In a short while I’ll be leaving for my third doctors appointment this week! Three in one week is just too much.
The first was with my pain doctor. She finally prescribed a pain medication that I’ve alluded to in the past. I’m going to try it for the first time later this evening when my husbands home. I would have tried it earlier, but I have strange reactions to drugs – often in the form of allergic reactions, so it’s better that my husband is around, not sleeping and available to take me to the ER if necessary when I try it! I’ll write more about this new medication tomorrow after I’ve taken my first dose.
The next appointment was on Wednesday with my Gastrointernologist. Remember I swallowed that camera pill? The results were inconclusive because they still couldn’t see all of my small bowel! I have to go for even more tests! God I just wish I’d start feeling better and not have to go through all these tests etc.
Todays appointment is with the Occupational health doctor at the hospital where I work. I say work with a grain of salt because I haven’t actually done a shift there for 14+ months now due to this illness. There’s been no change for the better in my health so there isn’t much I can tell him. I might be coming down to the wire though were he might tell me that he can’t keep me off work indefinitely for much longer. I’m starting to face up to the fact that if I don’t start to get better soon I may end up losing a job that I love.
I’ll tell you how this last appointment went later today or sometime tomorrow.