Friday, August 1, 2008

Annoying update to the update...

So, they did call. Yay!

Their answer? We got the results, but we still can't say whether or not you have Cushings. Boo!

Basically, the story is this:
My cortisol levels were elevated in the urine sample, but the bloodwork came back in a normal range, just not one conclusive enough to rule anything out. One test says yes, one says no, so what do you do? More tests. This time, I get to pee in a jug for two WHOLE days, AND (lucky me!) I get to spit into a vial every night around 11pm for THREE days! What wonderful contest did I win to be bestowed with such fabulous prizes? I know. You're jealous, aren't you?

Grr. This is ultimately frustrating, of course--I mean, MORE tests? But at the same time I'm hopeful that the doctors would not be putting me through all this if they didn't think Cushings was a very real possibility, so, you know, yay for being thorough, I guess. And they will have an impressive collection of my bodily fluids by the time this is all said and done. Urine, blood, AND saliva? Awesome, the only thing left is for them to put me on a treadmill with a drip pan and collect my sweat, too.

You gotta love modern medicine, y'all.

I'll be performing my lovely specimen collections next week, and then Matt and I are off to Florida, where I will NOT be donating any fluids. Instead, I plan to sit in the pool for about 5 days straight with umbrella drinks, and the only thing I'll be saving in the fridge are LEFTOVERS.


KatieKate said...

Oy, Cort. You're a champ. I'd have parked myself in the waiting room for 16 hours :)

Christy M said...

I had missed this post when I commented on the last! Well, still hoping the best for you, and I'm glad you have a vacation after all your specimen collection. I'd love to see you when you come to FL if you have an opportunity!

sunday said...

oh my goodness that does not sound like fun at all. you are a champ. what until you have a baby and then talk about some body fluid :)

CortneyTree said...

Thanks you guys!

And, thanks for reminding me, Sunday! Guess there's something to look forward too, huh? ;) Fluids for everyone!

Jessica, Myron and Rylie said...

Geez Lousie!!! Hang tight there slugger those umbrella drinks are gonna help!