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NOTE: 2021 06 19 07H26 EST Keeping It Together -
Keeping It Together
- sorry, this is boring as all hell, I know... I'm difficultly trying to deal...
I suppose I should be feeling happy
That I finally got my first appointment
To begin the diagnostic process, which
Has been on hold since last November.
Because we have a shortage of doctors,
I was on waiting lists to see specialists.
But here we go, it'll be my turn on 7 July.
But all I'm feeling is a load of anxiety
'Cause my experiences are rarely fine,
And even though I'm prepared for it,
It nonetheless always rams into me
When doctors dismiss my concerns
'Cause they can't find anything wrong;
All the while, I'm in excrutiating pain.
It's noticeably worse in recent years
And I'm truly having a hard time of it,
'Cause although pain isn't unusual for me,
Not being able to move, stand up or walk
Is a new turn that is deeply concerning
For someone who has "nothing" wrong.
The frequency of incapacitation isn't nothing.
If the suspected diagnosis should reveal
Itself to be the issue, it'd make so much sense,
It'd explain so many weird things of my body.
Since these pains have followed me around
From childhood up to now, it also fits that
The foundational make up of how we hold
Together was defective from the beginning.
Our bodies are made of connective tissues
In every part, even in our blood, in our brain.
The condition is a degenerative one, and its
Deterioration usually begins to wreak havoc
For people in my age group, which is exactly
What these last 3 years have been feeling like.
My intuition is, this won't be getting better.
But maybe, this specialist will be able to help
To slow down the decline which has been
Picking up momentum and disabling me.
So, I should be feeling happy, but I'm wracked
With a whole bunch of anxieties about what
To expect with this new health professional.
Will she be a total uncompassionate bitch?
Will she listen and not dismiss me?
Will I be told the same platitudes?
Will I be wasting energy and time again?
Or will I finally be able to obtain answers,
And an actual treatment plan to better live?
A friend suggested that I turn my anxieties
Into hopes for the best until proven otherwise.
He's right. I do try to be more positive about
These things, it's just with years being told
All standard tests return no abnormalities,
It becomes nervewracking having to convince
The professionals that there's something wrong.
My character gets put into question as if I was
Malingering or exaggerating, just 'cause they're baffled.
Turns out if I do have this suspected diagnosis,
The "nothing" they kept finding would be explained:
They did tests that would never pick up the condition.
Only a genetics test can confirm the diagnosis.
The condition is classed as rare, and most doctors
Don't really know about it, so won't think of it.
I'm still on the waiting list for the geneticist,
But the upcoming appointment's with a physiatrist.
I seriously have knots in my stomach about it all,
And hope that the experience won't be miserable.
I need a solution to better my body's deteriorating state.
I need pain relief 'cause this is starting to get too intense.
I want to believe the physiatrist will be able to help.
I'm a nervous wreck, I want to present my case properly.
I want to have hopes the whole process will lead somewhere.
I just want to be able to move, stand up or walk whenever.
Diary by F.i.in.e Moods
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Written on 2021-06-19 at 13:30
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