We both went to the doctor about three weeks ago, Norma for her hip that we feared she damaged in a fall in Mexico and me for my semi-annual blood tests. We got lab orders for the respective work and waited to hear. We got no call back on Norma's hip but I got a call to come in to "discuss" my lab results. I hate these calls! They get you on the edge of your seat until your appointment thinking you have some serious problem he has to tell you about in his little room where you cannot run out and kill yourself. Or something. Today I went to see him.
Aside from slightly elevated blood sugar, my results were perfect! The outrageously high PSA test results (11) I got last year have not been repeated and my PSA has since remained in the low "normal" range (1.5). My kidneys, which failed and were repaired with massive steroid doses about 15 years ago are still functioning perfectly. I am a fine specimen! Considering.
Norma's X-rays came back showing the previous (2007) break healed and "without convincing evidence of complication". In other words, whatever happened when she fell in Mexico, even though it kept her in pain and off her feet for almost two weeks, did not show up on the X-ray. It was probably a bruise.
We have his clearance to head out for more adventures whenever we want! Total cost for all these visits, tests, lab work, X-ray readings, etc? $30 (for the PSA test which is not covered by Canadian medical coverage). The rest was free!