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So yesterday I had a doctors appointment for my nausea with a GI doctor. I had this guy, i forgot his name so lets call him Jeff, I met him when I was in the hospital admitted last time. Sorry to break it to ya Jeff, but I don’t like you.
Now that we have that established, let me continue. So in the beginning of the appointment. I got my vitals, weight, and height taken. I’m basically 5’3 which i’m happy about, and I lost 2 pounds from a week ago.
When I met with him, he was talking about doing CBT, or cognitive behavioral therapy, to “manage my symptoms.” Neither my mom nor I understood how that would have helped, but he seemed pretty sure of himself, saying that it was the thing that helped the best. One, i’m already in therapy, two, HOW would that help, like huh?!
Anyways he brought in his attending since he was a resident. I don’t have anything wrong with resident doctors, I’ve met too many to count, but this guy seemed like he had no idea what he was doing. I’ve met better interns.
The attending was much better. He understood that I am at a low weight and how dangerous that can be with cf. He explained how I am malnourished and that we should do a scope.
Jeff did not understand that weight loss was apart of my cf, and didnt understand that it could make me sicker. Right now I have a lung infection so it could make them worse and more frequent if I dont get my weight up.
Some time later, my pulmonary doctor called my mom. Im going to be admitted early next week for a lung infection and testing/weight loss. I am going to do iv antibiotics and get a scope done.
Anyways, stay tuned for more updates, have a great day,