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shweta_narayan
06 December 2010 @ 04:26 pm
Went to doctor today:

Pluses: seems to actually listen & take health foo seriously

Minuses: Can't do a damn thing about any of them till I have MOAR TESTS. Which the other doctor could have gotten done but oh NO FAR too busy dismissing everything I said.

Upshot: I am going to feel this bad till at LEAST my followup on Jan 12th. And after an hour's talking AND all the waiting round for a chest x-ray*, ALL of it in places that were too cold for me, this bad is pretty bad, lemme tellya.

I am unlikely to respond much to anything till then you guys.

I go... hide or something. Please don't say anything that needs a response. I just can't.

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* ETA: should note that chest x-ray (+ skin test) is just to rule out TB, it being pretty clear I don't have pneumonia. I grant that being consumptive would give me Steampunk cred, but think I can do without that.


ETA2: You guys I really appreciate good thoughts, but "seems to listen" doesn't equal "listens". I'm hoping. But it's ... encouraging, rather than great, to have a doctor who on visit #1 *seems* to listen. Time will tell.
 
 
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shweta_narayan
06 December 2010 @ 09:16 pm
some of elsmi's Internet Research suggests that this doctor's waiting on an adrenal check might mean they are actively good, because a) symptoms we thought were totally unrelated & mentioned in another context turn up on an "adrenal insufficiency checklist" thing, & b) apparently that can decrease thyroid efficacy?

Soooo checking out whether the source problem is my adrenal gland first seems like a good thing to do.

In other news, I'm hoping to have a a picture-bit to show you guys tonight. Cause the wonderful dormouse_in_tea is saving me with WARs, and getting me drawing :)
 
 
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