Thursday, August 29, 2013

Doctors & Such....

Due to all the controversy regarding my mammogram, I made an appointment to meet with my primary care doctor. I must say, he put my mind at ease. He actually GAVE me the test results ON PAPER. Then, we went over every little thing, especially all the language that I didn't understand. After all of that, he then gave me this big long speech about how doctors & radiologists have this oath (that I may have heard of) along with all these laws (that I may or may not have heard of) that require doctors and radiologists to actually perform every test they can to PROTECT the patient. Then he asked me what the insurance company was protecting. My answer was simple: their money. And while I did think about it in those terms, sort of, because I hadn't spoken to my doctor prior to my mammogram retake, I didn't really know if he had even seen the results and thought the insurance guy was right. This follow up appointment not only confirmed that he reviewed the test results, but he was the one that ordered the diagnostic test to begin with! My doctor really is a great doctor. (Note: the speech was not as bad as I made it sound, I just don't know any other way to explain what he explained, so carefully, without sounding condescending.)

Here is where the & such part comes in: while I was there, I found out that the ache in my foot is something I actually have to see a podiatrist in order to solve. I still don't know exactly what it is, but I do know that if I walk on it too much, I end up limping. (This was the main reason I haven't been posting my walks, they have been SHORT!) He asked me to keep it easy until then, so I have to wait another week before see the podiatrist to be cleared for training.  Oh, and my blood pressure is elevated to the point I have to keep an eye on it - every week - and if it gets too high, I have to go back in. I also have to go in for a recheck before the walk, to ensure I can do it.

Oh, the issues!!! I had it so easy the first time around!!!

Thanks for reading! ~ Deanna