I saw this graphic on twitter from Dr. Margare Aranda and thought this pretty much sums up my #currentsituation so I wanted share. Sometimes you really have to fight for your diagnosis.
I wrote about trying to get a diagnosis for this chronic pain I have had off and on for a few years now in my last very lengthy blog post. Tests, procedures, scans, second opinions, third opinions. I have one more appointment tomorrow morning. My binder is ready with all of my recent exams. My fingers are crossed. And I have hope.
“At the end of the day all you need is hope and strength. Hope that it will get better, and strength to hold on until it does.” ~ Jazmin Whitmore
I think for many people suffering in pain, just knowing they aren’t crazy and that there is some logical, medical explanation for what they are experiencing gives a profound sense of relief and peace of mind. Getting to the correct diagnosis should get you on the proper road to recovery. As Gandhi said, it’s 3/4 of the remedy!
Have you had challenges getting a chronic condition diagnosed? Do you have any lessons learned that you can share?
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I feel like I fought so hard for my diagnosis – no one else advocated for me. I went to so many drs and was called a hypochondriac and told it was just menopause. I finally after many years have a diagnosis. My advice is to believe in yourself as only you know your own body.
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Agreed! I am in the same boat. No explanations and they are just “trying” things to see if they work.