It seems these days I am going from one doctor’s appointment to the next. It’s like my doctor visits have become my social life. Just like when I’m going out, each and every time I visit my doctors I dress my best. I pick out my cutest outfit and even take extra time to make sure my hair is combed nicely. I always put on a smile and I make sure my scooter is clean which usually receives a lot of attention. The scooter tends to impress others more than me.
Well, this week I was more busy than usual. My appointments were:
Tuesday- Physical Therapist
Wednesday- General Practitioner
Friday – Optometrist
That’s right a doctor’s appointment everyday!
I didn’t even realize this until my husband mentioned it to me. The worse part is, after every appointment, I’m usually wiped out. So much that I’m so tired I can’t do anything else. Done for the day. So my only activity outside of the home everyday for five days in a row was going to the doctor.
The funny part is, when I got home from my doctor appointments I would watch The Dr. Oz television show. I wonder if I was subliminally drawn to watch it?
I just wanted to tell you that taking the “extra time” to beautify yourself paid off. You look fantastic in the picture!!!! From a fellow MSer, I love when people notice the effort I put in to showing up and looking nice. 🙂
An oil change & a tire rotation and you’ll be good to go!
Busy, but at least it’s a good busy, right?
I was like you wiped after a dr’s appt but I recently started adderall xr and it has done wonders for my fatigue. Big hugs to you
I noticed a few typos in my post. The book by Dr. Blaylock is ‘Excitotoxins” He talked about glutathione and MS not MA. Just wanted to clear that up.
It seems your week is similar to my last couple of months, so because of you and My New Normals I wake-up everyday thanking God for another New Day. The last couple of months have not been so kind to me but I know it could be worse. I got so tired of going to see doctors I actually was just worn out. To know I am having the worse relapse I’ve had since my diagnosis sort of ticked me off but its okay because I’m still functioning adequately and enjoying My New Normal with my grandchildren.
God has blessed me to move back to Dayton with my family and knowing they are aware of how to handle my situation. We’ve dealt with MS in my family for more than 30 years with youngest 4 in my family all being diagnosed with it. It makes such a difference when you have the support of people that care and love you.
So since I’ve seen so many health care people I decided to take this week off and reschedule one of my appointments – that didn’t work and I’m headed back to the doctor this Thursday. Taking the pill form of steroids has not done my body good but I’m slowly coming around. I’m determined to have a great week.
Denise, thanks for that whopping compliment! I think being closed to family is medicine in itself.
Can’t even imagine more than three appointments in a week…marathoners have nothing on you! Were they just follow up visits or did you actually find out something new? Sometimes it’s really hard to hear the same news; over & over again. Sorry. Been one of those weeks for me (new doc; no real news). Ahhh, thank goodness…a new year approaches! Have some fun & have an awesome holiday season!
Stacy, they were mostly follow-ups. but I will definitely pay closer attention next time before scheduling,
I heard that in France the drs. make house calls. How civilized is that! My partner doesn’t really understand when I don’t want to go go go on dr. visit days. You know, shopping and lunch out along with the dr. appt. We live 30 miles from the town where most of my appts. are so the extra drive is more than enough for me.
Thanks for your blog, Nicole. Makes me want to taike a nap. 🙂
Roberta, may be one day your partner will understand,
Just letting you know your life does not have to be like that. I discovered wellness as an Autism Mom in November 2009. I have become an independent researcher and autism and wellness expert. MS is related to vaccines. Please discover Dr. Jerry Tennant who wrote the book. ” Healing Is Voltage”. We are fearfully and wonderfully made!
Mary, what is your relationship to multiple sclerosis?
I am very familiar with Dr. Russell Blaylock’s work. He is a Neurologist who lost both his parents to Parkinson’s. He is now a full time researcher. A few years back he wrote a book called “Excititoxins”. I have been involved in a glutathione company since 2009 and he talked about MA and the importance of glutathione. I have been involved with Autism since 2007 and proved to my insurance company what happened to my daughter. A few years back I attended a webinar on Vaccines and MS was mentioned. All “disease” is oxidative stress, acidosis, dehydration and inflammation. My journey has also led me to living water which has also helped people with MS. All these different diagnoses that we are told are just so they can match a drug to it. All drugs are acidic, dehydrating, and toxic. If you FB me you can learn a lot more! My autism community are full of thinkers! We are no longer sheeple!
Mary, thanks for the feedback
Wow! You’re a brave soul! I could never have made it to all those appointments! Now that the flurry is over, get some rest! (I laughed when I saw you wearing shorts. We’re bundled up with snow here!)
Muff, I think are in the US are is covered in snow right now! I will not do it again!
I’m right there with you. I, too, get dressed up to go to doctor’s appts. and didn’t even realize it until I read your blog this a.m. Sweats are my usual attire. Pretty pitiful, but comfortable 🙂 And we have the same specialty doctors. I just got braces for both legs/knees; they seem to make my legs more stable. I am self cathing. I am feeling so alone; I have no family here–our kids are on the west coast and my biological family is dwindling fast–lost my sister this year and my brother 3 years ago. I was dx with ms in 1970 so it is a long time companion. I love reading your blogs, kindred spirits are a wonderful thing. Thanks for blogging–it really helps to make me feel more connected.
Diane, yes connection is everything. thanks for reading,
Although I have not had one a day I have had more than one on a day which also wipes you out. Last month I had a dents appointment, an eye doctor appointment and a vet appointment for my cat Sam. Too much on the to-do list is a bummer.
Suzanne, I will not be doing it again!
I did that one week and was wiped out. Now I make sure I only schedule one appointment a week. Heck, we are paying them to make us miserable, rescheduling is a have to now days. Like you I worked in the medical field so I make everything easy for them. I always have my list of updated meds printed to give them and a list of questions or issues. Whatever it takes to get me out to there the quickest!
P.S. Maybe you have a crush on Dr. Oz??????!!!!!!!!!
Jana, I keep my mid-list on my phone, maybe I do.
Well, I hope all these doctors can made a real difference for you, considering all the trouble it is to go to them. I gave up on doctors about 3 years ago and feel SO MUCH BETTER now that I’m clean and drug free.
Laurie, I cannot imagine not going.
What a social setting. Ironic we dress to impress those that are paid to impress our situation mmm.
Your hair looks fab. Scooter resembles futuristic transport.
Angela, that’s funny. thanks!