 am (UTC)
Thank you very much.
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