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Four Little Steps

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It’s taken me over a week to write this blog post. I’ve had it in my head in various incarnations and snippets of thought and emotion, but getting it from my head onto the screen was proving quite difficult. I started writing it several times, but couldn’t ever get into the flow. Then, at like four in the morning, I’d be laying in bed, writhing in sciatic pain, and the words were flowing inside, but I couldn’t bring myself to sit up and pound them out. I don’t know that today is any different than those other days — maybe I’ll finish, maybe I won’t — but here goes.

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I Ain’t Broke, Broken, or Borked

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A week ago, I went to a new doctor. This doctor is part of the UTMB teaching facility. My goal in going to this new doctor was two fold: 1) find a new doctor who could treat me and dcoordinate my care for me between all the specialist, one who would look at all their reports, all their medications, all their recommendations and make sure none of it conflicted with anything else. Why? Because I had a PA who gave me a BP medication that interacted with, in a bad way, my metabolism and absorption and conversion of T3 Cytomel, given to me by another doctor, and it took a cardiologist (a third doctor) to tell us that this wasn’t good and take me off the medication. A primary care doctor who is supposed to be coordinating my care should have caught that. 2) I wanted/needed to get into the UTMB system.

UTMB: University of Texas Medical Branch (more…)

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