Well the nurse at my GP's office called today and she let me know the dr cleared me for surgery and faxed the hospital and surgeon. But I have some issues that need watching now. This past Monday I saw him and he put me on a beta blocker because my heart rate was high. Bystolic. This drug is expensive and the side effects are really knocking me down. Nausea, stomach pain and serious fatigue! I am not sure if this will be permanent or just an extra precaution for surgery. If it is, I have concerns. The blood tests he ran came back that my thyroid med needs to be reduced. Even though this can cause elevated heart rates, he was not taking me off the Bystolic. My liver enzymes are elevated so I have to do another test next week. My sugar is borderline diabetic, so I need to loose weight. (That is NO shock there. I hope that I will be more active once my neck is fixed). I see the dr in two weeks and have lots of questions. I am wondering if the switch from Lipitor to Simvastatin (Because of my insurance company thank you very much) caused my liver enzymes to go wacky. They were fine before the switch and that has been the only change except the thyroid med went up at the same time. I am now concerned about the sugar level because one of the warnings on Bystolic was it can cause high sugar levels! So now that I am borderline, is this med going to throw me over the cliff?
Is it bad that right now ALL I want to focus on is the surgery. I don't care about the other stuff right now. Everyone at work is freaking out so they are all trying to get their "Sue" time in before I go. The climate at work is worriesome as well. But I am NO good to them this way. My family has to suffer because I don't feel good because the pain is always on now. Because we need my job, I give most of the energy I have to my job to make it through the day, so when I get home I have had to go to sleep for a few hours in order to spend the a couple of hours with them each day.
I guess I am a bit overwhelmed at this point. Thanks for listening!