Your prompt for January 12th, 2018, brought to you by Fandango, is “Aggravation.” (EDIT: I screwed up–the word is “Aggravate”! Apologies to Fandango and anyone who has already written their post.) Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Fandango at his blog, “This, That, and the Other” to read his post and say hi! Here’s Fandango’s blog: https://fivedotoh.wordpress.com/
Right now I am aggravated by my doctor. He got my bloodwork this morning and then blurted out that the results on my liver were life-threatening. My heart just about stopped, all I could utter was “WHAT!” He realized too late that he shouldn’t have said that and especially the way he said it.
He didn’t mean I was just going to drop dead right there, but the results were undetermined as to cause and that they could be life-threatening if they were determined to be cancer for one thing. Hours later and I still cry every time I have to talk about it or permit it to enter my mind.
Chances are it is nothing. I have had issues with my liver before and it was nothing. Too much NSAIDS could be a cause and I take an NSAID for arthritis and now percocets (also mentioned as a possibility) are taken every 6 hours for months now.
I contacted the rheumatologist and asked about my arthritis medication. I need more and with the liver reading he won’t give them to me. He told me to stop taking them for 2 – 3 weeks and retest. Monday I will try to get in to see the gastroenterologist as he was the dr I was referred to.
Those of you who know me, know that my medical health both mental and physical is not good and this is just one more thing to pile on. My anxiety is rising and that is not helping my diabetes.
My diabetes is completely out of control. He just changed my insulin so that it is based on the actual carbs I eat.
Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian