Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hurry Up & Wait

Alrighty - I went this morning to have my blood drawn for my hormone profile along with a fasting glucose level and a fasting insulin level. It's interesting the things that different doctors use to test virtually the same things. Or well, maybe that isn't the right way to say it - it's interesting to me that I've never had those two fasting tests done before... and I used to be a raging diabetic!

The other thing that amazes me is that I never had a glucose tolerance test done - ever in the time that they were treating my diabetes... but whatever. Add that to the long list of medical weirdness that has gone into the last 15 years of my life.

Seriously - my doctors up until I found Dr. Weinstein have been crap... and even since - there have been a couple of specialists that have been crap - but I truly in my heart feel like between Dr. W and Dr. Mac - I'm in good hands. Now I just have to find an OBGYN that can handle someone with my special needs... or special anatomy.... I'll probably see if Dr. W can recommend someone when the time comes - because I'm not 100% sure that my current doc is the one that I'd want coaching me in the delivery room.

I need someone with an extremely GOOD bedside manner... that I feel like cares about me as a person... shout out to all of my friends that are patients of Dr. W too - he truly sets a standard, doesn't he? I so wish I could ship him out and share him with the others of you that are around the country... he's simply THE BEST doctor ever.

So, I digressed quite a bit there - they are testing all of my hormone levels and will get back to me with the results by Friday... which I think will work well, because honestly if they got back to me on Thursday - I don't know that my little brain could handle the extra information while I'm worrying about/caring for the love of my life... you know what I'm saying?

I'm working on another post that I need to finish researching... I had a long talk with a wonderful friend (Hi Meredith!) over the weekend that has opened my eyes to some new possibilities with this whole mess that my body is in with the hormones... it never hurts to educate yourself, and Meredith has certainly done just that... so I'll probably incorporate a combination of what she's told me and what Dr. Mac comes back with.

Certainly I'll talk it over with him too, but more on that as it comes.


  1. So glad you found a great doctor. It truly makes all the difference in the world!

  2. that GTT test is loads of fun (gag). It is great that you found a dr to listen to you. I also think that doing your own research is really really important.

  3. Yes, Dr. W is the absolute best doctor I've ever had. I recommend everyone to him! :)


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