My PT and Gastroenterologist Apointments

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My PT Appointment went well. I'm very happy with it. They took my measurements, had me do exercises for the balanced tests. I got 19 Points out of 56 Points. I got to try out a Motorized Wheelchair too. She said did you ever try one out before. I was in one going down a hall once. She said I done Awesome!!! I'm very quick to catch on to things like that. I go back next week to meet with the PT and Vendor. Then it goes to the Insurance Company to get the approval for it.
And now for My Gastroenterologist Appointment. I enjoyed the ride out there. It was the driver second day. I guess he wanted to go sightseeing in SE Portland. We went through mountains and areas that I have never seen before. So it was very nice for a changed.
Got to the Doctor office and all they wanted to know was my contact numbers which they already had. Okay. Was taken back to a room and they took my weight and Blood Pressure which was good 116/70. They presented me with a medication lost that was 4 year old. And ask if I was still on them. I said no and gave her my current list as of last Friday. Then the doctor came in and asked me how I was. I told him I was in the hospital again and he ask why. Told him with chest pain and they said was diagnosed with LVOL. They had no records on me at all. He didn't even know how to access them on the computer. Finally was able to find some tests results. Was asking the name of my Doctor, where she was, weather she was with Providence or not. Etc. He asked the same questions about my Cardiogist (heart doctor) who is in the same building on the second floor. He didn't know him. He did not exaimmed me at all, check my heart nothing. Told him I was having a lot of pain in the adommed (stomach) and very sore. Said all of it was caused by me smoking for 55 years. I am going to have to quit and stop for good. I'm on the ECigarerttes part time now. They refused to do anything that reqires sedation be caused of the heart. The artery that goes to the intestines is pretty bad too. It can close on me too. Then what? I'm very concerned about that too. The doctor is going to talk to the radioigist team and see what they might suggest. I asked him what they do and what could be done. Maybe stents he didn't know. They want to blamed any medical problem I have ever had on the cigarettes. I have smoked since I was 17. and I'm 71 years old now. I feel like I have been handed a death sentence. I keep hoping and praying that their are other things that they could do and try. I am letting God see me through this. He is my Savior and protector. He will get me through this I believe. Never Quit or Give Up Hope. Please continue to pray for me I need all the prayers I can get. Thank You for all your support and prayers. All of this had to come out. I should have started to blog when I had the first heart attack. Sorry that I didn't now. We all need to continue on our weight loss journeys to a healthy life style. This is the WTG!!! Spark ON!!!
They want to see me in 8 weeks. Why? For a repeat performance. It was a total disconnect for him about me before he even came into the room. I had to wait for an hour for the cab. It was a van with a ramp and he refused to put the ramp out for me saying it was for wheelchairs. So had to stepped up into it. Then he decided to take me on a wild ride on freeways by downtown and a very long way home. This is what they do to had to the fare. No I wasn't paying for it. When we got here he put my walker so close to the van I all but done a somersault over the walker bar it felt like. All I wanted was to get home and go to bed. I was totally drained mentally and emotionally from all of it. Praised God I did get 3 hours of sleep. Thank You God. I give God the Glory for Everything. God Blessings to Everyone Always and May He be with You Always Too. Have a Wonderful Week.

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    God bless you, Elaine. I am keeping you in my prayers. So glad you are going to quit smoking!
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    1550 days ago
    What an exhausting day! Praying for peace and comfort.
    1551 days ago
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.....I pray that you can get rid of the cigs....they are awful. they are killing my Aunt. She has had 3 open heart surgeries and still continues to smoke. I know it is very addictive and having never smoked I don't understand why someone couldn't quit. But my heart goes out to you as I have heard and read that it is very hard to quit.
    Peace be with you.
    1553 days ago
    Glad you are quitting smoking Elaine .. It caused so many problems for my Colin too .. As I already said to you he quit when he was sixty .. But the problems he was left with eventually killed him .. If he hadn't quit when he did he would have died a lot of years ago ...sorry the doctors gave you the run around ?. Know that you are in my thoughts and I am sending you love and light and healthy Vibes ..
    Hugs Susie xxx emoticon emoticon
    1553 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Sorry to hear of your health problems. Unfortunately, smoking does cause an awful lot of health problems and worsens others. The best favor you can do for yourself is to give it up. There are programs out there to help, because its such a difficult addiction to give up.
    Hopefully all these Doctors will find solutions for you.
    Those cab drivers ought to be reported for fleecing, surely that is not allowed..
    Feel better soon, look after yourself..
    Sending healing and soothing thoughts..
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    1553 days ago
    emoticon sending healing thoughts and prayers
    1553 days ago
  • SYLVIA49
    Are you in Portland, OR? That's where I live!

    Drs - you need them, they don't seem to need you. So sorry all this is happening to you.

    And the van driver? That's fraud! At least you got to go sight seeing...

    g - I've never been able to do it; don't know why. I can see that it is a great outlet, and writing makes reality plain. Good job!

    And, YES! God is in control!

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    Comment edited on: 2/19/2014 6:32:05 PM
    Elaine, you're definitely going thru it. But, you are so right God is greater and He is in control. So good and happy that you give it all to Him. I'll be praying for you and your medical problems. I'll also pray you get that motorized wheel chair!!

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    1553 days ago
    You are in my prayers sorry you are going through such a rough time right now and I pray that your next trip to the doctors will be better organized and that healing will begin to be allowed to occur for you.
    1553 days ago
    Elaine, I will definitely be keeping you in my prayers. I was glad to hear you were able to get outside of your house and see the beauty of the mountains as you traveled to your appointment.
    I am glad to hear you are trying so hard to quit smoking. That is good. You can do it. I am sorry though the doctors gave you the run around and failed to have the information submitted by your doctor's who have been working with you.
    My husband and I just went through a season where his health was being attacked. He went it seemed every other week to the doctor to find out what was going on. All the tests they kept doing kept saying that he was find, but what was not known until we took him to the hospital was that his issue was a loss of blood.
    In this time we held onto the word of God and had everyone that I knew, praying for God to bring out in the open what was going on.
    Praise God , in God's time we found out what the trouble was and He is feeling much better.
    I am believing the same for you. I am believing God's report. God speaks better things. I know that He is able.

    1553 days ago
    You are in my prayers, my friend. Please keep us posted. Doctors......what can I say? I know I had had my fill of those for a while. God bless you. Love ya. Judi emoticon
    1553 days ago
    Elaine you are such a strong person even though you can't see it. So many people would just give up. God will be with you every step of the way. I know it must be so frustrating for you with doctors who don't see to hear a word you say and then the taxi ride. God bless you! Just get some rest and remember that you are in the prayers of the team members. Hope you can give up the smokes. I have never smoked before, but over eating is an addiction too and I'm good at that ; ( Always good to see your posts. So glad you decided to join Hopeful Hearts. Take care, Eileen
    1553 days ago
    Jesus never asked a persons age or history before He healed them. Keep trusting the Lord and He will see you through.
    1553 days ago
    I hope things get better for you. Sorry you had the bad experience with the doctor and driver.
    I quit smoking almost 17 years ago. I know I wouldn't have the lung issues I have if I had never smoked.
    1553 days ago
    I am very sad that you had to experience the day that you had. I don't think that I would like a doctor like that or an office that could not, would not or hasn't even checked.

    Yes, smoking is very bad. I smoked for 25 years. It will be 6 years this summer since I quit. I watched my Mom die of COPD/Emphysema a little over a year ago. She did not quit. I was her caregiver.

    I applaud you for putting in the extra effort to make things better. emoticon

    I am putting you on my special prayer list. I promise to pray for you and the situation several times a day.

    Hang in there!

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    1553 days ago
    Yes, keep sharing so that we can know how to go to our Lord in your behalf.

    Keep your head up, for Father knows what is ahead and only He knows when your last breath will be. As long as you are alive, you can know that He has more planned for you for His Glory and Name to be praised!
    1553 days ago
  • GENRE009
    Sorry you had so much trouble when you went out. That doctor that acted like he didn't know how to access anything, I would call the hospital back, and get a recommendation of another doctor. also that death notice, did it make you stop smoking? you know that was the death sentence. take care hon, keep opening up, and taking care of yourself, that's the most important thing. eva
    1553 days ago
    Elaine sounds like the first part wasn't so bad but when you got to the doctor's not so good.
    You have to keep on top of them, ask questions, etc.

    God does do miracles. I have seen them in my own life. I asked god to save my whole family before going into eternity. I spoke to them each twice, once when dad died and once when mom died and gave them the plan of salvation. Most of my siblings didn't want anything to do with me and didn't want to talk to me but when they were close to death they talked and talked and talked.

    I was the oldest of seven and all have died except one brother 3 years younger than I and myself. He was the first soul I ever won to the Lord. All of the rest received the Lord before dying. Praise God. The greatest miracle He has done for me.

    But he also did miracles of healing when the doctor's could do nothing. If you would like to know more let me know.

    Your friend, Irene emoticon
    1553 days ago
    Being part of the medical field, I can tell you that doctors will always tell you the worst. But then they don't know who we know and who we are in Christ. Isaiah 53 says that He carried all this upon himself so that those who love him will not have to. May the spirit of God comfort your today. I will be joining you in believing God for your health.

    1553 days ago
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