Okay, so I was originally scheduled to have the stress test and the CT scan on Thursday. The bloodwork earlier in the week wasn’t sufficient for the CT Scan, so that go rescheduled until next Thursday, but I did the stress test on Thursday. Thursday evening I got a message that I needed to schedule a visit with the cardiologist to go over the results of the stress test.
Well, apparently, he didn’t need to see me immediately, as he wanted to also review the results of the CT Scan, and it all needed to be done before the colonoscopy. And he’s only in the office on Tuesdays and Fridays. Obviously I can’t consult with the cardiac surgeon on Friday since I’ll be having the colonscopy that day as well. So now it got all squinched up together — if my expedited blood sample from yesterday was pushed through as they said it should be, I’ll have the CT Scan on Tuesday morning, and then wait around until late afternoon for the results so I can see the cardiac surgeon that afternoon. He will determine if it is safe to have the colon looked at on Friday, OR if we need to fix the aorta first and take a camera tour of the innards later on.
I sincerely hope I am nearing the end of this stuff. Just figure out what’s wrong with my innards, get my aorta fixed, get my diabetes under control, and then let me get on with my life. I don’t want any more new problems. I don’t want to hear about other organs falling apart. I don’t want to hear about some new chronic condition I’ll have to put up with.
Anyway, yesterday I was able to reskein all the Blog Reader Specials. I could only do a few at a time before sitting to rest. On a good day I used to get a full batch reskeined in 2-3 hours. Yesterday it took most of the day and I finally finished around 9:00. But they’re done. This morning I can do pictures and pack up the ones that need to be shipped before the mail man comes around this afternoon. Even so, I can feel in my body that I may have over-done it a little, pushing myself more than I should have. I realize my body is out of shape and I need to exercise and keep going, but the aneurysm is a whole different thing and I have to be cautious with it. At least for a few more days until the CT scan. Once that is fixed and he releases me to normal activity, it will just be a process of doing what I need to do to get back into working condition. Energy begets energy, and doing a little more each day will help me build my body back up to normal endurance levels.
Into the day I go. The tasks for today are mostly light and I can rest on Sunday and Monday to get ready for Tuesday in the clinic.