Highest to Lowest

I get so aggravated at doctor’s offices. I have a friend who has health issues with Diabetes. It’s out of control and has been for some time but I won’t go there. Anyone who has this disease realizes that left to ignoring it can in fact suffer huge consequences later on.

This friend has this past year suffered so much pain in all parts of the body. A trip to the doctor led to another doctor and so on and so on. This went on for almost a year and a half. In the end, the last test was the A1C test, which measures the average of your sugar numbers, and is usually done every three to six months.

The doctor said, ” Oh this is the reason for all of your aches and pains.” In my heart I was confident that this would be the results.

My issue is why? Why do these physicians run the most expensive tests first? Why didn’t they just do and A1C test first? It takes time and gas to run out of town to these specialists. It takes money away from work and it leaves huge amounts of deductibles to pay.

The same thing is happening to me right now. I need to find the answer to why when I stand for a period of time, I feel like I will pass out. I went to the specialist two days ago and instead of doing the simple test of checking my blood pressure in a sitting, lying and standing position, he has ordered a Tilt Table test, which is out of town, runs at between five hundred and one thousand dollars and will most likely make me vomit and pass out.

I swear, I am going to quit going to these doctors if it is about my neurological problems. I already know they can not fix me. I guess when I get those episodes, I go into panic mode and reach for the phone. It just seems someone is getting a kick back from going high to low on procedures. I have heard of other patients that go through the same routines. It’s like when you take your car to a mechanic. It’s not uncommon for them to replace the most simple part that fixes the problem until last.