Sunday, February 14, 2010

Consultations

Consulted with four doctors throughout the weekend.

I first went to the MyHealth clinic at Festival Mall but I was not happy with the doctor who I consulted with. He was more concerned with my uric than with my sugar and just gave me allopurinol and there's something about his vibes that I don't like. So I decided to get another opinion.

Good thing that my OB's secretary called and said that they have a vacant spot in the schedule for me on that day. I quickly rushed to Asian Hospital and showed my OB my blood tests.

After checking the results, she recommended me to see three specialists: cardiologist, endocrinologist and hematologist. The cardio to check on my uric acid and triglycerides; the endo to check on my borderline sugar and the hema to get a second opinion on my low hemocrit results.

I was recommended to a Dr. Luna. He has a really posh office at the second floor. He's very matter-of-fact and he answered my questions. However, he was rushing through the consultation maybe because he has a line of patients waiting for him. Unfortunately, that's a pet peeve of mine. One thing I love about my OB is that she does not rush through consultation. Sometimes, I'm not aware that I'm more than 30 minutes inside her office because she wants to ensure that I have no more questions. He gave me medicine for my Uric Acid and Silimarine capsules for my fatty liver.

I then proceeded to the 4th floor for my appointment with the endo, a Dr. de Jesus. She shares the clinic wth Dr. Ejercito--the surgeon who did my laparoscopic appendectomy two years ago. Even if my sugar is still a high normal, she's still concerned about it as my HBA1C is above normal. She prescribed me to do an OGTT (i really really hate this test as I also took it during my pregnancy. I still haven't forgotten that sick, sweet, orangey taste. ugh ugh ugh. I'm also going to return to drinking Metformin which I initially took prior my pregnancy for my polycystic ovaries. However, the dosage is higher and I just have to bear the icky side effects.

Unfortunately, there was no hema accredited at Asian Hospital for Maxicare. I'll just have to look for another one. My OB just wants a second opinion on my previous blood tests which declared me Thalassemia free.

It's going to be a LOOOOONG battle for me. I'm returning to the gym on Tuesday with instructions to take it easy and not to push myself too much. Dieting is also a big part of my to-do list other than the medication. I have to take it easy on the sweets for now.

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