Sometimes, no, most times you need to be a super sleuth regarding your health. My doctor kept talking about a medication that would be out in 6 months. False... It's it now. Also she has problems ordering medication and ended up ordering a generic brand that didn't work for me. Needless to say, I sent three messages via the patient portal and waiting on replies about changing to this new medication, and fixing the prescription that she put in while I was in the office.
The fear of cancer rearing it's ugly head is always present. I have been having some pain in my remaining kidney. That on top of a doctor telling me that he is worried about my kidney lab levels has me freaked. I set up an appointment with the doctor who removed cancer almost a year ago, and he reassured me that my levels, for only having one kidney were decent. He did set me up for a CT scan which I did, but had to wait two weeks for the doctor to tell me the results. Today was my appointment to get my results. The kidney is not compromised! Doing well. No enlargement. So my pain must be something else. It's funny because this past weekend there were a few days where I didn't have any pain. I have been hydrating myself better. When talking to the doctor today, he said that he wasn't any kind of an expert in back pain and I mentioned how it feels better when I'm well hydrated, and he said that when we become dehydrated, any issues we have, rear their
I have dodged getting COVID until this past week. Thank goodness I was vaccinated and boosted. I honestly feel that kept me from having compromised lungs. Don't get me wrong, it sucks. I had a fever for four days, then the congestion hit. But, while I am coughing and sneezing still, everything is productive, and it's not settling into my lungs. I also finally tested negative on Monday. The fatigue hitting hard is real! Last night, I had to call rescue for Jerry. Because we have been feeling cruddy, we weren't eating right or taking our medicines. I should say that some of us weren't....not naming names, but it was Jerry. His body went into diabetic ketoacidosis, and he is on a ventilator in the hospital's ICU. Scary shit!! I stayed away from the hospital so I could continue to rest up and get better. He is sedated and wouldn't know I was there, but that doesn't mean I don't feel incredibly guilty. I contacted the nurses, and he is improving, although it