Monday, January 20, 2014

Test scheduled!

My growth hormone stimulation test was finally scheduled for next Monday, the 27th! I'm relieved and can't wait to get it behind me. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014


Well, after spending most of the day pissed off about not getting results because they were closed on the day they told me to call, I missed a call from them at 5:30 pm. Go figure. They left a voicemail saying my test results were ready to view on my patient files on their website if I wanted. I think it's pretty cool that it's an option. 

I went and checked right away, and the test for Cushing's disease came back negative. That means the pill I took to suppress my cortisol levels definitely worked and they were not elevated at all when they took my blood the next day. 

I'm definitely thankful not to have been diagnosed with Cushing's, but part of me is extremely frustrated that yet again, this wasn't the answer. I'm still waiting to hear from the hospital to schedule the growth hormone test. This is what Dr. C sent me in for in the first place, Cushing's was just a secondary test run by the new Dr to make sure she wasn't missing anything. I'm hoping his hunch was right and I'll have answers soon. Just more hurry up and wait. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Waiting for News

Tomorrow will be one week since my long awaited appointment with the specialist. Things went well, she just went over my history and symptoms and she ordered two tests. 

One test is to check for what Dr. C sent me to her for in the first place, the growth hormone stimulation test. I'm waiting for the hospital to call me to schedule the procedure. I'm hoping they will call this week. 

She also wanted to test for Cushing's disease. When I first started researching the battery of tests Dr. C ran, I came across Cushing's as a possible thing he was looking for, so I am familiar with it. It's a condition where your body produces too much of the hormone cortisol and it disrupts everything in a bad way. 

That test I was able to do at my pace, which I liked. I took care of it right away. I was prescribed a cortisol suppressor pill which I took Thursday evening after the appointment, then went in for a blood draw first thing Friday. That should let them know if Cushing's is a real possibility or not. I'm supposed to call them by Friday morning if I haven't heard anything yet. I'm going pretty crazy....

So fingers crossed I will hear tomorrow, and then we will go on from there.