I trekked to Louisville with my sister this morning (thanks again, sis) and saw a specialist about the health mystery I’m experiencing. To make a long story short, she (the doc) stated the swelling is “severe” and “serious” and consulted with several other doctors there before deciding on the next step.
The consensus is that there is a good chance the problem is one of the things that I was already tested for last week (the CT scan that was done) and that the test just did not show the problem (a possible blockage in blood flow in a vein in or around the abdomen known as the inferior vena cava). Therefore, they want an MRI done. (Apparently mine is very inferior at the moment.)
This has to be approved by my insurance company first, and that was not successful today (oh joy). A doctor from my insurance company has to contact my doctor to talk about it, and then it should be approved. I’m starting to feel important, like I can say, “I’ll have my people talk to your people…” However, I would gladly go back to being unimportant me who is able to do things like walk around. The insurance/doctor’s office conversation will hopefully occur tomorrow. Then, I can have the test done and go from there. For now, it’s back at home…and wait.
Thanks again for all the well wishes. I’ll put an update once they know what the heck this is.
“This Matt dude is messed up. He doesn’t think we can FIX THAT, does he? lol”