Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Update - A New Doctor

A couple of months ago, I wrote a very depressing blog about suicide, both deliberate and through negligence.

I have found a new doctor. I went to see him and told him why I was there, holding nothing back, including my own stupidity. After I told him that my previous doctor had said that it would take about 6 months for all of the medication to leave my system, he cocked his head, looked at me, and asked,

"Did he mention that this might be fatal?"

Uh, no. No, he didn't. I would have remembered that. It turns out that I have basically been walking around because I am just to dang stubborn to lie down and go into that coma!

I am back on my medication. I am grateful to my parents for whatever genes they passed on to me that enable me to survive my own stupidity. I am grateful to my new doctor for not yelling at me. I am grateful to God for the skill he gives my physicians and for the grace he continues to shower upon me. I am grateful to my family for putting up with me through all of this crap and I am grateful to y'all for hanging around.



Junebug said...

Good for you and great for you that you found another doctor. Let's stay around for awhile, ok?

mark said...

Glad you found a new doctor and went in when you did!

Sayre said...

I know exactly what you mean. I have a wonderful doctor, but having him doesn't mean I don't do stupid things. I DO have high blood pressure. I ran out of my medication and waited a month to get it represcribed because that's when I would see my doctor. I was very close to having a heart attack or stroke when I walked into his office. Apparently that medication has a rebound effect if stopped abruptly. After he read me the riot act, he wrote me a new prescription. That guy is the reason I'm still alive. Stupid me.

I can't go anywhere. My husband couldn't take it and my son needs me. I have to take care of myself - and now I realize how very important that is.

Changing doctors is hard - but missing out on your life is even harder. I'm glad you have a new guy.

Karmyn R said...

Yikes! Glad you found a new doctor - now take care of yourself!!!!

WT said...

Holy shit!

kitten said...

Glad you found a new Doc! You take care! HUGS! Hope you start to feel better soon!

Irish Coffeehouse said...

Oh my! Glad you went to the doctor when you did!

Pamela said...

I should wack you on the side of the head - knowing that you did that.

(Its something I would do...Not take the meds. I wouldn't wack you on the side of the head.)

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