Friday, September 26, 2008

Fabulous Friday!

Here it is, only 10:20 a.m. and this Friday is turning out to be fabulous. First off, my doctor called me this morning with my lab test results.

Hold on. I have to type that again.

My doctor called me.

Not his nurse.

Not the lab.

But the doctor himself. I have a lot of doctors. Several that I see on a regular basis.

None of them personally call me. For any reason. I once got a postcard in the mail from my primary care physician telling me that I had thyroid disease, with a prescription for thyroid meds attached. Seriously. No phone call, no appointment to come in and discuss the results. A postcard. I no longer see that physician.

When I have a question for the doctor or lab results to go over, I talk to the nurse, who relays the information to the doctor, who gives the nurse instructions, who then calls me back to let me know what the doctor recommended. I never get to talk to the doctor, unless I make an appointment(and pay my co-pay).

So I was quite pleased and surprised when I answered the phone at work and it was him. Me like this doctor!

In addition to the surprise of him calling me personally, he had good news! It just gets better and better today.

He is quite pleased with my lab results and although he will sit down with me and go over them in detail next week, he did want me to know that the protein leak is not as bad as the previous test results I had given him had shown(they were almost a year old). He is also quite pleased with my kidney function and Creatanin levels. He said it is unlikely that I will need to do another kidney biopsy. Yahoo!

The only thing concerning him at this point is that my Thyroid levels are low. Which explains the way I have been feeling lately(crummy). But he increased my thyroid meds, so it's all good.

I am way happy right now and he completely took away any apprehension I may have had about next week's appointment.

Another awesome thing that happened is that I was notified by another blogger that I had won something in one of the giveaways that she does. Blog giveaways are very popular right now and even though I enter them all the time(almost every day!), this is the first one that I have won.

It came from one of my favorite craft bloggers(who is also adopting a baby from China).
Second Sister Suaviloquy. Some of her jewelry is to die for.

I won this cool Birthday Banner made by this Esty seller: Storia Home. Check them out. They have some very cute stuff. This will come in handy next month when Joe celebrates the big 4-0. (But don't tell him I told you so)

Add to all of that fabulousness the fact that I may get to meet up with Kayce this weekend while she is in L.A.(if her weekend isn't too jam packed-which I know it is), and this is shaping up to be one fabulous weekend too!


Lisa and Tate said...

WOW!!! Good news ! Me lika the doctor, too!

Congrats on the win...

Hi and hugs to Kasey if you get to meet up!

OH MY #6 said...


that is fantastic news. And, can I just tell you that I LOVE BANNERS!

I am off to check it out.

Have a great weekend. And, hug Kayce for me and tell Kayce to hug you for me.


Rhonda said...

Awesome news, I'm very happy that things are finally looking up for you health-wise!

KHM said...

Wow - sometimes you DO get a break.

This one looks like a BIG one.
Fantastic news.

Courtney said...

That doctor sounds like a keeper to me too! Congratulations on your better than expected test results.

We are going to Disneyland Oct.24th-26th because my husband has a meeting in Anaheim the following week, and we thought it would be a great time to go. We have tickets for Mickey's not so scarry Halloween party on the 24th, and are really excited. We have been to Disney World many, many times, but this will be our first trip to Disneyland and only our second trip to California. We would love to meet up with you guys there, if you have the time.

Jenna said...

What a fabulous friday! What a great doctor! I can't wait to find out how your appt goes. I started a new blog. I am excited about it! I missed the blog world. Do you have any blogs you recommend. Most of the ones I used to read don't really update much and I miss seeing blogs that keep updated.

Jenna said...

oh, by the way I love the new song, I think it is a great song for your blog. I just can't even imagine what this journey has been like for you guys.

Stephanie said...

Sounds like your doctor is a real keeper!

Jenna said...

I can't wait to post about Matty, but I just wanted to update any of my old readers on my life now. My main interest are infertility/ pregnancy loss and adoption blogs because I still feel close to that group of people but I also feel bad because if they visit my blog I don't want them to be hurt that I have a baby, so parenting blogs are good especially after infertility just because I know after infertility changes everything. Any suggestions would be great. It is crazy even after all this time I am still addicted to blogs. When I got home from the hospital my computer was broken and all of my money that I had saved went to maternity leave and Matty so I didn't have access to a computer on a regular basis so it was easier to stop blogging. (not easy I hate that I had to shut my down.) but now that I have a computer everyday I can't stay away. What do people do online if they don't blog?

Kristin said...

Oh I LOVE that banner... how do you enter these give-a-ways??

Joannah said...

Such a cute banner!