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Endoscopy # 2

4 Mar

If I would’ve known that being diagnosed with Crohns disease would lead me to a endoscopy and colonoscopy every 3 years, I would’ve walked into the ocean and never looked back. (once is more than enough for a lifetime) It’s not that having the procedure is horrible (at least where I go because they put you to sleep) it’s the cameras. They reuse them and they are interchangeable. So what’s in your throat, goes up your butt.

I thought because I was on medi-cal that this happens. It turns out they do this everywhere! People have even gotten really sick from improperly sanitized scopes. I don’t see why they can’t make this situation better. Diagnostic centers can move you in and out like a herd of cattle. And after you had something shut up your butt or down your throat you’re glad to be herded on out of there. But why can’t someone make cameras that are for one part or the other!?

This time I woke up and was not groggy for that long. I was actually hungry afterwards, and my throat wasn’t sore.  The thing that really makes me mad is that the place is in Monterey Park. That’s where a lot of people Chinese decent live, with the REAL good Chinese food. Why does it have to be filled with gluten, and that damn corn starch! It’s like going to Santa Monica and not go to a Japanese restaurant. At least with their cuisine I can have better luck.

Next week is my colonoscopy, again. But this time I don’t know what to do! Cucumber Gatorade doesn’t exist anymore! That was the only flavor that covered up that gosh awful Miralax taste and texture. And BTW, why the hell do some men bitch about doing a colonoscopy ONCE! I swear some men can be pussy ass bitches (sorry but you know by now my site is not for kids)! My daughter had a colonoscopy at 2! Anyways, can anyone out there tell me what Gatorade flavor they use? I can tell you not to use lemon! It was horribly, ugh.


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!



Back on Healthcare

20 Sep

As of May 2012 after a year -literally 365 days-  of no healthcare for my daughter, it was finally reinstated. Now we could  finally go to go see the gastroenterologist, -Medi-Cal ended at the appt of the other gastro… a year ago- a nice addition to the health care was that my daughter got to have her old pediatrician back. The appt was scheduled for June -that’s how long it takes-. At the appt. my daughter pissed her pants and I got to walk pass the Dr., I gave her a friendly smile and she had a look of total remembrance, I was excited! -Yes! She remembers! She remembers that my daughter had failure to thrive and a distended stomach!- But in turn she gave me this kind of annoyed look which really brought my mood down.

I was waiting for her in the room and she walking and  totally knew who we were. I told her over the pass year we were dealing with her Celiac’s disease then she said annoyingly,” If you take your daughter to some one else I don’t get those records. I don’t have any information on your daughter for over a year.” I was breathless! I told her-umm hmm- that her health insurance got canceled right when we were at the gastroenterologist’s office-LITERALLY- and, that this whole time I was the one to do TONS of research and make a diet plan for my daughter! That I figured out that any time anyone ate gluten and kiss her her face it would break out, it’s called dermatitis herpetiformis!-BAM BITCHES!- Well the look of utter surprise of her face made me happy and, she apologized for not knowing. I told her that I want her to still go see the gastroenterologist and dietitian so I can run my diet plan for my daughter by them. She said we could go see Dr. Lawrence again and I told her how that guy was pretty much useless to us. She told me how he told her that he thought we weren’t feeding our daughter properly.-UHHGG!-

She said that she would order referrals to the gastroenterologist and an allergist. I was so excited, after a year of being in worry and not knowing what’s going on it was going to finally be over…-What’s over? We haven’t even begun yet!-


Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Part 2…

12 Sep

FINALLY!!! I’ve got the appt for the gastroenterologist for my daughter!! Just a small recap for you guys; my daughter’s health insurance got cancelled over a year ago and it’s been a battle just to get the appt.-let me show you-

5/16/12- 1st appt w/ the pediatrician-in over a year- and she ordered the referral for the C.H.L.A

5/19/12- I got the referral for C.H.L.A

5/21/12-I called to schedule the appt and they had no information on my daughter in their system

5/25/12-Called again to schedule an appt, still no info in their system.

5/29/12-Still no info in their system, the lady on the phone told me to call my daughter’s pediatrician and have them fax info.  I called my daughter’s pediatrician and told her what C.H.L.A told me and she said she would fax the papers.

6/5/12-Called the C.H.L.A still no info in their system and said they never received any fax. I called the pediatrician’s office again and told her that they didn’t receive the fax and she said she would fax it right away.

This went on for days calling C.H.L.A and them telling me that the pediatrician’s office wasn’t  faxing the right info.

6/20/12-8:00 am I called the C.H.L.A again– STILL NO INFO FOR MY DAUGHTER!– At 11:39 am I called my daughter’s pediatrician’s office and it was the same lady I had had been talking to because she recognized my voice. She said EVERY TIME I called she faxed the info, she said she was going to do it again and I could tell that she was PISSED!

6/27/12-STILL no info @ C.H.L.A

6/28/12- I physically went into the pediatrician’s office and talked to the lady I’d been talking to on the phone. I told her how every time I called the C.H.L.A they wouldn’t have any info or the faxed info. –I wish I had a pic of her face- She assured me that she would be faxing the papers again. 

I didn’t write down what day I called again all I know is they STILL didn’t have the right info. I asked to be transferred to the supervisor, Nancy Berlis is her name and I explained to her my situation. My daughter needs to see the gastroenterologist because every time she poops it’s bloody -yah I know- and the referral was going to expire on July 16. She told me that she would look into it and get back to me.

7/16/12- The referral for C.H.L.A expired

8/17/12- I went to the pediatrician’s office and told her that the C.H.L.A is some horrible Illuminati corporation-no I didn’t, but I did say they are evil- Dr. Feldman said she would order another referral to the C.H.L.A and the Valencia Children’s Hospital-same people diff location-

8/25/12- Received the referral in the mail, this time instead of a urgent referral this was an ambulatory referral.

8/27/12- Called the V.C.H to set appt and they said the C.H.L.A has to set the appt but they can transfer it to them. So they transferred the call to C.H.L.A I talked to Eneda she told me that they had the referral and the med. staff had to review my daughter’s info to know who to set the appt. with. I told her to -please for the love of God-make a note for my daughter to be seen at the V.C.H

9/5/12 9:19 am I called the C.H.L.A and there was no answer. I called the main part of the hospital and asked to speak with the supervisor of the gastro. dept. I left a message for Ms Nancy Berlis telling her how she never called me back,my daughter’s bloody poops and the like. -TO THIS DAY SHE HAS NEVER CALLED ME BACK!-

9/6/12- 8:45am Called C.H.L.A and talked to Stephanie, she said that they had sent my pediatrician’s a request for labs and radiology. 9:27am left a message with the pediatrician to send lab work. Later that day M.J from the pediatrician’s office said she was going to fax the info.

9/11/12-5:00pm Valerie from C.H.L.A called to set appt w/ Dr. Noeng. She told me that we had to be on time because we live far away and if we’re late Dr. Neong would just reschedule the appt.-F*k that bitch!- I asked her if I could make the appt for the V.C.H. and she told me they don’t accept Healthy Families.

9/12/12- I called the V.C.H and they reaffirmed to me that they don’t take Healthy Families Insurance.

I have a feeling that I already know what to expect from these people, Valencia is a nice area and Sunset Blvd. is not. I can’t wait to tell you guys of the fabulous journey that awaits me. Early morning train/bus ride all the way to L.A with a toddler –OH THE FUN–! But whatever, it has to get done.–IT’S BEEN A F*N YEAR!– I know there are lots of you who know how frustrating getting proper medical care can be, and for those of you who don’t I hope my stories bring a smile to your face and a self reflection of your life.

And… it’s okay with me if you think,”Thank God that’s not me!”


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