Doctor Who?

Friday, January 05, 2007
I have high blood pressure. This was confirmed at my follow up appointment with the fabulous Dr. H today. I've been given a prescription for Altace for the next month to see if it helps. Additionally, I've been put back on birth control to help with the PCOS and we'll be discussing going back on the metformin which the specialist had suggested taking.

There was a bit of a wonky reading on the ECG from last month - it seemed to classify three unknown events in the past as minor heart attacks. Say what? Both the doctor and I were confused by this as I've never experienced anything even close to the symptoms of one and the rest of the ECG looked normal. Go figure - stupid machine.

When discussing the birth control, he casually asked me when my last pap smear was. Uh...hmmm...this one I had to think about. Turns out it was 2 1/2 years ago when I visited the specialist. I hadn't realised it had been that long. "Oh", he says, "you're due then" with one of those looks on his face as if to say you should know better than to wait so long. Yikes! Guess I'm going to have an appointment with the stirrups and a speculum in a couple of months. Great... let's just hope he warms it up first.


Hockey news - Canada beat Russia 4-2 to win gold at the World Juniors! That's three in a row and the first European gold medal win for Canada in the Juniors since 1997.

6 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You must hate going to doctors, always anticipating that there will be something you don't want to hear. But pleae don't wait that long between your paps.

kelly said...

i can kinda relate....i went for my routine eye exam...next thing i know i'm sent to the opthamologist who says...hmmm....we need to set up an MRI of your brain stem...

and then someone reminded me that i hadn't been to my g.p. in about 3 years...so while you're in stirrups, i get...well you know *shudder*...i am so glad she has tiny fingers

* (asterisk) said...

Ah yes, pap smear. Not to be confused with guitarist Pat Smear. Could lead to all sorts of problems.

Heather said...

Pap...blech. Shudder. Blech.

Krista said...

In response to *(asterisk)'s comment: when I was younger my friend and I, Foo Fighters fans, joked about the pap smear-Pat Smear thing all the time. We thought we were the only ones.

Wandering Coyote said...

The good news is that if your pap is normal and has a record of being normal, you only have to go every 2 years. I learned this last year. I have to go for one this spring...and with my totally nice/hot GP...NOT looking forward to it.

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