Another Doctor Visit

Yesterday, I was back at my Primary Care Physician (PCP) office to have him check a growth on my leg and my blood pressure.

I was apologizing to the doctor while I was pulling down my pants to show him the growth on my inner right thigh. I don’t find it embarrassing that my doctor has seen as much of my body as my husband. No, I feel really sorry for him. I have a cushingoid appearance from taking prednisone.

My thighs are heavy and rubbled with fat deposits. I look like a commercial for losing weight. The nurse was amazed that I had been on prednisone for five years. It will make you fat, she told me. I know. I gained about forty pounds when I was put on pred this time. In fact, I have stayed at this weight for almost two years.

So my doctor after seeing the growth was positive that I needed to see a dermatologist. This is the second time I have had to have a dermatologist cut out a growth. My doctors are not surprised. I guess having your immune system depressed lets all sorts of things pop out.

So I try to keep things in perspective. I am more worried about my blood pressure. I have had trouble keeping it below 130. Yesterday it was up to 150. Not good at all if I want to keep my kidneys good.

As my pharmacist told me yesterday as I was getting another prescription filled, the kidneys control blood pressure.

So no worries. Worries just cause stress. I will take the medication. I will take my blood pressure every day. And, I will see the dermatologist.


About Cyn Bagley

My life is a mixture of travel, jobs, and disease. You can find some of my novels on under the name Cyn Bagley.
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6 Responses to Another Doctor Visit

  1. Sideon says:

    **big big big hugs**

  2. Thanks Don,I am really doing OK. :-)Cyn

  3. chiefbiscuit says:

    You don’t have it easy, but, as always, I admire how your battling, Viking spirit comes to the fore. 🙂

  4. chiefb… it is that fighting spirit. I am sure you know which one I mean. LOLCyn

  5. I have Wg’s since 2005, I understand the crap the the pred does to your flesh and skin! I’ve had strech marks from tha ored spilt open, I have the deformaty of fat that you speak of. We go through so much, it is important to keep those sprits up!

  6. Kimba–Truer words were never spoken.:-) Cyn

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