Well, I had my doctor's appointment. I was in there for a while! She had a lot to talk about to me.
First of all, I do, indeed have diabetes. I am now on Metformin. I have to check my blood 3X a day (morning, 2 hours after my main meal and bedtime).
My cholesterol is high (216 but it's lower than it was 4 years ago). So now I'm on Lipitor, but I'm going to have her change that because it's $40 a month and I can get a different one for $4.
My blood pressure was 140-something /100. So guess what? I'll be taking Lisinopril.
Fortunately, I can get the metformin, lisinopril and once she changes it, pravastatin for $4 each. Here is the link for Walmart's $4 Rx program.
Apparently, when I had the blood and urine work done, they discovered I had a UTI but that's going away because of the antibiotic I'm on for the bronchitis. I can usually tell when I have a UTI but not this time.
The one thing that scares me is my white blood cell count is low. Could be because I've been sick with bronchitis (and the UTI). I hope that's what it is. If not, I have to see a hematologist. I don't even want to THINK about the C word.
She wants me to get a colonoscopy (I'm over 50 and my dad had colon rectal cancer) and an echo-cardiogram (apparently I also have a heart murmur) And in my spare time, get a gyn appointment and a mammogram. Oh! And get my eyes checked by an opthamologist too.
I guess I'm going to see just how much my insurance will cover. Hell, I might have to marry John just for his health insurance! Actually, the only reason we aren't getting married is because I'll most likely lose my spousal support.
I saw a post here recently about a girl who had a website for people to help pay for her wedding. I was thinking about throwing a beef and beer to cover all these damned tests!!! Whatya think??