Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Will it get any better?

I finally heard back from my new gastro doc. He said my blood work all came back negative, and he wants a few more tests done. I have a gastric emptying study scheduled for August, and he wants to do another endoscopy. The problem is that the first available appointment isn't until Sept 15th. So I have to wait two more months to try to get this resolved.

Because of this additional chronic illness, I've missed too much time at work and my employer has cancelled my FMLA, which means I can't take anymore time off work because of illness. They had to use my existing sick time to try to cover the extra days off, which wasn't enough, so I'm being written up for unexcused time. Also, I had been written up due to a performance issue (because of my health as well). I'm very close to losing my job.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Waiting for news...

I saw the new gastro doc at the great big university hospital. He said he had to get all my records first and he wanted a bunch more blood work before he would let me know what they are going to do next. So I had everything faxed over there and more blood drawn. I'm still waiting for their phone call. I'm trying not to imagine what they are going to say. It's been officially three months since this whole thing started!