Posts Tagged ‘doctor visit’

Check Up or Check Out

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Guess where I am? Or was?


If you guessed, Doctor. You are rightie-o! I won’t admit how long it’s been since I’ve had the “check up” of all check ups. Don’t think I didn’t want to be on top of my wellness visits, because I really did. Since 2008, my family has managed to LIVE without health insurance.

It sucked. But, we lived.

I’m so thankful for my hubby’s job and the company/family who employs him. They go beyond the basics to take care of their employees and their families. Insurance, is just a bonus. Yahoo!

The doctor decided to do some “extra” testing on me this week and had me come back in for an ultrasound. As I was leaving her office, the clerk reminded me to be there by blah blah and to make sure I had a full bladder. Eeeek! Okay, I can do that. I’m old, it’s always full.

I wanted to be obedient, so….I refused to potty at all after lunch yesterday for my 4:15 appointment. Who wants to have do it again, right? I even kicked things up a notch because….you know? I’m awesome like that.


By the time I made it to the doctor’s office at 4:00 (because I was praying for a little early window into being taken in asap) I was in full bladder pain. I mean, I was dying to go potty. Tick tock, tick tock….the clock kept clicking away and there I sat, dying. Finally, at 4:30!!!! The door opened and she called my name. I briskly rushed passed her and confessed how much pain I was in and that I’d been holding it all afternoon. She said, “Uht-O!” and I said back, “What?”.

She said, “You didn’t have to do that! You need an EMPTY BLADDER!”


That wasn’t her last bit of bad news either, she had more. My ultrasound was NOT the kind I thought it would be. It would be slightly more invasive and that’s when I pushed her into the lady stirrups and ran!

Just kidding. I’m not a complete monster!


Are you taking care of yourself? Don’t wait for something to sneak up on you. Your family needs you around. I want to see as many Mother’s days as I possibly can, don’t you?

31 Days — Positive Attitude (Day 17)

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

I've had this boo-boo.  It appeared out of nowhere and I decided to do what I thought was best AND IGNORE IT!  My mistake.  It grew.  Then, I got busy.  Then, Texas and now….it's too much to ignore any longer.  

See this. Don't worry, you thoughts are pretty much the same as mine!  Ewwww!


This. is. my. arm.   Eww, eww, eww!

Today, I took off early from school and went to the doctor.  (thanks hubby)  But, I'll be honest….fear had creeped into my mind and swallowed me up!  I was filled with dread.  The monster was consuming me in more ways than one.  Note: arm possibly rotting!

Of course, as soon as the doctor took a looksee…she was baffled!  In all her 35 years of medical experience, she hadn't come across this!!  Wouldn't you know it.  However, she felt certain it was a Pyogenic granuloma and it had to be removed today!  Double that fear thing!  I was shaking by that point!

They pushed me right into the "operating room" and got started.  I barely had time to sign the paperwork.  I admit, this was probably for the best because y'all, I was on serious chicken out-itis!


This is after she did the deed.  The hardest part was the dang anesthesia.  Yea, that hurt like the devil.  I was having trouble staying put on the table and holding the tears back.  In my defense, the room was very bright.


Dr. Weir was great!  She was aggressive and insistent (which I need when it comes to stuff like this)!  I'm going to have a scar thanks to the great size of the "tumah" and they still have to send it off for lab work.  I'll feel better when I hear she was 100% correct and that there is no other evil lurking inside my body.  One cancer patient is one too many for a family at one time, don't you agree?


Here I am all patched up and ready to go.  Little did I know the pain would kick in a bit later.  I was still feeling fine at this point.  Ahhh, it's probably good to just not know.  Right?

Fear of the unknown can really tweak your attitude.  For me, I had no clue what could be going on with my arm and it was silly to try ignoring it.  Fear can make you do some foolish things.

Tips to deal with a fearful attitude:

Believe the best.  Doom can be our worst enemy.

Trust you can manage.  Difficulties are always going to happen.

Determine your purpose.  You don't have to give up, so don't!

Gracious Lord

Thank you for taking care of me, in spite of my fear of the unknown.  I trust that you are in control and I am not.