Yes Lil, I can definitely say I have not experienced that unbearable pain since...I can't remember when, so it's been a while! The ER staff must be sad that I'm not there to delight them with my morphine-induced craziness. "Hey, nursy-nurse...woohoo...did you see my sparkly pink panties??"
Adam is being a doll-face, of course, and taking it all in stride. He knows the drill - ginger ale, watered-down Gatorade, and a Mel Brooks movie, and I'm set to go. I am lucky person to have him, I thank my lucky stars every day.
I think all this was designed to teach me about my future patients and what challenges may come to them. I finished my first round of med school applications several weeks ago and now am waiting for the second round, then interview invites, then (cross your fingers and toes) some acceptances within a few months. I am feeling good about the process so far...it will all have been worth it if my future patients feel like they have someone going to bat for them no matter what insanity in the medical realm they may endure!
Went back to the NP today. Our dialogue was like deja vu.
NP: "You have very bad gut problems, I think it's time for you to see a GI."
Me: "Uh...yes, I've seen many. about 29387434 to be exact."
NP: "Oh, that's right, you're the one who went to the Mayo Clinic!"
NP: "My goodness. What are we going to do?"
Man oh man. I have to hand it to her - she's willing to try anything. She said to me, "I will do whatever it takes, so if you have any ideas, let me know." She even gave me Flagyl refills to self-treat with the drug when the guts get bad. Maybe that'll do the trick...although this time wasn't as successful as the last time. I've had diarrhea several days since going on it. I don't know. She again said she'd refer me to any top-notch infectious disease/travel doc in the lower 48 if I wanted to go there. What do you guys think? It hasn't been as bad as it used to be, but it's still not the greatest.
Sarita,I don't know what to say. I feel so bad, I wish there was someone that could help you. If the Mayo Clinic shrugged their shoulders, then what's next?
Great big ((((HUGS)))) to you!
Can you try another round of Flagly or is that dangerours and/or less effective?