August 20th, 2014

pigtails

Navels? Why would I gaze at those?

Yesterday I peed in a cup for the fourth time in two weeks. This time there were no red blood cells. Apparently this means everything is ok and I can go about my business. However, I'm still getting pain over my right kidney, so it doesn't feel to me as if everything's ok. That's three doctor visits, one x-ray, 2 blood tests, 4 urine tests, and 8 weeks of osteopath treatment for no diagnosis and only a partial result (the lower back pain is gone but that's revealed this other thing, which doesn't respond to voltaren). I expressed some frustration about this to the nurse and she was all "What would you like me to do?" To which I responsed "I don't know, I'm really not the expert here, but I'm still in pain, and I'd like to know what's causing it so I can address it." She said she'd talk with the doctor and find out what, if anything, can be done. And she didn't charge me at all for the final urine test.

Yay?

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So that's where I've got to with that. News at eleven.

[later] Just almost-shouted "I am not making this up" at my doctor on the phone. I'm pretty sure she believes me, but there is yet another doctor visit in my future, where once again we are back to "Is this musculo-skeletal or something else?" SO.FRUSTRATED.