Doctor’s Visit

Today I had a doctor’s appointment. It was a check-up from the labs I had drawn yesterday. We go over the report and he makes suggestions as to what I can do to help myself.

All the numbers on those LD’s etc were in normal ranges. I was happy. My sugars had come down a little with having added five units of insulin these past few months but he wants them to where they were several years ago, I think, so he added five more units of insulin.

It was my turn to make suggestions this visit. I had a full memory list of what I wanted to ask but got shot down on all of my questions. He explained why this and that and I understood what he was saying, until we got to my last question.

I told him about my Dystonia causing my arch to hurt most days from my toes curling. I explained that my weeble-wobble was becoming more of a daily issue now. He said, there wasn’t anything to FIX ME.

I guess I knew it inside from belonging to so many support groups on FB. What his suggestion was as he was opening the door to leave was; “Probably time to consider using a walker full-time and get a wheelchair.”

I said nothing. He said nothing. He gave me a pat on the shoulder and smiled then left to see the next patient. I stood and stared at him as he walked away. It has been four hours since that talk and I still don’t want to believe it.

I told one of my friends about it and expressed I was not ready to sit in a wheelchair, even part-time. They asked me, “Falls and hospitals or safe and at home?”


8 thoughts on “Doctor’s Visit

    • Thanks, I sometimes get feeling a little angry and I probably shouldn’t. I took care of so many patients through the years and took care of my dad and brother until they passed, and this is what I end up with? Thankfully, I don’t think that too often. Hugs my friend

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  1. Sometimes the doctors don’t know. Do what you are doing now and believe you can do better. Probably there are some exercises you can do at home to improve it. I know this amazing guy who has Parkinsons and is not getting beaten by the condition. He does exercises, meditates and prays.

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    • He is unique. I know lots of patients who would give anything to be like your friend. Once the body breaks down there isn’t a whole lot left, but we all carry hope that something good will come from this. I prayed and prayed for my brother but I lost and I talk to many patients today and I wish with all my heart I could fix things. Hugs

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