Well, the new GI I met with yesterday was lovely, truly. She was young, sweet and very easy to talk to. She was amazed at my knowledge of my disease, which kind of freaks me out because who better to know about my condition than myself. At every turn in our conversation when I said a technical word, she was bowled over. Sad really because it indicates to me that most people are not educated and being their own advocates.
Beyond that she really didn’t have anything new to offer. I kind of knew that going in, but was hoping. She did however give me some food for thought. She offered to write me a prescription for a new maintenance drug as well, but I told her no thanks because I don’t want drugs coming from multiple doctors. I think at that point she realized I was there for a second opinion and she was still very sweet.
Her opinion was good. She made me feel better about starting the new drug that my doctor wants me to start. The prescription has been waiting for me for weeks. I just had to research it more, get a second opinion and wrap my head around it.
Now I have to think positive thoughts that it will work. If it doesn’t work, well, that is a whole other ball game. (But I can’t think like that!)
And so it is…
I have to pick it up (tonight?)and start taking it. It could take up to 3 months to kick in and I have to have my blood tested to ensure the white blood count is okay. If I get sick on this medication, I could really be in trouble. (But I can’t think like that!)
We all have our stories… I just can’t wait to get past this chapter and hopefully find remission for a long, long time!
I am so ready to get back to normal! Positive thoughts only right!?!