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Update from Friendma...........
September 23, 2009
9:45 am
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For anyone who has followed my medical problems.......I have an update......
I have finally found a doctor that believes me and is willing to help me. I had a meeting with a patient advocate and she found me the new doctor and I had my first appt. with her on Mon. The doctor does not believe I am crazy or that this is all in my head. In fact her own mom has the same problems with scar tissue that I have. Her mom has lost almost all of her bowel due to bowel obstructions and havin to have bowel resections....I produce scar tissue in days, weeks and months what it takes most people years to produce. The doctor believes that scar tissue causes pain which not all doctors believe.
So, she believes that the scar tissue is messin with my bowels again and so she is goin to do all she can to help better my quality of life. Unfortunately this will be a life long battle. She is also concerned about my pancreas and believes it is damaged and is startin me on Pancreatic medicines. She is not quite for sure what all is wrong with the pancreas but knows it is not workin right. Again, this will be another life long battle. I was also diagnosed with Gastritis about a year ago and although at the time it was inactive she explained that it is chronic and can go from inactive to active at any time and believes that is another problem that we will be workin on and again will be a life long battle.
It means the world to me that she believes me and is willing to help me. She said she cannot fix me but she can help me have a better quality of life.
I still can't believe that some doctors will treat patients that have a psych. history like they are a second class citizen. Unfortunately, even though things have much improved through the years, we still have a long way to go.
This journey started in June of 2007 for me and now over 2 years later I finally have hope again. It has been hell for me not to be believed and to have my psych. history mainstreamed into my medical chart and to also have doctors willing to dig into my past but not willing to get current information. I have worked hard to get to a place where I am not ashamed of my psych. history and diagnosis but through-out this process I have once again become ashamed. I am hoping with the care that this new doctor will provide and with the help of my therapist that I can try to work towards not being ashamed. No one should have to fear seeking medical care due to their psych. history.
I wanted to thank all ya'll that have supported me through-out this process. I still have a difficult road ahead but being believed and treated with dignity and respect will go a long ways in helping me recover not only physically but emotionally.
My new doctor told me that this is definately not a psych. issue and that she has no problems with me havin a psych. history. She wants me to continue to work with my psych. team on those issues and she will work with me on my medical issues.
Thanks again for all the support! I'll try to update again soon.

September 24, 2009
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Thanks for letting us know.


September 27, 2009
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Good to hear you found a doctor you can trust, AND LISTENS to you. I'm not a big doctor fan myself. I try to go around Western Medicine if I can.

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