Oct 18, 2004 - 9:42 pm
Hi all, I went to my family doctor today. It was a new doctor that I hadn't seen before and the medical intern with her is going to be an oncologist, so they were very interested in helping me. I have a referral for a second opinion with a urologist, but it's not until Nov. 3rd. I guess that's not too bad. I'll just have to put up with it until then. They were really concerned about the dizziness. They took my blood pressure lying down and then sitting up and the bottom number dropped from 87 to 68. They said something has to be causing this. She did a bunch of bloodwork. I think she's checking about everything. I'm going in for an EKG tomorrow. They are going to call me with appts to get a CT of my head, with and without contrast;A test to check my carotoid arteries(sp?), and an ECHOcardigram. She is also making me an appt with a neurologist and she'll call me with the date. This is to check the dizziness and also the numbness in my heel. She said I can't make you well today, but we'll work on it. I felt good when I left. I felt someone finally is listening to me again. I'm trying to listen to my body and I know things aren't right, just like I knew before I was diagnosed with rectal cancer. Please everyone pray for me that they can figure out what's wrong and fix it. Also does anyone know anything about these tests? What do they show? How are they done??? Thanks guys.. I don't know what I'd do without you.