I hear ya!! Last fall I was sooo sick of all the medical appointments. It was certainly a big change. For years I only saw the doctor to renew my birth control pill prescript
ion, but once I had my husband "fixed", I no longer needed to go.... so I would say 8 or so years went by without a visit. Now, that is at the other extreme, as I feel I should have at least gone for an annual checkup.
Well I more than made up for that during Oct08-Jan09 when I was trying to figure out what was wrong with me. In the doctor's office at least once a week, blood tests, ultrasound, CT scan, specialist appt, colonoscopy, on and on it went. The staff at my doctor's office no longer needed to ask my name whenever I showed up. When I phoned I only needed to say my first name and they knew my last name, even the spelling which is very difficult, LOL!
On top of all that, in Oct & Nov I was also getting all kinds of dental work done before my benefits ran out. Had also not seen the dentist for at least 8 years so had 8 years of work to make up for.... UGH!!! All this while I was so sick with UC (undiagnosed at the time) that I wondered why I was bothering with all the dental work - I was convinced I was dying. Fun times.
ack, 42, Vancouver BC
DX: UC (Pancolitis) as of Jan2009. Symptoms first began June 2008.
Current Meds: Asacol 800 mg (1 pill x 4 daily), Ferrous Sulfate