So I went to the doctor today

It started out at Urgent care, because there’s one here in town and I figured that this isn’t an emergency situation.  I waited for an hour and finally got in to see the doctor and he poked my abdomen for a moment and said, “I can’t help you here, go to the ER.”

emergency-roomWell, fine then, after some deliberation — and against my better judgement, I went to the ER.  I waited another hour, got some bloodwork done, and an ultrasound, they pumped me full of pain killers and acid inhibitors (the pain killers did nothing, the acid inhibitors seem to help) and declared that all of my bloodwork is “normal” and the ultrasound shows nothing out of the ordinary. They sympathized because I’m obviously in pain. I mean, everything hurts. The freaking IV hurt. It hurt when they took the IV out for goodness sake. But, there was nothing they can do for me but give me some ‘scripts and send me home. “Follow up with you doctor as soon as possible” They said to me on my way out the door. Thanks for nuthin’.  Well, maybe the ‘scripts will help (the acid blockers) who knows?

So, here I am, back to square one, and wishing I’da followed my instinct to stay the fuck out of the Emergency Room. But at least we know it’s not life threatening, so there’s that I suppose. Still hurts to eat.

10 thoughts on “So I went to the doctor today

    1. Patience Post author

      Could be stress, but I don’t have the plumbing for the other things, nor do I take hormone pills. 🙂 The doctor believes it’s gastrointestinal related.

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  1. Embeecee

    I hope you find out what’s going on, but (and I haven’t shared this before because I’d hoped that your exploring all the options would be useful)…I’ve had on-going GI issues since my late 20s. And they’ve never found out a goldarned reason WHY. The problem will flare and subside and sometimes I’ve gone a couple of years without severe problems, but it comes back and again some well-meaning and clueless medical professional will hem and haw and finally admit they just don’t know WHY. At this point I’m experiencing nausea every single morning (to the point that I’m afraid I’m going to vomit) and there’s nothing they can do (apparently). I take the little anti-nausea pill and usually things subside. They currently are trying to blame it on the diabetes, but I have had this stuff for years, long before diabetes was a factor. Stress seems to have something to do with it, right now is a highly stressful time and I’m feeling really sick every day. But that pain thing with YOU? That’s worrisome. To me, who is no doctor. I say go on doing what works for you and f*ck the advice. I’m so sorry all the same, nobody should have to deal with this crap.

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    1. Patience Post author

      Yeah, I’m at the point where I I was before, if someone says, “Go to the doctor.” I’ll say “What are they gonna do?” Much like when my back hurts. It hurts when it hurts, and there’s nothing they can do about it. This hurts when it hurts and after five years, there’s nothing they can do about it. I told Douglas that if I pass out, he can call an ambulance, but until that happens, I’ll deal.

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  2. purpleslobinrecovery

    😦 P. Chronic pain of any kind sucks. And you having so many different kinds sucks worse. I’m glad you have an outlet to express yourself, with us.
    Everytime my family tells me go to the dr, I usually roll my eyes. Unless it’s a broken bone, like you said, why bother???

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        1. Patience Post author

          Um… it just occurred to me that my current post might be seen as an answer to this… It’s totally not. It’s about a discussion the hubs and I had recently. Just thought I’d make that clear… just in case.

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