Today Vince and I visited his Endocrinologist and pain management doctors. For some reason, it stressed me. Normally, I don't think visiting with the docs stresses me but it did today. It seems that they all say something different, and quite frankly, aside from stressing me, it kind of pissed me off.
First, let me update you all, since I don't believe I have done so yet. The pituitary MRI came back normal, no tumors. This is great, but we still don't know what is wrong with him. We are waiting to make an appointment with a specialist at the University of Penn. While at the check ups today, we mentioned this new found problem. The Endocrinologist said the problem could be from being diabetic for such a long time. The pain doctor said it is most likely from the pain medication he has been on for an extended period of time. This is what makes me mad. Although both doctors show a caring side to us and seem to genuinely want to help, they just blamed the problem on their on specialty. That's not helping us, so I suppose we will go straight to the correct doctor and see what is truly causing it. One other thing that annoyed me is that when we mentioned to his pain doctor that he had been getting migraines, the doctor suggested a new treatment he is offering for migraines: Botox. Seriously? Come on! We were like yeah we'll think about it. I asked what could be causing them and his answer was, I don't know but Botox can help. As soon as we walked out the door I asked Vince if he was seriously considering it, and thank god he said no way. Whew.
So back to the Endo appointment. It went well. Vince lost 30 pounds. His liver, kidneys, and all other blood work came back good. Then comes the A1C. We knew since he had that out of control sugar last month from the one medicine his family doctor prescribed, that it was going to be higher. So 7.3% should not have been a surprise. And it really wasn't. The doctor said he would like it lower but completely understood the reason it went up a little bit. He adjusted a few basels and said keep up the good work. He was very concerned about the pituitary problem, and asked us to be sure to keep him updated.
Ok so as I am trying to write this to clear my head and relax, this stupid iPad lost pasrt of the post and I don't know what I wrote...ugh. Let's try this again.
Where was I? Oh right. I was saying how we are waiting to buy a house so we can save more money. I am a little happy about this because I could not take much more of the house hunting stress anyway. Instead, we are going to transfer to a two bedroom apartment in the same complex. Since we have lived here for so many years, they arent even going to charge us to transfer. I am excited since it has been completely renovated. We will probably move fourth of July weekend! Gotta get packing!