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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

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!

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24 Comments:

Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! Whew! But too complicated for me to grasp at this stage. Thanks for sharing. Ya, exercise, exercise, exercise... Will continue to pray for you and hoping for the best. On 2nd thot, I'll take a booking number???!!! I mean to see MOI!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

 
Blogger meno said...

My goodness, you will have been examined from stem to stern this week.

I hate waiting, it's the worst.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

 
Blogger steve said...

Were gonna have to change your name to MRI....
I feel somewhat relieved...do you feel a little relieved? You sound relieved!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

 
Blogger Mike M said...

I just got a biopsy Monday!! I was a big baby up until it was over

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

 
Blogger Bob said...

no news is good news?

after all of this poking and prodding there'll certainly be little left uncovered. Lotsa luck!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

 
Blogger gr said...

goodness, best wishes and good luck, OK?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

 
Blogger Maggie said...

Well, after all that poking and prodding I could see how you would develop migraines...heh.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

 
Blogger Barbara said...

So sorry to hear about your health issues. Dealing with undiagnosed problems is so frustrating. I hope everything turns out OK. I'll be thinking about you!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

 
Blogger Richard said...

I had never heard of colposcopy (yep, I looked it up). I thought it was colonoscopy mistyped (to which my comment was going to be something along the lines of "the joys of getting older never cease" – not that a colposcopy sounds terribly inviting either).

I am glad to hear that initial exams have revealed nothing obviously untoward, let's hope the rest of the examinations go equally well. Mind you, if everything checks out fine, then you will have symptoms and no cause.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Twilite: HA! HA! You're too funny! Yeah, pick a number! I like being sought after..just not by doctors!

Meno: Exactly! The Stern being the worst! I'll try to put it on the back burner while waiting.

Steve: Yes, MRI-MOI is feeling relieved as in it could hav been much worse. They could have kept me there!

Mike: Yikes! You have a low pain threshold too? Hope it's benign.

Bob: yep, I've had the "ONCE" over a few times! Thanks!

GR: Thanks, Pottery MAN!

Maggie: So rue! Wouldn't surprise me. I'm continually donating my body to science and resident interns who learn from my weird maladies.

Barbara: Yeah, me too! Thanks, Barbara! I've been through this type of thing so many times it's unreal.

Richard: Oh my gosh, I can't believe I knew something you didn't! Granted, you would have no reason to experience this personally, you lucky male! It hurts but is the only way to find pre-cancerous cells in the cervix. There are not many symptoms of this horrible disease so usually it's caught too lateas is the case with ovarian cancer. I asked the Dr. what he thought of the new controversial HPV vaccine which will prevent the virus that is directly linked to 70% of cases of Cancer of the cervix and he said it's excellent, if you're 8-12 years old. Times sure have changed. How would you even begin to explain to your child why she's getting this needle?

I'm praying for migraines as I don't relish the alternatives!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

 
Blogger TorAa said...

You are into something here. Here on this side of the pond, healthcare and hospitals are stateowned. which means - nobody can choose - but of course those in Government and famous sportspersons, they can - VIP's - they call it the Scandinavian Social Democratic Model - Private Hospitals is forbidden by law - grrr. Justice. Human Rights? Not at all.

I'm still still thrilled by your song

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

 
Blogger mystic rose said...

keeping the fingers crossed..

but im gald you got such a good doctor.. that does make a huge difference. someone not only capable, but has a certain warmth.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

 
Blogger Lynn said...

Oh sorry I missed the first post about this. Hang in there. I don't believe you will be in trouble.
I too have had these symptoms as migrain auras, even if the headache part is silent. Silent migrains are common among diabetics because we get that blessed neuropathy.
I think you have really done well with your exercise since your recovery and I think you are going to come out of this fine.
Huggs.

Happy International Webloggers Day. If you are in Newmarket today you can come and visit me!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

 
Blogger brooksba said...

I'm hoping every thing comes back okay for you. It can be scary with the symptoms you described, but I'm sure the doctors will do all they can to correct/manage the issues. I will be hoping the best for you.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Toraa: Interesting. I would think most people would like having a lot of social programs like medicare, but maybe it;s never equal. There will always be people who get better care because of money or position.

Thanks! I may put a new song on soon!

Mystic: Thanks! She is a very warm doctor and that counts for a lot with me.

Lynn:I was never one to get headaches except when my sugar's been low. I've never heard that we get silent migraines because of neuropathy, but Lord knows I have tons of that everywhere! I hope it is migraines or retinal migraines. She also said that with each low sugar episode, we lose IQ! Yikes! I must be an absolute moron by now! I've had a few a week for 30 years!

Brooksba: ME Too! Thanks, B.! I'm sure there's a pill or something...not that I want any more meds! I do have to watch blood pressure more carefully...that means less salt which I love.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

 
Blogger mjd said...

Dear Mother,
I am sorry that you are having a health crisis. I hope that your issues are resolved in some painless and non-invasive way. Take care.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

 
Anonymous colleen said...

Oh yeah. I get those. The first time it happened I thought I was going blind. It's very dramatic, like seeing stars in a tunnel. If that's all it was I think your fine. I sometimes get it even with no headache. It doesn't last more than 15 minutes or so.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

 
Blogger Rapunzel said...

MOI! Big hugs to you, I do hope that you're feeling ok and that this will all be cleared up very soon.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

mjd: YES! Painless and non-invasive please! Thansk.

Colleen: I hope it's just that. Do you think it's connected to fibro/CFS or maybe a form of MS?

Rapunzel: Well, I'll know results in about 3 weeks. Thanks so much!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

 
Blogger GEWELS said...

I didn't want to seem like a know it all at the time- but my first thought was also migraines.
I had an episode with losing my vision that I was later told was a migraine ( no headache though, so go figure)

Modern science is truly amazing nowadays though.What with the tests and the medications to control just about everything that ails a person. I know we still ahve a long way to go, but think of how far we've come just in the past 20 years.
Boggles the mind.

Good luck with everything.
BTW-why don't you throw a trip in to see the gyno and the dentist? That should complete your visits. LOL

Friday, June 15, 2007

 
Blogger GEWELS said...

Yikes! Sorry, I thought it was colonsocopy too. So you have seen the dreaded gyno.
I actually just experienced that one myself recently. No fun!!!
And I was a HUGE baby when it came time. I asked to be taken to the hospital and knocked out completely for the procedure. They didn't indulge me though. I think they thought I was joking.

Friday, June 15, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

gewels: I'm so hoping it's migraine. The MRI may reveal what it is.

I just went to the dentist last week and the second she touched one tooth, the whole crown came off!

I hate going to the GYN, but because I've had 2 procedures already done for cancer cells when I was in my 30's, I have to get one of these "Cervix clippings" every year! I take tylenol before I go, use xylacaine and try to think happy thoughts or joke around with him and the nurse.
I'm coming back as a GUY!!!

Friday, June 15, 2007

 
Blogger Diana said...

Wow! At least we know that one of your carotids is clear! That's splendid news. They don't always mirror each other, but it'd be very odd for one to be blocked enough to cause a TIA and one to be clear. Hang in there! Hurrah for the Canadian health system. Sounds like you are getting the 'let's miss nothing' work-up.

Friday, June 15, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Diana: Thanks for telling me this! It sounds encouraging....although I've been known to be odd as far as my body is concerned! The technician wasn't supposed to tell me that but when she didn't say anything about the left, except that it had a lump where my enlarged thyroid is, I wondered why she hadn't said the same thing about that one. Maybe she caught herself, maybe if it was clear too, she assumed she didn't have to tell me.

This female doctor was so cool, she nade me think of what you must be like. And I was surprised at how fast I got in there for a non-emergency.

Friday, June 15, 2007

 

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