I had an appointment scheduled with a gastroenterologist today at 3. Well, just over an hour before I was supposed to be there, the doctors office called to cancel the appointment. Now it's May 3rd, before they can see me. The doctor was called to the hospital for an emergency surgery, which I know happens, but 3 weeks for another appointment?!
Every decision I make seems to backfire recently. I had my gallbladder removed in December due to a gallstone. Thought that would solve all my problems...WRONG. In total, I've been battling stomach issues for 8 months now. At the end of January I went back to the general surgeon that removed my gallbladder over some achiness around my breastbone and back pain after drinking alcohol, along with several other symptoms. He said he was sure that I had a hiatal hernia and acid reflux just based on symptoms. Took Carafate for 3 weeks along with Prilosec for 2 weeks and then Nexium for a month. He had told me during that time that if I wasn't feeling better he would do an upper endoscopy.
Well, I stupidly decided to go to a gastroenterologist, instead of back to him, when my issues still hadn't resolved. Everyone recommended the gastro doc. It took a month to get an appointment with her but at the time my symptoms had eased up quite a bit so we decided to wait before ordering an upper endoscopy or MRI of my pancreas and biliary tract (to check and see if maybe there was a gallstone). She told me to call back if I started feeling bad. I called back after a week but they said it would be 3 weeks before she could see me again. Now, they canceled on me today and it's another 3 weeks.
Decided to call the surgeon's office and talk to them. Since he is a general surgeon I didn't know if I should be going to him for continuing stomach issues but he does upper endoscopies so I guess I'm going to go to him. He is out of town this week so the earliest they can see me is Apr 26th. This is so frustrating and I'm tired of worrying about this.