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Author Topic: Flu shot and blood work and barium, Oh My!  (Read 4384 times)

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Offline aztecan

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Flu shot and blood work and barium, Oh My!
« on: October 01, 2007, 10:27:57 PM »
I thought it would be an uneventful visit to the doctor today.

First thing the doc does is have me roll up my sleeve. He gave me my flu shot, then realized as he went to put a bit of gauze on it he had forgotten to put on gloves.

I put my own gauze and tape on. He had his mind elsewhere.

The pain in my stomach is still bothering me. But, the doc doesn't think it is as simple as acid reflux. Seems he thinks more info is needed.

So, he gave me a slip for more labs, including a liver check up, after he had me lay on the table and he gave me the a rather thorough poking and once over.

Then he got one of those contemplative looks on his face. I hate it when he does that because it means he has something he wants to do that I'm probably not going to like.

He said he first wants me to get a CT scan. replete with barium lemonade, to see if anything pops up. Do you know how much barium-laced lemonade I have to drink? A QUART! UGH!

Then, he said an endoscopy is probably in order.

All of this because of a lingering pain in the gut.

Oh well, Friday is the day. Wish me luck.

HUGS,

Mark
« Last Edit: October 01, 2007, 11:04:02 PM by aztecan »
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Re: Flu shot and blood work and barium, Oh My!
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007, 10:42:12 PM »
I saw Barium in the title and I thought OH SHIT!

Good luck :D

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Offline anniebc

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Re: Flu shot and blood work and barium, Oh My!
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007, 11:36:09 PM »
Will be thinking of you...as always.

If it gets rid of those gut problems and puts the pain to rest once and for all then it will be worth it in the end....and yes I know,  that's easy for me to say... ;)


Hugs
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Re: Flu shot and blood work and barium, Oh My!
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2007, 07:17:41 AM »
Hey Mark,


Wishing you the best, on all the tests !


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Flu shot and blood work and barium, Oh My!
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007, 07:20:03 AM »
Hey Mark,

Try this again, my post got lost...Wishing you the best on all the tests. I just signed up last night for the flu shot at work.



Take care------Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline bear60

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Re: Flu shot and blood work and barium, Oh My!
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2007, 08:03:04 AM »
Hey Mark
Well, as they say...better safe than sorry.  The endoscopy is a piece of cake.  Dont worry about the proceedure.
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Offline cayucosguy

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Re: Flu shot and blood work and barium, Oh My!
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2007, 12:59:05 PM »
Hey Mark -

Don't fret too much over the CT or Endoscopy.  Having a CT is the only way they found out my appendix was ready to pop!  (The damned thing was in a different place than most peoples!)

I wish you all the best on Friday.  Let us know how things go.

Vince

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Re: Flu shot and blood work and barium, Oh My!
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2007, 06:16:52 AM »
Well, Mark, today's the day of your tests.  I'm anxious to hear from you about how you did.  Good luck and I'm sending good energy your way! 
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Dachshund

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Re: Flu shot and blood work and barium, Oh My!
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2007, 06:58:25 AM »
You know the old saying Mark, "when life gives you barium make lemonade."


I guess we should start thinking about what "home" they're going to put us all in. I'll be thinking of you bud.

Love,
Aunty D

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Flu shot and blood work and barium, Oh My!
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2007, 04:13:05 PM »
Mark,


Thinking of you today, and wishing all went well ... !


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

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Re: Flu shot and blood work and barium, Oh My!
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2007, 06:44:05 PM »

Mark: Don't say that ON a Friday. Sorry for you. I'd add a funny joke about radioactivity, only I don't have one.

 8) -megasept

Offline bear60

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Re: Flu shot and blood work and barium, Oh My!
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2007, 11:47:13 AM »
Well.........................its Saturday now Mark.  We are all waiting to hear how it went.
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Re: Flu shot and blood work and barium, Oh My!
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2007, 08:11:53 PM »
Come on, Mark!  It's Sunday and we want to know how it went.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

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Re: Flu shot and blood work and barium, Oh My!
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2007, 08:37:18 PM »
Hey all,

Thanks for the well wishes. All went well, I think. I was going to wait till I had something to report. The doc never got back to me Friday.

The CT scan was a piece of cake. The radioactive lemonade was a bit much, but only because of the volume. It was hard for me to guzzle it down prior to the scan.

They postponed the endoscopy until they get the results of the CT scan. I guess I get to wait a while longer for that one.

I don't know the results of the CT scan yet. The tech said I had great veins, or, in her words "nice and juicy."

It was an odd sensation when they pumped that dye or whatever it was they gave me intravenously. Very warming.

Anyway, the only side effects I suffered was a headache and a bit of nausea, both of which are history.

I'll let you know what the results are when I find out.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: Flu shot and blood work and barium, Oh My!
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2007, 06:22:14 AM »
Thanks for letting us know, Mark.  When I saw you posted in another thread last night, I immediately came to this one to see how you're doing.  Glad everything is o.k., if at least for now.
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Re: Flu shot and blood work and barium, Oh My!
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2007, 09:57:10 PM »
Glad you are o.k. honey...

hoping for good results from your tests.

Hugs,

Alan
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