May 20, 2013 - 1:19 pm
Hey everyone, sorry I haven't been posting a lot but I have been checking in often to see how you're all doing & I've been praying for everyone here!
Just wanted to let you guys know that the doctor moved my CT from June 10th to tomorrow morning. I have 4 more enlarged nodes that popped up in the past 10 days that I can feel through the skin, one's already grown quite a bit. My fatigue is ridiculous and I'm waking up drenched most nights. I'm seriously over it & ready for the doctor to just figure it out so we can form a plan of action & get something done. I plan on asking him to be more aggressive (at least with the diagnosing process!) when we follow up next week. So please pray that I get some solid answers, "good or bad", because doing the "watch & wait" for another 3 months would drive me insane. No matter how hard you try, it's nearly impossible to "live your life" while something like this is going on.
I figured out that I have access to my labs, scans, etc., online. What should I be paying attention to in my bloodwork? A lot of my readings are abnormal or borderline, just wondering which ones are most important to be watching. My MCH & MCHC are low & my RDW is high on my March labs and also on the ones from this morning. (They handed me a printout of my results about 10 minutes after drawing my blood!) There are a bunch of other things that are "off" but I don't know what's important lol. I kind of expected my bloodwork to show some reason for me being this wiped out all the time.
Oh, and I learned this past weekend that they were removing asbestos from my work building WHILE I was working! It would've been nice if I knew enough in advance to ask my doctor if I should've avoided work for that process, especially considering my brother died from lung cancer at a very young age. From what I've heard in the past 2 days, there's asbestos everywhere in this building. Awesome.
Anyway, have a great afternoon!! Pray that this finds all of you well and happy!!