Thursday, 19 February 2009
I hate going to the doctor's office. Every time, it's either "I'm going to prescribe you these..." or "We need to run some tests..." or "You can't eat and drink so and so anymore..." I hate it. I'm always on medications, sometimes more than one at a time.
I'm not scared of shots or needles anymore because I'm so used to getting them now. I can't eat all my favorite foods, spicy food, sour food, and dairy - including ice cream. I can't drink coffee, tea, or any other caffeinated drink. What does that leave me? Water and flavored water.
I have a list of "diseases," but I'm sure the list will grow. I recently learned I have astigmatism. And sure, it's not a big deal but it reassures the fact that there's something always wrong with me. My mom told me earlier that I'm going to have to get medication for my anemia. I was taking multivitamins for that, but I got lazy after awhile.
I'm still on Omeprazole, a Prilosec substitute, and am expecting to be diagnosed so I can maybe getting medication for my depression. I might as well have cancer because my dream of healthiness will never be realized.
As a child, I made a speech in front of my entire school proclaiming that I would live to be 100 years old, but I don't think it'll happen.
Do you avoid going to the doctor's so you don't have to hear the constant bad news? Are you or someone you know dealing with multiple health issues?