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   Posted 6/7/2005 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so tired of doctors, they dont work together but are great for recommending another specialist of which none fully describe what they are telling you@!! I am so confused. I have been diagnosed with so much. I have been UNable to work for three weeks because I lost my voice??, primary care says caused from GERD, more pills, pulmonoligist says I have pnuemonia, now more steroids and antibiotics, my blood pressure is sky high and i dont know if I am coming or going, unable to work since my voice is my job. but according to doctor he doesnt think I should try to retire. I would be happy to work if someone straighten this medical nightmare out. where do I go? Cant see other docs without referrerals per insurance......any suggestions??with COPD, PPH, Sleep Apnea, Fibroid cystic disease and degenerative joint disease. I also was just diagnosed with diabetes. I take so much meds and I try to work, I cant even go buy my own groceries alone due to the degeneration and pain in spine where the last 4 lunbar are bulging and degenerating.
I use nebulizer, cpap, oxygen at night and naptimes, and 12 medications including methadone for pain, it just doesnt stop!! Any suggestions?

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 6/8/2005 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Do you have family or friends who can help you out for a bit until you can get rested up and healed? Sounds to me like you need sometime to get better before you tackle anything else. Does your employer understand? Are you on medical leave? Have you thought about applying for disability so you can devote some time to getting as better as you can get?

The person who needs to straighten this out is you. You are ultimately responsible for your own decisions about healthcare and what you will do to heal and improve your situation. Decide what you really can do, not what you want to do and that will help you with your decisions. I'll be remembering you in my prayers.
~ Jeannie

"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 6/10/2005 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeanie is right..but you must also go to your primary care physician and let him/her have an earfull..and force them all (your primary doc and all those specialists) to work together...
I suppose they have done a glucose tolerance test on you...A lot depends on whether you are type 1 or type 2...Most types 2s can be treated with medication and diet..types ones require insulin shots..also some people choose to have an insulin pump...Some hospitals have 'living with diabetes" seminars..you might want to go to one of those once you learn what type you are so as to learn what life changes you need to make...
I am sorry you have some many ills..You might want to get re-evaluated for some of those..some diseases mimic one another and can lead to a wrong diagnosis..
{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} please take care...
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