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Doctor Appointment

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I went to my new doctor. His secretaries are very sweet and I felt at home with them. Granted, I had to wait two hours to be seen by the doctor but whatever.

He was very nice, and very competent and very much like my old doctor. And he's requesting my medical records so it feels more final.

I talked to him about how I've been feeling and he says a lot of it is probably a lot of stress my body was put through going through weight loss surgery in 2010 and then pregnancy in 2012--2013. He says to give it time. He prescribed me vitamins with extra vitamin d in them and my old vitamin d green gel pills for once weekly ( I forget what they are called).

He also prescribed me to get bloodwork done to see how I am doing, and referred me back to the doctor who performed my surgery for a follow-up appointment. He says it's better for that doctor to prescribe the crazy bloodwork (like 15 vials) that need to be done for the follow up as he can only prescribe general bloodwork.

About my rash on my skin, he referred me to an allergist and dermatologist. He thinks it's just allergies and wants me to confirm.

He made me feel at ease.. very nice, nice bedside manner. I need to do followup now and I guess we will see what happens.

My reluctance about my doctor is that I live in North Jersey and my surgery was done in Manhattan.. and it's 2 and a half hours to get to my doctor depending on traffic with public transportation, and there is no parking so if I take my car I have my poor Dad with me who volunteers to circle around for the time it takes and I feel SOOO sorry for him!!


Oh, and I had blood pressure 138/90 which the nurse said is rather high. I wonder if that is the stress!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOVINGAFRICA 4/18/2013 12:59AM

    You know, I thought Manhattan and Jersey was in the same city. But then realised it could be because it is a HUGE city that is the same size as most provinces where I come from.
Happy that you are seeing a dr that you like. My super busy surgeon is very happy to let his girls (nurses) handle many things over the telephone, and he will just sign the script if it is not anything serious.
Bless you.

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