Last Tuesday, David went to see his urologist regarding his testosterone test. The urologist showed him a bunch of lab scores and said the final score was “very bad” and was a “red flag” that something was seriously wrong with his liver. He told David to stop drinking alcohol, because it impeded his treatment for Low-T. David had been drinking 4 beers per week, sometimes more if he was at a party. The urologist told him, “Don’t drink at all. Not one drop.”
When my husband arrived home, he was very depressed. He thought for sure his days were numbered. He began googling for more information regarding liver disease. The prognosis was not good. Unless there was a liver transplant, he would die.
Then he checked his life insurance policy. The term would expire on August 27, 2016, which meant he would have to die before then for me to qualify for life insurance benefits.
Well, I wept at the thought of my husband dying prematurely. What would I do in my big, empty house? Who would converse with me on a daily basis? Who would accompany me to the symphony concerts? Who would help me host our parties?
I would miss David, my husband of almost 35 years.
David called his internist to order a liver function test. On Thursday, he went to the lab and had his blood drawn.
We waited on pins and needles for the lab results.
Finally, at 1:00 am Friday morning, the results were emailed to David. His scores were NORMAL. There was nothing wrong with his liver.
What the hell???
We went through all this turmoil for nothing???
We didn’t know whether to be relieved or angry.
Well, today is Super Bowl Sunday. We have calmed down significantly.
David will continue to abstain from alcohol, because his urologist believes it would impede his treatment for Low-T. The dose for Clomid has been doubled, and hopefully, his next testosterone test in 6 months will have better results.
Meanwhile, David is rooting for the New England Patriots, whereas I want the Seattle Seahawks to win.
P.S. Lisa called. She wants David to get a second opinion. She wants to know why there is a discrepancy between the two sets of scores. David said he will call his urologist on Monday.