We’ve had a lot of rain, but so far, no problems for us. L.A. and some other areas have had flooding, mudslides, trees falling, and various related problems. But it looks like the worst is over. We’ll have more rain today, but it should be lighter. I feel badly for the people who’ve had property damaged or destroyed.
In one case, a dog fell in a river and his human went in after him. Both had to be rescued. I probably wouldn’t be that close to a river in a storm, but if Maggie went it, I’d probably go in after her before my common sense kicked in.
The good news for me is I made it to the doctors! Well Wizard drove because he knew I was anxious about the visit The weather lightened up for the two hours we were gone, and we were very thankful. The doctor visit went really well. The previous doctor was uninterested and said all he saw was a little redness. This doctor was a much better fit for me. He looked in my ears and nose first. Then studied my throat. He was able to clearly see what I told him was there. He declared it very weird, LOLOL. He suggested a CT Scan, and said he’d do a biopsy too if I wanted it. At that point, I felt I was in good hands and asked him his recommendation. He suggested we do the CT Scan first to see if there’s anything going on below the problem area. Then we’ll see if a biopsy is need. I agreed. He also wanted more bloodwork, and I agreed.
In this discussion, he looked at me and said, “You’re worried it’s cancer.” I nodded (because–duh, of course I am). He told me that it doesn’t look like cancer to him, but he can be wrong, and therefore the first thing he wants to do is rule out cancer. And once we do that, then we’ll try to find out what’s the root cause of the little spots, soreness and inflammation.
I walked out of there very happy with the plan.
Then, to my surprise, he called me when I was on the way home, and told me, “I’ve been thinking about it, and I think and MRI is a better test for you.” I didn’t even hesitate, I agreed. He asked if I was claustrophic. I said yes, but I could probably deal with it. He said he’ll call in a prescription and I can decide at the time if I need it or not.
I was impressed. He put real thought, and possibly a bit of research, into my weird case. At this point, I trust his judgement. I feel like we’ll either solve this, or at least rule out anything that needs immediate treatment.
So that was my experience with the new ENT
How’s your week going?
P.S. The server is going down for maintenance so I’m going to try to post this on Tuesday evening before it goes down.