The MOI Report!
Today I started my assessment at the Stroke Prevention Centre at the hospital. The woman MD, mid early 40's was amazing and really on the ball. She took one look at me and said, "You're just a kid!"
Bottom line was she really wasn't sure that it was a TIA and has ordered an MRI and I don't know when that is yet. I had an ultra sound of both arteries in the neck today, and the technician slipped to me that she didn't see any plaque in the one, but didn't say anything about the other. That'd be good if that were true about both of them!
She also ordered a test for MS (visual episodes can happen with MS but usually last longer than what mine did)and a pulmonary-respiratory test for asthma. (I think it's because I told her I feel winded when I'm on too much beta blocker heart medication.)
I was relieved to hear that she wouldn't take me off plavix, which I need to keep the stent free of plaque. She also gave me some hints as to how to try and control sugar a bit better, as well as blood pressure. She increased the drug Altace to bring the BP lower.
I go back to her in a few weeks to show her daily blood pressure readings and blood sugar tests, and to discuss the other test results. Then she'll devise a plan if needed.
Oh, she said I should exercise! Yah!
So it's a good ole WAIT &SEE
......waiting being the hard part.
Monday I had 2 shots of cortisone in my painful trigger fingers, and tomorrow, a colposcopy at The Women's Clinic for yearly Cancer screening.
Sheesh! Any more doctors want to see me this week? Take a number! I'm booked!
***Many have said that their symptoms (loss of central vision/strobing jagged lines aura-type stuff) were very similar to mine and they were told they were migraines. That'd be fine with me!