Skeye, Pa & John,
Thanks so much for your support. The pain from the minor accident has subsided. Unfortunately, the hormones have taken a turn for the worse. I got sick & dizzy and collapsed today at work. It scared my co-worker pretty badly. Honestly, it frightens me a bit as well. I keep trying to get a hold of my PCP, but she still is not returning my calls. Based on past experiences, she probably isn't even getting my messages. I guess I will have to see if I can maybe get an appointment to see her on Saturday. I can't keep this up much longer.
I ate a pile of salt to get my bp up, but that cannot possibly be healthy to keep doing over the long run. It is a crazy practice & I don't know what else I can do to get my doctor's attention. I've called. My parents have called. The people just take messages & tell me that my PCP has not yet looked at the test results. The blood place has cashed the check, and it has cleared, but still my doctor apparently can't be bothered to take 2 minutes to look over the test results in spite of how sick I am. I guess unless I'm giving her money she can't be bothered to do her job -- no, I know that's not true; she just has the laziest staff on the planet. I've actually ended up in the ER in the past & she's always asked me why I didn't call to talk to her. I tell her I've left like a dozen messages with her receptionist & she just says she never got any of them. Maybe that's her office policy not to look at any of the messages? I don't know. It just seems crazy that when someone is vomiting blood & passing out that they can't get their doctor/nurse to give them a quick call back to tell them what the test results were (esp. since she told me she would call me either way as soon as the test results came in, but not longer than a week after my appointment -- it's now been THREE WEEKS!)
Oh, I'm just so frustrated. I need to get well so I can keep my stupid pain meds down. Plus, it's not really good to take the meds on an empty stomach. It is screwing up how much medicine I'm getting & that's not good. Sometimes I'm getting too much & feeling sedated, other times I'm not getting very much pain relief at all & that's miserable. UUUGGGHH! And I've got to get my car's A/C fixed b/c that is no doubt making my pain worse. It is so miserably hot here; I just can't stand it. Heat always makes my pain 100x worse. I don't like the cold, but it does help keep the pain at bay.
My PM wants to try me on new things, but first off I can't get time off work to see him yet & secondly I'm not sure it's worthwhile to try new things for my pain when I have all these other problems working against me. It seems I would need to be able to keep any medication down -- we even tried transdermal applications, but they just get absorbed through your skin into your bloodstream & then I throw up. I don't even understand how that can possibly affect how much is in my system, but apparently it somehow does. Maybe when I feel better I will better understand what my PM was trying to tell me.
Well, I guess I should try to lie down for another restless night of sleep. I may be back later.