Went to the Dr’s. I saw my Dr’s partner. She was very nice. She’s also the Doc that both of my kids see. So this is what she told me.
The ultrasound can’t show the artery blockage. What it did show was that one of my kidneys is now a significantly different size than the other one. I’m pretty sure she said one is 7x4x4 and the other one is 11x2x1. It’s also swollen on the inside, so something is quite wrong. I have all of the symptoms of a Renal Artery blockage but the only way to know for sure and to see the extent of it, is the MRA which they are getting preapproved right now, She gave me two anti-anxiety pills to take before it, because my insurance company will not allow Open MRI/MRA’s and the one I had a few years ago was quite traumatic for me. Apparently I have just enough of a touch of claustrophobia to keep it interesting.
I will also have a cat scan to rule out any other abdominal problems because one side of me is also quite poofy.
Gave me a painkiller and said I cannot take ibuprofen anymore. Sucks for the people around me, because ibuprofen helps, and I won’t take the painkiller during the day.
Chest & Rib x-ray looked good, which makes me very happy. I always worry about my lungs (family history) so anytime anyone wants to do a chest x-ray I’m all for it!
I really wanted to go out for dinner tonight. But my son has school and my daughter has school. My son doesn’t need my car until 7, but I also have to run to Krogers after work.
Hmmmm. Maybe I’ll ask my sister if she wants to meet me for Chineese. It’s only a block away from home so I can probably work out the whole car thing. When my husband is gone I eat at the places he doesn’t like. So Chineese food and Chilis’.
Off to work now!