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.