The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!« on: April 30, 2016, 08:29:34 pm »
PeeDee, I have lost 20 pounds (1.8 Celsius) between January and the beginning of April, unintentionally. I am led to believe that this represents a potentially serious health concern. I'm going through the rigamarole of getting to see a primary care physician, but if I went to an urgent care clinic would they be able to get bloodwork done faster? Also, do I have some kind of cancer-AIDS?
My understanding is that both urgent care and primary care have to send stuff to a lab, maybe the same lab, depending on location.
I'm sorry to hear that. I hope it's just a tapeworm or some other horrible, treatable parasite.
Given the timeframe of the weight loss, I wouldn't stress about the waiting to get tests done part unless you're talking weeks to even see a doctor. (Not medical advice, I am not a physician, etc.)
Much thanks. I definitely expect any nearby clinics to send blood to the same lab, I'm just starting to get antsy. I missed my appointment on Friday and was rescheduled for next Friday.
I didn't really notice a problem until it started affecting my martial arts training. I got weaker and weaker, and then I started vomiting after heavy calisthenics. Not going back until I know where the fuck my already meager muscles went.