May 11, 2009

I spent today waiting....

Hannah arrived safely in northern California. She is there this week checking out a school of ministry with a friend.....and she may be moving there for a year this August. I am trying to take it in stride....but it's actually freaking me out.

Charles bought a treadmill today! We sold our pop up camping trailer a couple of months ago and used that money to buy a used Nordic Track treadmill from Craig's list. It's monstrous! But I don't care.....I've been wanting one for 13 years now! It has programs you can choose from to do different work outs. I have to do some major studying of the manual so that I can get the most out of my monster.

Saturday the glands under my right jawline started going crazy and are now so sore that I stayed home from work today. This morning, after sitting, waiting for 3 hours to get in an examining room where I waited another half hour, the doctor at urgent care didn't think it was an infection because I have no fever and my tonsils are not swollen. (how does that rule out an infection in your glands?) She gave me an rx and told me to wait and see if it got worse before I used it, but if it gets worse I will probably need to rip it out of my neck before the meds would kick in. So I filled the script (we walked around shopping while we waited in Walgreens for over half an hour for it....but it's easier to wait if you're with your Charles). I took one tonight. So much for being an obedient patient.

I also had a urologist follow up apt today. So I went to get an xray taken of my kidneys. The radiologist department had just moved into their brand new building today, so it was a little disorganized. The staff and techs all had new computers and machine to use for the first time. So after sitting and waiting for another hour, I walked out with xrays in hand. My report? The sand-like debri is still hanging around in the bottom of my kidney....looks like more upsidedownishness is in store for me. And more tests for kidney function (for another day, not today). We're trying to see if there is an underlying problem that causes me to make stones.

And now....I am watching the season finale of House. And I haven't minded sitting here for an hour at all....

5 comments:

joannmski said...

Oh my! Praying for you, my dear. Have you heard that song, "I waited for the Lord on high...I waited and he heard my cry..."

Meggan said...

as the new owner of a 20 year old popup, im interested in hearing how much you sold your camper for, and how old/brand etc. we paid a LOT of money for ours so i'm curious to see if the Alaskan market is really inflated...

Meggan said...

thanks Christie! We paid, gulp, 2600. I'm afraid we may have paid too much, but after all we looked at, it was the perfect size and in fabulous shape, and im currently sewing covers to cover the tweed. I hope it lasts a long time. we're so excited.

KQ said...

oooh, seeking and receiving medical care can be a real PAIN! Trust me, it is frustrating for the people on the care-giving end of things, too. :o(
Where is Hannah?

Randi said...

Christie -

Do the glands feel as if you are sucking on something sour? I had one of my glands biopsied about a year ago and found that they were "infected" - it comes and goes. I don't take any medicine for it, just deal with it. They tested me for Sjogren's Disease (look it up) and I'm thinking in the future it very well could be that I have it.......for now just deal with the pain in the jaw. Surely uncomfortable at times!

much love to you sweet friend!

Randi