Retired Mom, it sounds like you've found that rare and illusive person known as "the caring doctor". Congratulations!!!
In all seriousness, I'm glad this doctor was so thorough and interested in YOU the person, not just YOU the patient (or even worse, YOU the symptoms - when they don't even acknowledge you as a person, instead of a disease).
Good luck with all your tests and results. I hope that whatever the situation, you and your doctor will be able to manage (along with support from family and friends).
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoroacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily