I’m not entirely sure what he’s curious about, but I assume it has something to do with fatigue and excess fluid. Funny thing is, if he had given me a few minutes I would have explained the findings of my new nephrologist and my hematologist. Which may have helped in his quandary. But I learned a long time ago that, “too many cooks spoil the stew”, so I take each doctors diagnosis with a grain of salt. I guess I should keep a medical diary for each of these guys and their findings. But from experience I’ve learned they’d never read each other’s notes anyway.
Awareness is an important thing. Not only in one’s spiritual journey, but in one’s physical journey as well. One of the many mental health problems is that I have health anxiety. In other words while my cardiologist may see something that needs a minor tweak. His lack of communication about it suggests to my anxious mind something worse. Currently I am under the care of six separate specialists and my PCP. I can only imagine the confusion an older person must go through when dealing with their doctors. Advocacy for the elderly and those with mental disabilities should be a priority. Unfortunately in this world that only spins faster and faster, the “id” often drives us towards even more self-centered behavior.