yoohoo teri, heidi, et al!
this is libby, now writing from mayo clinic in phoenix! boy this place is something, all you've heard about and so much more. it is an incredible place. and so wonderful. every single person i've encountered has been so kind. they have it all together here, i'll tell you. they laid out this agenda of testing and consults for me such that i have a test or two every day, then next week the testing continues and finishes and the consults start. it's ALL in the same building, so incredibly convenient. and some tests that are much more involved and sophisticated than the ones i've had in texas. they are looking at the whole picture, and this group of all people can probably really appreciate that concept. i have one general doc in charge of all, ordering tests, scheduling, etc, then i will have a final consult with him next thursday (although i see other docs in between too). i didn't like one part of my schedule, went to the scheduling department, they said "fine", easily rewrote it to my convenience and off i went. i should be glowing in the dark as i write this as i've had 2 days of radioactive injections. if you see a big light in the sky over phoenix that's probably me!
i'm here alone, which is only a little scary, i don't mind too much. phoenix is actually boring, unless you like golfing or indian reservation gambling, which i don't. that are shopping and sports are the only other 2 activities, and it's too dern hot already for outdoor stuff, and i'm not one of those shopping kinda girls. so, i'm about to head out for the local borders, then maybe watch a movie. i actually know someone here so he's coming to visit tomorrow, then i'm going to try to find a church for sunday, then back at the tests, etc all next week.
oh, the docs have been so nice about my test apprehensions. they quietly and patiently ask why. i might say "i had that before and felt sick" - then they say, well, we will either not do that test, or we will use a different med that's easier to handle, etc. no hard times from anyone about anything. i wish that everyone on this forum could have the luxury of coming here! i know, of course, my diagnoses (pretty much) already, it's mostly a matter of finding what other things i might need to do or meds to take to control what's going on with me. i'm semi-hopeful!
i haven't read the past threads, but i'm back on line and will twiddle around with them during the weekend, for sure. i hope you all are feeling well, and that everything is OK with the rest of my healing well friends! has anyone heard from barb lately? i don't see her name on things and am concerned. she is one that sounded like she had so many things quite similar to me.