Jennifer Lyon

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024
Wednesday Stuff

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.

4 comments to “Wednesday Stuff”

  1. Silver James
    February 7th, 2024 at 1:41 pm · Link

    *shakes pom-poms and does a cartwheel* Yay for finding what sounds like an AWESOME ENT! Yayay and woohoo! I got so lucky with the OBGYN I was referred to so I totally get your happiness over a good fit! Sending up good thoughts and prayers for a benign outcome! So happy your weather situation isn’t all that bad. And yeah, I’d probably jump in after Jake, too.

    Stuffs here are about the same–boring. I have good days –and tend to overdo when I have one–which then causes a bad day so I mostly veg in bed all day. I’m really trying to get back to normal “chores.” I’ve done laundry, though it took a couple of days. I’m mostly cooking dinner and dong the dishes after. There’ve been a couple times I had to ask LG to do KP. He’s still feeding Jake though I’ve taken over feeding the cat population.

    My weight is staying low even though I’m trying to eat 3 times a day. Just like good and bad days, the appetite and digestive system is cantankerous. Who knew I’d have trouble putting ON weight!??! :lol:

    Not much else to report. I feel bad because I haven’t written a word since this whole thing started, nor have I opened a book (to read or listen to)! My brain seems to be stuck in neutral. Hopefully, this too shall pass! LOLOL

    Happy Hump Day!

  2. Viki S.
    February 7th, 2024 at 3:36 pm · Link

    I’m so happy you were able to get to the ENT and that you had a good appointment. Sounds like this one may be able to find the cause and solution. Fingers crossed.

    I saw the rescue of the man that went in to the water after his dog. It’s nice to see that the dog was saved too and that a shelter is looking after it until the man is able to do so.

    The helicopter that went down with the military personnel, was that near you? I haven’t heard if they are okay or not.

    I also heard that CA has another round of rain coming. Sure hope it stops soon.

    Nothing interesting happening here. It’s been a beautiful day, a bit chilly but sunny.

    It’s wonderful to hear how well Silver is doing on recovery💗.

    Have a great afternoon!

  3. Jenn
    February 7th, 2024 at 4:35 pm · Link

    Silver, thanks. I’m relieved, that last ENT actually made me doubt what I was seeing and feeling. But I’m stubborn and have good support in both Wizard and my regular doctor — what happens to people who don’t? I’m so glad you found a good GYN too! That surgery didn’t sound easy, but it turned out you were in good hands (thankfully!).

    As I mentioned above, that was a big surgery! I bet it’s frustrating though to have a good day then pay for it the next day (or two). But it actually sounds to me like you’re moving around as much as you can which will promote faster and better healing (as long as you’re not in real pain as opposed to soreness, pain means stop). Laundry and cooking dinner are big acheivements at this point. More will come in time.

    You lost a lot of weight! It seems like you were losing weight before you discovered this too. I can tell you from my experience that it takes longer than seems reasonable to get our digestion and appetite back to what we’re used to. I’m really glad to hear you’re trying to eat three meals a day — you need the energy to keep healing and repairing internally. Hang in there!

    I bet it feels weird to not be writing, or at least reading. It’ll all come back, but I’m happy that you’re not trying to force it.

    Overall I’m happy you’re healing, even it its slower than you want!

    Happy Wednesday!

  4. Jenn
    February 7th, 2024 at 4:44 pm · Link

    Viki, thanks. I’m very relieved and so is Wizard. It doesn’t look aggressive, just super weird, LOL.

    It is nice for the man and his dog! Our rescue teams here will rescue animals. Officials strongly encourage people to call them first, and not go into the water. Anyway, I was happy to see both are okay.

    Last I saw about an hour ago, the found the helicopter, but the the five Marines that had been on board. Hopefully the locate them soon. The base that was their destination is in San Diego, not far from us. The chopper went down about 40 miles away in a forest area, I believe. I’m not sure why they left the chopper, maybe due to weather? Just a guess.

    Yep we have more rain today, and I heard another storm next week. So thank you for your good thoughts! At least I got grocery shopping done today before the next round starts.

    At least it’s a sunny day there! I hope the rest of your day goes well!

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