I had my follow-up appointment with the new doctor, Dr. W.
I think I will never learn.
I should have called before the appointment. We only left the house at 12:50 for a 1:00 appointment. We got there and they told me he was running 45 minutes behind.
When did I actually see the doctor? Oh, that would be 2:05pm. I checked my watch when we left the room, 2:35. So I have been waiting for this appointment for over a month, and he only spent 30 minutes with me. The other annoying fact was that he was supposed to write 2 prescriptions for me. He said “wait right here”.
He went to go see another patient.
What? Was I suppose to wait 30 minutes for him to come out and write the prescription? Did I not just see him with the clear instructions that I can only stand for an hour? Jerkoff.
But he wasn’t, I think he is just a very busy, and didn’t make the connection in his haste.
Ultimately, what I did like about the appointment was that he was prepared. He didn’t ask me the same questions, nor did he act like he was trying to quickly work through what he wanted to offer me. He right off the bat stated he wanted to test me for spondyloarthropathy.
I copied this from one of the subsections: Enthesitis (inflammation of the entheses, the sites where tendons or ligaments insert into the bone.), eg. Plantar fasciitis, Achillis tendonitis, costochondritis.
I have had both Plantar Fasciitis and Achillis tendonitis. There is also a section that describes having back pain for more than 3 month when you are less that 45 years old. It also states that I have tested negative for the others. These are all things that apply to me, so I think it could be a valid diagnosis and most certainly something to rule out.
As for medications, he asked if I had tried Neurontin before, which I hadn’t. That was what he wanted to try first. I asked him briefly about a few other items, but he was running short on time so I didn’t get a chance. He said he only wanted me trying one thing at a time, which was fine, but I did want to know what he thought of some of the items, not just that I wanted to try them all at once.
We did end the visit with him to research who to get PRP from. I told him I absolutely wanted to move forward with that.
I hope that something from this appointment yields some kind of a result. That would be great.
Madeline Fresco is a novelist who lives in San Diego. She is the author of CROSSED THE LINE, available for Kindle at Amazon.com, for Nook at Barnes & Noble, and as an ePub at other eBook retailers. You can also listen to her novel as a free, serialized audiobook at . Her second book THE CHOICE, is available on Kindle at Amazon. Her third book ANGUISH, is available for Kindle at Amazon.com