Venting (sorry having a pitiful poo party here)

Debbie T53
By Debbie T53 Latest Reply 2010-07-20 22:24:13 -0500
Started 2010-07-20 18:18:53 -0500

I'm getting depressed here and I don't like it. Been on the phone for 2 days now trying to find a new doctor (my regular GP decided to be a stay at home mom now so I lost her last month been seeing the NP there now) but the nurseline yesterday said I needed an internist and and endo doctor(never had that yet) I think I found an endo dr but they said I need the internist 1st before he'll see me, started calling around for that the 1st 1 said nothing until mid October, the 2nd 1 said they'd send me out papers to fill out and the doctor will look at them and decide if he wants to take me on. The 3rd and 4th ones were the same as the 1st mid October. So now I'm getting a little mad I call the doctor that put me on the prednisone (we are weaning me off of it slowly and she said last week she didn't think it was doing me any good anymore because i still had the pain) to go down to 10 mg until my next app. which is in 3 months (and it's playing havoc with my sugar) so I decide I want to go down and get off not hang at 10 for 3 months well I got her to agree with me finally, going to go down faster so hitting 5 mg's for a week and then down from there hopefully a couple weeks I'll be done with it (only good news from today. I guess I start back up in the morning trying to find an internist again. Thinking the doctors must pick the patients they want to take on and I'm a handful I have a few health issues not just diabetes, might have a hard time here, maybe I'd be a challenge and they don't want it. Sorry about the venting but nobody is home hubby is on the road till Friday, and I have to spit this out or grab the bottle of pomegranate vodka which sounds pretty good right now.

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Debbie T53
Debbie T53 2010-07-20 21:45:55 -0500 Report

Ok I'm back I regrouped, had a 10 minute cry, yelled at myself, took a nap and ate some dinner. Feeling better now and thank you Mays I needed that kick in the seat too. kdroberts thank you too, I did call the hospital that's where I got the names that I called today. Harlan I'm not hard on them I didn't mean it that way, I meant hard maybe because of the problems I have. My last GP says I never moaned about anything (I just deal with it) but when I did she knew that something was really wrong when I complained about something.

nw7272000 2010-07-20 20:27:16 -0500 Report

kdroberts is right on the money Debbie! Having once worked at a Dr.s Office though I would say call a bit earlier…say around 10am because appts not cancelled by then will be charged by most Drs offices and the workers in the office will be calling other patients offering the cancellations to other patients by then.
Mays is also correct Debbie…Alcohol is neverrrr the answer! Unless you are trying to do yourself in and that is just rediculous! Just grab that phone and make appts with every Dr. you can and remember to call everyday and request any opening that comes up. Tell them you are having a serious problem and need the appointment asap and do it every day until you get results from one of them. Then be sure to cancel the appts you have with any other Drs so you will not be charged for the appointments. Be sure to thank them kindly and explain that you had to take the first Dr that could get you in. You will want to keep them on good terms in case the first Dr does not suit you. So do wait till after you have met with the first Dr before cancelling any other appts.
Very Good Luck to you Debbie.
Also if you have a Hospital near you call and ask if they have a Drs Hotline or Nurse Link Hot Line for your area. Calling one of these can get you in quickly a lot of the time as well.

Debbie T53
Debbie T53 2010-07-20 22:24:13 -0500 Report

Thank you I am going to make more calls tomorrow, I have a few more names on the list they gave me from the hospital.

kdroberts 2010-07-20 19:59:27 -0500 Report

Take any appointment and then call every day around 11 and ask if there have been and cancellations or schedule changes. You should be able to get in to see pretty much any doctor within a few days doing that. Be warned though, they may offer you something the same day you call so make sure you know what your schedule is.

Harlen 2010-07-20 19:51:01 -0500 Report

Grab the top of you boots and pull them up partys over
You do need an endo and a GP
if your hard on your Docs it will be hard to get a new one but keep trying you will get one .
Best wishes

MAYS 2010-07-20 18:44:07 -0500 Report

OK, Pity time is over, time to clock into reality.
If there was a moment of time of non control, it has passed.
Being diabetic teaches us to be in control of that which we can control.
Take a deep breath, and get ready for the next round of action, do what you can, and all that you can concerning you, your health, your diabetes.
Ask questions, demand answers, it's your health (and life).
Venting is great, action is better and results are truly satisfying.

The bottle of pomegranate vodka which sounds pretty good right now, isn't the answer, planning to take control over this situation is, be a dictator of the situation, take control and make it work for you.

All of this is raising your glucose level and it is never worth it.
Do your thing !


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