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Poppi

Slightly Frustrating Doctor's Appointment Yesterday

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We don't have a teaching or childrens' hospital here. Just one hospital with a small and overwhelmed emergency room. As good as the idea is, I don't honestly see much coming from it other than a 6 or 7 hour wait in a crowded waiting room and then 5 minutes with an exhausted doctor who takes one look at our obviously not dying child and tells us to make an appointment with a GP.

I had meningitis last summer. It had been confirmed with a spinal tap and 2 CT scans. I still spent 5 hours writhing in pain on a chair in the hallway before someone could see me.


Sara

Busy mom to 3 great kids (4, 8 and 18)

Gluten free since April 6, 2011 ~ Also sensitive to coconut, coffee and food dyes

Joint pain, mouth sores, back and neck pain, migraines, stomach pain, chronic fatigue, ADD and depression are all gone.
Wishing I had been diagnosed before celiac robbed me of the cartilage in my toes and the 3 babies we lost to miscarriages.

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Good for you, Sara! for taking command of the situation. Doctors are not Gods, do not know everything, and we should not give them the ability to control our lives when it adversely affects us or our loved ones. You are doing the right thing! Make her some pancakes in the cast iron pan. Cook a batch of griddle scones (biscuits) in the same pan. http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/spiced-sultana-griddle-scones


Neroli

"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted." - Albert Einstein

"Life is not weathering the storm; it is learning to dance in the rain"

"Whatever the question, the answer is always chocolate." Nigella Lawson

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Caffeine free 1973

Lactose free 1990

(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's

Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004

Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007

Soy free March 2008

Nightshade free Feb 2009

Citric acid free June 2009

Potato starch free July 2009

(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009

Legume free March 2010

Now tolerant of lactose

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