What if We Could Interview Doctors Before Scheduling an Appointment?

How many times have had an appointment with a new doctor only to have them ignore, dismiss, or laugh at your symptoms and concerns? What if you could interview doctors before scheduling an appointment?

The search for a diagnosis continues

Elysha shares her frustrations of living with chronic pain for over 3 years. She is clinging to her faith while she waits for a diagnosis…

Pain acclimation and relief relativity

  You know the phrase “It’s all relative”?  Well, that is how I explain my ever changing tolerance to higher pain levels and how my definition of relief continues to change. Acclimating to pain.  I have lived in many different climates.  With each move my body took time to adjust to the different types of weather. Continue reading “Pain acclimation and relief relativity”

Round One

Round One <Previous Post   Next Post> Like many past doctor appointments, I left this one in tears.  However, the tears were not the product of frustration or heartbreak, this time the tears I shed were happy tears.  As I explained in my previous post, Preparing for Battle, I had my first appointment to get the ball rollingContinue reading “Round One”

Doctor Appointments That Do More Harm Than Good

    Whether someone suffers from chronic pain or not, I feel it is safe to assume that most people see their doctors for two reasons.  The first is to stay healthy and the second is to find answers and get well.  The last thing we expect is to leave that appointment physically feeling 10XContinue reading “Doctor Appointments That Do More Harm Than Good”

Finding myself in his shoes

It has been a crazy week for my family.  It all started on Friday evening when my husband hurt his back while loading my wheelchair into our SUV.  Thankfully I have been feeling relatively better than normal and was able to care for him over the weekend.  Thankfully his back was feeling better by Monday,Continue reading “Finding myself in his shoes”

More tests, less answers

The quest to figure out what is causing the pain in my belly is taking much longer than I had expected.  Of course not being able to poop in a timely manner didn’t help either.  So far an ultrasound revealed a mass in my liver.  Then like magic, the mass was no where to beContinue reading “More tests, less answers”

Will my phone ever ring???

I don’t know which is worse…. Dealing with ever increasing symptoms along with my normal pains or waiting for my test results.  Although I am not a patient person, I have learned to practice some patience throughout my journey with pain.  Never have I wanted or needed test results so badly.  Last night I toldContinue reading “Will my phone ever ring???”

Are you my doctor?

Why do people feel the need to share how they think I should be treating my conditions?  Is is really so hard to just express a little bit of sympathy and then go about their regularly scheduled lives?  It doesn’t matter if it is someone I just met or someone who has been a partContinue reading “Are you my doctor?”

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