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Friday, August 15, 2008

Catching up

The past while has been... interesting for us, so I haven't been posting much. Much of it has surrounded my husband's health. He's been missing a lot of work because of it. I'm duly impressed by the walk in clinic we've been using for him - he's given up trying to make appointments with our regular doctor, as they keep getting either postponed or canceled outright. The dr. wrote him up for a long list of blood tests. Because one of them had to be done in the morning, after a 12 hour fast, we didn't get him in for that until yesterday. Today, the clinic called us - the results were already in, and the dr. wanted to go over them with him! I couldn't believe how quickly this was done!

Turns out he's got all sorts of things going weird on him, and he came away with a bunch of prescriptions (ouch) and an admonition to avoid soy. This was interesting to find out, as we'd already started to cut soy out, based on some of my reading. I'll be doing a book review on that in the next few days, so I won't go into it now, but suffice to say, soy was already a suspect. The crazy thing is, we aren't soy eaters in the first place. The only soy product we ate in any quantity was soy sauce, which I tended to use a fair amount of in marinades. We've already cut that out, but any other soy we're ingesting is hidden soy. And you know what? It's in friggin' everywhere!

As for myself, I finally heard from our GP's office. I have an appointment to see a lung specialist, but not until Oct. 1st. Actually, I'm kind of happy with that. I was afraid they wouldn't be able to get me in for a lot longer. I have no idea what's going to be done to me, but I've been told it could take as long as 2 hours, and not to wear any fragrances. It'll be nice to finally get to the bottom of this cough of mine, and hopefully whatever they do to me will at least give us a direction to look. The weird thing is that it's just a cough. Test after test is coming back fine. According to them, I'm perfectly healthy. It should be interesting so see what the results of this new testing will be.

In the mean time, I'll hopefully be back to posting more regularly.

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