Tag: doctors

  • Doctor Televisits – Like Them or Not?

    During the Coronavirus quarantine, I have had to do several doctor visits by video chat. So far, I’ve had to do them with my family doctor and psychiatrist, and starting this week, I will be doing them with my counselor too. I must admit I’m not big on the whole televisit thing. I always worry […]

  • Quarantine Depression

    I’m struggling right now mentally and emotionally. Here are some of the reasons: I found out yesterday that my psychiatrist is retiring at the end of the month, so I have to start seeing someone new, beginning with my next appointment in June. I think one of the worst things is that I won’t get […]

  • Neurologist Visit Update

    Yesterday I saw my new neurologist for the first time to try to figure out why I am suddenly having so many migraines. I must say the visit didn’t start out well. For one thing, they only see new patients first thing in the morning, and I am NOT a morning person. However, I did […]

  • Fears of Becoming Home-Bound

    I’m still struggling with bad neck pain. Yesterday it felt a little bit better, so I figured I would try to get out of the house for the first time in a while (other than ER visits). Unfortunately, once I got in the car, the vibrations from the car itself and the movement from driving […]

  • Migraines Caused by Neck Issues?

    I’m still struggling with migraines, but am starting to think that they might actually be cervicogenic headaches (caused by issues in the neck). The last few days, the left side of my neck has been visibly swollen and extremely tight, causing a great deal of pain. I can’t help but notice that the worse the […]

  • I Hate Disappointing People

    You ever go to a doctor’s appointment and feel like you somehow disappointed them? That’s how I’m feeling today. I went to see my psychiatrist and while he didn’t say anything overly negative or mean, I just left with the feeling that somehow he was a little disappointed in me. Perhaps I am projecting here, […]

  • Rough Week, But Some Good News

    This has undoubtedly been a rough week for me so far, but some good things have happened too. Here is a short run-down of the last few days: Sunday and Monday, one of our pipes froze because of the freakishly cold weather so we had no water until that section thawed out. Luckily, it didn’t […]

  • I’m a High-Strung Mess

    I am currently a high-strung mess. As my SSDI hearing looms nearer and nearer, I find myself obsessing way too much over it and almost panicking about the fact that I feel powerless over what will happen in the end. I am trying to do absolutely everything I can think of to prepare for it […]

  • Poetry: Waiting for the Doctor

    Waiting for the Doctor By: Maranda Russell Perch on the edge kick the drawers down below lay back wish I had a pillow turn to the side curl up in a ball poke a hole through the thick tissue paper cover read the poster about acid reflux for the 15th time flip onto back again […]

  • Another Fun Visit to the ER

    I spent yesterday in the ER. Always lots of fun. I was rather freaked out because I literally couldn’t swallow at times and felt like I was going to choke to death or something. I also was having chest pains, trouble breathing, and feeling like I was going to pass out. Now I get to […]