Yearly MRI √

With Cowden’s Syndrome, you have to follow a set schedule to keep up with which screening is next. Then, of course, if there is a problem, the screening and recheck can run together. 

Today, I went for my yearly MRI, about the brain tumor on Monday at 1pm. This is where screenings can run together.

I had a breast issue last year that caused them to redo my mammogram, which has led to other mammograms, ultrasounds and now, 6 months later, a biopsy. Scheduled Monday, one hour before my neurosurgeon appointment. At least they are within walking distance of each other.

The sad thing is, my next yearly mammogram is due in April. But I guess my mammograms are about to put a kink in my set schedule. In my schedule thus far, gynecologist, endocrinologist, neurosurgeon, neurologist, neuro-oncologist, gastroenterologist, dentist, urologist, dermatologist, psychiatrist, counselor, genetics counselor, general practitioner, breast specialist, otolaryngologist, cardiologist, massage therapist, and acupuncturist. 

Now, that I have boogered my knee up, I have to add an orthopedic doctor in there. I am sure surgery is in the future for that, which will add physical therapy into the mix.If surgery is in the mix for the next few months, I need to see about getting the lump taken out of my right wrist while they are at it.

The fancy MRI on my left knee next Thursday, then see the doctor Friday. The endocrinologist is in the mix next week somewhere. I’m getting tired thinking about next week. 

Barry is my riding buddy. I’d be lost without him. I can’t drive long distances, so he gets me to the long distance rides. I’m tired of being organized. I never considered myself organized, but with all of this, you have to be. All of the above is just me, included in my mix are Barry’s appointments, as well as several I take mom to. I’m not making light of their appointments, mine takes up more calendar space than their’s does. We should hire a good personal assistant……

7 thoughts on “Yearly MRI √

  1. Heehee! No blog! I either write something that gets me in trouble or I start one and never continue it. So I just comment on your blog and a couple others.

  2. Congrats! With all those doctors, you are now an honorary Doctor! I’m new to all these checkups & tests, so I’m working on the organization part. Not too successful, but I’ll have lots of practice! Have a good evening, Dr. Jill.

    • I bought a Google Nexus 7 and I use the calendar feature with reminders via email. It helps keep everything I’m order and reminds you when you need too! It’s small enough to fit in a big purse and you can carry it with you. My cell phone had a WiFi-hotspot, so it will work when Wi-Fi isn’t available. I love it. I even do most of my blogging on it. Easier for me to handle than a laptop. I told my family doctor last week, by now I should have an MD. She agreed. I know more about what is wrong with me than she does. Thanks for the peptalk, I really needed it…..Jill

    • I’m sure I missed someone. With Barry’s added in, it’s around 30. When mom starts refusing to take herself, I have to get her to the doctor. Sad thing is, there are days when I’m the healthy one in the house. This is one reason are are looking for another car.


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