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A Stain On My Clean Bill

After being so pleased with my doctor's appointment yesterday, imagine my disappointment to receive not one but two phone calls from my doctor's office.

The first was in regards to my blood work. As Doc suspected, my triglycerides were higher than they should be despite having adjusted my diet so he was going to put me on a medicine that should get them down. We'll try it until my next appointment in six months and see how it goes. I didn't mind that call too much.

Then, later in the day, I got call number two. Doc wants me to come in for a renal ultrasound because of what the lab saw in my PSA test. He thinks it's nothing, but with my family history, wants to be sure. So, tomorrow I will be making another road trip to his office to see about getting this blot removed from my clean bill of health. I pray that Doc is right and that there is nothing there to see.

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lexiconlover wrote on August 11, 2015, 10:33 PM

I hope everything is okay, but it's best to check just in case.

morilla wrote on August 11, 2015, 11:22 PM

An ounce of prevention and all that. Then again, I'm growing cynical about all these tests and medications being foisted on people by doctors these days. At some level, you have to put some trust in them, just like you would a mechanic. On another note, however, ultimately, you are the 'gate keeper' and it is your responsibility to make sure they adhere to the adage of either help or do no harm.

cheri wrote on August 11, 2015, 11:36 PM

Hope everything goes well. This reminds me of my plan to see a cardiologist

wolfgirl569 wrote on August 11, 2015, 11:45 PM

I hope every thing comes back fine.

bestwriter wrote on August 12, 2015, 5:45 AM

You are in good hands and hopefully your parameters will get back to normal soon. I take 7 seas cod liver capsules which keep triglycerides under check.

Rufuszen wrote on August 12, 2015, 6:58 AM

Nothing like Doctors saying there is nothing to worry to get you worrying!

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 12, 2015, 10:53 AM

I feel like it'll turn out to be much ado about nothing, but best to be sure.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 12, 2015, 10:55 AM

I have confidence in my doc. My mother worked for him for years and both she and my dad use him as their GP.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 12, 2015, 10:55 AM

I've had the ultrasound, now I'm waiting in the office to hear the results.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 12, 2015, 10:56 AM

The ultrasound is done. Waiting to see what it showed.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 12, 2015, 10:58 AM

I do trust my doctor and am confident he is looking out for me.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 12, 2015, 10:59 AM

I've learned not to worry much as worrying won't change the outcome.

chrisandmark wrote on August 12, 2015, 11:31 AM

I hope everything works out to be OK

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 12, 2015, 11:41 AM

I am sitting in an exam room at my doctor's office right now waiting to find out if everything is okay.

VinceSummers wrote on August 12, 2015, 11:50 AM

Medicine is an amazing thing. It's the only institution I know out there in which, when you take advantage of their service, you pay for bad news.

morilla wrote on August 12, 2015, 9:30 PM

With the change in my insurance, I was forced to abandon the doctor I've had for over 20 years and the new doctor and I, evidently, haven't worked out the kinks yet. Of course, we've only met once at this point; but, there have been some hitches even with that. Then there was the one I had living in Texas where, every time you'd go in, it would be a 'referral' to someone else for all but the simplest, most straightforward thing. Then the 'referral' would want to 'prescribe' this or that in terms of physical therapy, surgery, pills, etc. when, ultimately, almost none of it was actually required to deal with the problem.

So... If you've got a good one like I did for 20-something years and for almost 30 years before that one (he died of old age) and then the old country doctor I had prior to that... Hang on to him.

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Paulie wrote on August 13, 2015, 1:06 AM

I have had concerns about my prostate health for the past 16 years. Due to high PSAs, I had two biopsies done in 2000 and 2003. Nothing was found. In my latest lower abdominal ultrasound, it revealed that I had moderate BPH which I already know. The doctor prescribed Adovart in hope that it can possibly reduce the size of the prostate. I don't want another prostate biopsy, because I had extreme pain with heavy bleeding which followed my biospsy in 2003.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 13, 2015, 2:28 PM

I've known him for a long time but just became a patient of his 18 mos ago. For the 15 years prior to that I was his sister-in-laws patient until my insurance changed the rules and said I had to have a GP as my main doctor and she is a GI specialist, even though she treated me as if she were my GP.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 13, 2015, 2:29 PM

The whole medical/pharmaceutical complex is a conflict of interest. They only grow rich by convincing us how sick we are. Healthy people don't make them any money.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 13, 2015, 2:30 PM

My prostate and bladder are okay, according to the ultrasound, but I have a cyst on my left kidney. Probably benign but with my family history, Doc wants a Urologist to take a look.

Paulie wrote on August 14, 2015, 3:13 AM

That is a very good idea. When I first had an abdominal ultrasound at the end of March, it revealed that I had a large mass on my left kidney. I then had a CAT scan done which confirmed and pinpointed it more. Will you be getting a CAT scan or a biopsy? I didn't have a biopsy because the mass was so big.

LoudMan wrote on August 16, 2015, 12:19 PM