My Current Blood Test -- Need Help - page 2

I got a message from my doctor today saying she wants to repeat a blood test Monday because my fibrinogen test came back "high unstable." Can someone please tell me what that means? For some... Read More

  1. by   BellaTerra2002
    Oh Yeah, Ayemmeff, I'm going to try to be there! I'm ALREADY looking into it and planning and saving! Unfortunately, I'll be there the two weeks over Christmas and New Year's but I'm planning it now, believe it or not.

    There is only one problem: Our federal and state (I live in CA) economy is in the loo right now, and my work is thinking of shutting down either one day a pay period or a half day twice a pay period (same amount of loss of salary) and there's no way I can come this December if that shutdown happens. (And I won't know about that until this July 1st -- the beginning of our fiscal year -- but as soon as I know that we're not going to shutdown, I'm going to book a flight and make hotel reservations). However, I would be able to come the following December (2004). I'd come the following summer (2004) but I hate heat and do much better in cold and snow. Hmmm, how is England in the summer?? I hear it's never that warm.

    Which reminds me, I need to PM you. Thanks.
  2. by   ayemmeff
    The thing with British weather is that it is full of surprises,it's not unheard of, to get into the 90's some Summers.Generally though,come prepared for all eventualities,ski boots and bikini,whenever you get here!

    Hope the doctor's news is good-fingers and toes crossed for you,Sweetie!
  3. by   mario_ragucci
    Originally posted by ShandyLynnRN
    I really don't mind dying. I just don't want to put too much effort into school if I'm going to!
    I have to sound off here, and agree. If you are going to die, there is no need to be in nursing school. Why suffer before your own death. Supposed to be enjoying life and not suffering in nursing school. I'm sorry :-(:kiss
  4. by   BellaTerra2002
    Mario :kiss What a sweetheart you are. Thanks! I'm going to be fine. It was just a little bit of a shocker. I've GOT to be fine. I look just GREAT! :roll And, yes, I do enjoy life. And I plan on enjoying nursing school -- when and IF I get in!
  5. by   Jenny P
    So, Bella, is this why you didn't email me yesterday? Take care, Sweetie. I'll be thinking and praying for you.
  6. by   BellaTerra2002
    Partly, Jenny, but mostly for the same reason you gave me for not answering mine right away: I was thinking about what to say.

    I appreciate your e-mail a lot, as I said, but I needed to think about it.
  7. by   mattsmom81
    I have a doc too whose answer to everything is come in for another blood test, etc....then they tack on the OV to every lab visit, etc. <big sigh> she also wants every screening test known to man and I just can't afford all this stuff anymore!! I too will have to find another who lets me make some decisions on my own care, and control the costs. My insurance has a high deductable and I'm just now back to work so money is tight.

    I hope your problem is easily corrected or just an 'off' sis and I both had critical high bili levels once..and our docs paniced to the tune of 1k of fees..and it was nothing. Hope yours is too. Best wishes!
  8. by   BellaTerra2002
    Oh dear, thanks, MattsMom, all I need is another $1000 in bills. I'd rather go to Europe next Decmeber!! )
  9. by   mattsmom81
    Me too Bella...LOL! Hope all is well!