October 6, 2008

Doctor visits

Well, unfortunately the tire got fixed and I trecked to Grand Rapids. I say unfortunately because it was absolutely terrible! I did no thear a heartbeat, but only because we didn't even get that far. My appt was at 10:30, I left at noon. I spent at least the last half in tears, but keep in mind that I cry when I'm mad. And I was mad.

Basically, the office has created a bubble for all diabetic patients and EVERYONE must fit in thier bubble, or they will make you fit and not pay attention to all the other sypmtoms/conditions that just don't. One comment in particular was "Pregnant diabetic woment's insulin needs decrease between 6-10 weeks of pregnancy, that's when the most pregnant diabetic women die...". He was contunually quoting "death" statistics to me, but for some reason that is just now starting to bother me, it didn't bother me at all before, mostly probably just because I was so irritated with everything else. I realized I was pregnant because my sugars were high. I could not get them down below 200 for a few days, meaning I needed MORE insulin. I've already increased my insulin dose twice now and that just baffled the man too. I guess I either shouldn't know how to do that myself, or it's just giving up to much control for him. In my mind if my sugars are good, good enough! They also want me to eat at scheduled times and scheduled amounts of carbs at each "meal". That's 45 for breakfast (WAY more than I'm ever used to, I hardly EVER eat breakfast), 15 for snack, not sure of a lunch number, another snack, 60 for dinner (this is normally the meal where I get the MOST carbs, like 75-100, probably b/c I like pasta), and another snack at bedtime. I do not eat that often, I maybe eat 3-4 times a day. Not always healthy, but that's how I eat, and due to the insulin pump I'm on, I'm able to do that. The pump was another story all together, but they will have to pull that off me kicking and screaming. I know that they have my babies best interest in mind, but seriously, shouldn't we make this doable too? Oh, and quote "If you don't like to do things this way, we don't have to see you as a patient here... there will be no hard feelings", said the doctor. If I wasn't going to come here why would I care if there were hard feelings or not????? Ugh, now to figure out what to do. I have another appointment on Monday, and then an appt with my regular ob on Weednesday. Can't wait to talk with her and see what she says!

6 comments:

Kari said...

I am so sorry your visit went this way. I remember when you got the pump- and the freedom it gave you!! You have been thru this before and know what to do when you need to. (By that I mean adjusting your insulin, as needed) I am really curious to hear what Puzykci will say. Most of all, please know I am praying for you and little baby Bell. Keep your head up! It's ok to let it all out too. You are Lynette- NOT a statistic. You have already beat the odds!

MandaKay said...

Oh man - what a bummer that the two of you didn't really see eye to eye. Is there another Dr. that will see diabetic patients that you might "mesh" better with???

Missy said...

Wow, that sounds like an awful day. I can't believe any doctor would treat a patient that way, there are lots of docs out there that aren't jerks!!! I had no idea that you had such significant problems with diabetes. I hope things go smoothly for you, good luck with the OB!

Beck said...

Oh, how frustrating! You do not deserve to be treated that way, best interest of the baby or not! I wonder sometimes if these specialists get used to treating patients poorly because they have a "corner on the market," so to speak. Sorry you had to deal with that after trekking all the way out there for it, no less! :(

The Grotenhuis' said...

I'll definately be praying that everything will work out. It sounds like a big pain, and not a real empathetic Dr. Hopefully it goes better with your reg. OB.

Ange said...

Sorry you had such a crappy experience at the Dr., that really stinks...