Hello everybody. I thought I wouldn't have to bother you any longer (but glad to find this original post of mine. I hope I can add this new message to it so you all will know my previous 'history).
However, something happened this past Tuesday (7/28/09) that has me quite upset and worried (what else is new).
This past Tuesday I was taken my usual daily walk when some kids came by on their skate boards and one of them fell in front of me. I tripped over his skateboard and fell on the sidewalk. I got up and noticed I had a rather large scrape on my left elbow and a small scrape on my left kneed.
Across the street was a Medical Group building and since I was quite a distance from my house, I decided to go in and ask for a bankaid. Well, when I got inside and asked for a bandaid, the girl said I should have a tetinus shot. Well, she cleaned the scrape and had me go upstairs for the tetinus show. On the way out the girl mentioned do you have jaundice? Your eyes look a little 'yellow." That was all I had to hear, after all the anxiety I went through with the liver readings. I knew my doctor was off the following day and I decided on going to him and ask him about my 'yellow' eyes. I was thinking he would say "I don't see any 'yellow' and you don't have anything to worry about. Don't believe what you heard."
Honestly, I could not see any difference in the white of my eyes. As a matter of fact, I had been to my opthamolist a few weeks prior and she said nothing about 'yellow' in my eyes. Also, I was at my doctor's the end of June when he gave me my 2nd hepatitis B (booster) shot. He said that was to prevent Hepatitis B.
Well I called him today and found out he was on two week vacation starting today. Boy, did my heart sink. His recording gave the address of a doctor who was taking his place for the two weeks. Francially, I went to her office and she said she said she didn't notice any 'yellow' in my eyes but to wait the two weeks and see my regular doctor because he knew my history (35 years with him).
Now I am looking at my eyes every few minutes and trying to see any yellow (which I can't) and once again losing sleep and not eating too well.
Sorry for the long post but I just had to get this out, because as you know there is no one to talk to here at my apartment.
73 yr old male
Some people get old too fast - and smart too late.
Post Edited (Robert2) : 7/30/2009 2:42:17 PM (GMT-6)