Just an update

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Rhett&SarahsMom, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    Well it's been months since I have had a moment or felt well enough to sit and type.
    Last time I was here I was sick with an unknown cause. Couldnt sit for an extended time, was in pain through out my entire abdomen and lower back. Was seeing specialist after specialist.. after specialist with no answer. And my work was not helping the stress level. Well...

    I went on short term disability, and had a "fun" time getting that from work. Spent more time looking for answers. Went to Boston to see another doctor, who gave me hope that was quickly snatched away. And I have temporarily stopped trying to feel better and be pain free. Reason? I ran out of savings, got tired of not getting anywhere and being told it was in my head and decided that there was no way I was going back to work for the place that had sucked my soul out of my body for the last year and a half.

    I ended up in the er via ambulance one day in August... been in pain since Feb. After they drugged me up they sent me on my way" Cant find anything that could be causing you pain" as usual. On my short term dis papers my PCP had put "all tests coming back clear at this time" At that time I had had a MRI, CT scan, colonoscopy, Several womans doctors visits... been told hernia,ibs,etc etc.. all which turned out not to be.
    After being released from the er the last time I had my dh drive me to the PCPs office. I stood there with bandages on my arms from IVs and looking quite burnt out until they called and got me an appt with the surgeon for that next day. Same surgeon I saw a few years ago. [​IMG] Nice guy.
    I walk in and give him the run down. Get to " PCP states all the tests have come back clear" He looks at me and says "No" Pulls out his IPAD and brings up ct scan images from a month before. Points and says "This is your gall bladder. Those are stones." flips somce more pages "That is your spleen, that is a golf ball sized cyst" Some more.. "That is your uterus... it really shouldnt be shaped like that" "Your tests have not come back clear"
    He took me off the percosets, put me on high dose non narcotic pain relieve and weaned me down on that as well over time.

    My PCP never informed me of any of this. NEVER. She ordered them and then never gave me the results. And now I have to wait to do anything about any of the above issues... ie gallstone, etc .. because....I found a new job!!

    I did a lot of soul searching.. of what soul I had left after working for the last place for a year and a half. Decided I was NOT going back to A) crying on the way home. B)steeling myself into going in every morning. C) abuse and more abuse.
    I got two weeks short term disability out of them. And they wanted my doctors records! Against HIPAA. that they were always on us to follow to the t.

    I am now working 15 minutes from home. 10 minutes from the barn I keep my horse at.
    For a smaller company. Doing much less stressful-although different- work. More data entry and shipping stuff, no sales. No getting screamed at by customers and/or bosses!!! And it pays 8 grand more a year! This is the second job that i have found on craigslist,, on a whim. And just like the first job I found on that site.. I LOVE this job. I love my co workers. I love the work. I love the company. I love going to work. We are in our busy season right now, til the end of December. But there isnt that DO IT NOW attitude.. it's more... when it gets done it gets done.. And because of that I am getting there earlier in my day and worked last Sunday for three hours, that I wont get paid for since I am salary here. I can wear jeans, t's and sneakers. Shorts in the summer. Heck sweat pants if I needed. Not that I would. Within my firs month of being there we had a snow storm that knocked out power for a lot of people. The owners never lost power, but offered their generators to me and the other workers if we needed them. My furnace is toast.. we have had no heat. (New furnace is supposed to be installed tomorrow!) The owners, and coworkers have offered extra space heaters, blankets and even beds to me and mine. I started mid October. No one at my previous job would have ever done that. Heck, the plumbers we are using.. were sent out by a co worker. .. who told me that I could pay her back over time if they had been able to fix our old furnace. Since I had no money to do that.

    Being closer to home,horse and not working for "satan" has improved my life in so many ways. Rhett has pulled something in his back and is off. But I can now get to him in the morning if I need to. And hang with him at night.. and massage his back. [​IMG] I get home earlier so I can eat dinner earlier and hang out with my daughter and husband.
    I smile now. A LOT
    Playing catch up with the bills stinks. But we'll get there. A month behind is nothing compared to what other people are dealing with.

    I am lucky. I have dealt with a lot this last year. I have worked my tail off. And I am finally seeing a light.
  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    Glad to hear things are looking up for you.
  3. ChickenDreamer

    ChickenDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    Northern Ontario
    It's good to hear an update, I'd wondered where you'd been [​IMG]

    Without repeating alot of what you have already typed, you've pretty much described the year I had in 2010. Four months off work, many docs and tests, lots of "its in your head".
    Six months after getting sick, and refusing to take antidepressants about a hundred times, a GI specialist found my problem and treated it....I was a new woman in a week. It took me another couple months to gain the weight back though [​IMG]

    Congratulations on your new job, it really can make all the difference in your life!
    Keep us posted and take care,

  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Good update!!! You have a job that is a joy, and your health problems have been identified. Enjoy your job and address the health issues as soon as is possible. [​IMG]
  5. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    Concord, NH
    You sure sound happy! Congrats! I hope all the medical stuff works out as wonderful as your new job [​IMG]
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I am so irritated at doctors that just shuffle their patients through. I learned something though. You can find out the average number of patients seen in an office per day and then choose a doctor that way. Here, the average is 50-55 patients. I picked a doc that sees 25-27 per day. You are not a cow and should not herded through the system. [​IMG]

    I am very happy to hear that you found a job that you love!!! Congrats!!!
  7. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
  8. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    thanks everyone! To make things even better.. today we finally got our HEAT back!! Our burner kivied up and wouldnt turn back on the beginning of the heating season. So we have been using space heaters to heat the rooms. Luckily it has been a mild season so far.. but it was getting colder and colder. Today the new burner was installed and I came home from work to a warm.. albeit smelly(new burner and some pipes) house! Good thing too since Sat night is supposed to be 17 degrees here. And the new one is SO much more efficient and safer than the old one. Old was was pushing 30 years. Now if I could get the horse healthy again and a new treadmill, since mine nearly maimed me when it died Friday night.... oh well.. I have HEAT!!
  9. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    I am so happy you found a real Doctor. I hate doctors and don't trust any anymore. I won't go into it, except to say that sometimes I think they have their minds made up before they start. They see what they want to see or don't see what they don't want to see.
    Glad your doing better,

    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011
  10. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    Glad to read you finally found someone who cared. Also happy you found new work. Life is to short to be miserable. If there is a medical board I would file a report on the doctors that blew things off for you. Should have been caught.Gotta wonder how many others suffer due to the laziness(????) of professionals. There should be a place where patients can share a review on doctors,but chances are they can probably sue you for telling others their mistakes! Anyway I am happy you(and other posters) have been able to find answers. BTDT with doctors too.

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