Thursday, January 27, 2011

Another Doctor's Appointment

As i had mentioned in my earlier blog this week I was having chest pains. I knew it wasn't Pleurisy, although sometimes I wish it was. My Rheumy and I had talked about getting my heart checked out sometime down the road.

Well today I had my monthly appointment with my Rheumy and let me tell you, getting through the last 4 days was the hardest thing I have ever done. My chest hurt so bad at times I was crying in pain (which for me is painful). Pain meds didn't even help.

In talking with her today we discussed a more urgent need for me to see a cardiologist.... oh great a new doctor :-).

we also talked about steriods (for those that know- I am resistant and refuse to take them). After telling her no we had to talk about other ideas.

I feel really good about our chat. I ended up with IV drugs, which I am ashamed to say I can't remember what she gave me, and then three more prescriptions to fill.

I hate leaving the doctor and thinking what did we just talk about or what are all these papers and prescriptions in my purse. I am just a good little patient and follow all my drug rules without asking- is that normal? I don't care what I am taking as long as it works.
So off to the pharmacy. I have high hopes that this will work although I'm told it may takes week to kick in. The IV took the edge from the chest pains, but it's still there. It didn't help with my joints being swollen, but hopefully that will go soon.

1 comment:

Certified Doctor said...

Hope your Chest pain reduces with the the medicines what your doctor has suggested.