Thursday, June 5, 2014

Doctor Appointment

Wow, what a day my friends. My appointment with my neurologist was at 11:15, the bus got me there at 11:00. I sat in the waiting room until 2:00p.m. Then, the nurse finally called me back. She weighed me, took my blood pressure, and my pulse, and asked me a few questions. Then, she put me in another room to wait for my Doctor. I sat there until 4:p.m., and then he finally came in the room. Crazy!! But, I truly appreciate the time,and attention he gave me. He really listened to me, and answered all of my questions. He is a very nice, Christian man. He cares about his patients well being. He is concerned about me. My out of control diabetes is a major concern. That, and a blood clot, are the two reasons I had my stroke. I found out today, the blood clot I had was in my left carotid artery in my neck. It traveled to my brain, and along with the excess blood glucose caused from my diabetes, caused my stroke. Also, I found out, they cannot go in,and clear out my blocked artery because of the location. Something else I found out today, there are four main arteries in your brain, two of mine are totally blocked, not just one. Both of mine in the back of my brain, are blocked. He scheduled an MRI/MRA to be done next Friday, June 13. He wants to make sure the two arteries in the front of my brain are still open. Continued prayers would be very much appreciated. I love you all.

11 comments:

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

Goodness- you sure did find out a whole lot of things today. I learned a lot of things that I did not know from your post today(I love learning new things- just not too much at one time...lol) I will continue to pray. Glad they are checking things out for you.
God bless~ Lisa :O)

Sharon said...

Oh Denise, I'm so sorry. I will pray that you will receive good news from the MRI. Your indomitable spirit, in spite of your difficult health problems, continues to inspire me.

GOD BLESS.

Joyful said...

Absolutely praying dear heart. I'm praying for the doctor to be able to do something to help you and for God to protect and keep you. Big hugs xx

Joy said...

What a long day waiting. But at the end, you got to talk to a christian doctor which was good.
you are in my prayer Denise.

Dianna said...

Denise, Thank you for sharing about your doctor's appointment yesterday. I'm sorry you had such a long wait, but I'm glad you were able to get your questions answered...and also that you have a caring Christian doctor. I am so sorry to hear about the diagnosis though. You are such a blessing in your outlook! I will continue to pray for you and praying that the MRI will give the doctor answers he's looking for. Hugs

Terri D. said...

What a long, long day you had. I'm happy to hear you have such a caring doctor, though, in spite of the wait. I have added you to my daily prayer list, so count on them being lifted for you. Blessings!

Joyful said...

Oh Denise! Of course you will continue to be in my prayers. Sorry your day was so long and I am sure exhausting! Praying too for good days ahead!

Never Forsaken said...

You know you have my continued prayers every day...It sounds like you have a good doctor, and we already know that you are in good hands, but I am so sorry you have to go through all of this.
I love you, and Yes, I will have some lemonade (from your latest post)! Make mine with extra honey though, to take away all the sourness ;)

BumbleBeeLane said...

Been a few days since I've read blogs. Good you got a dr that listens and cares. Scary news but you are so covered in prayer. Big Hugs! Amy

Pam Williams said...

So sorry to hear this disheartening news, Denise. Praying for God's mercy and healing for you.

Alice said...

I'm so sorry Denise. You will be in my thoughts on Friday.