I went to see my nutritionist for the first time last week. It went better than I had expected. On the phone she asked why I was seeing her and what medical conditions I had. When I told her I had Gastroparesis, her comment was “Oh my”. That left me feeling as if I might as well be throwing money out the window. Lately I’ve been getting that from people including doctors, beauticians… nobody wants me! I’m too complicated. However I did learn a lot at my appointment. Who would have ever thought that those mashed potatoes that I load down with butter and salt are the most nutritious thing I eat. (Pretty sad… but I’m not complaining I LOVE butter and salt!)
I did give my gastroenterologist a call and to tell him that I wanted to be referred for a second opinion. Over the past two and a half weeks I have been chugging four capfuls of Miralax down a day in hopes of “stimulating” my lazy intestines that haven’t functioned all summer long. When I told him that it hasn’t worked and all it has done is make me look extremely bloated and miserable his response was “Oh my, that’s not good.” He decided to schedule me for some more tests to see how functional my intestines are. As for the second opinion, he preferred the Mayo Clinic or Temple University Medical in Philadelphia. So as of yesterday, they are trying to get me an appointment at Temple and I still get to be a regular GI patient in Winston which is wonderful! I have been so stressed and confused over that. Which hospital do I pick? What if I can’t see my gastroenterologist anymore because I went somewhere else for a second opinion? I need to relax and stop worrying over this stuff.