Wednesday, December 04, 2013
My doctor's office called yesterday to say I needed to come back in to go over my lab results. It was an automated message so I don't know anything, but I know they never call and tell you to come back in when everything is fine.
Last time I had to go back in was April, I think. For the last two years or so, every so often I'll get some weird liver enzyme levels. Back in April, my doctor thought I was developing fatty liver disease. So they called me back in did some more extensive testing and... everything was fine. But that's when I decided I'd had enough of being fat, tired, and unhealthy.
So, I don't know what's going on. It could something as simple as I've lost weight and we need to adjust my thyroid medication. But, because of my mother's health, I worry. Her auto-immune disease puts me at greater risk, and that thought it always there in the back of mind. I also have another blood relative (my dad's only sister) with an auto-immune disease. She has MS. My mom's older sister says that she also has what my mom has, but she's a hypochondriac and a little strange. Anything my mom has, from a cold to a debilitating disease, her sister immediately has it too. But even if we discount my mom's sister, the odds are really not in my favor. And that's why every time I get a call saying I have to come back because they didn't like something in my bloodwork, I worry.
Later this evening I'm going to PF to meet with a personal trainer to design a program for me. It's supposed to be a group thing, but when I signed up no one else had yet so I'm kind of hoping it'll just be me. I'm still a little nervous, but now I'm way more excited than nervous.