I called my mother this morning, who was VERY upset to read my "Medical Woes" post of a couple of days ago. She's my mom - why wouldn't she be? As it happened, I was on my way to the doctor for my biopsy when I called her. I tried to sound upbeat and promised to call her back when I was done.
She got the update on the phone, and I'll give you one here. BP has come down - 130/70. It's still not ideal, but the Lotrel seems to work really well for me. Doc asked about whether I was using the steriod cream on my skin (for the intense itchies), to which I said no. Things seem to have calmed down a bit. Could that be related to my stress issues? Possibly. I will post shortly about stress issues and possible resolutions.
The biopsy itself wasn't bad. A little shot of lydocaine (how's that spelled, anyway???) and a blade that felt mostly hot (the needle hurt more) and I was done. A little shave and a haircut - a dab of antibiotic cream and a bandaid (down there????) and I was good to go.
I still don't feel anything, but I don't think the lydocaine has worn off yet. I may be a screaming bitch in a few hours, who knows????
After that, I went to get my blood test for the ulcer stuff and when I came out, it was a BEAUTIFUL day!!! So instead of going to work, I went to Lowe's garden center and bought 4 containers of yellow bush daisies and two containers of purple plumbago for Z-boy's garden, and 4 knockout roses for my big bed. Then I went back for paint chips, some gardening implements (Z-boy now has his own so he can work his own bed), a weed swing, and some stripper (which I will try on our hardwood floors in the family room).
God, I love spring!!!!