Last week was one of those appointment-laden weeks when I was grateful that I work for an employer that allows flexibility!
It started on Monday, when I had to go for a trans-vaginal ultrasound. Always a good time. This stems from the CT scan I had back in July. While my urologist thought everything looked great, I did ask my gynecologist to also review the report since it referenced cysts on my ovaries. My gyn wasn’t concerned, but since the report did say “do follow up”, he felt it necessary to do the ultrasound, especially give my history. I’m happy to say that called with results on Tuesday and everything was great / normal. Whew. (I wasn’t worried until I actually had the ultrasound scheduled. I couldn’t help but think “what if”.)
On Thursday I was scheduled for a brain MRI related to my hearing loss. My ENT indicated that sometimes there are benign tumors that can cause the hearing loss, so he wanted to be safe (there’s that “history” again). Again, I wasn’t concerned, since he said it only impacted a small percentage of people. But once I was there, in the MRI machine, the worry crept in just a bit. I don’t get claustrophobic so I don’t typically mind MRIs, but when it’s a brain MRI, they put this cage-like contraption over your head, so I could see why people would freak out a bit. Apparently the cage thingy acts as a sort of antenna. I haven’t received my results yet, but my doctor (yes, that actual doctor!!!) has called twice (the afternoon of the MRI and the day after… which made me a bit more nervous). Unfortunately, both times I missed him, but at least in the second voicemail he said “nothing to worry about”… More to come on this one.
Thursday was also the day of my appointment with a “hearing care center” to investigate my hearing aid options. They are actually pretty light weight, near invisible, and did wonders for me… and that was only the sample! More to come on this decision, as I weigh the different options, including one that is compatible with my iPhone! Gotta love technology!
And my last appointment for the week was with an energy healer. I have spent much time focusing on the “body” and I thought it was time I spent some time on “mind and spirit”. It was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to go back again. Friends of mine who see this healer say that she has transformed their lives. And who couldn’t use a bit more peace in their lives? My first appointment reminded me of how I felt when I used to do acupuncture. It was like an out-of-body experience, where I felt complete relaxation without actually falling asleep. The first session focused on reiki and light massage, as well as what I’ll call guided imagery. I felt very at peace during the session and look forward to my next session. (I know there are those who will be skeptical of this and that’s ok. There are many who are skeptical of vegan diets, and essential oils, and herbal remedies… I credit these alternative healing methods to my health and am always open to new approaches. This is just one more tool in my tool belt!)
IMDb: Body, Mind, Spirit (2014)