I am AFRAID of this week.........

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hopeisreal
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   Posted 10/28/2007 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
eyes    This week is going to be a "milestone" week for me-----I have a lot going on---and with this health anxiety/panic going on---I am a wreck!
 
I FINALLY have my GI specialist appointment on Tuesday (waited TWO MONTHS to see this guy)!  I am so worried to go in there and have to explain WHY I am not returning to GI specialist #1 (this is the 2nd guy)----and have him overlook my physical problems b/c of my anxiety!
 
I get to talk w/ my Couselor on Tuesday----and I like going---but, I am just a bundle of nerves this week.  I feel like going in there and sobbing----
 
All three of my children have Halloween parties at their schools----and then Halloween itself!  I am afraid to go to their schools and feel the pain I have been feeling--and have something happen while I am there!
 
The end of the week---I get to go to the Back Specialist (MD) for a follow-up with the care I have been getting via Chiropractor (which the MD suggested--and it didn't help)----I worry that he will be like, "it's all in your head.  Can't help ya'"---even though it's NOT in my head!
 
I am supposed to go and visit with my sister out of town--for four days---and I am afraid to go and have these pains in my GI system/back---and have something happen to me while I am down there!
 
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Plus---lately, I everytime I eat (which is very bland--non-fun stuff)---I get ready bad headaches and dizzy after eating!  I don't know if it's my meds (Protonix 40 mg)--but, OY!  I don't even want to eat! 
 
Any help or prayers would be appreciated!
 
Laurel

stkitt
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   Posted 10/28/2007 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Laurel

Please be assured that you will make it just fine, it may be a bit uncomfortable for you but you will make it to the end of the week.

Let me put a new spin on worrying about something happening to you when you go out to the halloween parties for your children or to visit your sister.  What is the worse thing that could happen if something happens to you..........it just happens sweetie.  You cannot sit home and worry about the what ifs?  You do not have control over some things and if you going to have a major health event it can happen anywhere at any time to any one of us.

As far as the 2nd GI, as patients we have the right to be involved and choose re our health care.  You choose to see this new physician and you do not have to explain to him just why you want a second opinion. Many, many people want second opinions or even fire their Drs.  So remember guilt is a wasted emotion and feel none about the new DR. versus the old one.

You have physical sx that needs to be checked out, advocate for you and just do it sweetie.  It is a good thing to do. yeah

Many good vibes being sent your way...........Deep breath and just do it.

Hugs

 

 


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Kitt
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   Posted 10/28/2007 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Laurel

You will get thru this as Kitt has so greatly posted her input

You have all the right in the world to see as many doc's and or specialists as you WANT they cannot take that right from you ......you are the patient ........and you have had some very serious bouts of pain and problems with eating, dizzyness ........ ect that do warrant a GOOD COMPLETE going over IMHO

I saw 2 GI's prior to the right DX of Crohns and about 10 dermy's and specialists before I was dx with PG......

YOU make sure to tell them ( if it is said ) that it is NOT in your head this is real and you want to find out what it is ....

Do you have anything you can carry with you in case you do have the pain during the Halloween plans with the kids and the trip?? If so carry a couple with you and take one if needed........Pain is not something anyone should have to live with IMHO .......

Kitt has given you fantastic input sweetie
I know you will do just great and plz let us know what this second GI is like and how he/she treats you .....

We are here for you ...

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hopeisreal
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   Posted 10/28/2007 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
thank you Kitt and Lyn! I do have tramadol (50 mg) for pain---but, that makes me dizzy---so, I only take that in the evening -- if I need it!

I do have my .5 mg of Klonopin as my 'standby'---in case I get nervous/anxious---so, we'll see---maybe I will take some!

I know that I have a right to see whatever GI person I choose---but, it took me 7 phone calls and 6 rejections to get into to see a GI specialist! I don't understand why the others refused to see me---it's for a 'different' problem than the first time---so, it's not really a second opinon! It's not like I had any types of surgery--but, as soon as they heard I saw Dr. "PersonalityOfARock"---they bulked at even seeing me without even knowing the reason! That is why I am nervous and upset-----I don't know!

I just have to remember that I am my own advocate--and no one can do this but me---I need to remember the "little train that could"---"I think I can, I think I can, I think I can....", and hope for the best!

Thank you for your kindness and input! I really do appreciate it! ;)

Laurel

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   Posted 10/28/2007 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Well at least this one was not " afraid" nor " worried" to take you on .......so I think that is a good thing really ........

Keep us posted hun on what goes on plz and if you have to take the klonie.........then do take it ........there is no shame in that at all hun ....none .........

Wishing you all the best

Luvs
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