Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Clinic results

My clinic visit Monday was (relatively) short and sweet, and my results were good.

White count was steady at 7, hematocrit was hanging in there at 28 and my platelets – fasten your seatbelts – were 98. Two thousand more until I hit 100. Go platelets go!

Everything else that they look at was OK. Kidneys, sodium and potassium were fine; liver function was slightly elevated, but Dr. Alyea said that was OK. I got a CAT scan to see if there was any explanation for the cough that's been bothering me, especially at bed, when I feel like I cough all night.

The results came back negative. There was an interesting finding: I have fractured ribs, dating back to my last fall over the summer. They hurt for a long time, and sometimes even now they hurt. If they had known about the fractures back then it wouldn't have mattered, because fractured ribs heal with no attention. But still, the finding helped explain the pain.

I am going to try stopping the Lisiniprol, one blood pressure pill that may lead to a cough.

Anyway, I'm really tired, so I'm going to sign off.

I did an annoying thing: I stripped my bed and washed the sheets, making a mental note to make the bed before it got too late. Went out to a tennis clinic with George and forgot about the sheets. It's 11:22 p.m. and now I have remembered. Just gotta get up off this couch.


Jonny said...

It's the bluberry pancake therapy that's working the numbers for might want to discard your pillow and sleep on a stack of about 8 big ones...a little nocturnal blueberry osmosis...and you wouldn't need a bed warmer...or sheets for that matter!

Nice news!

Wendy S. Harpham, MD said...

Nothing wrong with sleeping on the couch! With hope, Wendy

donna said...

Many is the night when I've forgotten the clean sheets in the washer and just wrapped up in the comforter for the night. You Go Girl!

PJ said...

Great numbers!I've been off the grid for a week or so. But I was at your alma mater this week to visit my son on his 18th birthday. We must get together soon in NYC.

Mikha'el said...

Glad the visit went well and hope you continue to do so