My doctors appointment
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Just a note to let all know that well my doctors appointment was interesting to say the least. it was with my gastroenterologist. [he is the one who does my stomach surgeries] Well first of all, he didn't appologize for not coming to see me once in the over 2 weeks that I was there. Oh well, I really shouldn't expect that, but his office is connected with the hospital were I was. I know he is busy, but with me being a big part of his clinical trials you would think. I did however request that the next surgery I want him to perform, not a student. He agreed. Then he is thinking that my small bowel is effected by my gastroparesis, or possibly. He is thinking that could be what the problem was after the last surgery. I will be having a test done at the medical center. It is something fairly new that will take a good look at my small intestines, to see if they see anything and reasons for my illious that they thought I had after my last surgery. I am a bit gunshy of any type of surgery at this point and I told him that. He said well you have a few other choices. Which were 1. one of 4 meds that work for most everyone, but not me. All made me very sick, and well just didn't work. The other is just try and cope with the pain with a pain med. like marijuana, [CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS!] He added that while it is legal, he would prefer that if I chose to go this route that I would take it in pill form. Then he also added this of course will make you high, almost all the time. I have never had anything to do with marijuana. and don't intend to start now. I have never smoked anything either. Actually I don't even drink. I know I am boring but I have to many things to keep up with to borrow trouble. The doctor also added with this, even with the prescription right with you, if you get stopped you will recieve a DUI. Something else I am totally against.
The only other two alternatives are having a pace maker surgically inserted in my stomach, which after much trying doesn't work on 99% of patients. Which leaves surgically inserting a stomach tube, which means no eating, no bathing, no swimming and limited exercise and things that I would be allowed to do. I would hope if things get to this point that I could at least shower.
I don't know if I told all that I will be having 3 surgeries in 3 weeks a vascular surgery on my leg on the 18th of Sept, then stomach surgery on the 25th of Sept. and the other leg vascular surgery on the 2 of Oct. Then the 9th of Oct, my dh will be having another hearing test and hopefully something can be done for him. Also my neice is getting married on the 12th of Sept. So my life will still not be mine, also my husband will find out if he will still have a job or not by the end of Sept. The pay he will recieve on a early retirement will not pay the bills, he will get 1,000. per month, and well insurance alone will take that. But I have and will continue to let God do his will, he knows what is needed and will happen and I just have to have faith that all will be well. Take care all. Blessings, Diana