Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about 3 years ago. I also have a number of other pain-in-the-ass disorders which are stable but require ongoing visits to specialists. Each one asks me "who is your primary doctor?" to which I usually reply "I have so many specialists I don't have time for a primary!" So now that things are fairly stable I went to find a primary doctor who could hopefully save me some time and energy and money by handling some of my routine issues, and I chose to try an internal medicine guy because I felt he would have the ability to cover the most issues. He doubts I have Celiac, so he ordered a test that I told him would not be appropriate because it is only accurate if you are NOT on a Celiac diet already! I send him an article from the Celiac Foundation saying I should get the gene testing, and he says I need to go to a gastroenterologist. I have allergic sinus problems and asked him to renew a prescription spray that has worked in the past -- he tells me I need to go to an ENT!
However, another day I would have eaten my frustrations. But, just for today, I will not allow my feelings of frustration and a certain temporary "helplessness" to steer me off my track! I am 1.5 lbs from my first 10 lb loss this round, and my focus is clear. I know what I am eating today because I planned it earlier in the week.
And as far as doctors go, back to the drawing board...tomorrow!