Sunday, July 02, 2006
Time for a whinge...
Bit of a whinge coming up - you have been warned!!!
I could have an answer to my stomach problems... Ileocecal Valve Syndrome. I told my chiropractor about my stomach problems, and he said "I might know what that could be!". Anyway, essentially its a valve between the two intestines that can get stuck either open or closed. This problem is often referred to as "The Great Mimicker", as the symptoms it produces are often confused for a whole range of other problems (such as what they've been looking for in me) Things that can trigger it are certain foods - and get this... the foods that can trigger it are: whole grains, celery, capsicum, cucumber, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, cinnamon, caffeine... pretty much stuff that I eat every day!!
He said that you can "massage" the valve closed/open, and when it fixes itself you'll hear a great big gurgle. Well I was telling BF about it on Thursday night and I was pushing in around the area, and guess what - big BIG gurgle! BF looked at me and went "a gurgle like THAT you mean?" - lol! It was amazing!
Anyway, armed with this "potential" knowledge I went off to the doctor on Friday - and came away feeling like crap. I cant believe how some doctors treat their patients, and I had a bad one on Friday. All my test results came back with nothing... everything is normal. The doctor was rude and arrogant to start with - he made me feel like I had no right to ask questions about my test results, but when I started to ask him about what the chiropractor said, and he basically treated me like I was an idiot. He rolled his eyes at me, said that a chiropracter is NOT a doctor, so why should he listen to anything that a stupid chiropracter had to say. He would not even acknowledge the Ileocecal valve. He kept cutting me off and shooting me down, to the point where I left the doctors this morning in tears because the doc was an ASSHOLE and made me feel like crap!! (not to mention that its upsetting enough when you dont know whats wrong with you - I was feeling a bit down before I even got there)
To top it all off - he told me that I now need to go have another test, an ERCP (Endoscopy)- which the previous doctor had told me was quite invasive and probably not necessary for me. I have never experienced a wanker doctor before, any doctor I have been to before has always been a decent human being. Maybe I've just been lucky in the past.
Anyway, after I walked out of the medical centre I got in my car and burst into tears, rang my BF who calmed me down and convinced me to write up a letter of complaint... which I have done (havent posted it yet though).
Aaaaaanyway... apart from that the last few days have been non-eventful. I've been a bit naughty this weekend because I've been busy doing stuff around the house, I kinda forget to eat, and then when I do eat I eat a whole lot more than normal because I'm so hungry!! But at least stuff is getting done to the house - did lots of painting and scrubbing of floors this weekend.
Well I'm off to catch up with everyones blogs now - enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
Posted by Miss Positive at 2:15 pm