My wife made a visit to her doctor last Tuesday and I did tell you about it on my blog. She got a phone call yesterday from the nurse telling her about some of the results of her blood test. Some things were OK, some so-so, but two were bad. One, which could be fixed easily is that her thyroid test showed a need to bump up the dosage of thyroid medication. They want to switch her off her Armour to Synthroid which she, a while back, started on and had bad reaction to it. All they need to do is write a prescription for a stronger dose or double the amount of pills she is now taking. No, they don't seem to want to do that. Oh yes, I know, they are working for the drug companies and don't get any points for prescribing Armour, which is a by-product of the meat industry.
To make matters even worse, the nurse told her that she tested positive for ANA (antinuclear antibodies). She said to see a specialist but when she told the nurse that we had no insurance other than medicare, she didn't refer her to anyone. So, we will have to find a rheumatolagist on our own. I guess if you want something done right you either have to do it yourself or find the someone who will do it your way. Yes, of course, our way IS the right way, always!! Now, all we have to do is convince the doctors that we are right. This is an example of our great health care system. Now all of you stay healthy and have a great day, you hear?