Another doctor visit

By BreC Latest Reply 2014-12-06 11:47:22 -0600
Started 2014-12-03 12:53:19 -0600

After being off my pain meds for a few weeks, the occipital neuralgia pain has returned. Doc put me on Doxy-CYCL 100mg twice a day and Meloxicam 15mg once a day. Also having a CT abdominal and pelvis. Been having some pretty bad pains in both sides. He wants to check mostly the kidneys. I return to his office in a week. I woke up at 2:30 this morning with my right ear and throat hurting so bad I couldn't go back asleep. So now I am in pain, sleepy, and anxious about the CT scan.

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valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-12-06 11:47:22 -0600 Report

Hi Bre,
I truely hope everything works well for you. After all you went through you deserve that much. I have a friend that is a retired Police Officer now working security in a major hospital. He says he almost see's more action there than when he was on the force.
I believe him after some of the things I have seen in the hospital.
All out of adults too.

BreC 2014-12-05 16:50:41 -0600 Report

I woke up at 3am this morning. I went to bed early last night with knowing that I would need to be up early this morning to get ready and to drink the contrast. Couldn't go back asleep so it was awful sitting here from 3am to 7am and not being able to have my morning coffee. By the time 7am rolled around when I was supposed to start drinking the first bottle of contrast, I was starving so it went down ok. Then started the second bottle at 8am and it was harder to get down. Got to the hospital and they were swamped and running way behind. My niece is one of the people who gets people registered and she was late getting to work. So sorry Aunt Bre she says. The guy that was doing the test came looking for me and ofcourse I had to say they are swamped. Finally got back to where he was and he asked if I had done the bloodwork. No, I wasn't told to. The print on the order was so small most could barely read it. So back to the lab I go and then had to wait for 20 minutes for the tech to get the results to the guy. Here it is almost 11am and I haven't gotten the scan done, haven't eaten since 8pm Thursday night, haven't had my insulin or taken my morning meds, and worn out already. Most at the hospital know me either by my name or face and the CT tech was teasing me. Yeah, like I really was in that mood. But I kept my cool while play arguing back at him. Afterward he offered to get me a diabetic tray but by then I wanted something better. I was ready to cheat on my diet. My son was with me and took me to McDonalds where my daughter was just getting off work and we all enjoyed hamburger and fries. After the morning I had gone through, I needed that. And my BS before eating was 92 and after was 136

Glucerna 2014-12-05 17:30:14 -0600 Report

I'm sorry you had such a difficult morning but you stayed as calm as possible and got through it. It helps when you know people in the hospital and have lots of friendly faces around you. ~Lynn @Glucerna

BreC 2014-12-05 18:03:22 -0600 Report

It's amazing what you see while waiting your turn with the receptionist. One lady cursed the little older lady that volunteers at the hospital because she Thought others were being taken care of ahead of her. Pointing out that she was there before that person or other. The lady tried to explain that some were that for more serious reasons and they were registered first. Then a lady(I think she was a she) came in and was fine at first then yelled out "I need a wheelchair". Startled most everyone in the room. I heard her when she came in and she said she was there for a MRI and was feeling fine. A guy came in and lit a cigarette in the waiting room and got upset when he was asked not to smoke in the hospital. I looked at my son and we were both stunned at how adults can act. It isn't always something the hospital can help. Circumstances can change things quickly. It was a difficult morning but I am a lady first and know better than to tick off the people who are there to help me. And especially someone who may be sticking a needle into my arm.

Jan8 2014-12-04 15:41:36 -0600 Report

Hope this stuff will be over before you know it and that pain med will work well

lilleyheidi 2014-12-04 03:08:00 -0600 Report

I'm sorry your going through so much crud right now. The CT scan itself really isn't that big a deal, but the results can be worrisome. I will pray they get answers and good treatment for you. I know when I'm in pain it's really hard to focus on much of anything other than the pain and whats happening in the moment. Feel better soon. Heidi

sweetslover 2014-12-03 19:36:49 -0600 Report

It is so incredibly difficult to deal with your diabetes when you are also experiencing pain. You don't need to worry about the CT scan itself. I will just pray you get good results to your test.

BreC 2014-12-03 19:56:06 -0600 Report

I think the worst part for me is the thought of having to drink the contrast before the CT scan. Yuck

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2014-12-04 03:38:51 -0600 Report

Yeah, the pre-CT drink is definately icky.
Since I was taking metformin when I had my CT scan, my Dr had me drink the no contrast version. Is your Dr. doing the same for you? Or are you stopping your Metformin for a few days?

BreC 2014-12-04 08:07:35 -0600 Report

I don't know which contrast he ordered. I have to go pick it up today and drink it before the test tomorrow at 9am. I'm not on Metformin anymore so that isn't a problem.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2014-12-04 10:03:59 -0600 Report

Good…well not the drinking the stuff…but not having to worry about metformin complications. Maybe the contrast flavor will help cover up the other components taste.

BreC 2014-12-04 12:22:14 -0600 Report

I went to pick up the contrast and was given a choice of berry, banana, or vanilla flavor. I asked which one masked the taste the best. She said most chose the berry flavor. I can't have anything to eat or drink after midnight. Can't take my meds or a insulin injection before test in the morning but she did say to bring it with me so I can medicate after.

Kats49 2014-12-03 18:29:47 -0600 Report

My heart is saddened that you are suffering through so much right now, BS are hard to keep under control when you are in pain. Here's hoping the Ct scans give the information that is needed to resolve your issues. Bless you.

Pegsy 2014-12-03 15:09:00 -0600 Report

I'm so sorry you are suffering. I know how pain can affect glucose levels. I hope you and your doctor can get this resolved soon.

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