Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis
susandennis

Pulmonary Specialist

Turns out, my doctor is out this week. His nurse took my note to his back up and his back up suggested that I have a consult with their pulmonary department. I wonder if my doctor would have done that. And I toyed with just waiting until he got back to see. His nurse had already sent all my stuff over and set it all up so all I had to do was call and schedule so I did.

When I was first diagnosed, my doctor was hoping my breathing issues were an allergy, maybe to my cats so he sent me to an allergy guy. Both the guy and his staff were condescending and annoying and I refused to go back. Oh and I was not allergic to anything. My doctor never insisted that I go back which was a relief.

I went to a breathing guy who did a really thorough - like 90 minute - exam of my breathing capabilities but that was really as pulmonary as I've gotten and that was 3 or 4 years ago.

I guess it's time to get out of the River of D' Nile and at least investigate possibilities. I don't have to do anything I don't want to. I know my Dr. will understand and back me up. I hate medical anything so much.

Tuesday, March 3. At least I don't dread it as much as I would the dentist.

Which reminds me. I have a Google alert set up for "Susan Dennis". It often returns links about a dentist named Susan Dennis (who does LOTS of volunteer work) in Michigan. Today's alert was an answer to one of the FAQ's on her website.

"I am terrified of going to the dentist. How can you help me?
Our office is designed with your comfort in mind. Our reception area is more like a comfortable living room and our private rooms have large windows with bird feeders looking out toward beautiful wooded views. Dr. Dennis is very understanding and patient with your care because she also shares your fear of the dentist." [italics are mine]

Cracked me up.
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