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disaster averted
I was supposed to see a doctor at Johns Hopkins at the end of October. A week or so before the appointment, I got a call from the department assistant telling me that they needed to cancel the appointment because the doctor was out sick for an indefinite time. I could reschedule for her next available appointment or meet with one of the other doctors if I wanted to be seen sooner.

So I called scheduling and the doctor's next appointment available was January 4th. I asked if the other doctors could see me instead. No problem, they said, Dr. C's next appointment is February 21st and Dr. whatever's next appointment is March 4th. No thank you. I stuck with the doctor I'd originally scheduled with (my preference anyway).

Now we're less than two weeks away from the appointment and I checked my voicemail today to find a message from Leslie at Johns Hopkins asking me to please call her.

My stomach sank as I dialed her number.

But, hoooray! She was calling to confirm the appointment and to ask me to fax my medical records to her. That is a much better reason to call. Phew. Maybe JHU will actually have some answers for me. Hah!
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mscongeniality From: mscongeniality Date: December 23rd, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good luck, and let us know what you find out!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 23rd, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I anticipate being told that I have exhausted my nonsurgical options - leaving two options: pyloraplasty (not a great option since the botox wasn't a miracle cure) and a gastric neurostimulator. First, however, I expect that they will re-run all the tests that were already done just to confirm for themsleves that I really do have gastroparesis. Because, you know, no other hospital could possibly get accurate results.
mscongeniality From: mscongeniality Date: December 23rd, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmm...radioactive eggs...

Delightful.
From: atimesif Date: December 29th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Will either surgical option relieve your pain?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 29th, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Possibly. It's unlikely that a pyloroplasty (sp?) will do much to relieve the pain - if it was going to give significant results, then the botox probably would have worked better. If the gastric neurostimulator works, it will probably relieve the pain. But that's IF it works, which is still an unknown.
slitterst From: slitterst Date: December 23rd, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
My stomach sank as I dialed her number.

Hey, that's progress! At least there's activity in your stomach. :D

From: atimesif Date: December 29th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC) (Link)
funny!
debsters1101 From: debsters1101 Date: December 24th, 2010 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)
thats so funny because as I was reading this I was telling my husband that bais yaakov called me today... we had had shoshi's kindergarten interview (yes, really) scheduled for dec 14. made arrangements at work, great. got a call the day before cancelling and we rescheduled for that friday. re-made plans at work apologizing profusely along the way. on our way there friday I get a call the rabbi is out sick. REALLY?????? so I told her she better give me a time that works for ME this time so we rescheduled for tomorrow since I have off for christmas. she called today. hi this is judy from bais yaakov. im like uh oh.
she was calling to confirm the appointment :-)
yay for confirmed appointments!!!
indigodove From: indigodove Date: December 24th, 2010 04:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Best of luck with all of this. I'll keep you & yours in my prayers.
kalki From: kalki Date: January 4th, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know how you feel about doctor's and the sinking feeling, but I notice that your appt was today, sooooooooo.....
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