Friday, June 19, 2009

Update from ER visit

So, I went in to see the doctor-from-another-practice today and had some more testing. I was bracing myself for some bad news, but it looks like everything is a bit unexplained, but they think it will be fine. This doctor also confirmed what I already knew but the ER apparently did not--that I did NOT have a bladder infection. Hello, I have literally had probably 50 bladder infections, and I know the symptoms. And I did NOT have the symptoms. Duh.

Anyway, the huge blessing from this whole ordeal is that I am thinking about switching doctors to the guy that I saw today. While my doctor hasn't done anything "wrong" at all, I always feel like she's rushing in and out and never has a lot of time to answer my questions. Also, for some reason she has a tendency to always start out telling me what the worst case scenario is. For me, since I'm a total worrier (which she knows), it isn't helpful to go through all the worst-case scenarios unless she actually has testing or some other reason to suggest that the worst-case scenario is actually a possibility.

Also, my doctor only works part-time and odd hours that are totally not compatible with my work schedule. Hello, I'm off by 3pm every day...I feel like I shouldn't have to take all this time off work to get in to see my doctor, when most other practices would be able to see me after I get off work. Lastly, I thought it was kind of odd that last night at the ER, no one had even heard of my doctor. With my situation and what's going on with me medically, this really didn't make sense. The ER really should have at least recognized her name.

The doctor today took a ton of time to explain exactly what he was testing for and why, and exactly what the results had indicated. He was extremely calm and level-headed, and really self-assuring. He answered all my questions, and acted like he had all the time in the world to speak to me. He's also extremely well established here in the community, and everyone I've spoken to has wonderful things to say about him and his staff. And he's open the normal 8:30-5:30 hours!

So, I'm thinking I may be calling on Monday to see if he's accepting new patients (cross your fingers!). The only thing hanging me up about this, is that I'm irrationally worried about my original doctor getting upset about me seeing someone else. I'm irrationally worried about hurting her feelings. I KNOW that I need to get over it though!


  1. That is crazy u would have to take time off to go to the doc when u get off at 3! I dont think Ive ever heard of a dr leaving so early, and w all the other factors, I don't blame you. Good luck w the new one!

  2. Unexplained is bettee than gravely ill! :)

    You can't be too cautious with your health, so I totally think you're making the right move!

  3. I have no idea how I missed this! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am sorry you have had a rough and scary road lately though. Take care of yourself!

  4. Hey! It's Krusin (Rachel) from D&R...Just read your blog -- you are a great writer!

    Wow, you guys have been though a lot recently, but I am glad it is all looking better. Again, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    - Rachel

  5. It's so good to hear that things turned out ok. And yes, change doctors!!

  6. Change Doctors! (I know how you fell about not wanting to make the other doctor fell bad- but don't worry about it. I switched and even RUN INTO my previous doctor at the office. I was embarrassed but they didn't seem phased. Its fine. =) )

  7. Doctors don't have feelings in such matters. It's all business. Don't worry 'bout it.

  8. Totally unrelated to the post--but I'm diggin your new look. :D Pink looks good on you!


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