Outcome at the Doctor

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48717)
United Kingdom
April 4, 2008 3:26am CST
Let me say first of all that the Doctor Surprised me last Night she really did as she was actually taking things Serious First of all I want everyone to stop worrying the Scans are not showing anything serious at all but she is concerned about the Pain and what is causing it I now have to see the Nurse on Tuesday to get the Coil checked out I also have to go for Blood Tests on Wednesday Morning and she is referring me to a Gastric Specialist and we take it from there I am not worried right now I am actually relieved that they are not just pushing it aside because nothing is showing up they are now taking further Steps to investigate At the moment the Pain is not bad at all just a bit of discomfort now and again, but this is how it has been for over a Year now and then it will just hit me again when least expected But things are now being looked into further Thank you all of you for caring and supporting me on this I love you all and I think you all know that Big Hugs
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43 responses
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Apr 08
Hooray! Nothing worse than having the doc NOT take you seriously! Glad the pain isn't too bad right now! Hang in there, they will track it down with patience and persistence!
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 08
Lol it is about time she took notice of me as she normally doesn't
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I am so relieved to hear this..I am so glad that they are taking steps to figure it all out..hopefully soon you will know for sure...hugs to you
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 08
We will just have to wait now till I have been there but I am sure it will be ok
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@gemini_rose (16193)
4 Apr 08
Hurray, and I for one am glad to hear it! There is nothing worse than not being taken seriously when you are in pain, it makes you feel like you are making it up or imagining it. Good news and lets hope that finally they will track down the source of it and can stop it for you. Constant pain is the worse thing, it wears you down and makes you feel so bad, especially when you have had it for such a long time. xx
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 08
Yes it is good as she is not the nicest Person to be honest So it certainly surprised me that she was taking Action When I went to her last year with my swollen Stomach she told me I was fat and had to loose weight as it will affect my Lungs and make them worse And that was the start of this So now you see why I am surprised
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@gemini_rose (16193)
4 Apr 08
The cheeky moo, she sounds like a brilliant doctor, the kind that makes you feel really good about yourself!
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 08
Oh yes certainly I still do not like her but at least she acting this time and not telling me I am fat I am a Size 12 Rose I mean if that is fat then I don't know
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Glad to hear the dr is taking you seriously, gabs. Did they do an ultrasound to check out your gall bladder? Still in my prayers, my friend.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 08
Yes that was the first they did and that is when they spotted the thing on my Liver and then got me in for the Cat Scan
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• United States
4 Apr 08
Well darn it. the way you were talking, I thought for sure your gall bladder was misbehaving. All the same symptoms I had pretty much.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
5 Apr 08
I still think it is to be honest but we will see
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Apr 08
I am so glad that the scans so far are not showing anything serious and that your doctor is concerned about your pain and is trying to find out what is causing it. thank goodness for that. When I had the gallbladder attach I was so surprised when my doctor said he wanted to run all these tests as he was sure from my symtoms it was gallstones but am glad he did and we found out I had a humongous gall stone just one but it was in a place that really made for pain. When i got sick a year ago I was bleeding profusely from the rectum of all places and was scared spitless so when I went to one of my doctors buddies he ordered me to the emergency room immediately and I was nonplussed at all the test and scans and stuff they did but they finally figured out that I had diverticulitis and had ruptured a small blood vessel in one of the little sacs in my colon.Wo I had to have four units of blood before the bleeding stopped but my point is that they were not going to give up until they found what was causing my bleeding and tummyache and I am so grateful to all three of those doctors for not giving up. hope your doctor keeps at it until she finds out why you are having pain good luck and a hug for you
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 08
Oh Hatley I am glad to that they did not give up I might never have met you I bet that was very scary for you as that could have been worse and if they would not have found what it was it could have gotten a lot worse Hugs to you
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
4 Apr 08
oh I am so glad that she is looking into it finally got one to pay attention to it hugs and good luck!
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 08
Yep the one that told me last year when I went with my swollen Stomach to and she told me I was fat do you remember that one Hugs to you
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@Marg12 (329)
• United States
4 Apr 08
That is fantastic that things are a little better and glad the doctor came to her senses and is being nice. A nice doctor is great to have. Most of them just let you pass through that little room and then charge you a fortune for saying hello and how are you. One time, I asked my doctor a couple of questions about something I had going on, and she didn't have a clue what the answer was. All I could think was to look it up. Anyway, good to hear your positive attitude and you will be just fine. Especially now that everyone is taking you seriously.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 08
I am glad to as she is normally not a nice Person at all
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
4 Apr 08
Great news, gabs. With all the tests they are going to do I hope that they will find the cause of the pain. Hopefully the results won´t show anything serious. Well the scan went well, so there´s a reason to be optimistic. Hugs to you XXX Dana
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 08
Hi Dana no I don't think it is anything serious as I do believe the Cat Scan would have shown if it was
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Hey gabs Im so glad they will be looking into it. I still say it has to do with your gallbladder. I know your relieved knowing they are on the case and wont just push you aside. I wish I could take your all your pain away for you sweetie. Keep us updated. Love you and big hugs back to you.xxx
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 08
Sweetie I to believe it is the Gall Bladder but because nothing is showing on the Scan they do not know what it is Hugs to you xxx
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@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
7 Apr 08
Hi hun, Thanks for the sweet re-reply. :o) I'm overdue for my blood labs too! ;o) Believe it or not, but I get to be all hefty and draw my own blood! I've had it done so often, I'm used to it. Hugs, Hana
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 08
Well I think you better go and get them done ok And no do not do it yourself lol Hugs
@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Oh yes, the phleobotomists all know me there, and always just give me the order, tell me the colors (since I am bad at identifying which order with which color tubes), and they send me back. it also saves time, as there is a wait of other people anyway, and it saves times for us all. :o)
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
6 Apr 08
It sounds like you do have a good doctor! I have been in pain for ages now, and more than once have been insulted by emergency room doctors who acted like I was just trying to get pain meds! It can be next to impossible to get tests ordered if the doctor in charge does not really think that you are in pain! Or if it is thought of as psychological pain, you know, all in your head! Drinking a lot of water helps take some of my pain away, as well as acupuncture. I hope that helps!
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 08
She is only taking the Procedures now because last year when I went with my swollen Stomach she said it was fat I do hope though that they will sort you soon Olive so that you will be out of the Pain Hugs
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Thanks for that wish! I am glad that everything is working out alright for you now!
@disvachic (10123)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I'm glad the doctor is now taking things seriously.The pain is there and they really need to see whats causing it.I wish you the best.GOod luck and I hope its nothing major.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 08
Hi Sweetie it is good to see you again I don't think it is anything serious I still believe it is the Gall Bladder
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
4 Apr 08
thanks gabs good 2 see u 2.once again good luck with everything
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@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Thats not good I hope the pain goes away for you soon. Glad you found a good doctor they are hard to find these days it seems.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 08
Minnie she is not very nice The first time I went to her with my swollen Stomach she told me I was fat and over weight by 7 Pounds I think she has realized that she made a big Mistake there and needs to act now Hugs to you
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• United States
4 Apr 08
i did not know that. Well at least she seems to have came to her senses finally.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
7 Apr 08
At least its nothing serious, but still worried about the problem overall. As long as the doctors say you are alright and you say you are alright... that's enough to keep the worry to a minimum. Stay healthy and comfortable Gabs.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 08
Yes Pro and that is what I needed to hear all we need to do now is pin down where the Pain is coming from and then see what they do Hugs
@arkaf61 (10883)
• Canada
7 Apr 08
I"m glad to read these news twin dear. SOmetimes it makes it so much worse, not what we have, but the fact that we feel doctors are not really paying attention or even sometimes acting as we're overreacting. SO now that you know that they are actually doing something about it and investigating it further, it's only natural that you feel better. Big hug to you
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 08
Yes it is natural Twin, I just want them to find out now what is causing it so that they can do something about it Big Hug back to you
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
6 Apr 08
I am glad that they have not found anything serious on the scans. I hope that they find out what is causing your pain though. I am also glad that they are taking your concerns and pain seriously. My husband has been to numerous GI doctors in the last year and some of them just seemed like they were just ready to get him out of the office and get on to the next patient. Keep us updated on your condition though and good luck with the upcoming appointments.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 08
Hi Cortney All Doctors are like that The same Doctor that is now seeing this through sent me home last Year when I went to see her about my swollen Stomach she told me it was fat and that I was to loose 7 pounds as it will affect my damaged Lungs, so I ended up going home crying, when the Pain got worse and worse I did not dare to go back to her I got rushed into Hospital and since then the Action is being taken I hope that your Husband will find a Doctor that cares Hugs
@mummymo (23709)
6 Apr 08
Of course we care and support you sweetheart - that is what friends are for! I was so relieved that there is nothing serious in the scans and it is also good that you aren't worrying anymore as worry and stress makes pain worse! Love and hugs xxxx
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 08
I know and I was getting in a state which was also affecting my Breathing But again everything seems to hit of at once as you know But I will be just fine Love you xxxxxxxx
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
6 Apr 08
I wish you the best gabs in finding out what ever it is that's ailing you like it is. I have pain in my back when I do too much around the house but it's not like yours where it's basically taken over my life. I pray you find out what it is so it can be taken care of. Bless your heart sweetie!
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 08
Sweetie still get it seen to as it could be something brewing This is how it all started with me I just thought it was nothing until it got worse and worse So please get checked out Love and Hugs to you
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
6 Apr 08
It's such a shame though gabs that it took so long for any doctor of yours to do anything sooner..I mean to put you through all this for so long is not fair to say the least, but at least you're getting some attention to things now and hope they can finally discover what is causing all your pain...my thoughts are with you as always (((hugs)))
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 08
I know Sweetie it has been over a year now And do you know that the Pain in my Leg and hip has eased as well so I am wondering if this is all connected I don't know how but it is easing We will see once I get to the Specialist Hugs to you
@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Oh Gabs, Thanks for keeping us up to date. Sending you many warm wishes over. I know lots of people are all supporting you and giving their warm thoughs to. Hope your health improves soon!
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 08
Thank you Sweetie I appreciate you supporting me and always will You are a good Friend and do not let anyone tell you any different Hugs to you