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June 16th, 2017 at 02:51 pm

I didn't think I was worrying too much about the ultrasound today. Maybe Thrift's news was on my mind, however. While I was having the procedure done, it seemed to me the radiologist was chatty and relaxed while she imaged my bladder, but she became quiet and intense while she was working on my kidneys. And it seemed to take a long time. When I was ready to leave, she told me I would be notified about the results in about an hour.

I was driving home -- only a few minutes, not an hour -- when I heard a text message come in on my phone, then another. I was imagining the first text as a notification of my test results, and the second as a request to make an emergency appointment right away.

When I got home, I looked at my phone, and I did have two text messages from the hospital.

I took a few minutes to settle myself down, and then I looked. Both were messages to look on the
medical group's website. I logged in. The first message directed me to the test results. The test showed that my kidneys were both normal in size, not swollen, and were not showing signs on retaining urine. The second message was simply a copy of the message sending the results to my nephrologist.

OMG! How did I get myself into such a state! I felt such a surge of relief, and I was so exhausted I curled up to sleep.

I know I have a long road ahead, dealing with kidney disease, but I'm not at the end of it yet!

Needless to say, I didn't even get the blood work done. I'll do that tomorrow.

I feel pretty silly considering what Thrift is going through today, but I do feel that awful news was playing with my mind.

In other news, I spent $7 on automotive tape which I used to reattach the molding which is separating from the side of my car. It was definitely a patch job. I don't know if it will hold up, but at least the molding isn't flapping any more. (I did this in the morning, before the ultrasound.)

Going to relax this evening and tomorrow will be a day of laundry and packing. Then I'll leave at the crack of dawn on Sunday.

6 Responses to “Ultrasound”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    I can completely sympathize. It's nerve wracking and I think perfectly natural. Glad to hear everything's ok. Maybe time for a glass of wine?

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Wonderful news! I remember how relieved I was when my second breast scan turned up only benign cysts. (Of course now I'm dealing with the medical bills, $700 after insurance so far. But I need to remember how important that peace of mind is.)

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm so glad about the news. Your reaction I'm sure is very common; anyone would feel anxious about it.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm glad the tests showed everything ok.

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Glad to hear things went okay for you.

  6. Dido Says:

    Glad it all turned out well!

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