After receiving the requisite lecture for not having been sooner (seeing as I have been sick for 2 months, lol), he proceeded to examine me. It turned out I have bronchitis. Yup - two months of doing nothing about a serious respiratory infection.
That's me, though.
He also stated he suspects I may have asthma as well. Lovely.
He prescribed an antibiotic (Amoxicilian), a nasal steroid (Flonase) and two Mucinex daily. I'm currently on day 7 of the antibiotics and I don't actually feel much better. I have a follow-up appointment with him on Friday. I'm a little worried about what he's going to say.
In addition to the bronchitis and suspected asthma, we had a conversation that went a little something like this:
Dr - (In response to my noting I take Metformin for insulin resistance) "So, have you tested your sugar today?"
Me - "Um...no. I don't have a monitor. I'm only insulin resistant, not diabetic."
Dr - (Looking extremely puzzled) "Who told you that?"
Me - (Looking around shiftily as if I had done something wrong) "My OB/GYN when she did my infertility work up."
Dr - (Looking at me bewilderedly) "Honey, insulin resistance is Type II Diabetes."
Me - (Feeling stupid) "Oh."
So, it turns out that I probably have Type II Diabetes and will be getting a blood sugar meter this Friday on my follow-up visit. He's going to be re-testing me to confirm the diabetes for his records. He's also planning to test me for rheumatoid arthritis. I have a lot of problems with my joints swelling and being extremely painful, so he wants to check that out.
I foresee many blood draws in my future. And not a single chance for a baby from any of it. That really, truly sucks.
So, following all that bad news, here is my joy for today:
I got a raise at work! And not just a small raise.....it's an extra $1.50 per hour! In a recession! I'm extremely pleased and darned proud, if I do say so myself :D
Hope you're all having a great week! I'm going to try to pick my blogging back up some. Its been so crazy busy with work and school so far this year that I've struggled finding time to blog. But, I'm going to try harder to keep my blog better informed :D