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09 January 2018 @ 01:40 pm
All That And I Still Had Medical Issues To Discuss  
I have to get right on finding a new doc because I was going to mention some serious abdominal pain I'm having now and then, for hours at a time, but the argument over weight loss surgery drove it from my mind (and we went overtime). Plus I wanted an eye check up referral because I'm at risk for glaucoma.

I'm also scheduling my over due nuclear scan of my heart because I couldn't afford it until I added Medicare to my other insurance. Since all of my bypass grafts closed except for the mammary artery they re-purposed I may need another stent. I'm having the same kind of pain I had before I got stents in 2014 and 2015. (The RCA has three stents.)

I should have received a psych referral also but I can refer myself. Since I no longer have a car I'd like to explore online therapy. It fits my lifestyle more now. Plus I can tailor it to what I need, since I often do better after a few months I can drop down to checking in infrequently.
 
 
 
Tapatitapati on January 9th, 2018 11:21 pm (UTC)
Strangely that abdominal pain is where my gallbladder used to be. Over the years I have occasionally felt brief pressure over the scar tissue that ached momentarily but this is different. It's nearly as painful as the gallbladder attacks but lacking that nagging feeling that if I could relax it would go away (which I guess was a sense of the spasms the gallbladder was going through). I'd say it ranges from 4/10 to 7/10 whereas gallbladder would go up to the top and have me writhing in pain. I almost thought about going to urgent care one night but it didn't get worse and over a few hours lessened. I've tried to notice any connection to food intake and I am guessing that fats bother it.