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Went to the oncologist on Friday for my quarterly check-up. All good. My lung x-rays were good, my CA-125 (the very first one ever) came back beautifully normal.

However I have some uncancer related lumps. 2 in my back and one on the bottom of my foot. We believe they are Lipomas, which are just little balls of fat. I am happy that the oncologists were not concerned at all. I went to my GP today and she referred me to an orthopedist for my back and a podiatrist for my foot. I have a lot of hip pain but she is convinced it’s not from the lipomas so that’s why I’m going to the orthopedist  The lipoma on my foot is on the bottom of my foot just on the inside edge of my heel so it is very uncomfortable sometimes. Burns like heck. I am a little frustrated with the onset of yet another weirdness in my body especially one that is causing pain when I try to do anything to physical, but on the other hand I have now been able to add a couple of more specialists to my list of doctors.
Podiatrist
Nephrologist
dermatologists
Oncologists
Endocrinologist
Neurosurgeon
Vascular surgeons

that’s all the weird ones I can think of off the top of my head.
I have three appointments this week and another next week. I was surprised by how quickly I got in.

I started writing this about four hours ago. I’m sure I had something more entertaining to talk about than my ever growing list of medical issues but I don’t remember what it was.

I am reading a book called Swan Song and it’s very good. I am looking forward to my 2nd doctors appointment of the day so I can sit in the waiting room and read. πŸ™‚ I hope the rest of the afternoon people don’t cancel because of the weather (freezing rain) and they get me in too fast. I discovered my app for books has a text reading feature so I’ve been letting it read to me while I get ready for work and then drive in.

I started playing the Candy Crush game that everyone was playing on Facebook a few months ago but then after a week I delete it because I get so mad at all the weird Faceook tie-ins. This last time I installed it I let it link to Facebook and now I get weird messages and “gifts”. I have no idea how people are sending me gifts or maybe I would gift them right back! I think it’s because I play on my Nexus and not through Facebook. I love games. And books. And cookies.

 

 

Comments on: "Freezing Rain with a chance of book reading" (0)

  1. I am learning whet it is like to live at different clinics I think I will get a tent and a hammock and a potted palm tree

  2. Congrats on all the new docs!!I deleted candy crush this morning…I was up in the 200’s…My reaction to the game was too obsessive…phil and I spent $40 this week on things to help us win games….sick…that pissed me off so I deleted it!  Good luck with that.  do they have to cut limpoma’s out or do they suck them out?

  3. @Ninasusan – don’t know yet. I don’t think sucking is an option. Its cut or if you can pay for it a plastic surgeon can do a thing with a needle that dissolves them

  4. Oh no! Not another thing, at least they aren’t cancerous though πŸ™‚ I go to a podiatrist..and I’m pretty much in love with him. I hope your’s is just as awesome!

  5. Yikes! That’s more specialists than Mary and I have together.

  6. i like Candy Crush because it’s impossible to get addicted. You get 5 lives and when they’re up, they’re up, that’s it. Move on to something else. It’s the only game i play online now. Hey about that foot…I would wonder if it’s affecting the hip too. My husband had a hip replacement because of a bad foot. It was a lot more complicated and longer deal than that, but it’s all related. I’m sure you’re aware of that being the yoga guru you are tho. Maybe it isn’t connected, but i would wonder.Glad your tests are all coming back good!! 

  7. Wow – that is a lot of doctors! So I went to look up lipomas and there were pictures – YIKES! I didn’t stay and learn about them. I’m sorry. It always seems to be something, doesn’t it? I hope these aren’t too much of a problem.Glad to hear the cancer checkup went so well.

  8. Swan Song has been recommended to me as well. I think I may even have a copy in the spare oom. How are your kidneys doing? Sorry about the lumps. My hips get sore but it’s because of the zumba. A friend and I determined yesterday that one of the instructors has amazing ab muscle control. We try to imitate her at breakneck speeds and wind up just using our hips instead of the smaller, localized muscles. Either way, it’s a good result for me, and I feel that even though it’s taking forever, I’m learning a different subtle move every time.

  9. @BoureeMusique – I finished it last night. I was so mad that it ended. First book I’ve read in a long time that kept my attention like that. Kidneys are holding steady at just below normal thank you very much! Well, kidney. I’m so sorry that I haven’t made it to more than two zumba classes. They’re just at the worst time for me. I wish I could pick and choose schedules and locations of things, it would be so much easier.@skanickadee – Mine are very deep under the skin and so far not visible to the naked eye. I hope it stays that way!@strawberryfieldsgirl – My doctor was thinking the same thing. It’s my left foot & right hip. Hopefully between the podiatrist & the ortho they’ll figure it out. Your husband is so young to have a hop replacement! Was it horrible?

  10. @isitreal_no – My podiatrist is a beautiful funny woman! She did surgery on my daughters foot and we really liked her. Whenever I start feeling sorry for myself I repeat the words “at least it’s not cancer”! πŸ™‚

  11. @SisterMae – Stay tough chickie.

  12. @Inciteful – I like to think of it as my personal little collectionl. πŸ™‚

  13. @tracy – When he was a kid, a car came thru his house, almost cut off his leg. They saved it, but from the knee down it was smaller (skinner) than his other leg and his foot kind of turned in a little. It affected the way he walked and got worse as he got older. Left foot, right hip. Ortho said all those years of his gait being off had cused arthritis in his hip. Got to the point where he was in pain all the time, so no, the hip replacement wasn’t horrible because the day it was replaced, he had no more pain. He was in the hospital for I think, 3 days. Had PT at home and was back to work in like 6 weeks. It healed great, bone grew around it and is very strong now. Once he recovered from that, the foot started turning in more and more until he ended up having an ankle fusion. Which also went very well, but he was out of work for 4 months with that. It was a tougher operation if you can believe that. But today he is a new man, still will mention every once in awhile how great it is to not have pain. It’s good you’re getting it checked out  and not waiting. (like he did, til he couldn’t stand it) if it is related, better to fix it now before it turns into a bigger deal! Good luck!!

  14. @tracy -UGH, would that thing that dissolves them with a needle, be like when they put acid on a planters wart? Because that HURTS, a LOT! For a number of days while it’s doing it’s thing. I’d rather they cut. just sayin’. But my podiatrist did say that not everyone has that kind of pain. so maybe I just have very sensitive feet, or it was just where it was. My point is maybe you shouldn’t feel too bad about not using a plastic surgeon. lol 

  15. @strawberryfieldsgirl – this is different I guess. They call it chemical lypo. You know, I’ve been going once a month for TWO YEARS to get a wart on the palm of my hand treated. They stopped using the liquid nitrogen and trying to freeze it off because I couldn’t move my hand for five or six days after they did it. Now they use Canthrone aka blister beetle venom which causes the giant blister. I bet that’s what you’re talking about. Hurts like a son of a bitch. At about the six hour mark it starts feeling like something is in there trying to get out!I actually have been thinking more and more that maybe my doctor was right and my hip is unrelated. About six months ago I started having pains in my hip but then they went away. I assumed it was the expected side effects from the radiation they were shooting in the same general area. I guess we’ll see! That’s a lot of surgery for your husband. I’m glad it took care of his pain though. Pain just from walking or sitting is really not pleasant! I’m glad mine isn’t too bad and really hope it stays that way.

  16. I loved how in the middle of your post the tone changes! Those are some interesting Doctors. I am just thankful you have to resources to get the care that you need. 

  17. I suppose this info is completely unique.podiatrist in Stalybridge

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