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I really don’t know what to call medical updates. Â I went to the new doctor on Monday morning really really early. Â I’m not a morning person. Â But I did get to see a fellow lupie who I’ve only talked to on Facebook and the phone.
I have a Family Doctor, a Psychologist, a Rheumatologist, a Psychiatrist, a Gastroenterologist and an Endocrinologist. Â I have got my family doctor to get my blood tests that are every three months with the other tests the rest of them want so I don’t have to go every month for blood draws. Â
So I took a photo of all my medications so I wouldn’t have to lug a suitcase in with me. Well I guess I should have looked more closely at the photo because I couldn’t read everything on all the labels. Â There has to be a better way to share the information with your doctors. Â They all need the same information so a database system that they all could access with your medications, your lab work, other test results. Â I know this makes sense so it will never happen. Â So I get to keep carrying my lab results and any test results that I have had because to tell them all oh I just had that test, oh I had an ultrasound but didn’t remember if it was just my stomach and gall bladder or the whole area.
Well I get to go for a stomach scope. Â The new Gastroenterologist said he’s going to test my stomach for Celiac disease since I have a few autoimmune diseases already. Â The good thing is I’m first up because of my latex allergy bad thing it’s early in the morning. Â In my 40 plus years I can say I’ve never had a scope. Â I have had to swallow the chalk for the barium test but that was a long time ago. I just want to stop feeling nauseous for 24 hours a day as I wasn’t even this nauseous when I was pregnant with the kidlets.
It’s nice because today is a no doctor day which mean I can stay in my comfy clothes. Lounge pants and a tank top. Â Last night I even put the eye gels to try and reduce some of the bags under my eyes from the crappy sleep. Â I’m thinking they did NOTHING for me. Â I’m using a new serum for around my eyes and a new face product for moisture that I’ll be doing two blogs on the weekend about. Â The eye serum smell really bad but the face stuff is rose scent and I love it.
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So how do you manage your doctor appointments? Â Any advise on the scope? Â Being put out so that makes me happy!
Journey with me … mini2z