Monday, July 27, 2009

Beyond Angry

So it just keeps getting better - I've waited ALL day for a phone call back from my regular doctor and the only suggestion on his part is completely irrational. He seems to think that I have an ulcer - which is completely not even on my radar.

I looked up the symptoms of ulcers, and while I have the nausea - that is the ONLY symptom of an ulcer that I have. That doesn't even begin to get into the issue with the extreme fatigue. He told me to take some Prilosec OTC in the morning and evening - and if that helps - then we know it's an ulcer... if not then I need to have another endoscopy to make sure there is no ulcer. (Ummm, sure - lets just keep putting Kim under anesthetic and check for things that don't exist!)

Until the man suggested it - I haven't even had an ounce of stomach pain... but of course my blood is boiling right now - so I don't trust it.

Oh my goodness... ya'll - I could SCREAM! John is pretty ticked off - and something is up with Dr. Weinstein - I don't know what it is, but we're considering finding a new doctor. Which makes me sad - because honestly - I used to think that he hung the moon, but lately he just hasn't been giving me the same quality of care... and I just am not willing to waste any more time.

I've been dealing with this for 5 weeks, and I'm over it - as you know from my earlier post - I'm pretty much at the end of my rope with this one. The only thing that might change my mind would be talking with Dr. Mac (my infertility doc) to see if this could be a result from the continual birth control therapy... or something along those lines.

I'll be talking with them probably later this week, and I'll ask a few questions then - but then we'll be grilling him on Monday with every question we can think of. Until then - I might be unbearable to be around... or at least for the people that have to actually see me in person - before I am able to filter what I say.

Ok - so I'm going to go boil myself in the bathtub and try not to spend the rest of the night crying out of frustration at the highest level. It's probably a good thing that I forced them to have him call me instead of making my 4th trip over there in 5 weeks... because I literally might have kicked him in the shins - as the Other Kim suggested.

John is totally ticked off - which is understandable - because if it were me watching my husband go through this - I'd be desperate to help. He's going to be seeing his surgeon on August 10th - and we've really liked him... so he's going to ask him if he knows of any good primary care doctors that are skilled with people that have had gastric bypass/gastric sleeve surgeries. That is the sucky part of this - is that I am comfortable in his knowledge with my vitamin levels... but lately other things don't seem right. I think he ticked John off when he told us that he doesn't believe in chronic fatigue syndrome... which is what Dr. Mac is testing for me right now. Dr. Mac's office says that there is treatment that will help with that - and seriously - at this point... I'll try anything.