Re: Feeling a little better-Peggy

From: Christine M. Smith (
Tue Jun 15 15:37:27 1999

At Tue, 15 Jun 1999, Peggy wrote: >
>Hi ladies,THe pain is a little better today.I think that stress plays a
>part in the intensity of pain sometimes.My Dr. called me back yesterday
>afternoon and wondered what was going on.I told him that I was having
>Quite a bit of pain on the left side and he responded by saying that
>when I saw him 2 weeks ago that he thought I was doing better.I told him
>that I wasn't better 2 weeks ago but I was afraid to tell him for fear
>that he would tell me that there is nothing more he can do for me.He
>told me to wait and if the pain wasn't any better in 10 days he wants to
>see me.I wanted to tell him then lets just make the appointment now
>because I know it will not be any better in 10 days.We all know that
>adhesions don't just go away.I have decided to do a pain calender and
>right a journel on the pain and when I see him I will give it to him to
>read.I find it easier to put things in writing rather than speaking.And
>this way I won't forget to tell him anything.I don't know about anyone
>else but when it comes to telling my Dr. what is going on,My mind draws
>a blank and the minute I walk out of his office I remember all the
>things I wanted to discuss with him.THanks for the support we are
>"friends that stick together"Peggy

Hi Peggy:

Glad to hear that you've come to a better understanding with your doctor. I can understand your frustration about remembering to tell him everything-after all you only get about 10 or 15 minutes. It's pretty amazing that you can get to tell him anything! Then if he happens to go off yakking on a tangent like mine does, those 10-15 minutes are up really fast. Sometimes I feel like screaming at him Would you just shut up your yakking and let me talk about my problems. My gyn was not like this. Now that he is gone, I can't believe what I had. When he shut the door to the office you would think you were the only patient he had. Oh well.

I've decided that I'm not going to call the office about my MRI but am going to wait for them to call me. A friend of mine just told me today that her gyn actually called her at work yesterday to give her the results of a cholesterol screening. I am really blue. I've written e-mails to everyone and have no responses, no phone calls. I guess the rest of the world has a life. I've been on vacation holed up in the house for 10 days. UGH.

Chris S.

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