Thursday, May 11, 2006

My day with Mr Hematologist...

I went to the Hematologist today. For those of you who have not heard the story why, here it is...

I noticed some bruising on my left leg one morning while I was in the shower. They looked odd. Not like a couple of bruises, but at the very least, ten bruises on the shin of my leg. I just brushed it off like oh well I must have ran into something; ten times.

One night my husband was tucking me into bed, yes he tucks me in at night, he was like OMGWTF?! I said what?? He asked me what happened to your thigh? On my upper thigh, there were bruises, similar to those I had found on my shin. I don’t think this was the first time I noticed them on my thigh, but it certainly was very memorable.

So after my bruises came and went, I ended up having more bruising in the same exact spots. Okay, time to make a doctor appointment. He did some blood work, and my labs came back, one level was “off” as the doc said. The doctor told me if they come back, call him right away. So when they came back, I called and the nurse had me schedule an appointment with the hematologist.

… Back to today…

The Hematologist looked at all of my blood work all the way back to 2003. My iron levels went up and down thru out my pregnancy with Zoe, but came back up soon after I had given birth. The level that my regular doctor was talking about was one of the levels that are tested for clotting. The first one was fine, and the second one was a bit high. So Mr. Hematologist guy sent me for more tests; five of them to be exact. My arm hurts. Any who, when the tests come back, we will go from there. He did say that I could have a blood disorder, and these tests could tell us. He also said that if any of them came back abnormal, that I would have to go back in and have more blood drawn to have sent to the Mayo clinic in Rochester.



Weeeeeeeee

3 comments:

Jen said...

Good luck on the tests! I hope you get good news, or at least news that it's something that's treatable!!

InsomniacRed said...

Thanks! I am sure I probably wont hear from them for a week... gotta send most of the blood out to Duluth. Thats one of the bad things of a small town! LOL

Jen said...

Only ONE of the bad things, lol. Nah, I really do like it here. Sometimes I get my undies in a twist because there isn't a Target here. ;) I hope the results don't take TOO long!