Thursday, June 20, 2013
Doctors, Doctors, and More Doctors!!
One thing that people who DON’T have a chronic illness might not think of is how many doctors I actually have. There’s the usual ones that anyone would have: dentist, family doctor for colds or whatever, the GYN...okay not EVERYONE goes here... (I actually see my family doctor’s PAC who is a wonderful lady), chiropractor, and eye doctor. But then there’s also the orthopedist for my wrists (carpal tunnel from typing so much because I can’t grip a pen), my diabetic specialist, my neurologist, my ENT, my pulmonologist, and my foot doctor. That’s 11 doctors. Plus I have the wonderful nurses and technicians that do my plasmapheresis.
In the last 16 days, I have had 6 appointments. I have driven to them all. I have had 2 dental appointments, a “med check” appointment with my family doc, my women’s annual exam, an appointment with my orthopedist, and my annual eye exam. I can’t normally do any of these in the winter because of my health. So June is a very busy month for me, because that’s when I get all the “mandatory” stuff in.
I have pheresis coming up the 26th and 28th, and apptointments on July 2, 9, 10 and 16. It's INSANE. Seriously crazy. Plus June is MG Awareness Month, and then there's just life that happens. I'm too busy to be a sick person! LOL