I've been known to go off on a pretty good rant over the phrase "practicing medicine" and I am most certainly due for another one. If you all have been following this blog for the last 5 weeks, you probably already know about my hubsters illness. Last week was his intestinal scope, the cure all, fix all diagnostic test. Yah right. Let's review, shall we? Memorial weekend it was called appendicitis . A week later it was changed to ulcerative colitis. He got antibiotics, steroids and an anti spasm medication. No change. 3 weeks later comes the scope and it becomes diverticulitis (no new meds tho). Another week goes by, the follow up appointment to the scope and all the sudden it's now gall bladder problems! That's kind of funny, he doesn't have any of the symptoms of gall bladder problems at all. 5 weeks now with this same problem, it has not gotten any better at all. It doesn't matter if he eats or not, still the same. Even with the colon clean, he was still having spasms. We're on our 2nd week of short term disability checks and they are 1/3 of his normal paycheck. So, now add stress on top of his illness. The doctors are no closer to knowing what's wrong with him now than they were 5 weeks ago and he's not improved even a tiny bit. (this is the spot where I stomp around the front room and curse like a sailor) So, now he's back at the doctors today, getting stuck with needles for more blood tests to check for something he doesn't have.
If he ever gets over this, I'll bet he's gonna want to eat more of what my son and I eat and quit eating all that processed food crap and soda he insists on consuming....
Add the hubster to your prayer list, we need him to get better!
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