More blathering about my health, behind a cut-tag so you can skip past if that bores you. 🙂
Yesterday, after a lovely lunch at McAlister’s Deli with klrmn, I stopped by my doctor’s office for a followup on my blood pressure. They checked it again, and found it once again at the same level it had been for the last 8 days, and she wrote me a prescription for an ACE inhibitor called Micardis, which my insurance promptly refused to cover. Luckily, she’d given me a sample pack so I could start on the medication while she and the pharmacy figured out what was what. This morning, i got a call back from the pharmacy to say they’d switched my prescription to Cozaar, which is another ACE inhibitor, and I’m to go back for a followup on 25 October to see how things are going.
Today, I took a half-day off from work in order to go and have a cyst removed from my backside. This has been there for a while, and keeps getting infected, so my dermatologist had referred me to a dermatologic surgeon to have it removed. After the usual formalities, she examined the area, and advised that what I had was a pilonidal abscess, and advised that I really need to consult a general surgeon before going forward. While she could remove the surface condition, it would likely recur. So I got dressed and came home, placed a call to my primary physician, and tried to enjoy the rest of the afternoon. I’m a bit frustrated, as I was hoping to get this resolved so I could check it off the laundry list of ailments I’m processing, but it looks like its going to be slightly more complicated.
Luckily, being home this afternoon means I was here to field a call from the local hospital’s radiology department, who informed me that the insurance company had approved kitanzi‘s MRI, and when did she want to come in and do that. So it wasn’t a total loss, but still….