Jun 12, 2007

Tests... More Tests


*sigh* I've been feeling under the weather (nothing to pinpoint, just overall tired for most of every day) for quite a while now, so a couple weeks ago I went to the Dr., who had a bunch of labs done on me. 6 tubes of blood and a urinanalysis. I have an elevated SED rate, whatever that means, and I have to have it re-checked at the end of June. The initial urinanalysis indicated blood in the urine and a high white blood cell count. A re-test last week showed no blood and the nurse said it was "better". Their vagueness is really annoying me. I'm supposed to have it re-checked in 3 months. The Dr. is supposed to call me back so I can get clarification as to why she's wanting these tests. Quite frankly, I'm starting to worry.

Update: I talked to the Dr this afternoon. She's referring me to an Ears Nose & Throat doctor to take a look at my tonsils. My tonsils have always given me problems but doctors are reluctant to take them out when you're an adult. In January, they were really inflamed. I've been to the doctor every month except April and each time she commented on how unusually large they are. This last time she thought I might have chronic tonsilitis, and after talking to her today, she said would explain why the SED rate was high. That combined with the fact I've been extremely tired. She reasons that because they're inflamed they could fall back into my airway when I'm sleeping obstructing my being able to get air. I have noticed I wake up throughout the night snorting and last night I woke up choking. So, before any other testing is done she wants me to see the specialist and get his opinion. That's scheduled for the end of June.

4 comments:

glenda said...

I can feel for you in the health department! It can be very frustrating when you don't know what is going, and yes, scary too!!
It sounds like the docs are finally getting an idea, hopefully they can get you feeling better soon.

Rene la Frog said...

Hope they find a answer to you being tired and can fix you up real soon.

stitcherw said...

That is no fun to be tired all the time, it makes it hard to do much of anything. I hope they find the cause soon so you can start feeling better. Take care of yourself,
Sue

Cheryl said...

I had my tonsils out as an adult. It sure hurt for a bit afterwards but has been well worth it in the long run i can assure you!