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Can We Just Say a Little Thank-you for Doctors Who Just 'Get It'.

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posted on Jul, 26 2018 @ 07:57 PM
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I'm currently 37 weeks pregnant with my second child. My first pregnancy was totally uneventful, but my delivery was incredibly scary due to the fact my OB/GYN failed to diagnose my gestational diabetes... seriously.

My second pregnancy, I've suffered intense pain from gall bladder complications, monthly, and now weekly since 34 weeks. (I survive on popsicles, water, and soup now and I still get gallbladder attacks.
This week I just happened to see my new, amazing, OB/GYN while I was in the hospital recovering from an attack.
In the past, it was pretty much a case of making sure the baby was monitored and managing the pain as best they could. But this time! THIS TIME! My OB spoke up and said it was ridiculous and expressed his shock that I hadn't been referred to a general surgeon yet to make a plan for removal. He then called a general surgeon and booked me an appointment for 2 weeks after my scheduled c-section.
Amazing.

This will be the new breed of MDs, ones with real empathy who try their best to solve problems instead of drawing them out with tests and pills and doing nothing.

When I visit his actual office, I and everyone else are seen at our appointment times, as they have an incredibly streamlined process and don't overbook. At one appointment said how amazing it was that no one waited long to see their specialist, and he replied, "My family is waiting at home, too. Why work your life away when there's a system to manage patient flow?"

I can't wait to see more doctors coming out of med school with these attitudes to patient care! Bravo.




posted on Jul, 26 2018 @ 08:13 PM
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I'm so happy for you. I really hope you are right, that there are more doctors going back to the way it used to be, caring about the patient, instead of the all mighty dollar.

It sure would be a nice change, rather than what we have in our small town here. 15 minutes. your kid has ADD. here is his script.


Wishing you an uncomplicated, textbook C section. No complications. And a wonderful, healthy bundle of joy!



posted on Jul, 26 2018 @ 08:28 PM
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Can We Just Say a Little Thank-you for Doctors Who Just 'Get It'.


Definitely...

THANK YOU!!!

Good doctors are worth their weight in gold. I'm so happy you found one. Congrats and brightest blessings to you and yours!



posted on Jul, 26 2018 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

Haven't dealt with any OB/GYNs in several decades, but I'm happy to say that I absolutely adore my doctor! I moved from a small town in the country in one state to a large city in another and was very sad to leave my old Chinese country doctor. But after searching and searching a few years ago I found my man! He's old school, listens to everything I say and honors my choice to use natural methods over prescriptions whenever I can. I love him so much I sent my husband to him (and the hubs isn't real keen on doctors) and even he likes him.

There are still a lot of great doctors out there, you just have to sift through the crappy ones to find them!



posted on Jul, 26 2018 @ 10:40 PM
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Well, if a woman wasn't pregnant, she could use taurine to help control the gallstones. But it isn't even plausible to do so when pregnant, taurine supplementation can cause some bad problems with pregnancy from what I read. So, it isn't an option. Silymarin also is good for liver problems, working similar to taurine, that might be a wiser choice to try, milk thistle is sold in health stores. I would talk to the doctor first though, He may know more about adverse reactions with milk thistle, but I don't think that milk thistle spikes insulin like taurine does.

pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...=Top

I'm not sure if eating foods high in Phosphatidylcholine would work in pregnant women for liver and gallbladder problems. I mean, egg yolks are decent sources of that, so are some other foods.. Eggs are a decent source of taurine too.

I really cannot recommend anything because I do not know how these things interact with the baby. I do know that some people use certain oils to help with gallstones, but I do not remember those off hand and maybe those oils might be dangerous when pregnant too. Also, the taurine and thistle stop blood from agglutinating somewhat, I do not know about that with pregnancy.

Sorry I cannot help much, a lot of things are different when someone is pregnant.
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posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Thanks Rickymouse, you always have the best supplement/ detailed nutrition info.

In this case, I'm just going to have it removed, but I may ask you for advice post surgery as to how someone lives without this vile bile excreter.

I had an ultrasound on it this morning and it was so small and contracted that they couldnt get a clear picture of it behind my bowels.



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: Atsbhct
a reply to: rickymouse

Thanks Rickymouse, you always have the best supplement/ detailed nutrition info.

In this case, I'm just going to have it removed, but I may ask you for advice post surgery as to how someone lives without this vile bile excreter.

I had an ultrasound on it this morning and it was so small and contracted that they couldnt get a clear picture of it behind my bowels.


The gall bladder is sort of a storage compartment for bile. If you get it removed, you need to moderate consumption of foods better, especially lipids. You will have more problems afterwards when you eat a lot of greasy food at a time, you will need to consume a little every day since the gall bladder is not there to moderate consumption. If bile isn't needed, the gall bladder acts to store it till it is needed. My wife had hers removed and she got used to living with it after a while. The operation is needed sometimes, but I do know people who used some special lipids and natural things and cleared up their problems.

I look at research and see taurine works for gallbladder problems but do not know anyone who has actually tried it. I cannot test this on myself because I do not presently have gallstones, I have had some temporary problems years back, but they went away on their own. Maybe I subconsciously craved a natural food treatment and the problem went away, who knows.

I could not comprehend how different things are in someone's body during pregnancy till I got into investigating the changes in metabolism and hormones influence on the bodies of the mother and kid. I still cannot comprehend how things can change that much. I am a guy, I guess I just observe when someone has all the cravings when pregnant and I never actually researched it till about four to five years ago. Hey, even doctors and researchers cannot totally comprehend how these things change in women.

My brain starts to smoke when I see all the weird changes that happens when a woman gets knocked up. On top of that, women get weird when they get pregnant, I think that has a lot to do with hormones. Asking them questions is almost impossible, my wife would just say she needed some pickles or some strange foods and ignored what I was asking. I have always had an interest in medical stuff, just because I dropped out of medical schooling back in seventy five does not mean I quit reading about this kind of stuff. Also, all my relatives thought I was going to be a doctor so they told me all about their medical problems and I always asked people about their problems even though I could not help them. I watched as some of the treatments of the doctors worked and watched as side effects ruined others lives.

My oldest daughter has that condition where she kept throwing up everything throughout her pregnancies. They gave her medicines that later were banned from use in pregnant women, and I feel they did effect her kids since the results seem to match what they say they do to the kid after birth. Those medicines are all not allowed to be given to pregnant woman now for over a week, she was on them for six months or more.



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 07:52 PM
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I hope so, my Wife, fiancee of last year, nearly died due to the doctor/nurse assessment from telling her it was just a severe chest cold when it was actually Pneumonia. She spent 5 days in recovery at another hospital.

I sure hope so, I sincerely do.



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:23 PM
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a reply to: Komodo

I'm so sorry to hear that misdiagnosis was the cause of you losing your wife.
Hopefully a real change is coming.



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 10:26 PM
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originally posted by: Atsbhct
a reply to: Komodo

I'm so sorry to hear that misdiagnosis was the cause of you losing your wife.
Hopefully a real change is coming.


Thx you for the kind words!

didn't loose her, but it was seriously close 105*F temp!



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