In 2013, I herniated my L4 disc and bulged my L5. It was, hands down, the most painful thing that has ever happened to me. Lately, I've been having pain in my hip/butt area. I had a wellness exam coming up, so I waited for that. Today was that appointment. It's very painful if I'm … Continue reading Again?
Recently, I was put on a new medication, and I had two follow up calls with my psychiatrist, and then a meeting this last Wednesday. It's actually going very, very well. Not that I want to invite trouble! But this is the best I've felt in a very long time, with more energy than normal … Continue reading New Medication Going Well
I saw my primary case physician about my allergies, and she gave me a referral to UW Allergy in Madison. Which is a hike, but still. I had that appointment, and I have a new steroid inhaler aaaaaand... I will be having allergy shots! I just have to set up the scheduling because I will … Continue reading Allergy Shots May Be in My Future
UGH. I was doing SO WELL on the meds I was on, fairly stable, rarely swinging full manic and a livable amount of depression. But I made the mistake of mentioning, at my most recent psych appointment, that I was lactating from the Invega. My doctor immediately wanted to know for how long. Four years? … Continue reading Everything Was Stable So Time For New Medications: Let’s Talk About Weight Gain
I have a new Doctor, which is all well and fine, except that means I had to have an intake appointment. The Doctors we saw at our previous clinic kept leaving due to conflicts with administration, and we got sick of it. So, I set up an appointment with the same doctor my husband, parents, … Continue reading I Loathe Intake Appointments
Or something like that. I had no idea what to call this post! BUT, we're addressing my husband's gut issues!!! We have a new doctor. The other clinic we'd been seeing doctors at was aggravating their doctors enough that they were leaving after 6-12 months, and that was aggravating us. Because who likes retelling their … Continue reading Gut Issues, Revisted: The Guttening
I had my allergy appointment this last Monday, and the Doctor didn't argue that I had hives. Which is great, because I was annoyed. Instead, he said there were two possibilities. One possibility was that I was allergic to the parts of the wheat protein that break down when they bottle the juice used for … Continue reading Hives, Hives, and More Hives
I had an allergy test done a few weeks ago. I was hoping to set up allergy shots and maybe cut back on all of my allergy meds. So I put up with the scratches and itching... my new allergist insisted that, since I didn't react to the prick test, I wasn't allergic to wheat. … Continue reading Hives or Why My Allergist is Wrong
There are few things in the world that I loathe more than being late for something. I will turn around and not attend an event rather than be late to it, and this is a constant point of conflict with my husband and I. He wants to arrive exactly on time with no time spent … Continue reading LATE and How I Loathe Being Late
I've been having headaches for a while, especially at the end of the day, and I thought maybe my prescription needed to be changed. I went to the eye doctor this last week. And the results is well, no, not exactly. My distance vision is about the same, and my near vision is about the … Continue reading Eye Doctor Fail, Insurance Success!