Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Check Up Time

Lyn had a check up with her doctor on Monday.

The Stats:
Weight: down by 3 lbs.
BP: 102/70
Labs ordered: CBC and Sed Rate, Ultrasound scheduled to check the lump under her chin.

The doctor believes that the verbal skills loss which we noticed since Mom and Lyn drove out to TN to visit my Aunt is permanent.  We've heard of Alzheimer's patients getting worse after a trip and knew that was a possibility.  However, there are times when you have to take the risk and go for it.

As noted above, Lyn's doctor is concerned about a painful lump under Lyn's chin.  It has been there for years.  It would swell before her period started and then go down afterwards.  Now, it is always swollen but does get more tender during her period.  An ultrasound and the blood tests are being done to see if they can determine what the lump is or what can be done to ease her discomfort from it.

Lyn's received her flu shot for the year.

As Mom hung up from scheduling the ultrasound, Lyn informed Mom that she doesn't "need to worry about my appointments because I can take care of them."

Good to know.

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