When I couldn't get pregnant we spent a ton of money with a fertility specialist. We did two IUI treatments and nothing happened. At my annual pap with my OBGYN I mentioned it to him. He quickly prescribed me a medicine to clear up some bacteria that was attacking the sperm, and within 3 weeks I was pregnant.
Then I started having high cholesterol. The doctor wanted to put me on all kinds of medications that I would remain on for life. At my yearly annual with the OBGYN they noticed my lab work, noticed my cholesterol and instead told me to take some herbal remedies. Within 5 months my cholesterol dropped 56 points.
I've recently been going through a lot of issues with my stomach. Swelling, pain, and multiple problems. I had a CT scan a few months ago and my stomach doctors read it and told me all was normal. While I was at this years annual my OBGYN looked at the CT scan and noticed that the radiologist had noted that my uterus was healthy. Only problem is I haven't had a uterus for about 3 years. He was pretty pissed off that the stomach doctors had missed that. He asked about my colonoscopy. I told him the stomach doctors hadn't ordered one. He was appalled, I've been seeking treatment for a year and never once had anyone ordered a colonoscopy. He ordered one and said he had a gut feeling that from all of my surgeries there was a good chance that scar tissue had caused my bowels to be blocked and that if we found that out it could easily be repaired with a small incision.
I just spent almost 72 hours being pumped full of laxatives and on a strict Gatorade and broth diet only. I lost over 6 lbs in fluid weight. Every time I stood up I saw white and got dizzy. I finally arrived today for my colonoscopy. The stomach doctor got less then a third of the way in and hit a block. She tried changing positions, tried shooting water in to clear it, tried everything. Nothing worked. I have a blocked bowel. This could have been discovered a year ago if the first doctor I saw had concentrated on the symptoms instead of my weight, and if the second doctor had listened to what the X rays had said, and what I was saying. I'm so frustrated. It bothers me that doctors can just brush someone off so easily. It bothers me that every time I've been fixed it was by a damn OBGYN AFTER I had paid specialists a bunch of money.
So now we schedule the surgery. They do the small incision, find the blockage, and repair it. I should be good as new after that. I really hope I don't have to go through another 72 hours cleanse though. I'm not sure I can handle that again.