Doctor, Doctor

Today I have a scheduled appointment with my gastroenterologist. To be precise, I’m slated to see his Physician’s Assistant. My previous meetings with both men have been aggravating.

Yes, I know I’m no spring chicken, but that doesn’t mean my concerns should be dismissed with the wave of a hand and a suggestion, literally given as the doctor was running out of the exam room so he could talk to a pharmaceutical rep, to maybe stay off of dairy. No follow up visit was scheduled. No suggestion as to what I should do if going dairy-free didn’t work.

So today I’m going to try again, because for two years now I’ve been 99.9% dairy free, and am still battling some of the same issues that first brought me to this doctor. I’d say 100%, but I know sometimes the barista accidentally uses cow’s milk in my chai lattes.

Yes, I should’ve made a follow up appointment on my own, but COVID came along and my stomach issues didn’t seem so urgent in the face of all that was going on in the world. So here I go. I’m armed with knowledge and dairy free.

Peace, people!

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

16 thoughts on “Doctor, Doctor”

  1. Sometimes I really dislike doctors. I know you know this, but it is so worth continuing to pursue this issue, and in being informed about your own health. Please keep at it and don’t hesitate to move on to someone else if needed.

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  2. My regular Doctor went to interstate, because he’s good they need him there more. I am devastated. Nothing like a good Doctor, I hope you get one! Those Dr’s sound like they totally suck, in both bedside manners. More importantly, making sure everything is actually okay.

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    1. I hate losing a doctor I like! One of my favorites switched to a group that doesn’t accept my insurance. It feels like I’ve been kicked out of an exclusive club. Health care shouldn’t be that way!

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  3. Please Go to another doctor for a second opinion. I’m not trying to Frighten you but my gastroenterologist kept saying I was fine. I got really sick and he said I had diverticulitis. Meanwhile my son stopped by, took one look at me and drove me to the ER. I was admitted and they did a bunch of tests which revealed a whole lot more. I had ovarian cancer that had spread to my intestines. Now I doubt that’s your problem at all, but the tests they did in the hospital revealed things that weren’t in the colon. So I’d go to your gyno, get a CA 125 blood test and a pelvic sonogram. Check out more than just your GI stuff. My gastro guy was great for over 20 years. But he missed this. I’m sure you are fine. But better to be safe. Sending you healing hugs. Xo again not trying to scare you, just wanting you to get that pelvic sonogram and blood work done. Specialists often don’t look beyond their area of expertise and can miss things.
    Hope you Feel better soon. ❤️

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