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Tootiebug58
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   Posted 11/24/2008 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I might be freaking out, but needed to ask.  I called my dr for some
sleeping pills for a few nights, as I have been unable to sleep since my brothers death.  His nurse called back and he will give me five, which is fine.  I had blood drawn about a month ago, and will see my dr for a complete physical on Dec 9. When I was talking to his nurse, I just happen to ask her how my blood work looked, as she had the results.
She said "no surprises", but he will go over them with you.  I guess I am just under a lot of stress, and didnt now how to take that answer.
I hope it meant all is well.  Sorry if I sound freaked out, but after all that has happened, I tend to read into things.
thanks all
Tootie
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Sherrine
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   Posted 11/24/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Tootie, she meant exactly what she said.  That is not an unusual statement.  Nurses and receptionists are not supposed to give out medical reports.  The doctor is.  She let you know that there were "no surprises" so don't worry about it. 
 
My doctor has me get the bloodwork a week before my appointment and then he will tell me all about it.  If, for some reason, he orders bloodwork and I don't have an appointment soon, he will write me a note telling me what my numbers are.  So, don't worry.  I just think you are under so much stress with your brother that your imagination is running away with  you.  Relax and feel better.
 
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Tootiebug58
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   Posted 11/24/2008 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Sherrine..........when a sudden death happens, especially to a loved one, we start thinking about our own mortality. I think too much and it gets me into trouble.  I am sure everything is alright, or he would of called me right after the blood draw, as he gets the results in 24 hours.  I guess I just need to try and relax.

Tootie
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springfling
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   Posted 11/24/2008 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Tootie,

In times like this we do tend to overthink things & worry more. It's kind of hard not to when you have just lost a loved one. Sherrine is right, your nurse isn't suppose to give you the results, so she was just letting you know that their were no surprises. In other words everything is fine and don't worry.

I hope you can try to relax and start feeling better. I know it is easy for us to say because we are not going through the tough times you are right now. Hopefully the sleeping pills will help and you are able to start healing.

Hugs!!  Margie


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   Posted 11/24/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tootie,

I know that it is so easy to over think things when you are under stress from a death of a loved one. My nephew died suddenly in September and I am kind of going through the same thing. You do start thinking of your own mortality. I am thinking about talking to the doc about a med adjustment. But I was hoping this too would subside and I would feel better. But now with the holidays coming on, I am thinking more and worrying more about things.

So I guess that the both of us need to try to relax and slow our minds down. Try some deep breathing and some meditation. They are both good things to do to ease your mind and it doesnt' cost anything to do either. I guess it is a way that we can help ourselves and keep our thoughts under control.

I am sorry to hear about your brother. Remember there are no time limits or rules to grief. So if the time comes to let it out, allow yourself to do so. This is yours. Your feelings and your memories. And there is no right or wrong about it.

If you ever need to talk, email me if you want. My addy is in my profile.

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Tootiebug58
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   Posted 11/25/2008 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks everyone for your replies.  It made me feel better.  I think I need to slow down a bit and let the grieving take place.  The family wanted the house decorated for Christmas, so I did that.  Then I am having Thanksgiving for my husbands family (15 of them).  Has been a tradition and no one wanted to change it around.  Would of loved to have just gone out or to my husband's sister in law, but, nooooo...it has to be here. I am not even worrying about getting the house to sparkle.  It is what it is.  I took an Ambien last night, and it didnt help.So I dont think I want to take another pill if it isnt going to work.

I will eventually sleep.  My brother would be upset with me if he knew I was feeling this way.  So I keep telling myself to relax and let things flow.

Thanks again, you all made me relax.

 


Tootie
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Marlee2
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   Posted 11/25/2008 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Tootie I hope the stress and anxiety gets better soon and you will be able to sleep. Ken has lost a brother to MS and a sister to cancer and it is hard. They were both in their early 50s and younger than him.
 
I'm glad your going in for a physical and maybe the doc will put your mind at ease.
 
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   Posted 11/26/2008 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Tootie,
I can't help much but I'll try. From now on, when you go for medical tests look for a place on the sheet near the top that says "Copy to:" or CC with a line. Put the word "patient" in there and you will be mailed a copy of those medical test results. I do this each time I have lab work. If you aren't given the lab sheet and just have an order called in with the lab, before they draw blood stipulate that a copy of the lab work should be sent to you and watch the person put "patient" or "pt" in the blank.

As far as the sleeping goes, think back to fun times with your brother when you were younger. Concentrate on that. Then relax your tongue in your mouth so that it's not touching the roof of your mouth at all. You may have to open your jaw just a bit for this to happen. Your tongue is the strongest muscle in your body and if you can get it to relax you will relax your entire body in the process. Usually, when I'm doing this to get to sleep, the relaxing of my tongue is the last thing I recall before waking in the morning. Hope this works for you. I'll remember you in my prayers.
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Tootiebug58
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   Posted 11/26/2008 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Jeannie for the advice.  Unfortunately, my paperwork does not have a place for patient copy.  I searched high and low. I asked the girls in the lab if they would send me a copy and they said "no". That was not protocol for them and I would have to see the dr first.  When I do go in to see the dr for the lab results, they are always very hesitant in giving me a copy, which I just found out is against the law now with the new HIPPA law. nono    So, when I see the Dr on Dec 9 I will insist on a copy of my results. The tongue exercise sounds like a great idea. I have to wear a bite splint at night for my TMJ but am sure I can get the idea of relaxing my tongue.  I was very happy last night when I slept for 5 hours.  So sleep is coming, slowly but surely.

Thanks again turn


Tootie
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 11/26/2008 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
As far as I know you own your lab results (and possibly your patient records as well) and for them to not send you a copy is illegal. What state do you live in? I may be wrong about this but I wouldn't work with a doctor who wouldn't give me numbers to keep track of. I would definitely speak with the doctor about this. Explain that you aren't being a worry wart, just want to be aware of the findings and able to partner equally in your own health care.

The days of Doctor "god" are over. If you are stuck with a dinosaur doc then dump him/her and get a new one. How can you help yourself get better if you don't know what's wrong with you? How can you be an informed consumer? And lets face it, medicine is a business just like everything else. You are buying care and professional opinions from your doctor. If he/she doesn't want to share information then take your health, business and MONEY elsewhere.

Just my 2ยข... but I do not like controlling doctors or receptionists.

Jeannie
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