When I feel like I can't control a situation, I hide out.
It gets harder for me to leave the house, to take initiative, to enjoy various aspects of my life.
I will also tend to read more or watch TV more and avoid phone calls.
This time around, what I've been avoiding the most is the internet. Blogging, Facebook and Twitter.
All have been receiving less of my attention, so to speak, since that is often the primary way in which I communicate with others.
I confess that I am really obsessing negatively over the damn cardiac stress test as well as continuing to freak out over Hubs state of joblessness.
So it's making me a neglectful internet user.
I expect that once I have the test and Hubs finds a job, I'll be back to my usual self.
I have to run out and pick up test results from my DR to pass along to Dr. W. so if I can make sense of them, I'll possibly edit this post to talk about them...
Edited to add:
The blood work done with my physical all came back with results within normal ranges but I'll vopy the info here before I pass it on to Dr. W.
Hemoglobin 133 ref range 115-165 units G/L
Hematocrit 0.393 ref range 0.37-0.47 units L/L
WBC count 4.7 ref range 4.0-11.0 units X10 9/L
RBC count 4.49 ref range 3.80-5.80 units X10 12/L
MCV 87.6 ref range 80-97 units FL
MCH 29.6 ref range 27.0-32.0 units PG
MCHC 338 ref range 320-360 units G/L
RDW 14.2 ref range 11.0-14.5 units %
Platelet count 242 ref range 150-400 units X10 9/L
Absolute: neutros 2.7 ref range 2.0-7.5 units X10 9/L
Absolute: lymph 1.5 ref range 1.1-3.3 units X10 9/L
Absolute: mono 0.4 ref range 0.0-0.8 units X10 9/L
Absolute: EOS 0.1 ref range 0.0-0.5 units X10 9/L
Absolute: BASO 0.0 ref range 0.0-0.2 units X10 9/L
Glucose fasting-ser 4.1 ref range 3.3-6.0 units MMOL/L
Creatinine 77 ref range 60-115 units UMOL/L
eGFR 72 ref range not listed & units not listed
Sodium 140 ref range 135-146 units MMOL/L
Potassium 4.7 ref range 3.5-5.2 units MMOL/L
Chloride 106 ref range 95-108 units MMOL/L
Alt 9 ref range 4-43 units U/L
Cholesterol 3.97 ref range TARGET <5.20 units MMOL/L
Triglycerides 0.60 ref range TARGET <1.71 units MMOL/L
HDL Cholesterol 1.41 ref range TARGET >1.29 units MMOL/L
LDL Cholesterol 2.29 ref range not listed units MMOL/L
Chol/HDL ratio 2.82 ref range not listed & units not listed
TSH 2.35 ref range 0.30-5.60 units MU/L
looking for info on what these mean here: http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/ldl/test.html#what
and here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reference_ranges_for_blood_tests