Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Not a great week - new update

I was remiss in not mentioning doctor appointment #2 that occurred last week. My personal opinion is that this doctor's specialty is closer to finding the problem than the other specialist I saw last week. Doctor #2 wants me to have 4 tests done before seeing him again - 2 of them are today (and I get to add a new specialist to the mix - doctor #3). The picture, I think, will become clearer by this evening (at least I hope so).

That being said, I'm in a weird mental place these last few days. It's frustrating not knowing what is going on with me, but it's a bit scary because I think it's going to be something more related to doctor #2, which is a much more serious proposition. And, if it turns out that it isn't related to doctor #2 and the tests he wants me to have, while I'll be happy that that whole range of stuff will be probably be ruled out, it doesn't get me any closer (in my mind) to figuring out what is going on.

I just have to keep telling myself that it's a process of elimination - figuring out what it ISN'T gets everyone closer to figuring out what it IS.

And for those of you keeping score at home:

doctor #1 - specialist that if it falls here isn't that serious of a deal.
doctor #2 - specialist that if it falls here is a more serious deal.
doctor #3 - specialist that if it falls here is a more serious deal.


Stephanie said...

Sheesh. That all sounds miserable and terrifying. I've been waiting for the update, but didn't want to ask since it seemed like the absence of news couldn't be good news. Hoping for the best . . .

love johnson said...

Thanks. I think there is a tinge of sounding overly dramatic on my part - probably because I'm trying to post about this without being too specific.

That being said, I don't want to underplay the potential seriousness of what MIGHT be the cause of my symptoms. And of course, even if it falls into the more serious category, there are varying degrees of serious.

I promise that once this all gets figured out (and it will), I'll be more forthcoming about what has been going on since July. Lots of good stories....