Friday, April 3, 2009

Post Nap Blogging

After a long nap today I am back... I think. I haven't taken a nap in years but I felt chilled and nauseated so I curled up with the kitties and some books on making miniature furniture. The Sun was out so I pulled back the black out curtain on the bedroom window and left the regular blinds closed. The sunlight was a nice change. At night there is a horrid streetlamp that shines right into the window, hence the black out curtain.

FH and I talked the neurologist out of the glucose tolerance test. I was right, she hadn't received the record about the hypoglycemia. Instead she had them check hemoglobin. I have always thought hemoglobin sounded like the perfect name for a goblin or other creature. Not sure why.

After discussing the MRI contrast dye with the lovely folks at the imagining center I opted to refuse the dye. The scans without the dye were very good and I didn't see the point of risking a reaction to it. The tech agreed with me. Even though less that 1% of the population reacts to the new contrast, I was in no mood to find out if I was in that 1%. I tend to be in those small fractions for everything else which gets old after a while because it's never the small percent for something good.

So now we wait and see what the results are and I go back to see Dr. A in three weeks.

Since FH was already off for the morning he took me by a morning clinic to see if I indeed has a sinus infection on top of all this. Yep. I think the medicine for the infection is what turned my stomach earlier.

I think I'm going to go play with the Greenleaf. The exterior bits are mostly done. I want to work up an estimate for how much electrical stuff I need to get. I have some furniture to start building too.

7 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Sounds like you got a couple breaks today at the doctor's; I'm so glad! I hope the results are crystal clear, so the doctors know best how to proceed.

MiniKat said...

Thanks, Michelle. At this point I'd even hope for "bad news" just to know what has been going wrong. Hopefully I will not have to be poked and prodded much more before we get some answers.

Miz Minka said...

Glad the tests weren't as extensive or awful as you had feared! Let's hope for some good news in three weeks. My mom had a reaction to contrast dye during a cancer check-up; her blood pressure dropped dangerously low and she passed out. Nasty stuff; I'm glad you didn't have to go that route.

Mommylion said...

I am new here, so I don't really know what is going on but all those tests sound scary and unfun. We are the 1% type people too, due to allergies and odd reactions. So I get the relief from getting away from using the dye contrast. I hope this all gets sorted for you soon!

Caseymini said...

Kat, I hope that when you go back in 3 weeks they will solve all of your problems. A sinus infection on top of everything else. That's not fair! Feel better soon.

Maybe working on the Greenleaf will make you feel a bit better. Which one are you working on now?

MiniKat said...

Thank you, Ladies, for the words of encouragement. :-) It does a mind good!

Casey: It's the contest Greenleaf. Hence why I don't call it anything else. Wouldn't know what else to call it, and "contest Greenleaf" takes forever to type! ;-)

Katie's Clay Corner said...

Waiting sucks! Sorry, but's theres just no other way to put it! You just have to stay busy....Thank Godness for minis huh! It's our other world.....