Post # 1
I have always had a few health conditions. Over time, new things have come up. I’ve dealt with that, and for the most part it never really got to me.
Over the past few years, I have had more problems, new diagnosis. Now, I’m dealing with something again. It’s probably minor (but will be a long term thing), but will require medication. The cause could also be something very serious.
I am fed up. I have had more than my fair share of testing and doctor’s appointments. There is also the concern that it could be something serious. I wasn’t really worried about that, until the reaction of someone at one of the more recent tests. I am not asking that all my chronic conditions to disappear, I just don’t want to deal with a new one!
Post # 3
That sucks! I know how you feel. I have quite a few conditions and have had almost 10 surgeries by the time I was 23.
I hope that it isn’t as bad as they are acting. You might want to go to a doctor for a second opinion once they tell you what they think is going on. Thankfully, I only have one doctor for all my stuff because I know it must be hard to coordinate multiple doctors for care.
Post # 4
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: They didn’t act too bad. There was just a sudden change in their demeanor during the test. I’m trying to tell myself they just had problems visualizing a certain area, or that something was a little odd from a previous surgery and it isn’t a new problem. It just drives me nuts because they won’t (and legally can’t) tell you during the testing. You have to wait until you see the doctor for the results. The extra stress can cause flareups of many of the things I’m already dealing with!
Post # 5
@AB Bride: Just breathe. There is no sense freaking out about the unknown, especially when you need to take care of your other conditions and keep yourself healthy. Just hang in there!
Having to be on maintenance meds can definitely suck, but it’s not the worst thing in the world when you consider 100 years ago, you might not have had the choice at all (depending on the condition).