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Wait, I didn’t study for this test

'I have yopur lab results. Some of your readings are too high and some are too low. No, they don't balance out.'

Story of my life.

Next week, I go in for a colonoscopy/ endoscopy  because I still hurt like hell most of the time and a lot of it is centered around my guts — aside from that whole breathing thing. Speaking of that breathing thing,  I saw a “sleep” specialist yesterday and they want me to do a home sleep study… like strap a bunch of stuff on myself and “sleep normally” for one night. Okaaaay. The doctor I saw yesterday wants me to see yet another specialist — an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor because he (the sleep doctor) is concerned about the size of my airways.  The doctor who ordered the colonoscopy/endoscopy wants me to have an MRI too. And thus, the cycle continues.

I know, I know, the last time I went through a round of tests like this, I said, “That’s it! I’m through with doctors! No more! I’m tired of being poked and prodded and nothing coming of it!” and I meant it at the time. I totally did. But there comes a time when it just gets to be too much for one person to bear and I just need to see — one more time — if a new set of eyes can figure out what’s causing all of this. And, maybe, this time they can help.

You know?

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6 thoughts on “Wait, I didn’t study for this test

  1. I go through this every few years … but I took a pass, this time. I already have answers. I am seeing an RA expert Monday because my PCP insists HE needs the bottom line. But unless there’s something new and different going on? I’ve had it. Really HAD it. Good luck!!

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    • I’m almost to that point. I went decades without health insurance… decades. I guess I feel that now that I have it I should use it? I dunno. But yeah, I’m about to the point where I’m ready to say (again), “I’m done with doctors.”

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