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Yes, Mom. I said ‘like’ unnecessarily. But for reallies, what the crap is this lady saying?! (And Mark A. – I really liked that post you tweeted the other day about profanity, but I gotta pick my battles.) So anyway, back to the crap this lady is saying.
The rheumatologist’s nurse is saying that all my bloodwork is “normal” and that I’m to make follow-up appointments “as needed.” Yuh-wha-wha?
I had to keep her talking while I figured out what she meant. After she repeated “as needed,” I realized my awesome new doctor who drained my blood dry has just dumped me. This is not fair. We’re not even in a Twilight book.
It’s like they expected me to know already that they don’t do fibromyalgia. So I just asked. Turns out, I should go back to my PA or my neurologist for an actual diagnosis. (Thoughts? I seek education.)
And that, my friends, is why everybody who’s done any long-term medical stuff keeps saying
YOU MUST BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE!
Know what I’m grateful for today? That I have a lead! I believe that doctor was really just trying to help me out, though fibro isn’t her specialty.
Tomorrow, I’ll talk about leaning on those who’ve been there and done that.