Some intelligent person once said “Information is power”. It can certainly work in one’s favor when dealing with medical issues. Getting routine blood tests, physicals, mammography etc is a way of providing a baseline for you and your doctor to work from. For the past two months, I’ve been getting caught up with overdue tests. LDL & HDL’s are just fine and dandy. There was a lipoma that was giving me issues so a general surgeon removed it. I’ve been wondering about possible food allergies so I went to a specialist. The skin poke test provided zip information but the blood test showed something amazing. Celiac Disease. Who knew?! I was blown away to hear the results. The doctor said my numbers were so high that there was absolutely no way I couldn’t not have it. So good bye to gluten forever. You make my small intestines really unhappy and don’t allow absorption of nutrients. You’ve probably been the culprit for all my miscarriages and countless other issues. Oh, anything related to moo juice (milk products) can take a hike too! Hopefully I can make our home totally gluten free without too much problem from the other resident. He seems resistant to letting go of certain bread related items. Just as long as there is no cross contamination on the bread board, I’ll be fine. I had already been shifting my diet to gluten free back in May. Now I have to be much more serious about it.
On the same day I received news of my digestive woes, I got a letter (and a phone call) about needing an additional mammography/ultrasound for one breast. Today, I went in for the second round and learned of an almost 1 cm lump in my breast. It’s not quite at the size they do an automatic biopsy on, but I can certainly have one done. At this time, the doctor wasn’t concerned but wants me to return in 6 months for a recheck. I don’t have breast cancer in my family except for my dads mother. Fibrous tumors have occurred in both my sister and mother. So, do I wait out the 6 months or just get it biopsied and loose the potential worry?? Think I’ll talk to my regular doctor tomorrow about what she suggests.
At least I’ve worked my 5k time down to 45 min! Maybe in October I’ll be ready to do the Pumpkin run! Wonder if Mr Moby, my running companion, could run too…