Saturday, June 20, 2015

Back in Colorado for doctor and dentist appointments

I can’t believe I haven’t written anything for several weeks. 

Living our Full Time life has made us both more flexible about our surroundings and our schedules.  That being said…  When we are home in Colorado it is easy to get back into the routine of doctor appointments, errands and visiting friends and family. 

We spent 5 weeks in Colorado.  We had planned ahead for doctor and dentist appointments.  Medical appointments are very hard to deal with when we travel.  George has Medicare—so he has more flexibility seeing doctors around the country.  He also has NO medical issues, which frankly drives me crazy.  He is 67 and basically healthy.  At 53, since getting Fibromyalgia; I feel like I am falling apart. 

I had finally decided to give in and ask my doctor to prescribe one of the drugs that has been approved to treat Fibromyalgia.  I had scheduled my doctors’ appointment within the first few days of getting home.  I wanted to allow time for doctor follow up appointments.  It didn’t even cross my mind that there would be any issues with the prescription.  I have seen the same doctor for over 10 years.  She generally is great, easy to talk with and takes time to work through any medical issues.  Thanks to all the new online forms she is required to fill out for every appointment, she spends most of her time on the computer while she is in the room.  At several points I wasn’t even sure she was listening to me.

I told her about my increasing pain and the other symptoms I was struggling with on a daily basis.  Her reply, “I’m not sure what to say.  You will have pain every day for the rest of your life.  Nothing I say or DO is going to change that.”  She increased my pain meds, but other than that… “Sucks to be you.”  L

I am going to continue doing research on fibro and see if there is anything that can bring relief—since it feels like I may be on my own to find help.  I am going to work to put together some resources that I will be able to share.
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