Ph Call Fr Rheumy's Office

Well something interesting has just transpired. I just got a call fr my rheumy's office.  Last time I saw him, abt a month ago, I spoke with him abt my pelvic/hip troubles.  Although a physical exam didn't reveal anything he sent me for x-rays. His asst, Debbie, just called me to say that they had gotten a report back fr the radiologist re my x-rays saying that there appeared to be something that warrants further checking.  Of course Debbie is not in a position to say any details & I wouldn't expect that but at least I thought OK I'm not going crazy, there is something not right somehwere around that hip area. BUT, after that exam my rheumy felt I shd also check with my GP & he forwarded a note to my GP explaining the situation & recommending I have an MRI.  My GP however said "oh you have to wait too long for an MRI lets do a CT scan first & we'll see fr there".   I explained to Debbie what my GP said but I also told her that I don't think he fully understood me cause he said something abt a CT scan to do with the lower lumbar/back area or something or other.  I confirmed with Debbie that I would definitely be game for the MRI cause again like i said something is not right, we know our own bodys right! So my rheumy's office is going to call me Monday & we'll see fr there.  I'm still scheduled for the CT scan Tues a.m.. Also, I think I mentioned abt the horrible dry coughing problems I've been having, for what, 6-8 months now.  I went to get a refill on my Altace(Ramipril) prescription & this time there was an extra little note stuck on the box saying that dry coughing is a side effect & if it persists to get in touch with your dr.  My pharmacy is going to call the dr's office to say I've spoken abt this & see if he'll maybe make a recommendation to lower the dose & see if that helps. What a relief when you get some concrete answers.   

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mechellebelle
mechellebelle

Well that is interesting! Especially about the coughing and the altace! I hope you can get a lower dose and get rid of the coughing. Coughing is a pain in the butt after a while! And I think the MRI will give you some answers finally about your hip. I don\'t know about you but I sure could use some good positive answers right about now! Please keep us posted on all of this. And how is your hubby doing these days???

love ya, m
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deleted_user

It is about time you find out all this stuff! Hope you an get it all straightened out for once and for all.Please let me know what is going on with you and you know your always in my heart and in my prayers. Now tell me how is Mel doing? Try and enjoy this beautiful day. God loves you and so do I.xxxxoooooooxxxxoxoxoxoo