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Medi-cal Insight

24 Feb

When you’re poor or, don’t make enough  money to get insurance, in California you get what is known as medi-cal. Not to be confused with medi-care, that’s what everyone gets with they’re older (something to think about). When I went to the Dr’s today,  and it was a wait, almost an hour before seeing the doctor. When I finally saw her was cool, and ordered the test I needed.

As I was leaving some lady who was in the same office as me, came up to me and was like,  “I don’t get why people yell and complain. You’re going to see the doctor,  if you need a specialist, they’ll get you to one. In other countries they don’t have health insurance” And I thought, she’s totally right! Believe me when it took 2 hours to see the gastroenterologist or 3 to see the gyno,  I admit I was a little pissed. I’ve asked how much longer is the wait, but I have never yelled at the office staff like I’ve seen some do. (life lesson: never yell at anyone, anywhere because they’ll find a way to get back at you)

I don’t who how it is in other countries, but I’ve had mostly good doctors except, for Dr. Lacypanties (that is what he shall be forever named as). My all time favorite doctor was leaving her office which sucks,  but I guess that’s life. The lady I was talking to was 53 and shot a shot in her hip for arthritis, she was fun and rachet as hell. I guess that is life, and they way you go about it effects you. She did not look 53, and when I look in the mirror I don’t look 28, I look way older and it makes me sad. I have to many health issues it’s ridiculous. But, it’s how you go about it as to how it’s going to show on your face,  body and well being. 

So I’m going to brush off my shoulders my up coming colonoscopy and endoscopy, not worry about those reused, interchangeable cameras. I will really focus on trying to be more conscience of the foods I eat, actually deal with the fact I have Crohns. I have to learn and  remember it’s not a big deal,  and never have another melt down like I did the other day.

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Worst Day Ever

23 Feb

I can safely say that about that day. The day I finally got to go before the SSI disability judge.
I don’t know if I ever got into it, but I had a incident that has messed up my life. Like seriously, I walk with a cane… But anywho,  after months of waiting and not wanting to deal with lawyers, I went in alone. Which in hindsight was a terrible idea. If you ever have to go before the SSI judge( I hope you don’t), and they ask if you want more time to have someone with you, even though it will take MONTHS for a new hearing, TAKE IT AND RUN!!!

My day began by dropping off my daughter at school and rushing to the bus stop. And of course as I’m  hobbling down the street 2 buses(that I need) fly by.  So I waited, 30 mins for the next bus…  As Rapid buses were flying by. (To say that I’ve got a huge love hate relationship with Google Maps, is putting it lightly… very lightly!!) Instead of the regular bus, I could have hopped on the Rapid and been on time!!  An option that google never gave me!
Anyways, as I started crying waiting for the bus, I  saw it coming. It stopped at a stop for minutes, and I’m like WTF this is seriously happening to me!  So now I’m crying, when it finally gets to me, I’m crying on the bus! (yes,  I was THAT person!) I finally got to my transfer point.. As 2 Rapid buses fly by!! I literally broke down on Santa Monica Blvd and Wilshire and I’m sure it was a sight to see.

That is the one thing that I can’t stand about public transportation… No matter what you have to do,  you’re on their schedule. I had to call the disability office and beg for them not to skip me! They said ok, and I calmed down. I took a minute to look up this judge, and after reading the comments I knew I was fucked. Lawyers were saying she a tough nut. When I finally saw her, Judge Logic, she was a shrewd woman who could give no fucks with short hair.

I was asked before I entered the room to take off my sunglasses that I wear because of light sensitivity. I asked her if I could put them on and she said no, because nothing in my file said I need them. BUT I SENT IN ALL MY PAPER WORK! No fucks! After hearing me crying as I tried to see, it was deemed that I could work and that was that. And she even said, “That is all, thank you for coming even though you were late.”  I wanted to gouge her eyes out! My eyeballs were throbbing, my hearing was done, and I left with nothing.

So of course I was crying AGAIN on Wilshire Blvd and on the bus to go to my Dr’s appointment. This is where I learned that one of my favorite Dr’s was going to be leaving. The Dr who remembers my husband on the first day fighting for me,  saying I wasn’t faking it. The Dr who did everything in her power to get me to the right specialist. Dammit man,  what a fucked up day…
She even told me 1st! And… AND was scared that she would leave and I wouldn’t see again. I’ve never had a nicer Dr and I don’t know if I  will again.

~*~Gluten Putin ~*~

Upper GI Endoscopy

5 Sep

It was three weeks till my endoscopy appointment when I was really thinking what’s going on with the laproscopic thingy. When I called medi-cal to make sure that the upper GI endoscopy was going to go through, I also asked about the laparoscopic procedure. The lady on the phone said the endoscopic was fine but they had no record of the laparoscopic. I told her that I had to switch over my doctors because Marina Gold was an absolute idiot and this is probably part of that problem. I was told because it was a serious operation she would look right into it and get back to me, when she got back to me I thought this must be a serious procedure! After medi-cal I called my gynecologist office and told them my insurance got the referral for the laparoscopic procedure. The lady on the phone said,”We’ve been trying to contact you for a while now, you need your procedure!” Then all of a sudden I remembered, my phone had gotten disconnected! Actually it was shut off but, that’s another story for another time, what matters is I had to change my phone number. She asked me if I could come in next week to schedule the laparoscopic procedure.

-It was around this time that the gluten and corn was starting to have some effect on my body. I didn’t care because I was LOVING IT! Eating whatever I wanted to!-At my gyno’s office which is ALWAYS packed I waited over an hour passed my appointment time to see him.-I will tell you his name when I’m done with him ;-)-When he was discussing what was going to happen I starting getting really scared. I hate having my belly button messed with! “They” already had to go in there to tie my tubes, I really didn’t want to do it again. At the same time, to finally know what was going on was going to be great! When we were done I went to schedule the appointment. She wanted to do it that weekend! I thought that was weird, I said I had plans and maybe after my endoscopy we could do it. We went back and forth with dates till finally the Dr came back. He said he wanted to do it soon to find out what was going on, I said is it okay to do it a week after having an upper gi endoscopic procedure? He said it would be ok and we set the date, which the lady already suggested.
That was that. In two weeks my endoscopy and in three my laparoscopy.
~*~Gluten Putin~*~

Omeprazole 20mg

26 Apr

Hey guys!-in this day and age I feel like I should name you guys, Puter’s maybe?j/k-So here’s how it’s been going; still totally love being in civilization and Hollywood isn’t that bad! I had to switch my Dr’s because my last one was useless and I needed to still see one. I now have a “Dr” who I’ve never seen at this medical clinic which is fine enough because there are “Dr’s” there-I use”” because I don’t know if they’re Dr’s or in med school-.

I could bore you guys with how this place is exactly the same as all the Dr’s I’ve ever had in my life, useless, but I won’t. This lady Dr who I can’t care enough to remember her name gave me a prescription for these pills called Omeprazole after she felt my tummy and I told her all my problems. I had the prescription for about a week because a lot of the side effects deal with intestines and stomach issues with I didn’t want to mess around with. Ever since being near homeless and homeless my stomach was and still is killing me. I got to this point where my stomach was killing me so bad I would just lay down all day in pain ignoring life as it went by.

I went back to my”Dr’s” a week later to get my test results, everything was fine and I don’t have Celiac’s. I told her how stupid those test were because of everything I’ve dealt with in life and with my daughter; PLUS my 90 something year old grandmother who ALWAYS ate right is having massive weight loss and they thinks it’s due to Celiac’s. My Dr shot back with maybe you have IBS, I told her IBS that only affects me with gluten and not all the spicy food I eat?!?!-STUPID!-I told her that’s why I don’t want to take those pills you gave me it’s just a band aid and you don’t even know what’s wrong, I’d rather be in pain. She said how ridiculous that was and that she believed me so just take the pills, she said she has no patients that had side effects and it takes 5 days to work. I really thought this lady was going to help me. Sure she looked at me weird when I told her I have a period for 12 days-yes 12!-She couldn’t see the bumps in my eyes and still yet another weird look when I told her about the hemorrhoid.

For those of you who don’t know Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor and what that means is, it’s to stop my stomach from producing too much acid.  It’s used for acid reflux, GERDS and ulcers. I really hope I don’t have the latter but when the Dr pushed on my stomach and it hurt and made me nauseous, we both agreed that is definitely not a sign of acid reflux. Only in resent years have I had heart burn and I never get it with spicy foods only when I wake up in the morning or mid day nap, I’ve always had stomach and bellybutton pains.

So today is the 5th day and I can safely say F*K THESE PILLS!!! My stomach still hurts, but in a different way! Instead of being in horrible pain, I feel like something in my stomach is numbed but still hurts when I move and still makes me nauseous. The first days were worse but it’s not going away I’m still nauseous. Remember those side effects I was telling you about??? Not only do these effect my intestinal tract a couple of times a day but they are hurting like I’ve eaten gluten. I looked up ingredients and there’s corn in them but I don’t know for a fact there’s no gluten.

This lady was supposed to help me, she ordered up referrals for me to the, gynecologist, ophthalmologist and gastroenterologist I was so happy! Until I called to check and they haven’t been sent out-of the office!!-. I have to wait two weeks before I even know if I get to go because my helpful Dr ordered regular referrals instead of urgent referrals that get processed quicker.

If any of you Puter’s out there-j/k-take Omeprazole leave comments I want to know how these pills effect you or if they even work for you! I also want everyone to know if you ever need a referral to a specialist ALWAYS have your Dr order them as urgent even if it’s not! Things will get done a lot quicker! And thank you Dr Wag. for all the urgent referrals for my daughter, good looking out!

~*~Gluten-Putin~*~

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The Double Up-Down Part II

6 Dec

Hello everyone!!!-where has all the time gone?-I can finally say that I am happy and we figured out what was wrong with my daughter-somewhat-. On the day on the operation we were totally able to rent a car!-well not us, a friend of a friend’s wife paid for it and she doesn’t know. Which I think is sad because she totally saved the day!-As you know the Dr. who originally said she would be performing the procedure told me last minute that she would not be there.

I have to say my experience with the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles is very mixed. I know that a lot of people do wonderful things there and others just do a job. All the pre-op and post-op people were phenomenal; they were cool enough to let my husband go with them as they put our daughter to sleep. To the nurses that dealt with my husband, to the lady that showed my daughter what they were going to be doing to her on a doll, I thank you. To all the anesthesiologist’s and the women in post-op you are AWESOME! Even the Dr. who filled in for the other you rock! I know what you do is hard and many of the people in our situation treat you guys like shit-I heard horrible stories of kids waking up and cussing at these people-. At the same time you did for to school for your jobs to make money you do and even with that you do not judge.

Now with all that lovey dovey stuff out of the way, WE WILL NEVER EVER EVER GO THERE AGAIN!!!!!-EVER!!!-

After the procedure the male Dr.-whose name I can’t spell and can’t understand worth a crap-said he couldn’t see anything wrong and everything was fine when they were looking. I told him that we gave her gluten and I noticed a weight change to which he said we may have not given her enough gluten and it may have not been enough time.-?!?!?!?!?!?!?!-

So now we fast forward to the day we were supposed to get the results and it was raining. My husband didn’t want to take our daughter because we’re back to busing it and didn’t want her around everyone and in the rain. I called the hospital and they said that she didn’t have to be there and the results were in-double checking!-. My husband goes all the way down there and the Dr. wasn’t in. No Dr’s that we had seen were in to see him.-Let my make this clear…My 3 yr old daughter had a biopsy and colonoscopy in which they took tissue samples from the Duodenum to the Rectum 11 to be exact and there was no Dr. to tell us the results. NO MOTHER F*N DR WAS IN TO TELL US THE RESULTS!!!! THE MALE DR. COCK FACE TOLD ME TO CALL AND MAKE SURE THE RESULTS WERE IN BEFORE GOING DOWN! THEY WERE IN I DID MY PART!! I FUCKING HATE THIS PLACE!!!!-  Some guy handed my husband the final report, he gave it to me, I looked at it for days, I was so lost.

It wasn’t until my daughter was having those horrible huge kielbasa sausage bloody poops that I FLIPPED OUT! -One time when my husband was cleaning one and saying that this wasn’t normal for a kid, I flipped. I told him and my daughter that this was what I was saying the whole time and everyone thought I was over exaggerating! Yes even my husband! I told my 3 yr old daughter only mommy has your back!–okay yes I know it was a little much! CAN YOU BLAME ME!!!– My husband check out of cleaning poops back when I had to go in and get them!!-

Anyways….. I called her primary physician to make and appt and the-grumpy no soul-lady said I couldn’t set one because she has already seen the Dr. for that year. I told her she just had her operation and needs to see the Dr. about the results and the results from the allergist. She informed me that the Dr. had those results and there was no need, I went and bitched to my husband and I’m glad I did!  He told me that because we’re dirt poor that’s how it goes. Some people see the Dr. for anything anytime and some get to once a year unless there is a reason.-and then I thought back to the Dr. at the children’s hospital, the first visit she was so nice then she disappears. Even the male Dr was rude to my husband, I guess it’s funny how people could be that way especially being Dr’s and all- So I called my daughter’s Dr. again and told the same lady that she is going to see her Dr. because no one at the hospital explained the results and, she was going to have to because only she knew everything! So she made the appt!-Hell Yeah!-

I felt so empowered, I went and looked at the final report again and got to googling. Eosinophilic Esophagitis is and allergic inflammatory condition on the esophagus-also called Active Esophagitis-. Esosinophilic Enteritis always brought up Esosinophilic Gastroenteritis.-RIGHT?!?! Stay with me!-I know all of that seems confusing but it’s a lot better than-from the final report-:The finding of increased eosinophils with degranulated forms in the esophagus, small and large intestines is consistent with an allergic etiology(eosinophilic esophagitis and enteritis) in the appropriate clinical setting. Clinical correlation is recommended. Or Esophagus, distal portion, Biopsy:-esophageal mucosa with mild basal cell hyperplasia and increased intraepithelial eosinophils (>40/hpf), consistent with active esophagitis-no evidence of granuloma, dysplasia or malignancy  WTF RIGHT?! CAN YOU SEE WHY SOMEONE SHOULD EXPLAIN THINGS LIKE THIS???I’m not the smartest person by any means, I know my punctuation, sentence structure and all around general use of the English language is shit! That doesn’t mean I can write down what I don’t know even if it’s spelled wrong! This whole ordeal I’d write down my questions and write down what the Dr’s said, then double check it!-

So after finding out that I wasn’t exactly crazy I was able to be somewhat at peace but not really because I am not a medical professional. Luckly when my husband took our daughter to her Dr’s she explained it.-I should have been there with my billion questions but once again it was raining- The Dr. said indeed the final report showed that her body was having allergic reactions and the poops went along with it. BUT……… she thinks it comes from milk. MILK! Not positive, because gluten also reacted in other test but milk has now moved to the foreground. The side of my daughter’s lip started cracking and we caught it before it became a full blown rash, this happened before with the gluten fiasco.

And there you have it! Milk and gluten those silly bastards. So much pain so much woe over food, food that can kill us. Before my daughter I never really cared about allergy’s because they didn’t affect me. But when you stop and think about it food can kill you? People are allergic to plant sperm and eggs?-that’s what your sneezing up btw!- It’s absolutely fascinating, I don’t want to become an allergist though. I want to be some one who can actually help people and listen. Someone who has a wealth of medical knowledge  isnot a jaded Dr. Someone who knows what food, plant, drink and/or pill-if need be-that can solve your problem. I notice in life there are Dr’s,lawyers and teacher’s that specialize in a specific area, is the a Dr who specializes in the whole functioning human body? Is that too much work or schooling? I don’t think so I’m fact I know so! It’ll take me a million years-I gotta get a better grasp of the English language-but slowly I’ll get there. And it all starts with telling you guys it’s all my fault.

~*~Gluten-Putin~*~

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