Finally in
Friday September 07th 2012, 10:39 pm
Filed under: Crohn's flare,Knit

This morning:

Can you get in here right now to the lab and we’ll put a stat on it? And then appointment at 1:00.

Sure thing.

It didn’t really make sense to go home in between, turn around and come back, so I threw an extra 100g skein of yarn in my knitting bag just in case.

And so, after talking to various people on the phone all week, the GI doctor taking emergency calls today welcomed me in–with great apologies at the wait, and then another wait in the middle as she had to dash out to answer someone, but I told her, I’m just grateful you saw me, thank you!

But one of the first things she said when I got there was, Last time I saw you you were in the hospital!

And I said to her, Your baby’s three now?

She was very pleased that I remembered she had been pregnant. (Secret guilt here that I’d never knitted for her new little one.  I am going to make up for it now by knitting for her–not out of guilt but because I’ve always wanted to, and now I have an excuse again.)

We discussed. Not the stream of blood while changing the dressing but not gone either.  She tested: tender here and here, yes, but not really bad and I know really bad. Hmm. Tell you what, she said, I’ll put in a non-urgent request for a CT, and they’ll get you in in the next two weeks; if you don’t need it, cancel. If you need it a whole lot more than you do right now, call me and I’ll mark it urgent and they’ll get you right in.

I asked, and she said there was indeed a new med on the market since the Humira that might be a possibility if it turns out I need it.

There is?! YES!!! She told me the name and I said I’d go Google it; no, says she, I can get you more information than you can get by Googling, here, wait a second and I’ll go get it for you.

Came out of there with a plan and a knitting plan and happy anticipation at telling her thank you for the simple human comfort at being seen in all the ways I’d needed it. Life is good.

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Glad to know that you’re getting additional aid and information from someone who cares!

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 09.07.12 @ 11:35 pm

I’m so glad you crossed paths again. No coincidence?

Comment by Channon 09.08.12 @ 3:30 am

Remembered after three years, you sure know how to make an impression. I agree w/Kathy in SJ. That’s reassuring.

Comment by LynnM 09.08.12 @ 3:37 am

I am so glad you got to see someone who is interested. New meds–here’s hoping they are useful. Keep us posted.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 09.08.12 @ 7:29 am

it is so important to have a doctor that you trust and that listens and shares

glad to hear you are getting the care you need

Comment by Bev 09.08.12 @ 8:55 am

New meds? A doctor that really cares? Great! Here’s hoping you don’t really need that CT scan.

Comment by Don Meyer 09.08.12 @ 9:57 am

I’m lucky I can remember yesterday at this point…but three years?!! You ARE good.

Comment by Ruth 09.08.12 @ 6:12 pm

Bless her heart for being there when she was and for chosing a profession that suits her!

I’m sure your knitting will be all the more enjoyable now. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 09.08.12 @ 6:51 pm

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