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Author Topic: A "fun" month ahead.  (Read 2047 times)

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Offline mitch777

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A "fun" month ahead.
« on: January 28, 2013, 01:33:21 PM »
February looks to be full of fun with six different doctors appointments.

Psychiatrist-Update her on everything including how I am dealing with Amitriptyline.
(also want to ask her if Methylphenidate might help relieve some of the extra brain fog issues due to the antidepressant)

ID doc-Find out the last blood test results and get a new prescription to get me off of Atripla. (i think it will be Isentress/Truvada)
Find out what to do about my high red blood cell count.
(maybe get a pint of blood sucked out)
Discuss other old issues and hope that there won't be any new ones.

Endocrinologist-First visit to find out more about my odd testosterone behavior.

Neurologist-Catch up on the lack of progress about my daily chronic headaches.
(i've almost given up on a solution... at least from him)

PCP-Discuss the possibility of seeing a ENT doc to find out if a deviated septum correction might, just might, help with the headaches.

Neuropsychiatrist-Taking a neuropsychological test. Ugh!
From what I read, it can take 2-6 hours.
Hope it will better document some of my memory and cognitive problems.
(SSDI seems to need documentation beyond belief, so i intend to pile it on)
(my attorney is sending me to her, not SSDI)

It has gotten to the point of starting a separate file folder to put info and questions in for each doctor so that I don't forget.

See my dentist and eye doc in March.

Hope my GI doc doesn't feel too left out of the party. ;D

Maybe we should just take a nice long vacation and cancel all of these appointments? :)

m.



32 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline denb45

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Re: A "fun" month ahead.
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 01:47:10 PM »
Discuss other old issues and hope that there won't be any new ones.


(SSDI seems to need documentation beyond belief, so i intend to pile it on)
(my attorney is sending me to her, not SSDI)



Hey Mitch, yep they LOVE paper-work, get as much documentation as you can, also make copies and take lots of notes, I kid you not, you'll need all of them, and then some too  ;)
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Re: A "fun" month ahead.
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 01:55:32 PM »
Geez, Mitchypoo, that's quite a litany of appointments.  Hope you get some good results / answers.

Are you trying to give Miss P a run for the money on med appointments?   ;)

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     The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love."
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: A "fun" month ahead.
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 02:16:54 PM »

Are you trying to give Miss P a run for the money on med appointments?   ;)


Mitchell would need to sprinkle that month with twice weekly physical therapy to rise to my level. She'd never make it.
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Offline wolfter

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Re: A "fun" month ahead.
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 02:36:35 PM »
I hope they at least throw in a nice prostate exam for your enjoyment.   ;D 

Wolfie
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: A "fun" month ahead.
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2013, 02:44:12 PM »
Indeed. When was your last colonoscopy and/or anoscopy, Mitchell?
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Offline mitch777

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Re: A "fun" month ahead.
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013, 04:12:16 PM »
1) denb- thanks for the SSDI advice! need all of the help possible. :)

2) buckmark- thank you and no, this is one of those crowns that i never want to take away from miss p. :)

3) wolfie- i think i may be in luck with the endrocrinologist with a prostate exam. :)

4) miss p.- i believe my next colonoscopy is due next year. why did you ask?
worried about my GI doc feeling left out? :)

Just got off the phone with the neuropsychologist.
It was going to be a 10 hour+ test over 3 days with a written report at a cost of $4400.00!
($3000.00 out of pocket because she is "out of network" with the insurance co.)
Found another "in network" doc and it will cost me nothing! :o
32 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline deibster

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Re: A "fun" month ahead.
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2013, 11:28:10 AM »
Hi Mitch,
I hope it's going well with SSDI. Have you heard anything? I guess I'm fortunate that I got it in '05 and got it on my 1st try. It seems to be a lot harder to get it now.
Hugs from Provincetown, Deiby
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Offline bubba53

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Re: A "fun" month ahead.
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2013, 01:37:40 PM »
Time for my anoscopy in P Town,What Fun....!!!
                           Hugs from Eastham
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