Friday, 17 July 2009

doctors appointment

Right -  about the lumps on my elbows. Or the top of my ulna rather. Sorry to have engendered such a lot of attention by blathering on about this. But thanks for the calls and messages. You lot worry as much as I do! :o)

At the docs earlier [my fabulous Life Saving GP no less] apparently he thinks those lumps are normal thickening of the skin [eh????] but he has given me some steroid cream to slap on to try to get rid of them. Oh joy. I SOOO love steroids...NOT. But only for ten days I think. So we will see.

But at least I don't have to worry about bone cancer for the moment! Hoorah. We also discussed the ongoing pain in my side amongst other things. Like my raging hysteria as the check up looms.

He thinks the pain in my side is a sensitive colon thing…so we will await the sage pontificating of Renninson I think. As for the hysteria – apparently it's normal. Ok. Now if I whack someone over the head in the street I don't have to feel bad..excellent!!

In the meantime it is pouring with rain and generally obnoxious here in the UK. Ugh.


  1. Oh my stars - is your name Audrey??? We have so many parallel symptoms/treatments/freak outs! I know exactly what you are going through, and my heart goes out to you. I try to tell myself that I don't need to worry until the doctors tell me to worry, but it is like talking to deaf ears! I also have been given steroids for my side effects (do the steroids EVER end?). Oh is so much better than the alternative, right? Glad to hear that the lumps are normal! Take care my friend!

  2. lol Audrey - I think we're quite a crowd actually! Lots of mildly paranoid women running about these days.
    I reckon it makes us more interesting? Well, that's my story and I am sticking to it ;o)

  3. Here's hoping the cream works.. I can't be seen with some bobbly elbowed woman, i have my street cred to think of hahaha.

    I try not to worry about my checkups but i'm already paniccing and mine isn't until October!!

  4. remember that man on tv who says: "dooon't panic!!" [what WAS it called?] anyway, think of that!! ;o)

    October is ages away, stop it immediately! I'm ok so far!!

  5. Great Blog! I added you to my blogroll, Cancer Blog Links at
    Take care , Dennis


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