| Wednesday, March 03, 2004
|CHECK UP TIME AGAIN FOR MY WHOLE BODY
having been sickly ever since i celebrated my 50th birthday five years ago, i am now in constant watch by my doctor. i see my endo every other month and my regular doctor every month. this is the time of the month that i have to go and have an intensive blolod chemistry again. the process of extracting the blood is easy. all i have to do fasting for at least 12 hrs before the procedure and then watch how the needles gets stuck thru my veins in four different parts of my body. then, wait and inhale and exhale while your rear end is facing your doctor and while your doctor checks from my ears -- to my nose -- to the fingers-- to the toe nales and -- the reflexes of my knees -- to the throat and lastly my rear end.
the doctor always do last ------- the rear end, prior the blood chemistry procedure. i wonder why the rear end test is always the end.
i had the follwing blood chemistry and urine test.:( i wonder what will be the result this friday )
1. BASIC METABOLIC PANEL, BL
2. CARDIAC RISK , BL
3. UA - MICROSCOPIC, UR
4. PSA - SCREENING, BL
5. THYROID STIM. HORMONE, BL
6. THRYROXINE, FREE , BL
7. URIC ACID, BL
9. GKYCOSYLATED HB/HGB AIC, BL
total of ten blood chemistry comprehensive test. i was at the hospital practically half of the day. my wife took some time off from work to accompany me. she knows that i worry too much when it comes to testing and all this kind of treatment.
my insurance is going bankcrupt on me. i have 8 medications for the rest of my earthly life, that kept on adding and highering their dosages. in order forme to save on the co-payment, i have to buy some of my medicines from Canada and as far as Manila. the insurance pays for the bulk of it, but i have a co-pay. even if still a small amount of money, with the number of medications that i am taking---- my co-pay will still add up and very bad in the pocketbook.
i cannot sleep, its already 1:35 am 03 march--- i kept on thinking what will be the results of the blood chemistry and what mystery will it bring again into my life.
I WILL WAIT FOR ANOTHER CHAPET OF MY LIFE.
|posted by infraternam meam @ 1:42 AM