Thursday, April 8, 2010

Healthy Thinking Thursday

Welcome to another Healthy Thinking Thursday!  Spring has been beautiful so far here in Tennessee.  I've spent most of this week not feeling well and today is my first day back at work so I'm hoping for a good day.  Also don't forget to check out Kim over at Flowers and Art for her healthy thoughts.

I got a letter from the nurse at the gastroenterologist's office asking me to come in to the lab for a blood test to check my hepatic or liver function.  So I went by there Monday, missed a call from the office on Tuesday, and finally got back in touch with them yesterday.  The regular nurse was out to lunch so the nurse who answered the call read from her notes.  She basically said that an enzyme in my liver came back way out of range, that I could have an infection in my liver, and that I needed to go to the emergency room immediately.

So needless to say I F-R-E-A-K-E-D out!!!  I asked if she would please explain to me one more time exactly what the need for concern was.  Basically two enzymes in my liver were flagged because they were out of range.  SGOT reference range is 13 - 39 and mine was 179.  SGPT reference range is 7 - 52 and mine was 359.  When I had my labs done back in January/February with my yearly physical my SGPT came back high, but nowhere near what it was on Monday.  According to what I read online both of these enzymes are present when there has been damage done to your liver or heart.
So anyway, back to the nurse - she basically said that she was putting in the order for more labs and that I was to come back to the office that day or go to the ER to have them done.  Needless to say I took a shower, got dressed, jumped in the car and drove on over.  I'm hoping to hear something today since they were so quick to call me back to begin with.  So now I guess it's time to reevaluate (sp?) some things health-wise, but in the meantime I'm going to try to remain positive.

What are your healthy thoughts for the day?


Kim said...

OMG Jessie! I hope you don't mind, but I am keeping you in my prayers that you hear good news from the doctor- or at least hear news that this is not as serious as it sounds because right now I am very nervous for you! I don't understand why doctors offices cannot explain outright what is going on when things like this happen. Looking on the internet to try to find answers can be scary! When I had my melonoma the internet scared the bejeesus out of me! Please keep us updated and if you need an ear to vent to please don't hesitate to email me. I'm sending you huge hugs and regardless of this you ARE doing well with your health- you have been trying very hard which is tons better than having done nothing at all since that first doctor visit. xxxoooo

Angela said...

I'm staying positive with you girl! I find I have to FIGHT off the negative thoughts that try to make me look at the worse case scenario. Doesn't do me any good...and everything always works out in the end...

beyondbaffled said...

Thanks for all of the good thoughts!