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Started by JP69, Mar 15, 2013 8:05 PM
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    JP69

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 8:05 PM

#1
W hen have most of you had your first bloodwork done? I am 9 weeks and haven't had any yet.
I am curious to know how I'm doing with my vitamins.


    newmember

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 8:08 PM

#2
I just had my four month appointment, they sent paperwork beforehand to get the blood work.



    T'snewstart

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 8:26 PM

#3
I had mine at my 2 week post op appointment, At one month post op and have need to have it drawn again for my 5 month appointment.


    mokee

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 8:35 PM

#4
Have an appointment Monday and am 14 weeks out and they are supposed to do blood work then. I am really tired so I hope I am just low on something so I can fix it.


    newmember

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 8:43 PM

#5
Be careful what you wish for!! My numbers are off now I'm going into the hospital Monday morning for a 90 minute 1500 dollar scan....



    yourbanker

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 9:32 PM

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Be careful what you wish for!! My numbers are off now I'm going into the hospital Monday morning for a 90 minute 1500 dollar scan....


Laura, what numbers were off? I'm going for my first blood work soon. Sorry about going in on Monday for scan. What type of scan?


    newmember

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 9:48 PM

#7

Laura, what numbers were off? I'm going for my first blood work soon. Sorry about going in on Monday for scan. What type of scan?


So all my "numbers" looked good.. But something weird about the calcium....
My calcium ( and d) were good but they also look at your "blood calcium" it's hard to explain but if you not getting enough calcium your parathyroid pulls it from your bones. Now I had good calcium numbers but for some reason the parathyroid is out of whack and those numbers are 169 ( they are supposed to be 10 - 50)
I really don't have a lot of answers yet But what they are concerned about is the 4 "parathyroid" glands on the sides of of the thyroid.. The test indicates that I have an parathyroid "adenoma"
So anyway I am going the hospital Monday morning for imagining ( Sestamibi scan ) of these glands to see which ones have it so they can remove them.

The thing I wonder right now is this is a pretty obscure test... So is it something that can happen with this surgery??? I didn't really have the presence of mind to ask at the time..
But the surgeon said it is a really good thing they found it??
Symptoms being very tired, depressed, headaches, aches and pains and just not feeling well.


    yourbanker

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 3:29 AM

#8

So all my "numbers" looked good.. But something weird about the calcium....

My calcium ( and d) were good but they also look at your "blood calcium" it's hard to explain but if you not getting enough calcium your parathyroid pulls it from your bones. Now I had good calcium numbers but for some reason the parathyroid is out of whack and those numbers are 169 ( they are supposed to be 10 - 50)

I really don't have a lot of answers yet But what they are concerned about is the 4 "parathyroid" glands on the sides of of the thyroid.. The test indicates that I have an parathyroid "adenoma"

So anyway I am going the hospital Monday morning for imagining ( Sestamibi scan ) of these glands to see which ones have it so they can remove them.

The thing I wonder right now is this is a pretty obscure test... So is it something that can happen with this surgery??? I didn't really have the presence of mind to ask at the time..

But the surgeon said it is a really good thing they found it??

Symptoms being very tired, depressed, headaches, aches and pains and just not feeling well.


Good Luck Laura! I hope all goes well. Thanks for the info!


    devlinswife

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 6:11 AM

#9
I am on dialysis, and I have to take a pill to counter act the calcium and vitamind for my parathyroid, maybe you can do this?


    newmember

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 11:06 AM

#10

Good Luck Laura! I hope all goes well. Thanks for the info!


Thank you!


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