Another frustrating day with the VA. for the past 30 days my doctor has been wondering why the doctor she was suppose to email about my case...why the email kept coming back as a message delivery failure. She wrote down the wrong freaking email! The worst part is is that it was a university email and she left out the "a"
Just found out by a doctor today when he looked at my MRI that had been done 6 months ago that I need a different test to look at whether I truly have pelvic congestion syndrome. This is somewhat hopeful and really pisses me off. The past six months could have perhaps been avoided if some flipping doctor would have suggested this. Instead all this time I have gotten "What do you want me to do?" "You will swell the rest of your life so just deal with it?" "There is nothing left to do." I have been telling them there have been more tests to run and they just sat there. Meanwhile my quality of life has been awful, been suicidal, gained massive amount of weight, am non-functional, etc. I would have liked this option months ago and I know the more you wait on edema treatment the harder it is to treat.
I found out that if it is pelvic congestion than they would put some coils in my abdomen to loosen up some things in there in order to make it work properly. I think this may be the ticket as I have had unexplained abdominal pain for a long time and my stomach has always felt tight...even doctors and massage therapists have told me so.
If it is not that then it could be lymphedema and I am def hoping it is not that as there is no cure. Not to mention the treatment avenues I have tried that have not worked are the treatment avenues that are suppose to help people with lymphedema.
I just hate the VA. I wish I had my own insurance.
And FromTheHeart: Thank you for all the virtual hugs. I truly appreciated it. I know that you get it.